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YITH WooCommerce Waitlist

What the plugin does Let customers subscribe to a mailing list for out-of-stock or unavailable products so they can get automatic back-in-stock notifications when these are available in your shop.
How you can benefit from it:
  • Create a list of prospective customers that may want to buy one or more products: it will come in handy for future marketing strategies;
  • Build a pre-launch strategy for some of your products and create a mailing list with interested users even before starting the sale;
  • Leverage the scarcity principle to grow hype for those products that are not available yet or that are available in a limited quantity;
  • Build targeted campaigns to push customers into buying as soon as the products they want are available (emails related to waitlist products usually have a significantly high conversion rate, between 10 to 15%!);
  • Win back those lost sales and customers by suggesting alternative products similar to the ones they wanted to buy. By offering good alternatives in case of out-of-stock or unavailable products, you can also increase your customers' loyalty and guarantee a positive purchase experience.
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YITH WooCommerce Waitlist

Win back lost customers and sales when your products go out of stock or are not available and send automatic back-in-stock notifications to push your users to buy.

A waiting list plugin is extremely flexible because it allows you to address different needs: you may want to launch a new product/service/event, build hype by disabling sales, and create a waiting list with a custom discount or a bonus for those who subscribe to it.

Or maybe you have a best-selling product and want to be sure you don’t lose any prospective customers when it goes out of stock.

Let’s think of the most likely scenario: Jerry finds an interesting product in your shop, it’s exactly what he was looking for, the same model and color, amazing! But then he realizes that he cannot buy it because his size is not available.

He goes through the product page looking for information about when that product size will be back in stock or how he can be notified when it is, but there’s no mention of that. Now, his purchase experience is at risk: his frustration hits the roof and he can’t help leaving the shop and looking for that product elsewhere.

Now let’s consider the same scenario, but with the possibility for him to subscribe to a waiting list: even if the product is not immediately available, Jerry reads that his size will be back in stock shortly and he can leave his email address to be notified as soon as this happens. One week later, he receives an email informing him that his size is now available with a $5 discount code as a gift for his patience.

Thanks to YITH WooCommerce Waitlist and just one email – with a conversion rate of around 10-15% according to market research – you converted a prospect into a customer and made a sale that would have been lost otherwise.

Choose the products on which you want to activate the waiting list option

Choose whether to activate the waitlist option on all out-of-stock products or use the exclusion list to pick specific products to enable or disable the option.

Choose waitlist products
Waitlist out of stock notices

Customize the text and the form to show on the product page

Show a custom notice on the product page to inform users about the product stock. You can also use this section to offer an incentive (a bonus, discount, etc.) and encourage users to subscribe! Moreover, you can also customize the button text, the error message, or the subscription confirmation message.

Enable the Privacy Policy checkbox to be GDPR compliant

You can freely enable a checkbox to require users to read and accept your shop’s Privacy Policy. Depending on where your shop is based on or where you sell, this option is a key feature to fully comply with GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation).

Out of stock GDPR compliance
Waitlist Google recaptcha

Enable Google reCAPTCHA to prevent spam subscriptions

An email input field can be easily attacked by bots. From version 2.0 on, you will be able to prevent spam subscriptions by enabling Google reCAPTCHA and choosing which version to use.

Require your users to confirm their subscriptions to the waitlists

Choose whether to send an email to request your users to confirm their subscriptions to these mailing lists. You can send this email to either all users or only to those that are not registered in your shop.

Out of stock confirmation email
Keep the mailing lists

Build a mailing list for future marketing campaigns

A waiting list includes the email addresses of all users that are interested in your products, it can be a powerful tool for future marketing strategies or to promote specific products. If you enable this option, you can make sure that the addresses are not deleted after sending the back-in-stock email and use it to build a targeted mailing list for your marketing strategies.


Leverage the social proof principle with a counter that shows how many people have subscribed to each product’s waiting list

The social proof principle is quite basic but still extremely effective: if you display a counter with the number of people that have subscribed to be notified about the out-of-stock products, then more users will feel the urge to subscribe to make sure they do not miss any news or updates about your popular products.

Show a waitlist counter
Back in stock notification

Customize the back-in-stock email sent to your users

Use the editor to customize the content of the email that will be automatically sent to all subscribed users when the product is back in stock and ready to be purchased.

Take advantage of the Mandrill integration for advanced email management

Do you want to monitor your back-in-stock emails in an advanced way? Take advantage of the Mandrill integration if you use this tool for your email campaigns.

Mandrill integration
Waitlist promotional email

Send an email to recommend alternative products when the selected ones are not in stock

You have enabled the waiting list option but the supplier informs you that they will not be able to restock the products. What then? Since version 2.0, you will be able to send a product recommendation to all users who subscribed to a specific product waitlist. With the right words and a small discount, you have plenty of chances to make more sales out of it. Just give it a try to see if it works

Monitor and manage the products with a waitlist

In a dedicated table in the plugin panel, you will be able to monitor the products with the waitlist option enabled: you can see how many users subscribed, send the back-in-stock email or the cross-sell one with alternative products, remove users or waitlists, and much more.

Waitlist product tables
Waitlists in My account

Let your customers monitor the products they have subscribed to in their reserved area in My Account

Your customers can monitor the lists they have subscribed to – and check the products’ availability at a glance – in a dedicated section in their account area.

New Hot

Monitor the emails sent to users and the sales generated from each email

With the new report dashboard, you can easily track all emails sent to users that are subscribed to the waitlists and the revenue generated from each campaign. 

YITH Waitlist

1 year of updates, bug fixes and technical support

The official plugin license entitles you to one year of updates (and new features that will be added in future versions), error and bug fixes, and access to our technical support platform.

30-Day money back guarantee

Do you have any doubts about the plugin and don't know if it's a good fit for your project? You have nothing to worry about, you can always take advantage of our 100% money back guarantee and get a full refund within 30 days of purchase.

Free Vs Premium

General options
Free Premium
Automatically show the waitlist subscription box on all out-of-stock products
Use the Exclusion List to manually pick the out-of-stock products on which you want to display the waitlist box
Support for variable products: users can subscribe to a specific waitlist for each product variation
Enable the Mandrill integration for advanced management of the email campaigns
Waitlist subscription form
Free Premium
Customize the text to show above the email subscription form
Advanced style options to customize the waitlist subscription box: background color, border radius, padding, etc.
Customize text and colors of the subscription button
Customize the notification messages for successful subscription or errors
Show a Privacy Policy checkbox in the subscription form
Enable Google reCAPTCHA to prevent spam registrationsnew
After subscribing, show a button that allows users to have their email addresses removed from the list
Show a counter with the number of users subscribed to the product listnew
Choose whether to send a confirmation email to all users or just guest users to verify the email address used for the waitlist
The admin gets a notification email whenever a new user subscribes to a waitlist
Users get a notification email that confirms they have successfully subscribed to the waitlists
Waitlists and emails
Free Premium
Use the dedicated table to monitor the products with a waitlist and the users who subscribed to it
Add a user to a product waitlist manually
Export the email addresses of a waitlist into a CSV file
Monitor the number of users who subscribed to a product waitlist and send the default back-in-stock email through the dedicated meta box in the product edit section
Automatically send emails to users in the list when the product is back in stock
Customize the back-in-stock email through the advanced editor
Choose whether to send the back-in-stock email to all users or just to a limited number of users based on the actual stock quantity
Send a cross-sell email to recommend similar products in case the products they subscribed to are not availablenew
Monitor the emails sent and the earnings generated from each campaign in the dedicated “Reports” sectionnewhot
Free Premium
Show the "My Waitlists" section in My Account: users will be able to see all the lists they subscribed to as well as monitor the stock status of the products they are interested in
Use the specific shortcode to display a product waitlist subscription form on any spot on the page
Integration with YITH WooCommerce Product Bundles

Plugin integrations

All the products in our YITH catalog are developed on the same shared framework. This grants full compatibility among all our plugins and allows combining them together to get even more powerful results and more complete solutions.

We do our best to also include compatibility with the most popular WordPress and WooCommerce plugins available on the market.

You can use this plugin with*:

YITH WooCommerce Customize My Account Page

YITH WooCommerce Customize My Account Page helps you customize your "My Account" page in your website in a few simple steps, adding new sections and editing the default WooCommerce ones.

The integration between these two plugins allows you to edit all the information in the Waitlist section from the "My Account" page (label, icon and content) using the admin panel of YITH WooCommerce Customize My Account Page.

YITH WooCommerce MailChimp

With YITH WooCommerce MailChimp you can manage email marketing campaigns for your e-commerce in a few simple gestures and take advantage of the store integration to make sure your follow-up campaigns are well-targeted and based on your customers’ purchases.

Thanks to the integration with YITH Woocommerce Waitlist, you'll also be able to export users subscribed to waitlists and to indicate the product for which they subscribed as a field in Mailchimp.

YITH WooCommerce Multi Vendor

YITH WooCommerce Multi Vendor allows you to turn your store into a multistore where vendors manage their own product and earn a commission on every sale.

Thanks to the integration with YITH WooCommerce Waitlist, every vendor will be able to manage waitlists for their products and the related emails to send to their users.

YITH WooCommerce Product Bundles

YITH WooCommerce Product Bundles is an extension conceived to create bundles with the combination of some products of your shop. You can assign an ad-hoc price to the bundle or a price given by the sum of the single elements contained in the bundle itself.

The integration between these two plugins allows your users to also add bundle products to their waitlist.

* All the plugins listed in this section are not included in YITH WooCommerce Waitlist. In order to take advantage of a specific integration, you need to purchase and activate the premium version of the related plugin.



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  1. 5 out of 5

    Paul Jenkins - verified customer

    Worth itTried the free version first and went for the paid one immediately! Sending emails automatically when products are back in stock and having the report to quickly check our earnings are great paid features

  2. 5 out of 5

    grupo-vet - verified customer

    Bueno para no perder ventasNos está resultando una buena opción para manejar los casos en que nos quedamos sin stock, ya hemos recuperando algunas ventas luego de avisar que el producto está disponible nuevamente

  3. 5 out of 5

    adminweb-Zcapes - verified customer

    A great way to maintain customers long-termBeautiful tool, it helps me a lot when my products are out of stock, I can notify my customers when I restock, that way they can wait for my products instead of purchasing somewhere else... Love it!

  4. 5 out of 5

    Nelson Djerf - verified customer

    Super! recommendedGreat plugin and quite flexible! The options vary and my personal favourite was the one about customizing the add to waitlist messages

  5. 5 out of 5

    Ed Berry - verified customer

    The integration with Bundles is perfection!I use it with the bundles plugin and they work perfectly together. I couldn't ask for more


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
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  • General

Can I customize the notices displayed to the users?

Yes, you can customize the info displayed on the product page and all the notices from Form in the product page > Customization. Refer to this page for more info.

I need that logged users are required to register to the waitlist. Can this plugin do that?

Yes, this is possible by enabling the Confirm your subscription email that you can find here. In this way, when users subscribe to a waitlist, they will be asked to confirm the subscription through the email automatically sent.

Is the plugin GDPR compliant?

Yes, it is as you can see in more detailed on this page.

Is it possible to send the "user subscribed" notification to another email other than the admin's?

Yes, it is possible by changing the recipients in YITH > Waitlist > Email Settings > User subscribed.

Does the plugin work with variable products?

Yes it does, the plugin is compatible with variable products. Each variation, if out of stock, will have the waitlist subscription form.

Can I customize the "add to waitlist" messages displayed for the products?

Yes, you can change the “add to waitlist” message in the Customization tab.

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Technical Info

  • Version: 3.14.0
  • Released: 2024-07-14
  • Minimum PHP version: 7.0
  • Requires: WordPress 6.4 and WooCommerce 8.9
  • Compatible up to: WordPress 6.6 and WooCommerce 9.1
  • Supported multilanguage plugins: WPML, Loco Translate
  • Translation ready: YES
  • Languages 100% guaranteed by YITH: English, Italian, Spanish
  • Support for: YITH Proteo theme. All YITH plugins.
  • GDPR Compliant: Yes
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30-Day money back guarantee
100% Money Back Guarantee Buy confidently with our buyer protection and get a full refund for any reason. Read our refund policy >

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