The "outofstock_block" feature is intended to allow merchants to automatically display a robust and HTML-rich message to their shoppers when the item's stock level reaches 0.
To use this new outofstock_block feature, you will need to add the following code to your specific HTML listing template(s):
[YOUR OUT OF STOCK HTML CODING]
As an example, we've added the following code to one of our listing pages:
<div style="align: center; background-color: yellow; color: red;">
<strong>We're Sorry.<p>This item is currently out of stock, but we ARE STILL accepting back orders for it.<p>Thank you for your patronage!</strong>
The overall effect is that - when the item's stock reaches zero - not only will the custom availability message apply to the product, but also a larger section of HTML will render telling shoppers of the product's availability. (see image)