Pre-order enable/disable by Product Variation
Develop the Pre-orders extension to be enabled/disabled by product variation.
The extension can currently only be enabled only by product, which gives the impression that in-stock variations will not be shipped until the pre-order shipment date, or that all variants will be shipped on the same date.
This development could be used in a number of ways:
Physical Goods Shops: Useful for taking pre-orders for product variants, when some of the product's variants are in stock and others are out of stock
Physical and Digital: Useful for staggering release date by variant. For example a product could have Gold, Silver and Bronze pricing tiers with the Gold tier being released first etc...
Laura Yeffeth commented
This would be huge improvement for bookstores. Using variations for different book formats is necessary to have the options on the same product page and it's standard to have the hardcover release first and the paperback later, so having the option for separate pre-order dates or being able to have one available and one on pre-order is really needed.
This is really important to us, and something we require.