WooCommerce: Calculate Sales by Product ID (Shortcode)

Let’s say you’re developing a custom sales page or a landing page. A great way to increase your conversion rate is by showing the number of purchases close to the “add to cart” button.

We’ve already seen how to do this on the single product page, but what if you need to show this on a custom page, and therefore you need a shortcode?

Well, this is super easy and I’m currently using the snippet below on my own website, and specifically in the pricing table of my #CustomizeWoo online course sales page. So, here you go – enjoy!

A shortcode to display the number of product sales based on the WooCommerce product ID

PHP Snippet: Display Product ID Total Sales Anywhere (Shortcode)

Simply use [sales id=”123″] where “123” is your product ID to show the number of product sales

 * @snippet       Product Sales by ID - WooCommerce Shortcode
 * @how-to        Get CustomizeWoo.com FREE
 * @author        Rodolfo Melogli
 * @compatible    WooCommerce 3.6.4
 * @donate $9     https://businessbloomer.com/bloomer-armada/

add_shortcode( 'sales', 'bbloomer_sales_by_product_id' );
function bbloomer_sales_by_product_id( $atts ) {
	$atts = shortcode_atts( array(
		'id' => ''
	), $atts );
	$units_sold = get_post_meta( $atts['id'], 'total_sales', true );
	return $units_sold;

Where to add this snippet?

You can place PHP snippets at the bottom of your child theme functions.php file (before "?>" if you have it). CSS, on the other hand, goes in your child theme style.css file. Make sure you know what you are doing when editing such files - if you need more guidance, please take a look at my free video tutorial "Where to Place WooCommerce Customization?"

Does this snippet (still) work?

Please let me know in the comments if everything worked as expected. I would be happy to revise the snippet if you report otherwise (please provide screenshots). I have tested this code with Storefront theme, the WooCommerce version listed above and a WordPress-friendly hosting on PHP 7+.

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Rodolfo Melogli

Author, WooCommerce expert and WordCamp speaker, Rodolfo has worked as a WooCommerce freelancer since 2011. His goal is to help entrepreneurs and developers overcome their WooCommerce nightmares. Rodolfo loves travelling, chasing tennis & soccer balls and, of course, wood fired oven pizza.

6 thoughts on “WooCommerce: Calculate Sales by Product ID (Shortcode)

  1. Does it work with variable products?

    1. Not sure, try it out. You could try with a single variation ID and/or a variable product ID

  2. Your snippet count every both completed and cancelled orders as units sold…

    1. It’s not my snippet, it’s WooCommerce fault in case you’re right, as total_sales variable is updated at checkout but not edited if an order is cancelled ๐Ÿ™‚ You could use a version of this instead: https://businessbloomer.com/woocommerce-count-product-recent-sales/

  3. Hello Rodolfo,
    Can you help me please to do it the total sales by category and the total sales in the shop.

    1. Nikolay, thanks so much for your comment! Yes, this is definitely possible, but I’m afraid it’s custom work. If you’d like to get a quote, feel free to contact me here. Thanks a lot for your understanding!

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