Creating intro offers can help you grow your business by offering products or services at a great price for a limited time, giving you the opportunity to attract potential buyers to the new items in your online store.
Scenario ↑ Back to top
I have a stock of nice “Woo Sunglasses” with a retail price of $90.
I want to:
- Put the sunglasses on sale in my WooCommerce-based online store,
- Attract people to this new product,
- Sell most of the stock at the list price.
My actions ↑ Back to top
- Add the new product to my WooCommerce, price it at $90, put the sale price of $59.90 to get visitors’ attention.
- Wait for the 10 first orders, then remove the sale price and continue selling the remainder of the stock at the regular price.
The problem ↑ Back to top
Does WooCommerce offer a solution? ↑ Back to top
There is a “sale schedule” option that allows me to stop the sale on a certain date.
Can “Assistant” help me? ↑ Back to top
The WooCommerce Assistant‘s “Introductory Offers” Workflow is programmed to run the exact E-commerce automation scenario described above: “End the sale after N completed orders”.
Let’s go over the steps.
The step-by-step instructions ↑ Back to top
- You have the sunglasses already in your store with the list price and the sale price set up. The potential buyers already see the product on sale.
- You did not forget to set up the stock management options:
- Go to WooCommerce -> Assistant in the admin menu and click on the “Introductory Offers” in the list of Workflows.
- In the “Threshold” field, put the number of orders that will receive the discount. For example, if you want to sell for $59.90 only to the first ten buyers, put “10” in this field.
- Scroll down. Here you have two options to limit this workflow action to certain products or product categories.
- The last setting here is the Notifications. Choose who you want to send an email when the sale ends.
- Click the “Update” button at the top.
That’s all. The sale will continue running. It will be ended automatically after the number of completed orders you’ve specified.
Notes ↑ Back to top
- Assistant counts the orders and not the items sold. To make those numbers equal, you can set the “Sold individually” flag in the product settings.
- The automation rule is triggered when the order is completed. So, when the “threshold” order is pending, the visitors will still see the sale price.