Remove stock when added to cart

Hi everyone,

I have a question around - add to cart and the removal from stock.

We have a marketplace that opens and closes daily. Due to our core members really wanting our product we see a spike of traffic at the opening of the market - which is great - the problem this creates is that as people browse and add to cart the stock is sold out - so when they go to checkout the stock is gone.

Is it possible when an item is added to cart - to have stock held for a 5 min period?

I realize this is not a normal case and other ecom platform don’t allow this - but any suggestions would be much appreciated.

Here is my site Read-Only: LINK
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Hey Mitchell, did you ever find an answer to this question? Mike