How To Set Minimum Quantity for Configurable Product

For certain product types that cannot be sold at small quantity due to high packaging cost and delivery complication, it is vital that store owner can determine a minimum quantity as the compulsory condition for customer to proceed to checkout. However, because of limitations in Magento default, the minimum quantity can only be applied for simple products, not configurable products. This article will introduce a quick and effective way to set min quantity for configurable product.

What are Magento default’s limitations?

Although admin can easily set minimum quantity for each product, this function is limited just for simple product. If you want to set minimal quantity for configurable product, the most feasible option you can try is to apply for each children product of configurable product. However, that solution still cannot meet your expectation of setting minimum product quantity for checkout of all children products of a configurable product.

What is the solution to this limitation?

BssCommerce proudly presents to you an easy and quick solution to set minimum quantity allowed in shopping cart for configurable product: Module “Minimum Quantity of Configurable Product [LIVE DEMO]

how to set minimum quantity for configurable product How the extension "Minimum Quantity of Configurable Product" works

How to set minimum quantity for a specific configurable product 

The extension “Minimum Quantity of Configurable Product” by BssCommerce allows adding an option called Minimum Qty Allowed in Shopping Cart in Inventory setting of configurable product. [BACKEND DEMO] 

set minimum quantity for configurable product

If this compulsory condition is not met, there will be an error message reminding customer to add sufficient product quantity to cart. The button Proceed to Checkout will also be hidden, so customer cannot checkout if the product quantity in their shopping cart does not meet minimum requirement set by admin.

set min quantity for configurable product

When customer cart satisfies this condition, a success message will be displayed. The button Proceed to Checkout will also be available for customer to check out successfully.

minimum quantity for configurable product is met

Set minimum quantity for all configurable products

The extension “Minimum quantity of configurable product” also allows you to set minimum quantity for all configurable products.

set min quantity for configurable product

Closing thoughts

Without any doubt, Minimum Quantity of Configurable Product is the practical and straightforward solution to set minimum quantity for configurable product, lessen admin manual task and improve work efficiency. Admin can specify the minimal volume for a product that customers must meet before allowing process to checkout. Since customers cannot place order that is less than that specified sum, they will be encouraged to buy more, which is the golden goal that every store owner targets.

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