How to Limit the Cart Quantity to 1 in WooCommerce?

If you have a WooCommerce store that sells limited edition items and you do not want the resellers to buy those items in bulk and sell them at higher pricing. Don’t worry, I got you covered here. 

You can limit the cart quantity to 1 so that one customer will be able to add only one quantity of any item to the cart. 

So in today’s tutorial, I’ll show you how to limit the cart quantity to 1 in WooCommerce using the WooCommerce Min-Max Quantities plugin. 


Here’s the sneak peek of the final results. Customers won’t be able to buy more than 1 quantity in an order. 

How to Limit Cart Quantity to 1 in WooCommerce?

To limit the cart quantity to 1, follow the following steps. 

1.1. 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.

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

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

1.3. Limit Purchase Quantity to 1 

For this tutorial, I’ll only set the maximum purchase/cart quantity to 1. So that the users will be able to add to cart only 1 quantity in an order. 

Follow the following steps to limit the purchase/cart quantity to 1. 

  1. Select Maximum Order Quantity 

Search for the ‘Maximum Order Quantity’ field in the ‘Rules’ section. Enter the maximum order quantity your buyers can purchase of all products present on your WooCommerce store in this field. 

  1. Click on the ‘Save Changes’ Button

Click on the ‘Save Changes’ button to save all the current changes. 

Final Results

We have now figured out how to limit the cart/purchase quantity to 1 in WooCommerce. We will now check whether everything is working fine or not. So, let’s check it.

As I specified the maximum cart quantity to 1 so If I add more than one quantity in the cart, I’ll see a message saying ‘The maximum allowed order quantity is 1. Please remove some items from your cart.’

Now if I try to proceed to checkout, I won’t be able to do so. 

Hence, this shows that the settings are working perfectly.


This is how you can limit the cart quantity to 1 in WooCommerce. It means that the buyers will be able to add only 1 quantity to cart in an order. 

Now it’s completely over to you, if you want to limit the cart quantity to 1 or more. It depends on what you are selling and what your end customers are. 

You can even set restrictions for cart amount, cart quantity, products in the cart, the quantity of the products from a specific category, and previous order history, and apply them to selected customers and user roles for a specified period too. 

To get started, download the WooCommerce Min-Max Quantities plugin today!


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