In this article, I will show you how to create quantity increments in WooCommerce. Whether you want to create quantity increments on all or selected products that you want to sell in batches.
By default, WooCommerce does not have any quantity increment options. The customers can select any quantity of items and purchase them in any step value. As a result, it can cause many problems for your business. You might receive orders in the bulk quantity that becomes difficult to manage for the delivery and warehousing systems.
On This Page
- 1 Benefits of Creating Quantity Increments in Your WooCommerce Store
- 2 How to create quantity increments in WooCommerce?
- 3 Frequently Asked Questions
- 4 Conclusion
Benefits of Creating Quantity Increments in Your WooCommerce Store
There are multiple reasons for creating quantity increment rules on your WooCommerce store. For example, you might sell wine and want to display the price of a single product but required customers to purchase in packs of 6.
Due to high web systems, delivery, and warehouse storage costs, smaller order quantities might result in a loss. Most of the wholesalers depend on customers purchasing products in large quantities to generate a considerable amount of profit. If you want to avoid taking smaller or unprofitable orders, you can set the minimum product quantity rule. It prevents your customers from placing an order below the minimum quantity limit. You can ensure that the customers purchase more products that are profitable for your business.
Creating quantity increments makes it easier to sell the products in batches. For example, if you sell shirts in a wholesale quantity of 10. You can set the step value to 10 and make the shirt order increase only in increments of tens. A quantity step value is an interval by which customers can increase or decrease the number of a product they want to buy. The customers can only buy 10, 20, 30, 40, etc. shirts from the store. As a result, it prevents the customers from ordering the products in an invalid step value. It also encourages the customers to buy more products.
How to create quantity increments in WooCommerce?
We have already discussed the benefits of creating quantity increments in WooCommerce. The Minimum/Maximum Quantity Rules plugin is the best choice if you want to create quantity increments and control product quantities in your store. Now, let’s have a look at how you can install and configure the Minimum/Maximum Quantity Rules plugin.
We will go through the step-by-step tutorial to create quantity increments in WooCommerce.
1. Install and Activate the Woosuite Core Plugin
First, you will need to download the Woosuite core plugin file to your device. After downloading it, you need to upload it and activate the plugin on your WooCommerce site.
Go to Plugins>>Add New>>Upload Plugin. Then select the plugin you downloaded and click Install Now.
After installing it, make sure you activate the plugin.
2. Install and Activate the MiniMum/Maximum Quantity Plugin
We will use the Minimum/Maximum Quantity Rules plugin to create the quantity increment on products for our WooCommerce store. You can install this plugin from the Woosuite dashboard.
Go to Woosuite Dashboard and click Addons. Then find the Minimum/Maximum Quantity Rules plugin and click Install Now to install it.
Once the plugin is installed, you need to activate it to use its features on your store.
3. Configure the Min/Max Quantity Rules
After the plugin is activated, it will be displayed under the Woosuite panel.
Go to Woosuite>>Min/Max Quantity Rules to configure the rules globally. The rules will be applied to all the products in the store.
Applies To: You can select the users you want this rule to be applied. It has three options:
- Everyone: The rules will be applied to every user on the site.
- Guest users: The rules will be applied to only non-registered users.
- Specific Roles: It allows you to choose specific roles such as Administrator, Editor, Author, Contributor, Subscriber, Customer, etc.
Minimum Order Quantity: The minimum order quantity of items allowed in a single order.
Maximum Order Quantity: The maximum order quantity of items allowed in a single order.
Minimum Order Value: The minimum amount of value a user should spend in an order.
Maximum Order Value: The maximum amount of value a user can spend in an order.
The positive numeric values are only valid in the above fields. If you set the maximum order quantity to 20, it will prevent the users from placing the order above 20 items.
You need to click on the Save Changes button on the top right corner to apply the rule on the site.
4. Create a Quantity Increment
On the Global default quantity, you can set the default quantity value that appears on the quantity field of the product
You can set the quantity increment value on the Quantity Step Value field.
When you set the step value 5, the order quantity will increase only in increments of five. If you increase the value with the up button, it will only increase in 5 like 5, 10, 15, 20, and so on.
If the user enters the invalid step value, it shows an error. As a result, the user will be unable to purchase the product with an invalid step value.
5. Apply the Rule on Specific Product
You can also apply the Min/Max quantity rules to a specific product. For that, you need to edit that product and configure the product quantity rule.
For example, we want to apply the rule on the product ‘T-Shirt’.
Go to All Products and click Edit on that specific product.
In the Edit section, you will find the Minimum/Maximum Quantity Rules. You can set minimum and maximum quantities rule and create quantity increments for this product only.
Now, update the product and visit the product page to verify the rule.
The default quantity value of the T-Shirt is 10.
The quantity value only increases in increments of tens. We were unable to place the order by entering the wrong value.
Frequently Asked Questions
Q. How do I limit purchase quantity in WooCommerce?
Ans. You can use the Minimum/Maximum Quantity Rules plugin and limit the minimum and maximum purchase quantity in WooCommerce.
Q. How can I change the default quantity value in WooCommerce?
Ans. With the help of the Minimum/Maximum Quantity plugin, you can set the global default quantity value and change the default quantity value in WooCommerce.
Q. How do I set a minimum order in WooCommerce?
Ans. The easiest way to set a minimum order in WooCommerce is by using the WooCommerce Minimum/Maximum Quantity Rules plugin.
And that brings us to the end of this article to recap I showed you how we can create quantity increments in WooCommerce using the Minimum/Maximum Quantity Rules plugin. And gave you a few tips on how adding quantity increments can help boost sales and revenue on your WooCommerce store.
Ready to create quantity increments in WooCommerce? Install the Maximum/Minimum Quantity Rules plugin today.
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