Add Quantity Increments, Min & Max Quantities to your WooCommerce Product Tables
Yesterday, we announced the integration of WooCommerce Product Table with WooCommerce Maximum Quantity. Today we’re pleased to announce that it also works with the free Quantities and Units for WooCommerce plugin. This makes it easy to set quantity increments, default quantity value, min and max quantity, plus step values to your product table views.
Note: Since publishing this article, we have been informed that the free Quantities and Units plugin may no longer be supported. You can also get most of these features from the official WooCommerce Min/Max Quantities plugin, which might be a more reliable option for your website. It will work with WooCommerce Product Table in a similar way to the Quantities and Units plugin.
How do the plugins work?
WooCommerce Product Table is our bestselling plugin which lists any or all of your products in a space-saving table layout.
The official WooCommerce Min/Max Quantities plugin is a premium WordPress plugin that lets you restrict the number of products that each customer can buy in a single order.
Quantities and Units for WooCommerce is a free plugin with similar functionality. It works well in our tests but seems to be no longer supported, so we’d recommend using the official plugin where possible.
There are lots of options for this, including:
- Create quantity increments so that customers can only buy products in pre-defined multiples or groups. (e.g. 5 of each product).
- Set minimum and/or maximum quantity.
- You can create these rules for individual products, whole product categories or globally.
- The official Min/Max Quantities WooCommerce plugin also has a feature to set quantity rules for each product variation.
- The free Quantities and Units plugin also lets you add decimal points and percentage step values to product quantities (e.g. buy in quantities of 0.25 or 0.5).
How to do the WooCommerce quantity plugins work in a product table?
Both of these WooCommerce quantity management plugins work nicely in WooCommerce Product Table. If you’re listing products in a table then customers will see the appropriate restrictions and errors to ensure that they add to the cart in the correct quantities.
And even better, customers can’t ignore the quantity rules by typing a different quantity directly into the box! Instead, they’ll see an error when they try to add the product to the cart.
The only incompatibility we’re aware of is that the official WooCommerce Min/Max Quantities plugin doesn’t work with the add to cart checkboxes in WooCommerce Product Table. If you’re using the plugin to set a minimum quantity then you’ll want to use the standard add to cart buttons instead of checkboxes.
See WooCommerce quantity management in action!
We’ve created a demo page showing quantity increments, minimum and maximum quantity rules in action within WooCommerce Product Table. Try it now and see it working for yourself!
How do I create product tables with quantity increments, min and max quantity?
To create WooCommerce tables with quantity increments, min and max quantities, you just need to set up each plugin in the normal way. They will work together automatically, without any further input from you.
WooCommerce Table instructions
WooCommerce Min/Max Quantities instructions
Quantities and Units for WooCommerce instructions
Quantities and Units for WooCommerce has full setup instructions on the WordPress.org Instructions tab.
To control your WooCommerce quantities, you basically need to go to the ‘Quantity Rules’ section of the WordPress admin and create a rule. You can create rules for all your products or specific categories only.
In this example, I have created a rule that sets the default WooCommerce quantity to zero, a maximum quantity of 5 and decimal point increments of 0.25.
This is how the quantity rules will look in your WooCommerce product table. For the first product, you can see the default quantity of zero. For the second and third products, you can see that I have selected different increment step values.
How to set the WooCommerce default quantity to zero
- Install the WooCommerce Product Table and Quantities & Units plugins.
- Go to the ‘Quantity Rules’ section in the WordPress Dashboard.
- Create a rule and select the category(ies) that you need the default quantity for.
- Set the Minimum quantity to 0 (zero).
- The WooCommerce quantity picker will now show a default value of 0.