By default, WooCommerce does not allow users to change the quantity of the product on the shop page before adding to cart. To change the quantity, users would have to proceed to the cart page which can be an arduous process. In this post, we will show you how to add a quantity field on your WooCommerce shop page.
If a customer wants to buy three sunglasses, and you only have the “Add to Cart” button on the shop page, the user will have to go to the Cart to edit the quantity that he/she wants to buy. This takes a few extra clicks and can become a real problem if the customer wants to shop for more items.
Less Clicks to Checkout
It is important to note that less clicks leading to the checkout page leads to more sales. As an e-commerce store owner, making your store more profitable should be on top of your priority list. Another way to reduce clicks to checkout is allowing the customer to check out as guests without the need to create an account.
Also, refrain from asking unnecessary information. At the very least, your checkout page should only have the name, address, email and phone number fields aside from the payment details.
Quality of Life Improvement
Adding the quantity field to the shop page is a good quality of life improvement that many of your visitors would appreciate. Instead of having to navigate to the cart or the product page to increase the quantity, they can increase the quantity from the shop page. If you think about it, making it easier for your customers to purchase more of your products means more sales for you.
A Necessity for Some Online Stores
Adding the quantity field to the shop page is a necessity to some stores where buying several pieces and having repeat sales are common. For example, buying canned cat food in bulk is common so if you own a store selling pet food, having the quantity field on the shop page will really help. Many of your customers will be buying again after some time. They can just add the products directly from the shop page since they know what they are buying and no longer need to see the product details.
How to Add a Quantity Field on Your Shop
You can use the Quantity Field on Shop Page for WooCommerce plugin to add a quantity field on your WooCommerce shop. Just install the plugin and activate it. There are no settings to tweak. Once the plugin is activated, the quantity field should be on your shop page.
Did this plugin work for you? Do you have any questions or ideas on how the plugin can be improved? Let us know in the comments.