WooCommerce: How to Sell Craft Beer Online

If you sell craft beer, one of the things you can do to increase your sales is setting up an online store where you can sell your beers. Through an online store, you can easily meet the demands of your customers and even deliver the beer to their doorsteps.

When the COVID-19 pandemic struck, many businesses including craft beer businesses could not meet their targets with regards to sales. Their selling activities were affected because they could not deliver beers to restaurants and pubs (they closed down), could not sell to their customers directly, and most shops and stores were closed down.

Selling online and making sure that customers get their beers was the only way left for them. Even though the world has opened up, online shops have picked up and every business needs them for success. So, how do you get started?

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WooCommerce: Define Product Settings Programmatically e.g. Enable Reviews, Sold Individually

In WooCommerce, everything is easy until you have a dozen products to manage. But once you start scaling, and maybe need to import hundreds of items, right then is when you go looking for shortcuts.

Problem is – there are single product settings that you must enter manually for each product (or do it in bulk anyway) such as tax status, tax class, shipping class, sold individually, enable reviews and more; you could keep repeating your manual setup operations or fine-tune your bulk editor system to get that done, but what if there were a few lines of code that would simply “set” whatever option you need for ALL products, without worrying whether that specific option is set or not set in the single product edit page?

For example, it happened to a client of mine that we forgot to “enable reviews” on 10,000 imported products so we were left with two choices: re-run the product import, or find something smarter. And the latter is what we’ll cover today.

So, how do you “override” or “force” a specific WooCommerce single product setting without worrying about its actual per-product value, so that products do behave all the same? Here are a couple of ideas. Enjoy!

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WooCommerce: Conditionally Force Product Quantity 1 @ Cart

There are times when the WooCommerce product settings alone are not enough. You can already tick the “Sold individually” checkbox in the “Inventory” product data tab in the single product edit page to force quantity 1 for whatever product: “Enable this to only allow one of this item to be bought in a single order“.

Problem is, you may need to set this “programmatically” (via code), based on certain conditions. One reason is that you may not want to edit hundreds of products one by one (or in bulk) – another is that you may want to “override” whatever settings based on certain conditions (for example, you set “Sold Individually”, but if the Cart total is greater than 100 you want to allow quantities greater than 1).

As you can see, in this post we will cover, once again, the magic of “conditional logic“. Enjoy!

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WooCommerce: Calculate Subtotal On Quantity Increment @ Single Product

From a UX point of view, ecommerce customers may enjoy a little improvement on the WooCommerce single product page. As soon as they increase the add to cart quantity, it’d be nice if product price could be recalculated or maybe if a “TOTAL” line could appear so that users always know how much they are about to add to cart.

Honestly, this is hard to explain it this way, so the best is if you look at the screenshot. Enjoy!

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WooCommerce: Sync Product Quantities @ Cart

This snippet will help you synchronize all your cart items’ quantities with a given product ID quantity. When you add a second product to cart, therefore, it will get the same quantity of your product ID. Also, if you update the quantity of product ID, the other cart item quantities will automatically update accordingly.

Applications are quite niche, but it’s great to learn how to programmatically set the quantity of a cart item. As usual, each snippet of this website has got something that sooner or later you may need to use. Enjoy!

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WooCommerce: Set Min Purchase Amount for Specific Product

We already studied how to set min/max WooCommerce add to cart quantity programmatically. That was an easy one. This time, I want to expand on the topic, and define a “minimum order amount on a per-product basis”.

Which, translated in plain English, would be something along the lines of “set the minimum purchase amount for product XYZ to $50”. And once we do that, I expect that the add to cart quantity does non start from 1 – instead it defaults to “$50 divided by product price”. If product price is $10, I would want to set the minimum add to cart quantity to “5” on the single product and cart pages.

Makes sense? Great – here’s how it’s done.

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WooCommerce: Bulk Dynamic Pricing Without a Plugin

You’re looking to assign different unit prices based on the quantity added to Cart, for example from 1-100 price is $5, from 101-1000 price is $4.90 and from 1001 units ordered price becomes $4.75.

There are many “Dynamic Pricing” plugins out there (and the number #2 on this article would suit complex pricing rules and dynamic discounts), but this time I want to teach you a simple code to DIY WooCommerce quantity-based pricing.

As usual, comments and shares are much appreciated. Enjoy!

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WooCommerce: Automatically Update Cart on Quantity Change

There is a lot of literature online that solves this UX problem – so in this article let’s see if I can give you a simplified, working, updated version.

So, do you hate the “Update Cart” button too? Yes, the one you have to click after you update the quantity of a product in the cart…

Well, you’re in the right place: a simple PHP function, two lines of JQuery, one line of CSS and the result is pretty straight forward!

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WooCommerce: Change Add to Cart Quantity into a Select Drop-down

The default WooCommerce Add to Cart “Quantity Input” is a simple input field where you can enter the number of items or click on the “+” and “-” to increase/reduce the quantity.

A freelance client hired me to turn that input into a “Select” drop-down. For their audience and UX requirements, it makes sense to let their customers choose the quantity from a drop-down instead of having to manually input the number.

Online there are complex snippets, but I decided to make things easier. The WooCommerce function responsible to generate the quantity input is called “woocommerce_quantity_input“. Luckily, it’s a pluggable function – which means we can simply add this exact same function name to our child theme’s functions.php to completely override it.

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WooCommerce: Only Allow 1 Product in the Cart

Here’s how to limit your WooCommerce Cart to just one product at a time.

This simple PHP snippet can be used for many applications. For example, your store may only allow to buy one subscription at a time. On this same website, on the other hand, customers can only purchase one product at a time so it’s easier for me to manage invoicing and payments, given that I switch PayPal and Stripe accounts based on what’s inside the cart.

Here’s the quick fix – enjoy!

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