WooCommerce: Remaining Stock @ Order Emails

This is a neat customization, directly requested by a WooWeekly subscriber who needed to literally show the remaining stock quantity for each ordered item to store managers, in order to have an immediate idea of low/zero stock quantities after each order.

If that’s not clear, simply take a look at the screenshot. In my dev site, I ordered a product that originally had stock quantity = 1. In the “New Order” email (thanks to the snippet below), beside the order item quantity of 1, there is also a “(0 remaining)” notice that clearly displays the item’s current stock level.

Cool, ha? So, let’s see how that’s coded. Enjoy!

Thanks to the PHP snippet below, “New Order” emails now show the remaining stock quantity for each item after a given order is placed.

PHP Snippet: Display Remaining Item Stock Quantity @ New Order WooCommerce Emails

Note: the snippet requires we add the “email ID” to the $GLOBALS first. This is because we want to target only the “new_order” emails. This workaround is needed because the following filter, “woocommerce_email_order_item_quantity“, does not give us access to the email ID unfortunately.

If you want to show this on ALL emails, you can avoid that first step, and also remove the email ID check in the second step.

 * @snippet       Remaining Stock @ WooCommerce New Order Email
 * @how-to        Get CustomizeWoo.com FREE
 * @author        Rodolfo Melogli
 * @compatible    WooCommerce 6
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// ----------

add_action( 'woocommerce_email_before_order_table', 'bbloomer_email_id_as_global', 9999, 4 );

function bbloomer_email_id_as_global( $order, $sent_to_admin, $plain_text, $email ){
    $GLOBALS['email_id'] = $email->id;

// ----------

add_filter( 'woocommerce_email_order_item_quantity', 'bbloomer_item_remaining_stock', 9999, 2 );

function bbloomer_item_remaining_stock( $qty_display, $item ) {
	 $email_id = $GLOBALS['email_id'];
    if ( empty( $email_id ) ) return $qty_display;
    if ( 'new_order' !== $email_id ) return $qty_display;
	 $product = $item->get_product();
	 if ( is_object( $product ) && $product->managing_stock() ) {
		 $qty_display .= ' (' . $product->get_stock_quantity() . ' remaining)';
	 return $qty_display;

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: Remaining Stock @ Order Emails

  1. The code above has a site effect: it does not show quantity in email sent to customer. It shows it correctly on admin email but all customer’s email are missing quantity field. I had to disable to code.

    1. You’re right! I’ve just revised the snippet – let me know

      1. Hello,

        First of all congratulations on the code works perfectly ๐Ÿ™‚

        I have a question, I want that instead of the available quantity to appear next to the quantity ordered, it appears right in front of the product name (there is more space), and if possible to get that available quantity from a warehouse where I have the information stored in meta?

        1. Hello Hugo, 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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