How to set minimum quantities for wholesale users
Some wholesale stores want to set minimum quantity rules or a minimum order value for wholesale users. Others want to set the default quantity that appears for each product.
Minimum quantity rules
To do this, we recommend using WooCommerce Wholesale Pro with our other plugin - WooCommerce Quantity Manager. It has a feature to set minimum and maximum quantity options for specific user roles, so you can add quantity rules for the wholesale rules only. Your normal retail customers can continue ordering any quantity, as usual.
Changing the default quantity
You can also use WooCommerce Quantity Manager to change the initial value that appears in the quantity field for each product. This is a subtler approach than setting quantity rules because it encourages people to buy more (for example if you set the default quantity to 5), without actually restricting the quantity they can buy.
Other wholesale stores like to set the default quantity to zero so that customers can then enter the required quantity before adding to the cart.
Some wholesale stores need to sell products in certain groupings or step values - for example, multiples of 5. WooCommerce Quantity Manager lets you do this for any or all of your products or categories.