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Now you can set WooCommerce Category Lead Times!

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We’ve just released version 1.4 of our WooCommerce Lead Time plugin. Thanks to your feedback, it includes a new feature to add lead times for entire WooCommerce categories.

WooCommerce Lead Time was first released in September 2019. It has become very popular during the coronavirus lockdown because so many e-commerce websites experienced stock problems. WooCommerce Lead Time provided a flexible way to provide clear information about when products would be available again. This has helped customers to make an informed decision about whether to order, based on the waiting time.

WooCommerce show lead time for backorder products

An example of a lead time displayed on an out of stock product on backorder

Until now, you could set a global lead time to be displayed on all your products, and you could also set lead times for individual products and variations. However, to save time, lots of you have asked for a way to set WooCommerce category lead times too. We’re pleased that this is now possible. 

Category lead times are useful because products from a particular category are often from the same supplier, and therefore have the same waiting time. If you set a WooCommerce category lead time then you can still override this for individual products that have a different lead time, if required.

How to set WooCommerce category lead times

WooCommerce category lead time plugin
  1. Go to Products → Categories.
  2. Add or Edit any category.
  3. Add the required lead time in the ‘Lead time’ field.

Where can I get the plugin?

If you’re not already using WooCommerce Lead Time, get it today! It’s the perfect way to display waiting times in your WooCommerce store.

WooCommerce Lead Time
The only plugin to show waiting and processing times on the product page.

Katie Keith

An active member of the global WordPress community, Barn2 Co-Founder Katie loves collaborating with other plugin companies. Her articles have been published on high profile sites including WPTavern, Torque and IndieHackers. She oversees all plugin support and deals with 'Tier 2' support requests about how to use Barn2's plugins in advanced ways.

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