Bet on urgency and scarcity principles with a simple but extremely powerful plugin
“Exploit the urgency and scarcity principle for your site and you’ll see conversions increase dramatically”. This is one of the most recurrent expressions on the web when talking about marketing strategies, but it could not be truer. If users realise that their time to make a decision is limited or that the product they are interested in is available only in a limited number of items, they will decide to purchase sooner and quicker. That’s exactly what a countdown makes.
Using a countdown for your products will help you increase purchases exponentially. With YITH WooCommerce Product Countdown you will be able to show a specific countdown for each of your products and trigger exactly the same effect of the last minute offer.
Then, if you add to this the effect of scarcity principle and you can show the number of items left and update them in real time, it’s done: interested users become actual customers, they will rush to buy because they probably will no longer find the item they were interested in.
Minimum PHP version:5.6
Requires:WordPress 5.4 or higherand WooCommerce 4.5.x or higher
Compatible up to:WordPress 5.7.xand WooCommerce 5.1.x
Supported multilanguage plugins:WPML, Weglot, Loco Translate
Languages 100% guaranteed by YITH:Dutch, English, Italian, Spanish
YITH Proteo theme. All YITH plugins.
Supported third party themes:
Avada, Divi, Flatsome, Neighborhood, Storefront, X
Fix: general countdown for product variations from bulk actions
Version 1.1.4 - Released on 10 June 2016
New: general countdown for product variations
Tested with WooCommerce 2.6.0 RC1 (edited)
Version 1.1.3 - Released on 14 April 2016
New: compatibility with WordPress 4.5
Version 1.1.2 - Released on 30 March 2016
Fix: minor bug
Version 1.1.1 - Released on 29 March 2016
Fix: wrong "ywpc-style-3.min.css" file
Version 1.1.0 - Released on 29 March 2016
New: minified version of CSS files
Update: plugin core framework
New: option to show the countdown only on the widget / shortcode
Version 1.0.9 - Released on 18 February 2016
New: single product shortcode
New: compatibility with YITH WooCommerce Catalog Mode premium
Version 1.0.8 - Released on 11 February 2016
Fix: issues while saving variations
Tweak: countdown dates on dedicated post meta
Version 1.0.7 - Released on 25 January 2016
New: compatibility with WooCommerce 2.5
New: column showing active countdowns in product page
Version 1.0.6 - Released on 11 December 2015
Tweak: Shortcode without specified ids shows all products with active countdown
Update: plugin core framework
Version 1.0.5 - Released on 02 November 2015
Update: changed text domain from ywpc to yith-woocommerce-product-countdown
Update: changed all language file for the new text domain
Version 1.0.4 - Released on 29 October 2015
Update: plugin core framework
Version 1.0.3 - Released on 30 September 2015
Fix: Variation options save
Version 1.0.2 - Released on 25 August 2015
New: support for RTL languages
Version 1.0.1 - Released on 29 June 2015
Updated language file
Version 1.0.0 - Released on 26 June 2015
WITH YITH PRODUCT COUNTDOWN YOU CAN:
Create a sale bar
For each amount of sold products, the need to purchase the last ones will be stronger!
Use a countdown and/or a sale bar
Choose the best solution for the products you want to sell.
Choose the position of the countdown box
Place it in the product detail page or in the category page and catch your users' attention
Schedule what will happen after the countdown
Acting directly on the box of the countdown, or modifying the product itself!
Make use of shortcodes and widgets
To highlight among your pages the products that have already a countdown!
Customize the texts
Add a unique message to tell your customers the importance of the limited products!
Choose among 3 different layouts
You can also change their colors, and preview them to understand which one is the best for your needs
Take advantage of product groups
Applying different countdowns for different product groups
Place a top bar or a bottom bar
This will be displayed in every page of your site with the offer everyone should see!
Add a pre-sale countdown
In this way you will always keep informed your users, even for products that have to be officially released!
Take advantage of the WPML compatibility
You are free to easily translate the plugin with the powerful WPML tool
Countdown in the single product page
Sale bar displaying the sale progress of a product
Customizable content (countdown and/or sale bar)
Decide in which page you want to show the countdown (product detail page and/or category page)
Choose the position of the countdown in product detail page and category page
Action to schedule at the end of the countdown and/or for the deletion of the related products
Shortcode and widget available
3 countdown layouts available (you can customize their style)
Freedom to place a unique countdown for groups of products (product selection, product category, recent products, discounted products, “featured” products)
Freedom to add a "Top bar" on every page that contains the countdown for a specific product
With "Integration" between two or more of our plugins, we mean that the features provided by these products combine, offering further value and options than when they are individually used.
All the plugins listed in this section are not included in YITH WooCommerce Product Countdown. In order to take advantage of a specific integration, you need to purchase and activate the premium version of the related plugin.
YITH Pre-Order for WooCommerce
YITH Pre-Order for WooCommerce is the plugin that allows you to create pre-order products so that users can purchase them before they are available on your site. Once the product is officially released and on sale, they will receive a notification email to inform them it is now possible to purchase it.
The combined use with YITH WooCommerce Product Countdown allows you to show a countdown on a pre-order product until it will be available.
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Here you can find some frequently asked questions about this plugin. If you can't find a reply to your doubts, ask a question: we will reply in a very short time
Hi, can you configure the Product Countdown to count down to the beginning of the sale date and then have it count down to the end of the sale?
Yes, the plugin allows setting the starting and expiration date for the products of your shop. You can also assign the countdown to a selection of products, a category, all recent products, all on-sale products and all featured products. If you want to learn about all the other features, I suggest testing the plugin through a sandbox by clicking on Launch Admin Demo at the following link: https://plugins.yithemes.com/yith-woocommerce-product-countdown/.
Is it possible to display the countdown bar on another page besides the ones available in the options?
Yes, it is possible if you use the shortcode, you can find more info about it here.
Hi, is it possible to simply reset the countdowns? I want my products on sale for one hour. After that hour it has to disappear for an hour and then start a new one-hour countdown.
Unfortunately, this is not possible.
Hi! Does it work for custom product type ? Or affiliate/external products?
No, it only works with Simple and Variable products.
Can I make the Countdown dates automatically be the same as the native sale dates in WooCommerce? Right now I have to set them both manually. I set the WooCommerce sale dates and then set the countdown timer dates.
Unfortunately, there is not the possibility to set them automatically. The plugin purpose is not necessarily connected to the “on-sale dates” since you can set the countdown also to make a product available for a certain number of days, regardless of the fact that it is on sale or not.
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