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WooCommerce One Click Upsell: Fastest Way To Setup One Click Upsell On Your Store

This article explains the simple steps to quickly create WooCommerce one click upsell, some smart upselling stuff and hacks. If you are a store owner, entrepreneur, marketer or a sales guy looking to earn more & more profits, this is for you.

Already familiar with upselling? Jump to WooCommerce one click upsell steps.

If not, let’s begin from here.

This is where you lose money…which you shouldn’t

Whenever a customer buys any product from you, you wait for him to checkout and complete a transaction successfully.

Many of us get a little delighted as a sale is made.

But what after customer makes a purchase?

Sales hungry people are not satisfied with a single sale

Majority of people won’t be happy with a single sale made. You shouldn’t be very happy too.

People are keen to generate more profits from the same customer again.

But what these users may be lacking is the easy tactic or solution to get more sales.

And the smart way to do that is using WooCommerce one-click upsell.

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Your customer is most vulnerable after first purchase

Since, the customer has already purchased from you, he is in that purchasing frame of mind and getting additional revenue from him is not one hell of a difficulty provided you use one-click upsell.

Hence, when you offer another product at this juncture, you are opening your revenue floodgates.

Take full advantage of this golden opportunity that lies during this stage. The customer won’t need to enter card details and repeat the purchase process from scratch. All happens in a single click.

Everything about upselling

Definition, examples, online upselling, here’s all you need to know.

What is an upsell? (The simplest explanation)

Example – If you are selling a single site subscription product, and you pitch a multi-site subscription product, that’s an upsell.

Or, your customer purchased an iPhone and you offer a hard case, that can be considered as an upsell too.

Upsell Offer

Difference between upsell and cross-sell

Another example is of Starbucks where along with coffee, you are offered a piece of muffin. Some may call this as one-click cross sell as you are offering a complimentary or different product to customer.

Based on what you offer, the terms one click upsell and one click cross sell will be coined differently by individuals and used interchangeably. So, there is no need to get confused.

Ultimate aim is to earn additional revenue.

Why called one-click upsell?

After the initial purchase, you offer a product to the customer.

As the customer’s payment details are already saved, there is no need to enter details again.

Usually, the upsell offers are pretty tempting. I mean, your customer already bought something…so the allure of getting a deal on a connected product is about as attractive as it ever is.

There are only two choices available to the customer – Accept or Reject.

If the customer accepts, the product is purchased immediately on click of the CTA button rather than needing to check out again from scratch. – and hence the name one click upsell.

If customer rejects, you may pitch another. Here’s how you can target series of offers.

The pain with online upselling…now eliminated

This process of upsells seems straightforward in an offline scenario. Reason being it’s not automated. There is a salesperson who understands your requirement and pitches you products according to your needs.

But what about, online sales?

How to upsell offers to online customers?

Also, how to ensure this process of upselling is smooth, targeted and not frustrating?

That’s where one click upsell for WooCommerce comes into picture.

Absolute friction free process

Studies reveal that upselling is the most successful technique to grow sales.

By using a “one click upsell” offer immediately after your customer’s purchase, you can increase your average order value by 15% – 20%.

And as soon as you start running this in your business, you won’t take it down.

One Click-Upsells makes it easy to offer as many post purchase upsells and downsells to your customers as you want.

One click upsells, as the name clearly indicates it’s a process where the user is presented upsell and is made to checkout in a single click.

And the best part is your customer doesn’t have to enter their credit card info again.

But one click upsell in traditional WooCommerce is not one-click

WooCommerce does provide inbuilt features to upsell, cross-sell products to your customers.

Thus there is a higher chance of customer abandoning the upsell offer.

To avoid that, we have a solution.

Pre-requisites to create WooCommerce one click upsell

Yes, you can now easily setup a one click upsell on your WooCommerce store.

And to achieve this, there are 2 things you will need

Note – For guest or first-time users, if the user creates an account during purchase process, then one-click upsell will work for him.

Now let us look at the necessary requirements…

Tools to create WooCommerce one click upsell

Learn more about Smart Offers and WooCommerce Buy Now plugins.

How to setup WooCommerce one click upsell?

Follow these steps to set up one-click upsell offers:-

Step 1: Installation

Download above mentioned plugins & install them on your WordPress site. Then activate each plugin.

Download WooCommerce

Download WooCommerce Stripe

Download WooCommerce PayPal Powered by Braintree

Buy Authorize.Net CIM

Get Smart Offers + WooCommerce Buy Now

Note: Only download the payment gateway which you want to enable on your WooCommerce store.

Step 2: Configure Payment Gateways

Go to WooCommerce -> Settings -> Checkout -> Stripe or Braintree. Set them up as mentioned in the following articles :

Note: For 1-Click Upsell function to work correctly, customer should have at least 1 order paid from their account via the mentioned payment gateway (with Saved Cards enabled).

Step 3: Activate WooCommerece Buy Now

Activation of the plugin will be sufficient. No additional settings is required.

Step 4: Create upsell using Smart Offers

Refer the gif image below for a step-by-step instructions to set up upsell offer using Smart Offers.
WooCommerce One Click Upsell (GIF Animation)

  • Go to WooCommerce -> Smart Offers
  • Click Add New Offer
  • Set Title: This will not be visible to user. This is for your reference. For example: 1-Click Upsell
  • Set Offered product: Choose product you want to offer
  • Set Offer at:  Here set amount or discount you want to give on offered product
  • Create Offer Description: This part will be visible to customer. This is a WordPress’s default editor, so you can use almost all feature of WordPress editor like adding media, font size & color, layout etc
  • Set Show this Offer on: Choose page where you want to show the offer. For example: Order Complete page
  • Set Show this Offer as: Choose whether you want to show as inline content or as popup
  • Set When to show this offer: Select conditions when you want to show the offer. For example: Cart/Order -> Contains Product -> Search & choose product. You can set multiple rules here based on visitor, registered user, customer’s lifetime value, cart/order total and many more.
  • Set Actions to take when offer is Accepted: Here choose what all actions you want to perform when offer will be accepted. You can choose multiple actions from given set of options. For example: Add offered product to cart and Instantly checkout with Buy Now plugin
  • Set Actions to take when offer is Skipped: Define actions you want to perform if offer is declined. Here you can choose only one action from given set of action. For example: Instantly checkout with Buy Now plugin
  • Set Hide From This User (optional): If you want to make the offer as One Time Offer, enable this option

P.S. – Check below gif image how the one click upsell process will look on your WooCommerce store.

WooCommerce one click upsell in action

WooCommerce One Click Upsell (GIF Animation)


WooCommerce one click upsell price is $198/yr – a way better deal than similar offerings from other brands.

Because, not just one-click upsell, you get a plethora of benefits from Smart Offers and WooCommerce Buy Now.

Don’t believe? This will justify the pricing:

Buy WooCommerce one click upsell plugins

Benefits Of one click upsells

  • Growth in revenue
  • Opportunity to sell more products
  • Reduced cart abandonments
  • Faster checkouts

Go beyond single one-click upsells

Pitch a series of offers so as to keep customers in the loop and get them acquainted with your product portfolio.

Hack 1: Run offers one after the other based on user’s action

Let say you offer product B on upsell along with product A. But the user rejects it.

Then you can pitch another upsell offer (product C) or a downsell offer (product D) when the user rejects the previous offer.

You may even run a series of offers to convince your customer buy more and more.
But, also don’t overload offers to your customers that will annoy them.

Or, pitch offers based on what users have already purchased; i.e based on product categories.

That is what Smart Offers is capable of doing. Full flexible and smart as the name goes.

Hack 2: Pitch offers on thank you page of upselled product

If a user accepts upsell B after product A, he gets redirected to product B thank you page and the process ends there.

Now what if you want to pitch an upsell or cross sell offer on thank you page of product B. Or run a series of offers based on product categories; you can easily do that with Smart Offers.

Hack 3: Redirect users to an affiliate or another product page

You want to redirect users to an affiliate page or another product page to upsell a product. Using Custom Thank You Page for WooCommerce, you may redirect user to any page you wish to:

  • Affiliate page
  • Sales video of another product
  • Social media links
  • Email subscription page

or other page you want to and pitch offers.

Not just that, if you want to get rid of plain standard WooCommerce thank you page, you can easily show a fancy custom thank you page for each product purchased when you pitch your one-click upsell offer.



You can easily monitor your offer performance from the stats and modify offers for optimum conversions.


Currently, Buy Now plugin supports 3 gateways : WooCommerce Stripe, CIM and WooCommerce PayPal Powered by Braintree.
However, there are plans to add more gateways to this list. Real soon!

Need a gateway for 1 click upsells that is not listed above? Let us know from here along with a link of the payment gateway and a short description of it’s usage on your store 🙂

Your turn to setup one click upsell on your WooCommerce store

Go ahead. Setup 1-click upsell offers on your WooCommerce store and tell us about your experience. If you have any questions, feel free to drop in a comment. I will definitely get back to you.

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30 thoughts on “WooCommerce One Click Upsell: Fastest Way To Setup One Click Upsell On Your Store

  1. Ratnakar, This one is really amazing post… I have got complete idea about how to create 1-Click Upsells in WooCommerce.

    I really appreciate you for this article. Very Well Written post to understand the 1-Click Upsells.

    1. Hey Jigar,

      Thank you for sharing your thoughts. It’s great to know that you got complete idea about setting up 1-click Upsells in WooCommerce.

      Actually that was our intention, to share with people, how to setup 1-click Upsells in WooCommerce.

      We had this solution earlier, but it was not documented. We decided to write this article when a lot of customer were asking about this.

      We hope that this article will help every store owner.

  2. In GIF example, it seems the upsell is shown before the user has reached a ‘thank you’ page.

    Using these plugins and stripe is it possible to create the following sales funnel with one click upsell?

    front end sale > stripe payment > upsell page > thank you page


    front end sale > stripe payment > upsell page > downsell page > thank you page

    1. In GIF example, the upsell popup is appearing on Order Received page (you can see “Order Received” in grey area in background). In the example, I’ve given title “Order Received” to “Thank you” page.

      Smart Offers allows you to show offer on Cart, Checkout and Thank you page. There is no feature to add a new page before Thank you page in Smart Offers.

      However you can consider Custom Thank You Pages For WooCommerce. This plugin allows you to replace default Thank you page with a custom Thank you page. And on this (custom thank you) page you can use Smart Offers’ shortcode to show any upsell.

      1. In this scenario, will the customer need to re-enter CC info in stripe?

      2. No. If Enable payment via Saved Card is enabled in Stripe (on your site), it’ll not ask for CC info again.

  3. Hey…im searching for the same artcile…thanks for publishing amazing post..i will use it in woocommerce sites..

    1. Glad you found it useful 🙂

  4. Will that option work with braintree instead of stripe?

    1. Hi Michael,

      We have added support for Braintree gateway in Buy Now. Read this article to setup Buy Now with Braintree.

      Let me know how it goes for you. 🙂

  5. Does this work if you are using shipstation for fulfillment? Will the upsell offer be grouped into the same previous order?

    1. We haven’t tested it with Shipstation. Can’t say whether it’ll work or not.

      Once payment is done for an order, upsell will not be grouped to previous. If upsell is shown before payment then it’s possible to group upsell in previous order.

  6. Hello There,
    I am already using payment method so let me know what i will be disable this using your plugin ??
    I am asking because my old customer have payment data saved with payment methods

    1. Are you asking what will happen to data if you’ll disable Smart Offers & Buy Now plugin?

      Smart Offers & Buy Now plugin will not affect any data after disabling. It can work with older data saved with payment gateway.

  7. Hello, guys. Thanks for the plugin. I am very interested in purchasing. But I am not sure how it will work, if it will work like I expect, etc. Do trust your product enough to offer a money back guarantee?
    Or can you provide a live example with admin details, so that we can test?

    1. You can test this functionality on our demo site. You may need to configure this on your own on demo site.

      If you’re unable to test your use case, you can explain it to us, we’ll tell you whether this plugin can do this or not.

      You can also claim 30-day money back guarantee if it’s not useful in your case.

  8. Do you foresee this working in the future for customers who are not returning customers who chose to save their credit card info previously? That really limits my potential reach, and I’d have to do regular upsell to be able to get to all the non-saved-credit card people, and then if I had this solution implemented, those customers with saved cards would get upsold twice.

    With my old system, Ultracart, I was able to do it regardless if they had purchased before. They would basically pause running the credit card for 15 minutes, popup an offer, and a) if the person clicked yes, it would add it the upsell to the order and process the total transaction without the customer having to do anything b) if customer clicked No, they’d process with the existing order and c) if they hit nothing or closed the browser, it would process the existing order after 15 minutes. So they already “knew” the credit card they would use, and it would show as one total transaction for the customer.

    I was about ready to pull the trigger on this then re-read that it only works for a limited amount of my customers, I’d be in if it worked for everyone.

    1. Right now, we don’t have any plans for allowing 1-click upsell for customers who are not registered. Because technically to do so, we’ll have to save credit card on website database, which can be risky.

      When there will be a secure way to save credit card information on any WordPress website, we’ll think on adding this feature.

  9. Thanks for the plugin. I am very interested

    1. Looking forward to see you using these plugins

  10. Does it work with paypal plus?

    1. Hi Dennis,

      Currently it won’t work with PayPal Plus.

  11. What happens if there are multiple items in the cart and you have multiple smart offers on those products set for a pop-up after checkout?

    What happens if there are multiple items in the cart and you have multiple smart offers on those products set for inline?

    1. Please read “Preferences” under this article. It should answer your queries.

  12. Which are safe payment gateway ?

    1. Safe payment gateway to use on your store OR safe payment gateway to use with Buy Now plugin?

  13. looks interesting whats the conversion rate as it seems bit odd to ask for an upset just as they are about to pay

    1. It’s difficult to tell the exact rate because the rate can vary from store to store. There can be multiple factors affecting this rate as well.

      But one thing is sure that you’ll see that visitors are becoming customers.

  14. I want to show 6 products in the same UpSell. The 6 products are subscriptions and where I have to select how many months the subscription will be. And I can only buy 1 single product of the 6

    1. Hi Jorge,

      Currently, you cannot offer more than product using Smart Offers. As explained here, you can create a bundle to offer multiple products inside one offer.

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