WooCommerce: Count User Purchases By Product ID (Shortcode)

If you’re developing custom landing pages or sections dedicated to logged in customers, knowing the quantity purchased of a certain product ID might come useful.

We already saw how to detect whether a logged in customer has purchased a given product, as well as a snippet to return all products purchased by a specific user – but this time I want to “count” how many times a current user has purchased a product ID, and return this on the screen via a shortcode.

From this snippet you can learn lots of things, for example how to create custom shortcodes, how to get customer orders, and how to set up a foreach loop in PHP. Either way, enjoy!

Count how many times a WooCommerce product ID was purchased by current logged in customer

PHP Snippet: Count How Many Times a Product ID Was Purchased by Current User (WooCommerce Shortcode)

 * @snippet       Count Product ID Purchases - WooCommerce Shortcode
 * @how-to        Get CustomizeWoo.com FREE
 * @author        Rodolfo Melogli
 * @compatible    WooCommerce 3.6.2
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// SHORTCODE SYNTAX: [product_purchases id="123"]
add_shortcode( 'product_purchases', 'bbloomer_user_logged_in_product_bought' );
function bbloomer_user_logged_in_product_bought( $atts ) {
	$atts = shortcode_atts( array(
        'id' => '0'
    ), $atts );
	$current_user = wp_get_current_user();	
	$customer_orders = wc_get_orders(
			'limit'    => -1,
			'status'   => array( 'completed', 'processing'),
			'customer' => get_current_user_id(),
	$count = 0;
	foreach ( $customer_orders as $customer_order ) {
		$order = wc_get_order( $customer_order->get_id() );
		$items = $order->get_items();
		foreach ( $items as $item ) {
			$product_id = $item->get_product_id();
			if ( $product_id == $atts['id'] ) {
				$count = $count + absint( $item['qty'] ); 
	return '<b>You purchased: ' . $count . ' items</b>';

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.

2 thoughts on “WooCommerce: Count User Purchases By Product ID (Shortcode)

  1. Hello Sir,

    this is a phanastic code. Thanks a lot for sharing.

    Now what i am looking for is the same shoertcode, where print out the total amount of ONE specific Item price in total.?
    Can you do that an share?

    greedings from Germany

    1. Harry, 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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