Next up, we have the Design options. Use them to set the position of the popup (left bottom, right bottom, left top, right top), the position of the image, background color for the popup, popup layout (width, image width, borders, spacing, link to product). You can also set the close button or upload your own icon for that purpose. It’s here that you’ll also set the audio alert. Bear in mind, though, that the sound will depend on user permissions and browser settings (many users turn the notification sounds in their browser).

Creating Live Sale WooCommerce Notifications With a Plugin

Next, if you want to set up virtual (fake orders), select Recently viewed products.
After you’ve set the product selection, it’s time to configure the popup. Click on Popup setting. The first thing to do is to check if the notifications are enabled (which they are by default, but it doesn’t hurt to double-check. Here you can set whether you want notifications to display on mobile devices too. Many shops keep mobile notifications off as they tend to hinder the user experience on smaller screens.
The plugin we’ll be using to display live sale notifications is Live sales/Fake sales notification (full name “Live sales notification for WooCommerce, Fake sales notification for WooCommerce, Recent sales notification for WooCommerce”). As we can see from its name, it’s a plugin designed to boost sales using notifications even when the store doesn’t really have that many sales to highlight. It gives you two options – to send popup notifications about live original sales and virtual sales, which is a nicer way to say “fake sales.” If you opt for fake sales, your visitors will get notifications that an item has just been sold even though it hasn’t, and it will hopefully prompt them to purchase something themselves, for reasons we discussed above (social proof, FOMO, etc).
Here you can also customize font size, font weight, colors, etc.
You can also set the product to show in the popup. In the Select product field, pick one of your items from the dropdown menu or type its name. Again, you can set the virtual name and location, as well as the number of notifications per page.
The first thing to set is the Product selection. Here you can specify where you want to select products from. For notifications about real orders and sales, select Orders placed. In the Order related options you can specify the status of the order you want to display notifications for. It can be just the completed orders, but it can also include orders pending payment, processing, on hold, completed, even canceled, refunded and failed. Here you’ll also set how many notifications to show per page. The number you set is only for virtual orders. With real ones, the number will represent the number of your actual orders made, and if that number is lower than the number specified in this field, the plugin will not add virtual orders to add up to the number.
Here you can set the virtual names you want displayed in the notification. These names will represent the customer who “bought” the item. You can also specify the location, so the popup displays, for example, “John from Colorado.”
Your popup will, of course, be different after you customize everything to your liking and set the product selection the way it suits you best.
And that’s basically it. After leaving most of the default options on and using a dummy product, our live sale notification looks something like this:
This section also allows you to set the timing and duration of the popup. We recommend keeping the default settings. The Loop through option, when enabled, makes your first popup appear again once all the other popup notifications have been displayed.
The last option, Show product from selected category, does a similar job – it lets you pick a category of products to display in the notification.
After installing the plugin, it will appear in the left-hand dashboard menu. Before you start using it, you should configure its settings.
Now, if you don’t feel comfortable lying to your visitors and potential customers, you obviously don’t have to. The plugin can be set to display notifications about real sales only. However, bear in mind that if your shop doesn’t have a high frequency of sales on the average, the real sale notifications may not be that useful.
In the Message text field, you can customize the default message of the notification. Note that text in brackets (product link, name, location) shouldn’t be changed since these are pulled automatically. You can customize the text in between or add more text if you like.
To get started, you first need to download, install and activate the plugin. You can search for it by name in the plugin section of your WordPress dashboard, or download it from and then upload it.

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