If you are looking for ways through which you can set minimum and maximum order quantities, then you have come to the right place. The online eCommerce landscape is evolving with each passing day.
As there are different types of products, it is not always feasible to allow unlimited order quantity. For instance, some products might be too less priced for them to be sold separately. That’s why you need to set a minimum order quantity so that it is feasible to pack and send them to the buyer. The same is true for other more expensive products where limiting the product per customer is important as it ensures better distribution and stops the scalper purchases where one stocks up a certain high demand product only to sell them later.
In this tutorial, we are going to go through a complete tutorial on how to set minimum and maximum order quantity. For this purpose, we are going to use the OptimizeForm Core plugin. It is a feature-rich WooCommerce plugin that lets you configure different aspects of your WooCommerce site.
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Benefits of setting a maximum and minimum limit
Obviously, there are multiple benefits of setting up limits when it comes to the maximum and minimum limits.
The benefits include:
- Ability to control the distribution of goods through proper channels.
- Ensure that you hit the minimum capacity of goods for profiting including shipping and packaging costs.
- Deter scalpers by limiting the products to one or two quantities per item.
- Ensure that everyone gets a fair chance when getting the products. This improves customer satisfaction and also improves your WooCommerce site’s reputation.
Ways in which you can set the limit
As an eCommerce site owner, you can set the limit in different ways. For instance, you can set a global limit on the items. This limitation works well with businesses that have limited amounts of stock or sell one or two types of product. So, if you are a small business selling electronics or cloths, then maybe you can go for global limitation on minimum and maximum purchase amount.
Other ways to set the limit is per product and specific product variation. At the time of writing, OptimizeForm Core supports every way of setting the limit except specific product variation.
How to set Maximum and Minimum Limit Variation
Step 1: Install OptimizeForm Core Plugin
The first step is very simple. To get started you need to download the plugin to your desktop. Once you have the plugin, you can then go to your site’s backend and then choose the option to upload and install the plugin.
Simply go to Plugin >> Add New.
From there, choose Upload and then select the files that you downloaded on your desktop. Once done, you need to activate the plugin to start using it.
Step 2: Active OptimizeForm Min/Max Quantities
OptimizeCore Plugin comes with tons of modules. In our case, we need to activate the OptimizeForm Min/Max Quantities.
To enable it you need to go to Optimize Form >> Modules. There you will find a lot of modules listed.
There, you need to find the OptimizeForm Min/Max Quantities, and you are good to go!
Once you enable it, you will see the page will refresh once before you can use it.
Step 3: Select Rule Targeting
The next step is to select rule targeting. To do so, you need to go to Products and then select the product for which you want to set the rule targeting.
Once you are there, you need to scroll down where you will find in General to set an option for Minimum/Maximum Rate.
Now, here, you can easily set the conditions for that particular product. The first option that you need to play with is the Applies To. Here you choose to which audience the rules are applied. It can be set to Everyone, Guests and Specific Roles. If you select, “Specific Roles”, then you can select the roles in a newly opened sub-section as shown below.
Next, you can set minimum and maximum quantities for the said product and then finally click on “Add New Rule” to save your settings!
Lastly, to set the global minimum and maximum quantity, you need to go to the OptimizeForm Core plugin settings where you will find Min/Max Quantity Rules.
Once there, you can set the rules including Minimum/Maximum Order Quantity and Minimum/Maximum Order Value. You can also set for whom the rule applies to.
This leads us to the end of our tutorial where we learned how to set minimum and maximum order quantity in WooCommerce. As you can see, it is pretty easy to manage limitations using the OptimizeForm Core plugin. In case you are not comfortable with the plugin, you can make changes with code to get the desired results. However, that’s not advisable as things can become complex once you start getting more items in your shop.