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Setting Quantity Requirements/Restrictions for a Product


A brand can set quantity requirements and restrictions for a product, in order to control the quantity of a product that a customer can order. A brand can fill out the minimum/maximum quantity fields, the quantity increment field, and the minimum/maximum basket quantity fields to define requirements and restrictions.

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Minimum Quantity: Fill in this field to define a minimum order quantity for the product. The default minimum order quantity within this field will always be set to 1. 

Maximum Quantity: Use this field to define a maximum order quantity for the product. 

Quantity Increment: Utilize this field to set increments in which the product must be ordered in.

The numbers entered into the minimum and maximum fields are essentially used to control the order quantity that the customer can enter into the quantity field when placing an order.

With the responsive design, if there are product minimums, the - button will disable when the item is at the minimum quantity. If there are product quantity maximums, the + button will be disabled when the user reaches the product max. For example, if the minimum quantity was set to be 2 cookies and the maximum quantity was set to be 6 cookies, when the customer goes to order the item, the minimum quantity will be shown by default and the - button will be disabled, and the + button will be disabled when the user reaches the max of 6.

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However, based on the above example, with both the current ordering sites as well as with responsive, having a maximum order quantity of 6 does not mean that the customer cannot add more than 6 cookies into their cart. The customer can keep adding cookies into their cart, based on the minimum and maximum quantities that have been set. For example, a customer can add 6 cookies into their cart 10 times, totaling in 60 cookies being added to the cart. In order to limit the quantity of an item that can be present in a customer's cart when the customer proceeds to checkout, the Minimum Basket Quantity and Maximum Basket Quantity fields (outlined below) can be used.

Minimum Basket Quantity: This field can be used to control the minimum quantity of a product that must be added into the basket for the customer to checkout and place their order successfully.

Maximum Basket Quantity: This field is used to define the maximum quantity of a product that can be added into the basket for the customer to successfully checkout and place an order. If a customer adds on more than the allotted quantity into their basket, they will see an error message once they hit "Proceed To Checkout", prompting them to reduce their total order quantity of the product to the maximum amount that the brand allows to be in the basket.

 

Looking to limit the total number of products within your basket?

There are two separate settings you can ask to be enabled, based on your needs.

1. Basket Product Max Quantity: This can be used to limit the number of unique products within a basket.

Example: If a customer adds 2 hamburgers, 1 chicken sandwich, 2 fries, 3 drinks, and 2 desserts into their cart, that would count as 5 unique items (hamburger, chicken sandwich, fry, drink, and dessert) towards the Basket Product Max Quantity. In other words, if you set the Basket Product Max Quantity to be 5, customers would be able to add 5 unique products to their cart.

2. Basket Max Quantity: This can be used to limit the total number of products within the basket.

Example: If a customer adds 2 hamburgers, 1 chicken sandwich, 2 fries, 3 drinks, and 2 desserts into their cart, the Basket Max Quantity would count that as 10 total items. In other words, if you set the Basket Max Quantity to be 10, customers would be able to add a total of 10 products to their cart.

Want to enable either one of these settings? Reach out to us!

 

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