WooCommerce: Calculate Sales by Product ID (Shortcode)

Let’s say you’re developing a custom sales page or a landing page. A great way to increase your conversion rate is by showing the number of purchases close to the “add to cart” button.

We’ve already seen how to do this on the single product page, but what if you need to show this on a custom page, and therefore you need a shortcode?

Well, this is super easy and I’m currently using the snippet below on my own website, and specifically in the pricing table of my #CustomizeWoo online course sales page. So, here you go – enjoy!

A shortcode to display the number of product sales based on the WooCommerce product ID

PHP Snippet: Display Product ID Total Sales Anywhere (Shortcode)

Simply use [sales id=”123″] where “123” is your product ID to show the number of product sales

/**
 * @snippet       Product Sales by ID - WooCommerce Shortcode
 * @how-to        Get CustomizeWoo.com FREE
 * @author        Rodolfo Melogli
 * @compatible    WooCommerce 3.6.4
 * @community     https://businessbloomer.com/club/
 */

add_shortcode( 'sales', 'bbloomer_sales_by_product_id' );
  
function bbloomer_sales_by_product_id( $atts ) {
	    
	$atts = shortcode_atts( array(
		'id' => ''
	), $atts );
	
	$units_sold = get_post_meta( $atts['id'], 'total_sales', true );
    
	return $units_sold;
    
}

Where to add custom code?

You should place custom PHP in functions.php and custom CSS in style.css of your child theme: where to place WooCommerce customization?

This code still works, unless you report otherwise. To exclude conflicts, temporarily switch to the Storefront theme, disable all plugins except WooCommerce, and test the snippet again: WooCommerce troubleshooting 101

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Rodolfo Melogli

Business Bloomer Founder

Author, WooCommerce expert and WordCamp speaker, Rodolfo has worked as an independent WooCommerce freelancer since 2011. His goal is to help entrepreneurs and developers overcome their WooCommerce nightmares. Rodolfo loves travelling, chasing tennis & soccer balls and, of course, wood fired oven pizza. Follow @rmelogli

17 thoughts on “WooCommerce: Calculate Sales by Product ID (Shortcode)

  1. Hi! ๐Ÿ™‚ How to add only 24 hours sales in code ? Thanks!

    1. Hi David, thanks so much for your comment! Yes, this is definitely possible, but I’m afraid it’s custom work. If you’d like to get a quote, feel free to contact me here. Thanks a lot for your understanding!

  2. Hey, great tutorial, and how would I change the code if I would like to display the product sales on my homepage, rather than the product page?

    1. Hi Eduardo, you can use this shortcode on any page/post

  3. Didn’t work ๐Ÿ™

    1. Please expand on that?

  4. Can I make it so several products?
    Meaning calculate and view all the product sales from a specific category?

    1. Meaning the id will calculate the entire product category sales, instead of one single product.

      1. Yossef, thanks so much for your comment! Yes, this is definitely possible, but I’m afraid it’s custom work. If you’d like to get a quote, feel free to contact me here. Thanks a lot for your understanding!

  5. how can i get the total revenue or total amount of the product payments (sales) from product id?

    1. Hey Franji, thanks so much for your comment! Yes, this is definitely possible, but I’m afraid it’s custom work. If you’d like to get a quote, feel free to contact me here. Thanks a lot for your understanding!

  6. Does it work with variable products?

    1. Not sure, try it out. You could try with a single variation ID and/or a variable product ID

  7. Your snippet count every both completed and cancelled orders as units sold…

    1. It’s not my snippet, it’s WooCommerce fault in case you’re right, as total_sales variable is updated at checkout but not edited if an order is cancelled ๐Ÿ™‚ You could use a version of this instead: https://businessbloomer.com/woocommerce-count-product-recent-sales/

  8. Hello Rodolfo,
    Can you help me please to do it the total sales by category and the total sales in the shop.

    1. Nikolay, thanks so much for your comment! Yes, this is definitely possible, but I’m afraid it’s custom work. If you’d like to get a quote, feel free to contact me here. Thanks a lot for your understanding!

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