WooCommerce: Get List Of All Customers

Today’s snippet is a helpful shortcut for getting the list of customers in your WooCommerce website. This may be necessary during customization, especially if you need tailor-made features for administrators and shop managers in the backend or frontend.

How did I find out about the solution below? Well, our job is mainly copy/paste from online forums or read thoroughly the WooCommerce core files on a daily basis – so it must’ve been one of the two. Enjoy!

This is the backend area for WordPress users = “customers”. You will be able to get this exact list with the code below in case you need it elsewhere e.g. a dropdown for the admin, a custom report for store managers, and so on.

PHP Function: Get List of All WooCommerce “Customers”

 * @snippet       Get Array Of WooCommerce Customers
 * @how-to        Get CustomizeWoo.com FREE
 * @author        Rodolfo Melogli
 * @compatible    WooCommerce 6
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function bbloomer_customer_list() {
	$customer_query = new WP_User_Query(
			'fields' => 'ID',
			'role' => 'customer',			
	return $customer_query->get_results();

Usage: call the bbloomer_customer_list() function and then loop over the returned array to go through each customer and get whatever you need:

foreach ( bbloomer_customer_list() as $customer_id ) {
	$customer = new WC_Customer( $customer_id );
	echo $customer->get_billing_first_name() . ' ' . $customer->get_billing_last_name();

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Where to add custom code?

You should place PHP snippets at the bottom of your child theme functions.php file and CSS at the bottom of its style.css file. Make sure you know what you are doing when editing such files - if you need more guidance, please take a look at my guide "Should I Add Custom Code Via WP Editor, FTP or Code Snippets?" and my video tutorial "Where to Place WooCommerce Customization?"

Does this snippet (still) work?

Please let me know in the comments if everything went as expected. I would be happy to revise the snippet if you report otherwise (please provide screenshots). I have tested this code with Storefront theme, the WooCommerce version listed above and a WordPress-friendly hosting.

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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.

4 thoughts on “WooCommerce: Get List Of All Customers

  1. Many Thanks For the useful content but, i’m facing the issue (Fatal error: Uncaught Error: Class “WC_Customer” not found) when used the below code together

    1. Hi Roopam you can’t really do that, the second part of the snippet must be wrapped into its own function first.

  2. Hi I love you code and always use it, I have been for years. Would you know a way of adding a custom checkout filed that displays a list of all the existing customers and the user been able to select them in the form, I know you have two separate tutorials on this but I could not get it to work together. Thanks

    1. Hi Darren, 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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