Offer Category-Based Up-Sells

This guide shows you how to up-sell customers by offering “You May Also Like…” recommendations in product pages. In this example, the offered up-sells are trending products from the category that the currently viewed product belongs to.

Offer up-sells to make your catalog more engaging and boost your store’s average order value.
Offering “You May Also Like…” product recommendations.

Plugins/Extensions Used ↑ Back to top

Configuration ↑ Back to top

Create a “You May Also Like…” Engine ↑ Back to top

  1. Create an Engine
    • Go to WooCommerce > Recommendations > Engines and click Create new.
    • Under Title, enter “You May Also Like…”.
    • Choose the Product Engine Type.
  2. Add Filters
    • Locate the Filters section in the Engine Configuration panel.
    • Add a Relative Category Filter.
    • Select in current to recommend products from the category that the currently viewed product belongs to.
    • Add a Relative Price Filter.
    • Select >=.
    • Then, to recommend products priced 80% as high as the currently viewed one, enter 80 in the last field. Feel free to experiment with lower or higher values!
  3. Add Amplifiers
    • Go to the Amplifiers section.
    • Add a Popularity Amplifier.
    • In the first dropdown, select high to low.
    • In the next one, choose a time interval, for example last 3 months, to favor top-selling products ordered in this period.
    • Add a Rating Amplifier.
    • Select high to low to favor products with higher ratings.
    • Add a Freshness Amplifier.
    • Select new to old to favor new products.
    Use the +/- buttons to increase/decrease the relative weight of the Amplifiers you just added.
  4. Save the Engine

    Click Create to save the Engine you just configured.

The “You May Also Like…” Engine.

Deploy the “You May Also Like…” Engine ↑ Back to top

  1. Deploy the Engine

    Click Deploy now in the message that appears after saving. Altenatively:

    • Navigate to WooCommerce > Recommendations > Locations.
    • Search and select the “You May Also Like…” Engine.
    • Click the Deploy button.
  2. Configure Display Settings
    • In the Title field, enter “You May Also Like…”. This will be displayed above the recommended products.
    • Select a number of Product columns and Product rows for the product recommendations. Use the default settings to display a single row of 4 products.
  3. Choose Location

    Select the Location where you’d like the recommendations to appear. To display the recommendations before the product page tabs, choose Product > Before Tabs.

    The “You May Also Like…” Engine deployment settings.
  4. Finalize the Deployment

    Click Deploy to deploy this Engine to the specified Location.

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Making Changes ↑ Back to top

To edit the configuration of the “You May Also Like…” Engine:

  1. Navigate to WooCommerce > Recommendations > Engines.
  2. Locate and Edit the “You May Also Like…” Engine.
  3. Update the Engine to save your changes.
Important: Once an Engine has been saved, it is no longer possible to change its Engine Type.

To edit the Display Settings, Location, or Visibility Conditions of the “You May Also Like…” Engine deployment:

  1. Navigate to WooCommerce > Recommendations > Locations.
  2. Go to the Product section.
  3. Click the Before Tabs tab.
  4. Expand the “You May Also Like…” Engine deployment and make changes as needed.
  5. Save your changes.

If you have only deployed a few Engines on your site, you may find it easier to locate and edit the “Frequently Bought Together” Engine deployment by navigating to WooCommerce > Recommendations > Locations > Overview.

Editing the “You May Also Like…” Engine.
“You May Also Like…” Engine Deployment.

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