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Managing an online shop is not an easy task. Offering woocommerce free gifts is one of the ways to quickly move stock, attract new customers, or reach target sales. That is the goal of every online shop managers.

Who doesn’t like gifts? Everyone does! Don’t start thinking that this strategy will ruin your business. No! Using the Free Gift strategy entices the customer to do something to earn a gift.

We will look at why it is important to offer gifts, and different ways in which you can offer a free gift.

Why should you offer woocommerce free gifts?

#1 Provide additional value to the customer

Value and price are not the same thing, when both the seller and customer are focusing on price, you loose. The benefit the customer receives from your offer is what matters, therefore offering a gift, is a sign to your customers that you feel grateful for their purchase and at the same time inciting them to make another purchase.

#2 Increase average order size

When used tactically, you can drive your customer into buying more without them noticing. For example, buy product A and get product B as a free gift, knowing that both products will be useful to him.

#3 Get rid of products that aren’t selling

If you trash them, it’s a loss on your revenues. Why not make a better use of them by offering them out? But wait a minute! You can get your profit back on the products your free gifts are coupled with, by raising up their price. Sneaky right? I know 😉

#4 Increase your customer’s loyalty

Will you often buy from a shop that always (or sometimes) gives you something when you purchase from them? Yes? Exactly! So on a purchase made by the client, if you top it up with a free gift, the client will probably consider you as generous. And that’s how you encourage a customer’s loyalty.

How to implement Free gifts on your Woocommerce shop?

To help you define and give out free gifts to your customers, when needed on your online shop you can install the Conditional Discounts for WooCommerce plugin.

Here is how to achieve it:

First step: Create your woocommerce free gifts list

A product list is basically a defined group of products on your shop which you can use for action based conditions when creating a discount. Free gifts are the products you choose to give out from your shop. Below is how to create the list:

o Click on products list:

 

 

Second step: Click on New list

Third step: Fill the fields according to your choice and publish

There are two ways of creating a list: a dynamic list and a static list.

Dynamic: on custom request, it Allows you to select the products in the list that matches multiple criterias.

Static: by ID: Allows you to select the products in the list by specifying their IDs

Fourth step: Create your free gift discount, using the list previously created in the third step.

 

Fifth step: Fill the fields as you wish

If the discount has to be applied following some particular rules or conditions (for example; users role), please make sure you apply those conditions before selecting the Action and the Gifts list.

Fill in all the required fields and publish your discount.

How to setup a “buy N, get N for free” or BOGO deal?

Conditional Discounts for WooCommerce is a WordPress plugin that easily lets you create a BOGO deal in its premium version.

In order to do so, edit an existing product you would like to apply a bogo discount on or create a new one. If you’re not sure how, you can learn how to create a woocommerce product.

Once the product is created, you’ll see a “Quantity Based Pricing” tab under the inventory tab that looks like this:

woocommerce free gifts

1. Tick the “Enabled” checkbox to enable this feature.

2. Set the discount type on “Give N for free”

3. Set the rules type to “Intervals”

4. Click on the “Add” button to set the quantities intervals and the number of free items the customer will receive if he purchase this product with a quantity between the intervals defined.

5. Repeat this for any interval you need to setup different levels of incentives.

6. Save the product.

Now try to add a product to your cart with a quantity between the intervals you set and enjoy your discount.

How to create a “Buy X, get Y for free” type of discount?

First, we’ll need to create 2 product lists: one that will contain the products that will trigger the discount and the second that will contain the lists of gifts. You can learn more about products lists creation here.

In the next steps, let’s assume that the trigger products will be the products in the category “Shirt” and the gifts will be the ones in the category “Cap”.

The discount can be setup like this:

woocommerce free gifts

The limit field represents the number of gifts the customer can select in the Music list.

Once published and the customer has purchased a product within the Shirt category in his cart, he will get this table below the cart:

Woocommerce free gifts

Adding one of the suggested gifts in the cart will set its price like this:

Woocommerce free gifts

 

How to setup a free gift discount if the customer orders above a certain amount?

Offering a “Free gifts above a certain amount” deals are just slight variation of the previous discounts. It can be setup like this:

 Woocommerce free gifts

This completes our tutorial on woocommerce free gifts using Conditional Discounts for WooCommerce. If you have any questions, use the comments section to ask.

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14 comments

  1. chrysovalantis

    hi,

    where to set the value on BOGO for x and y?

    December 28, 2018 at 11:11 am
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    • Donald Faly

      Hi,
      In this case, Y represents the gift product list to be given when the customer buys from the X list. “gifts limit” represents the number of products to be given for free

      December 28, 2018 at 1:54 pm
      Reply
  2. karantharat_vern

    hi, how can i set “Buy 1 get 1 Free” in which really get 1 another free ?

    ex. buy 1 piece (2$) get 1 piece (total 2 pieces = 2$) <— what i need.

    because when i set following your recommendation, i really got "Buy 1 and do not pay for it….so you can get 1 piece for free"

    thanks

    January 4, 2019 at 9:39 am
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    • Donald Faly

      You can define this on the product page using the quantity based pricing feature.
      Enable the quantity based pricing feature, choose the discount type “Give N for free” and define interval “Min -> 2” “Max -> nothing” and “Give N for free -> 1”

      January 4, 2019 at 10:46 am
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      • karantharat_vern

        thanks a lot, but it didn’t work , really.

        i want to set for my customer to pick 1 pieces then will automatic show up get 1 another free in cart .

        as your recommendation is still need to pick 2 pieces and no automatic show up to tell them.

        January 4, 2019 at 1:16 pm
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  3. info37

    Hi,
    we have set the free product to appear automatically in the cart. Problem is when shopper tries to delete the free gift-product, it does not get deleted from the cart. How to fix this? There is a link to remove the gift but when I click it, nothing happens. This is the link:
    https://sarwayoga.fi/cart/?remove_item=28ae7c8909d6e611b980ada52169b7cc&_wpnonce=1e39478790

    How can we set it up so that the gift can actually be removed?

    – Anne

    November 25, 2019 at 10:22 am
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    • Donald Faly

      Hi,
      the problem is that the product is added back to the cart automatically. If you do not want this feature, you must disable it in the plugin settings. This will leave the customer the choice to add it to the cart

      November 25, 2019 at 3:19 pm
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  4. Sirinuch Youngakares

    I just installed on my e-commerce site & am experiencing a critical issue — I need to set up a spend over X amount and receive a free gift promotion. Because of the population I sell to, I absolutely need this free gift to automatically be added to to the customers cart.

    — I created a new “product list” with the 1 free product that I want to give as a gift
    — I created the new “discount” with the required rules and set it to pull from the free product list (that only contains 1 item)
    — I went to “settings” and made sure that “YES” is selected on the question “automatically add free gifts to the cart…if there is only 1 product in the gift list”

    And… the free gift will not automatically add to my cart, instead it floats below my cart under a “you earned a free gift” notification, and it requires the customer to manually click “add to cart”.

    I made a second promotion just to make sure it wasn’t user error, and had the same results
    I modified the original promotion to include more than 1 free gift and all the items I selected appeared under the “you earned a free gift!” notification.

    I hope I am just missing a critical step here, and it is not the plugin that is failing me.

    Does anyone more experienced than me have any recommendations?

    Thanks!

    May 14, 2020 at 9:29 pm
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    • Donald Faly

      Hello Sirinuch,
      Have you set the free gift limit to 1 ?
      Please Start a live chat on our website so an expert can help you.

      May 15, 2020 at 8:31 am
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      • Nicolas B.

        I have the exact same problem here.
        Followed all the steps: created list with 1 product, created discount for order subtotals equal or more than 30.000, limited gift to maximum 1 number of products at discount, and this is what I get: https://prnt.sc/ut6hue
        Then, realized that for the order subtotal limit is considering the shipping costs ($2.000), so when order subtotal in products is $28.000, and the shipping costs is $2.000, is adding it to the order subtotal, so it will give a free product, like here: https://prnt.sc/ut6j97

        Please let me know if there’s a solution, I’m running out of time and bought your plugin because the other one failed.

        October 5, 2020 at 2:38 am
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        • Donald Faly

          Please start a live chat to receive a test version that fixes the issue.
          A new version will be released soon that will fix the free gift issues.

          October 7, 2020 at 2:54 pm
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    • Nicolas B.

      I’m having the same problem as you describe, could you fix it? Would be great to hear from you. My contacts at navi.cl

      October 5, 2020 at 4:04 pm
      Reply
  5. Vee Lawrey

    I’m also having the free gift problem. I only purchased this plugin for this item and I need it for a sale I am starting in 2 days

    November 7, 2020 at 8:03 am
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    • Donald Faly

      Hi Vee, please start a live chat so that our technical support can help you.
      Thank you

      November 7, 2020 at 8:18 am
      Reply

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