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Product Availability Status

From: Radu Silaghi <r@r-s.ro>
Date: Thu, 17 May 2012 12:16:51 +0300
Message-ID: <CAH4B4g8BOA6P5MD1MOhnhXaOupY7kVac_zprLsMXco4Dip+WUg@mail.gmail.com>
To: public-vocabs@w3.org
Hello all,

wouldn't be usefull to have similar Product Availability Status across
Schema.org and Product Search ( Google , Bing , etc )  ?

Addition of "*AvailableForOrder" / *"*BackOrder"* into
http://schema.org/ItemAvailability would simplify , increase efficiency and
reduce load on merchant side.

Current situation is detailed below.

Schema.org > http://schema.org/ItemAvailability

   - Discontinued <http://schema.org/Discontinued>

   - InStock <http://schema.org/InStock>
   - InStoreOnly <http://schema.org/InStoreOnly>
   - OnlineOnly <http://schema.org/OnlineOnly>
   - OutOfStock <http://schema.org/OutOfStock>
   - PreOrder <http://schema.org/PreOrder>

Product Search >

availability [availability] - Availability status of the item

   - *'in stock'*: Include this value if you are certain that it will ship
   (or be in-transit to the customer) in 3 business days or less. For example,
   if you have the item available in your warehouse.
   - *'available for order'*: Include this value if it will take 4 or more
   business days to ship it to the customer. For example, if you don’t have it
   in your warehouse at the moment, but are sure that it will arrive in the
   next few days. For unreleased products, use the value 'preorder'
   - *'out of stock'*: You’re currently not accepting orders for this
   product. (*Important tip*: When your products are out of stock on your
   website, don't remove them from your data feed. Provide this value instead).
   - *'preorder'*: You are taking orders for this product, but it’s not yet
   been released.


Radu Silaghi
Received on Saturday, 19 May 2012 05:41:23 UTC

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