My favourite feature on Bitzbox is the automatic email notifications. Over the years I’ve added many little features (most of which are admin side) and out of all of them this is the one I wanted the most from day one and a couple of years ago I finally found the code for it and implemented it straight away.
I get a lot of people asking me if I could email them when a particular bit is in stock which is almost impossible for me to remember so I usually tell each customer about this feature instead. I thought why not write a blog post about it so I can point people here in future.
In case you’re not familiar with this feature it allows you to receive an email the second any product you add to your automatic notifications is in stock. To do this you simply need to log into your account and click the link underneath the image on a products page.
Note: You should only do this for items that are out of stock as it doesn’t do anything for items that are already in stock apart from sending you a random email telling you they are in stock. Also once you receive an email you will no longer receive any further updates unless you click the link under the product image again.
You may do this for as many products as you wish. Almost all of my restocks are of complete boxed sets so if there’s a lot of parts from the same set you want you only really need an automatic email for one of them.