How to Configure the Minimum Order Amount in Magento 2?

How to Configure the Minimum Order Amount in Magento 2?

What is the Minimum Order Amount?

Minimum order amount is the lowest monetary amount that a customer must spend on products or services in a single transaction when making a purchase. It is a requirement set by the seller and customers must meet or exceed this amount to complete the transaction. In case the customer’s subtotal or grand total is below the minimum order amount, he/she will not be able to proceed to checkout.

Why Set Minimum Order Amount?

Setting the minimum order amount in an ecommerce store offers several benefits. Firstly, it stops orders below the profitable amount. Small orders don’t have a good profit margin because of the processing and shipping charges. Setting up the minimum order amount requirement allows store admins to avoid orders that have no or very little profit. Secondly, the minimum order amount increases the store’s revenue because it encourages customers to purchase more items or spend more. Thirdly, it reduces shipping costs because larger orders typically have lower shipping costs per item which benefits both the customer and the business.

How to Configure the Minimum Order Amount in Magento 2?

Magento, as a flexible eCommerce platform, allows you to establish a minimum order amount through the admin panel. Keep in mind that this minimum order amount applies to all customers. If you need to set unique minimum order amounts for various customer groups, consider using our Magento 2 Minimum Order Amount for Customer Group extension.
  • Login to your Magento 2 admin panel
  • On the left panel, navigate to Stores and under 'Settings', click Configuration
  • On the left panel, expand Sales and click on Sales
  • Expand the Minimum Order Amount tab

Minimum Order Amount in Magento 2

  • Enable: Select 'Yes' to enable the minimum order amount
  • Minimum Amount: Enter the minimum order amount
  • Include Discount Amount: Select 'Yes' if you want to include discount in the amount
  • Include Tax to Amount: Select 'Yes' if you want to include tax in the amount
  • Description Message: Enter a custom message you want to display when a customer does not meet the minimum order amount requirement
  • Error to Show in Shopping Cart: Enter the error message you want to display in shopping cart
  • Click Save Config

That's it for the configuration. Now when a customer tries to purchase less than $50, he will get a warning message as shown below.

Minimum Order Amount Warning Message in Magento 2