How to manage the preference options for orders in PrestaShop 1.5-1.6
In addition to all the options that you can configure while managing orders, there are also some general options related to orders. To configure them, in the admin panel go to Preferences menu>Orders sub-menu. On the page that opens the options are grouped into two panels: General and Gift Options.
In this article we'll briefly go over the options that you can configure in Preferences menu>Orders sub-menu. For some more details you can also check out the tutorial on how to manage the preference options for orders in PrestaShop 1.5-1.6.
General Order Options
When you go to Preferences menu>Orders sub-menu, the top panel with options on the page that opens is labeled General. From the option Order process type you can select whether the checkout should be divided into five steps (each on a separate page), or whether it should be on a single page. From the option Enable guest checkout you can allow guests to check out without creating an account on your site; by default, only registered customers can check out.
The option Disable Reordering Option is set to No by default. This means that in the order history of the customer's account on the frontend there will be a Reorder button for each placed order. With it the customer can automatically place the products from that order in the cart. If you don't want this button to be available, set the option to Yes. In PrestaShop 1.5 this option is not available.
If you want there to be a minimum order total that customers have to reach in order to be allowed to place the order, you can set that total with the option Minimum purchase total required in order to validate the order. If you leave it to 0, there will be no minimum.
If you allow the ordering of out-of-stock products (this can be enabled/disabled from Preferences menu>Products sub-menu), you can use the option Delayed shipping to give customers the option to split the order. If you enable this option and in the cart there's an out-of-stock product, the customer can indicate that they want the products in the cart that are in stock to be sent first, and then the rest when they become available (there will be a checkbox for indicating this at the Summary step of the checkout).
From the option Terms of service you can choose whether customers should be required to accept the terms of service of your site (by marking a checkbox during the checkout), so that they can place the order. From the option CMS page for the Conditions of use you can select the CMS page that displays the terms of service. You can manage CMS pages from Preferences menu>CMS sub-menu.
In PrestaShop 1.5 there's an option that's not available in PrestaShop 1.6. It's called Allow multishipping. If it's enabled the customer can select a different delivery address for each product in the cart. This means that the order is actually split into two or more orders.
The second panel with options is Gift Options. It contains options related to gift wrapping and recycled packaging. If you enable the setting Offer gift wrapping, customers will have the option to have the order wrapped in gift wrapping. A checkbox will be added for that at the Shipping step of the checkout. If you want to charge customers for the gift wrapping, you can set the price from the option Gift-wrapping price; if you want that price to be taxed, you can select the tax from the option Gift-wrapping tax.
If you want to offer recycled packaging, enable the option Offer recycled packaging. This will add a checkbox at the Shipping step of the checkout with which the customer can indicate that they want to use recycled packaging.
For some more details and screenshots, check out our tutorial on how to manage the preference options for orders in PrestaShop 1.5-1.6.