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Category restrictions

Through Category restrictions settings available in the General settings tab, you can prevent users from checking out if the number of products added to the cart or the spend amount doesn’t fulfill the values you have configured for product categories.

Category quantity restrictions

Category quantity restrictions

Enable the option Enable category quantity restrictions if you want to set a minimum and a maximum number of products with a specific category that must be added to the cart to complete the order.

  • Minimum quantity restriction: this defines the minimum number of items for each product category to be added to cart. If you don’t want to apply any restriction, set the value to 0.
  • Maximum quantity restriction: this defines the maximum number of items for each product category to be added to cart. If you don’t want to apply any restriction, set the value to 0.
  • Category quantity groups of: this defines the number of products belonging to the same category that must be purchased in groups (e.g. groups of 2 of the category Clothes).

Category quantity restrictions - frontend

Category spend restrictions

Category spend restrictions

Enable the option Enable category spend restrictions if you want to prevent users from completing their order if the amount is higher or lower than the values you have specified for the categories.

  • Minimum spend restriction: this defines the minimum spend for product categories in the cart. If you don’t want to apply any restriction, set the value to 0.
  • Maximum spend restriction:  this defines the maximum spend for product categories in the cart. If you don’t want to apply any restriction, set the value to 0.

Category spend restrictions - frontend

To exclude a category from the general restrictions, go to WooCommerce category page and enable the option Exclude. On the contrary, if you want to override the global restrictions enable the option Override quantity restrictions and/or Override spend restrictions.

Override cart restrictions