Many WooCommerce-oriented themes only provide limited sorting options in the Customizer, such as popularity, latest and price: low to high.
By making just a little effort, however, you can add even more customizations to your store without touching the code directly. With this straightforward guide you will discover how to create new order statuses or replace existing ones while assigning them automatically.
As you’re creating products, there are multiple ways to sort them. Drag-and-drop or change the default sort order within the admin are just two methods to help create an organized storefront and ensure customers can easily locate what they’re searching for.
Default product sorting options are relatively limited, providing only options to sort products based on popularity, average rating, latest or price from low to high. If you wish to add more values for sorting then using custom fields might be beneficial; or sort products according to customizable taxonomies terms like brand.
For optimal product sorting in WooCommerce, head to Appearance > Customize and select the Product catalog section. Here, there will be five options for default product display orders; set one to “Default sorting (custom ordering + name).” This gives more control over how your items appear on shop and category pages.
WooCommerce’s default order status “Processing” may be confusing for your customers, especially if they purchase virtual downloadable products. Since physical delivery cannot be ensured with these orders, validation of payment must take place through individual order details pages to check for completeness.
To avoid confusion and save you time and reduce customer confusion, set your default order status to “Completed”. Alternatively, create a custom status which automatically changes after payment has been processed and validated by your payment gateway. This can help streamline orders and minimize delivery delays for your customers.
Product listings on eCommerce websites provide all of the details about your products, such as technical specs, shipping options and customer reviews. A well-designed product listing can be an essential component of running an effective online business as customers often rely on reviews for making purchasing decisions.
Poorly designed product listings can lead to an unpleasant user experience and decreased sales. To combat this problem, include all necessary details in each description for every item listed.
Additionally, plugins provide your store with additional features and functionality. One such plugin is WooCommerce Extra Product Sorting Options which enables you to customise how product orders appear on shop pages and listings – perfect for increasing conversions while offering other sorting options like review counts and on-sale data.
WooCommerce’s order statuses provide insight into each purchase: Pending payment, On hold and Processing. These display the current status of an order as well as when shipment should commence.
If you want to customize the sort order of specific products in your store, a quick way is by entering a negative number as their menu order value in Product Data section. This will move them higher up in the list than those with positive numbers and ensure they appear before them on storefront.
If you use facets to display your products, you can enable sorting by product variation price on archive pages of facets products. As shown in the video below, this feature works across product archive pages with this approach. Additionally, plugins allow for further customizing product ordering in facets – these plugins allow users to create new order statuses, replace existing ones or set default statuses depending on payment methods used by your customers.