How to Change the WooCommerce Default Quantity?

Do you want to know how to change the WooCommerce default quantity?

The default quantity works in most cases but if you have a store where you sell bakery items, dinner plates, cushions, etc, then by changing the default quantity you can increase the user experience and end up getting more sales

The default quantity in WooCommerce is 1 and WooCommerce doesn’t give a solution to change the default quantity. 

So, In today’s tutorial, I’ll explain 2 different methods to change the WooCommerce default quantity with the help of WooCommerce Min-Max Quantities plugin. 

Here’s a quick sneak peek of the final results.

So, without further ado let’s jump into the tutorial. 

How to Change the WooCommerce Default Quantity?

We can set the default quantity on a global or product level we will start by walking you through the settings on a global level first

1. Install and Activate the WooCommerce Min-Max Quantities Plugin

Note: You can skip this step if you have already installed and activated the WooCommerce Min-Max Quantities plugin. 

To install the WooCommerce Min-Max Quantities plugin, you will need to install the Woosuite Core plugin and activate it with the help of a license key. We have created a Quick Start Guide for you to figure out how to install and activate the WooCommerce Min-Max Quantities plugin.

2. Navigate to Min/Max Quantity Rules Plugin General Settings

In WordPress Admin Dashboard: Navigate to Woosuite » Min/Max Quantity Rules.

3. Set Global Default Quantity

Now, scroll down to the Global Default Quantity and set the default quantity as you want. I have set it as 5. 

4. Save Changes

Click on the ‘Save Changes’ button at the top right corner to save the changes. 

5. Final Results

Now let’s test the settings. To test the settings, visit any of the product pages on your store and you’ll see that the default quantity has been changed to the one you set. 

Method 2: Change the WooCommerce Default Quantity For Individual Products

In this section, we will now look at the settings on a product level, if set it will overdrive the global level setting.

1. Edit the Product for which You want to change the default quantity

From the WordPress Dashboard, navigate to the Products »  All Products.

Hover your mouse on the product, and click on the Edit button to edit the Product.

2. Set the Default Quantity

On the product edit page, scroll down to the Product Data section, and in the Default 

Quantity field, enter the quantity you want. I have added 2.

3. Update the Product

After that, scroll a bit above and click on the Update button to save the changes. 

5. Final Results

Now let’s visit the product page to see the changes. And you’ll see that the default quantity has been changed.


Now you have figured out to change the WooCommerce default quantity so it’s up to you to configure the settings as you want. 

WooCommerce Min/Max Quantities plugin is the easiest method to change the default quantity. It can also help you with setting the cart limit and min/max order. 

Let me know in the comments which method are you using to change the default quantity?

If you have any queries, you can ask them in the comments or contact our customer support. Our dedicated customer support team typically replies within 48 hours.

Download the WooCommerce Min-Max Quantities plugin today and build something great at your store!


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