Offer “More From…” Recommendations

This guide shows you how to encourage repeat purchases by recommending products relevant to purchased order items on the Order Received page.

As an example, you will learn how to create the More Cool Blazers For You block of recommendations, which offers popular, top-rated products from one or more categories found in the currently viewed order. Products found in the received order are excluded from the generated recommendations.

“More Cool Blazers For You”.

Plugins/Extensions Used ↑ Back to top

Configuration ↑ Back to top

Create a “More Cool Blazers” Engine ↑ Back to top

  1. Create an Engine
    • Go to WooCommerce > Recommendations > Engines and click Create new.
    • Under Title, enter “More Cool Blazers”.
    • Choose the Order Engine Type.
  2. Add Filters
    • Locate the Filters section in the Engine Configuration panel.
    • Add a Category Filter.
    • Select in and then add one or more categories in the last field. Here, we added the Blazers categrory.
  3. Add Amplifiers
    • Go to the Amplifiers section.
    • Add a Rating Amplifier.
    • Select high to low to favor products with higher ratings.
    • Add a Popularity Amplifier.
    • In the first dropdown, select high to low.
    • In the second one, choose a time interval, for example last 7 days, to favor top-selling products ordered in this period.
    • Add a Freshness amplifier.
    • Select new to old to favor new products.
  4. Save the Engine

    Click the Create button to save the Engine you just created.

The “More Cool Blazers” Engine.

Deploy the “More Cool Blazers” Engine ↑ Back to top

  1. Deploy the Engine

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

    • Navigate to WooCommerce > Recommendations > Locations.
    • Search for and select the “More Cool Blazers” Engine.
    • Click the Deploy button.
  2. Configure Display Settings
    • In the Title field, enter “More Cool Blazers For You”. 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 after customer details on the order received page, choose Order Received > After Customer Details .

  4. Add Visibility Conditions

    To display the recommendations if the received order contains products from specific categories, add a Visibility Condition:

    • Go to the Visibility Conditions section.
    • Add a Category condition.
    • Select in order in the dropdown.
    • In the last field, add one or more categories. Here, we added the Blazers category.

    This ensures that the “More Cool Blazers For You” block will be displayed only if the currently viewed order contains products from the Blazers category.

  5. Deploying the “More Cool Blazers” Engine.
  6. 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 “More Cool Blazers” Engine:

  1. Navigate to WooCommerce > Recommendations > Engines.
  2. Locate and Edit the “More Cool Blazers” 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 “More Cool Blazers For You” Engine deployment:

  1. Navigate to WooCommerce > Recommendations > Locations.
  2. Go to the Order Received section.
  3. Click the After Customer Details tab.
  4. Expand the “More Cool Blazers For You” 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 “More Cool Blazers For You” Engine deployment by navigating to WooCommerce > Recommendations > Locations > Overview.

Editing the “More Cool Blazers” Engine.
Editing the “More Cool Blazers For You” Engine Deployment.

Tips ↑ Back to top

Pair Recommendations with Coupons ↑ Back to top

For greater impact, pair the “More Cool Blazers For You” recommendations with a coupon. To communicate your offer effectively, enter all necessary details in the Display Settings > Description field. PS: Don’t forget the coupon code!

Keep Your Offers Under Control ↑ Back to top

Offering many recommendations in a single page or Location may reduce their impact and harm your store’s conversion rate. Product Recommendations does not limit the number of Engines you can deploy and encourages the use of conditional logic. This means that, under certain conditions, a customer might see an excessive number of recommendations in a single Location.

For this reason, the extension allows you to limit the maximum number of recommendation blocks offered per Location. To control this, navigate to WooCommerce > Settings > Recommendations and adjust the Recommendation Blocks Limit option. As a rule of thumb, it’s best to keep this value low, between 1 and 3.

Remember that the extension prioritizes Engine deployments according to their relative position in the WooCommerce > Recommendations > Locations > [Page] > [Location] list.

Try to position your best-performing Engine deployments higher, especially if you have entered a low value in the Recommendation Blocks Limit option. The Reports built into the extension will help you identify and prioritize the Engine deployments that perform better than others in the same Location.

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