So I order some stuff from a website. It has a little green circle next to it (some of you might guess what store I am referring to here) indicating that what I want is in stock and ready to be shipped. I order it.
Nothing arrives within 6 days (I ordered this stuff last week) so I check the site again. The status of my order is "awaiting stock".
Here's the great part - I check their shop and the products I am waiting for are all still marked as "In stock, ready to be shipped"!
- Why the fuck is stock marked as being available when it clearly isn't?
- Why haven't I been told that my order will take longer than the promised "1-6 days"? It still hasn't been dispatched, so it's going to take at least another 4 days to reach me...
- Why is the stock still
marked as being totally available when it clearly is not, 6 days after they have apparantly run out of stock?
In this day and age is it really still impossible for the webstore to be updated any time someone buys something online? Can you not link it somehow so that when someone clicks "Buy 1x Box of Product" and pays for it
, the amount of stock available on your webstore goes down by 1? And if someone buys the last box the "Availability" icon goes from Green to Red or Blue?
That doesn't sound too hard to me, but I don't know anything about webstore programming, so for all I know it might be impossible to achieve. Can someone tell me why, if that is the case?