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Woocommerce Abandoned Cart Plugin Documentation

Woocommerce Abandon Cart Plugin Documentation


The Woocommerce Abandoned Cart Plugin captures abandoned carts by logged-in users and guest users. It allows to create multiple email templates to be sent at fixed intervals. Thereby reminding customers about their abandoned orders & resulting in increased sales by completing those orders.

 

Contents

  1. Installation
  2. Abandoned Orders
  3. Setup Abandon Cart Tracking
  4. Setup Email Templates
  5. View Abandoned Orders
  6. Track Recovered Orders
  7. Track Email Statistics
  8. Quick Start Guide
  9. Video
  10. Changelog
Installation
  • Download the zip file and install it from the Plugins->Add New Page
  • Activate the plugin in your WordPress admin area
  • Go to Woocommerce->Abandoned Carts to create the settings.
Abandoned Orders

A cart is considered as abandoned when users add products to the cart and do not place an order within the time limit set in Woocommerce->Abandoned Carts->Settings->Cart Abandoned cut-off time.

A record is created for logged-in users even if they do not reach the checkout page. However, for guest users, a record is created only if they reach the checkout page and enter their email address.

For logged-in users, the data displayed in the Abandoned Orders list is picked up from the UserMeta table in Woocommerce. Whereas for guest users, only the first name, last name and email address is recorded.

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Setup Abandon Cart Tracking

These settings are available here. Woocommerce->Abandoned Carts->Settings

  • Select the Enable Abandoned Cart Notifications checkbox if you want the enable the email notifications to be sent to customers. If this option is not selected / checked, then no email notifications will be sent out.
  • Setup the time limit after which a cart should be considered as abandoned in the Cart Abandoned Cut off-time.
  • You can set the number of days after which an abandoned cart record should be deleted from the Abandoned Orders list in the Automatically Delete Abandoned Order after field
  • Select the Email admin on order recovery checkbox if you want to receive an email for every recovered order.
  • Select the Track Coupons checkbox if you want to track the coupons in recovered orders.

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Setup Email Templates

Click on Add New template button to add an email template. Templates can be copied, edited and deleted.

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Emails can be sent in a language of you choice. Click on the AC icon as shown below to add Abandon Cart variables in your template.

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Please ensure that the active checkbox is selected for the template to be sent after the set period of time. Set the time period (after which the email should be sent) in the Send this email field. Emails can be sent in the range of minutes, hours and days.

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View Abandoned Orders

Abandoned Orders can be viewed in the Woocommerce->Abandoned Carts->Abandoned Orders tab.

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Click on an Order to view the details as below.

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Track Recovered Orders

Recovered Orders can be viewed in the Woocommerce->Abandoned Carts->Recovered Orders tab.
You can select a date range by setting the Start Date and End Date or you can select a duration of days from the drop down. Based on the date range selected the list below will display the recovered orders within the date range.

Click on the View details link to view the recovered order.

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Track Email Statistics

The list of sent emails can be viewed in the Woocommerce->Abandoned Carts->Sent Emails tab.

You can select a date range by setting the Start Date and End Date or you can select a duration of days from the drop down. Based on the date range selected the list below will display the number of sent emails within the date range.

The list displays the details of when the email was sent alongwith the order status and other details.

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Quick Start Guide
  1. To ensure that abandoned orders are tracked, please make sure that the Enable abandoned cart notification checkbox is selected in the Settings tab.

 

Video
[vimeo width=”600″ height=”350″ autoplay=”1″]http://vimeo.com/58178072[/vimeo]

 

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