How to limit to one item and one quantity only per checkout?

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Besguerra
New Member
1 0 1

Hi,

I'm looking for a way on how to limit transactions to one item and one quantity only per checkout.

 

Thank you

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Don
Shopify Staff
Shopify Staff
2033 140 268

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Hi there @Besguerra!

 

Don here from Shopify. 🙂

 

The first thing that comes to mind for your requirements is the Order Limits (MinMaxify) app.

 

I know that this will allow you to set a maximum (as well as minimum) product quantity.

 

From your post here, it sounds like you also want to restrict which products a customer can purchase as well as limiting the quantity of that item to one per customer?

 

I'm not 100% certain, but it does sound from the app store page description that this app should also be able to limit:

 

* Number of items for a specific product
* Number of items within a group of products

 

If you want to be totally sure of any aspect of using this app I would reach out to its developers using the contact details listed on the app store page as they will be able to field any queries you have about using this app.

 

Should you prefer to get this functionality coded into your store rather than using an app, you can also consider hiring an Expert Developer to create a private app or otherwise handle this using a custom-coded solution.

 

Are you still getting set up with your business here or have you been selling for a while already?

 

 

Regards,

Don

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Don
Shopify Staff
Shopify Staff
2033 140 268

This is an accepted solution.

Hi there @Besguerra!

 

Don here from Shopify. 🙂

 

The first thing that comes to mind for your requirements is the Order Limits (MinMaxify) app.

 

I know that this will allow you to set a maximum (as well as minimum) product quantity.

 

From your post here, it sounds like you also want to restrict which products a customer can purchase as well as limiting the quantity of that item to one per customer?

 

I'm not 100% certain, but it does sound from the app store page description that this app should also be able to limit:

 

* Number of items for a specific product
* Number of items within a group of products

 

If you want to be totally sure of any aspect of using this app I would reach out to its developers using the contact details listed on the app store page as they will be able to field any queries you have about using this app.

 

Should you prefer to get this functionality coded into your store rather than using an app, you can also consider hiring an Expert Developer to create a private app or otherwise handle this using a custom-coded solution.

 

Are you still getting set up with your business here or have you been selling for a while already?

 

 

Regards,

Don

Don | Social Care @ Shopify 
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ohmycs
Tourist
4 0 1

You can use this app, which is very affordable. I have been using for a bit and the customer service is excellent. https://magecomp.com/shopify-limit-qty-purchase.html It remembers customers and purchase history. It is pretty easy to set up. It goes by product name. It is really great for digital products. You can also set this to where it is limit 1 or however many per checkout. Very customizable.

ShopStore201
Excursionist
12 0 37

Hi Don,

 

 

I feel like this is the type of feature that should be built into shopify by now, it's quote simple and a lot of people want to use it. Would you ever consider integrating it?

 

Thanks

Don
Shopify Staff
Shopify Staff
2033 140 268

Hi there @ShopStore201!

Don from Shopify once again.

Thanks for letting us know that this is something you feel is important for and helpful to your business.

What I can do for you from here is to file a feature request for this on your behalf with our developer team.

This is how we let them know what our merchants are hoping to see added to the platform in the future and why it matters for them.

In order to best do so, it would be great if you could share your store's URL here (this is not mandatory, but helps us to better understand what kind of businesses are looking for this) as well as some info on why you want to see this in the platform.

With that info, I'll be able to file that request as outlined.

I look forward to hearing from you!

 

Regards,

Don

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Candy23
Tourist
4 0 28

I'm quite surprised that this is not a standard feature in one of the biggest e-commerce platforms in the world.

HunkyDory
New Member
2 0 4

Yes I was looking for the same feature. I have a customer that just buys up one particular product as soon as it's available - I'm guessing for resale. Since I use it to attract traffic its not good for business. It can't be that unusual to have this limit of product per order requirement. 

Jaclyn_Jones1
Shopify Partner
5 0 12

We also need this feature. I don't know how Shopify doesn't have this as standard in their platform either. Especially with what's happening in 2020. We have TONS of resellers just buying everything we have of certain items. We need to be able to limit it.

Lennart_v
New Member
1 0 2

I'd love to use this feature as well. It would be great if this was offered natively in Shopify.

JosephAMichael
Tourist
11 0 13

Agreed.

 

It's kind of sad how little Shopify has as a standard e-commerce platform.

 

Rather they force you into paying dozens of monthly subscriptions for very simple and basic e-commerce features. (These should be one time payments by the way for 90% of the "apps" that are offered in the marketplace. I can't help but think these people are getting rich and fat off recurring revenues from items where it is a one-time install.)

 

Come on Shopify, let's get with the program!

ShopStore201
Excursionist
12 0 37

Yes, I do have to agree.

 

I really hope Shopify is able to catch up with the other e-commerce platforms in terms of theme ongoing development and general features.

 

I first raised concerns with this issue over 3 years ago and since then, multiple notable e-commerce brands using the Shopify platform have been exposed in media articles since their stock levels were made public by this loophole (adding 1,000 units to basket and then trying to check our, etc).

 

I believe it would be within shopifys best interest to protect its commerce customers with this feature without requiring the recurring purchase of a subscription which is not economical. 

 

Best

 

kidhack
New Member
1 0 2

Any status update on this feature?

MolloysLiquor
New Member
1 0 5

It would really be great to have this feature built in.

We get limited release whiskey and beers semi regularly and have to limit them to one per customer. It's not so often that it is worth paying another app subscription but it is very frustrating to have to set the stock to one & disable our stock integration then watch for an order and add one again over and over every time it sells.

Just today a limited edition Jameson whiskey came in and the stock integration was enabled and it went live on the site and within two hours four customers bought our shops entire 30 bottle allotment from Jameson. 

BFgoldbar
New Member
1 0 2

This is also a key feature that I assumed would be already built into shopify as seems pretty basic (kind of like setting a limit on a promo code?) and not require a custom build or paying for another app? We are a liquor producer and legally have to limit the quantity of product any one consumer can buy from us in a day so this is important and would definitely be valuable but doesn't happen often enough that I can justify paying for an app. 

CafeVivek
New Member
1 0 2

Another +1. I'm going to provide a free sample for one of the items in my new store (not live yet don't bother looking). A little bummed to discover this still isn't in the core product. I'm still in the free trial period, I guess I could look at other options, but would really prefer to stay with Shopify as it's a known name.

hanger
New Member
2 0 2

+1 Looking forward to this feature on Shopify natively as well. It's the same idea as limiting uses on coupons.

promistery
New Member
2 0 1

Yea this would be great, and if its not a feature already, I suspect you make money off the 3rd party apps doing this functionality or else it would be in. It shouldn't be hard to do. Its things like this and not stacking discount codes, will make me leave shopify in the future.

pokupoku
Excursionist
12 0 2

I think this very often regarding several missing features...

JT57
Tourist
8 0 5

I'll second (or 35th) the motion to add this to the core functionality.

Seems like it should be standard.

Thanks,

JT

bakebisbees
Tourist
5 0 5

Also jumping on to say that this should be out of box option for us with our subscription to shopify. Really would prefer a native option vs adding yet another app subscription. 

 

Thanks, 

Zach