WooCommerce: Count User Purchases By Product ID (Shortcode)

If you’re developing custom landing pages or sections dedicated to logged in customers, knowing the quantity purchased of a certain product ID might come useful.

We already saw how to detect whether a logged in customer has purchased a given product, as well as a snippet to return all products purchased by a specific user – but this time I want to “count” how many times a current user has purchased a product ID, and return this on the screen via a shortcode.

From this snippet you can learn lots of things, for example how to create custom shortcodes, how to get customer orders, and how to set up a foreach loop in PHP. Either way, enjoy!

Count how many times a WooCommerce product ID was purchased by current logged in customer

PHP Snippet: Count How Many Times a Product ID Was Purchased by Current User (WooCommerce Shortcode)

 * @snippet       Count Product ID Purchases - WooCommerce Shortcode
 * @how-to        Get CustomizeWoo.com FREE
 * @author        Rodolfo Melogli
 * @compatible    WooCommerce 3.6.2
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// SHORTCODE SYNTAX: [product_purchases id="123"]
add_shortcode( 'product_purchases', 'bbloomer_user_logged_in_product_bought' );
function bbloomer_user_logged_in_product_bought( $atts ) {
	$atts = shortcode_atts( array(
        'id' => '0'
    ), $atts );
	$current_user = wp_get_current_user();	
	$customer_orders = wc_get_orders(
			'limit'    => -1,
			'status'   => array( 'completed', 'processing'),
			'customer' => get_current_user_id(),
	$count = 0;
	foreach ( $customer_orders as $customer_order ) {
		$order = wc_get_order( $customer_order->get_id() );
		$items = $order->get_items();
		foreach ( $items as $item ) {
			$product_id = $item->get_product_id();
			if ( $product_id == $atts['id'] ) {
				$count = $count + absint( $item['qty'] ); 
	return '<b>You purchased: ' . $count . ' items</b>';

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

8 thoughts on “WooCommerce: Count User Purchases By Product ID (Shortcode)

  1. How could we increase the popularity of a product?

    I have a problem when we publish a new version of a software product that already existed and had sales, then the new product (new product ID) becomes “unpopular” in the popularity sorting.

    I would like to keep the count of sales from the previous versions of the same product (old IDs) in the new product, to keep it higher in the popularity sorting.

    Is that possible?

    Rodolfo, your site is really amazing. Thanks for all the info here.

  2. Dear Rodolfo,
    Is it possible to Count User Purchases By All Ids and not specific id? thank you

    1. Hi Salvatore 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!

  3. Thanks for sharing this code.
    If the user refund 1 product, the count didn’t reduce the total that it showed. how can I change the code to show the correct count of products?

    1. Hi Saeed, 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!

  4. Hello Sir,

    this is a phanastic code. Thanks a lot for sharing.

    Now what i am looking for is the same shoertcode, where print out the total amount of ONE specific Item price in total.?
    Can you do that an share?

    greedings from Germany

    1. Harry, 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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