How to create Up-sell Products block?

What is Up-selling products?

People are frequently mistaken definitions between Cross-selling term and Up-selling term but they’re totally different of selling strategies. They’re all applicable on existing consumers irresistible, enticements to encourage customers to purchase more, boosting your total revenue and no limitation in popularizing them in different types of business. Hang on a min, what is the exact difference point between this two terms?

It’s the key what you want to sell for customers. Literally, when Cross selling is a process of providing possible related product to an original order, Up selling is an improvement of selling more units of the same product, or upgrading their original purchasing decision. This is what Frequently Bought Together extension or Who Bought This Also Bought are designed for.

Advantages of Up-selling

1. Increasing internal profitabilities.

When comes to popping up this Up selling campaign, which means you’re not selling a pure simple product but complicated ones. The most fundamental idea kind of products for this technique is product has numerous of features and you have to divide it into different hierarchy packages.

Obviously, the more features customers want to use, the higher package they have to purchase. It’s in point of how can you make them feel being spent worth on upgrading products. This makes a sale and builds the profession.

2. Enhance customer’s lifetime value

The free or basic package customers are using doesn’t have or couldn’t adapt endless human needs anymore, in the right second they’re about to give up your products, give them what they need: A new solution for their problem can be found at higher edition. This trick is old but still gold until now.

Selling more items to your customers meaning expanding customer’s lifetime value to your store. That what’s called loyalty.

3. Flexible strategy in digital business

Up selling can be applied anywhere or anytime when you own an online store. Inserting them, in block/slider form, on Product Pages, Category Pages, Shopping Cart Pages,… can be easily accomplished all.

Especially in Magento 2’s store, without being a professor or developers you still can display an up-sell slider to your store effortlessly.

How to configure Up-sell block

After being amazed by enormous profits this block can bring up to you, why don’t try to learn to have one in your store right today? Up-sell block can be easily configured by Automatic Related Product extension introduced by Mageplaza. There are 3 ways to install this plugin and all of them are easy to finish. Why don’t you check this out immediately?

automatic related product

Automatic Related Products for M2

Encourage customers to add more items to their cart by showing related products alongside their favorites

Check it out!

And here’s the dedicated installation guide for Automatic Related Product in this link.

2. Install a Up-sell block

This tutorial will guide how to create Up-sell block on the Product page that when a customer comes to visit an item detail page, the up-sell block will entice them to add more related items to their cart and congratulation! More sales!

Step 1: Create a new rule

You have to set a new rule to specify when this block is allowed to be displayed, or furthermore, create many Up-sell blocks as you want in many product/category pages. To create a new Rule on Product Pages, go to Mageplaza > Automatic Related Products > Manage Rules. In the Add Rule section, select Product Page.

A new Related Block Rule form will appear.

Step 2: Set Rule Information

Step 2: Set Rule Information In the Rule Information form:

  • Rule Name field is where you name the rule in the backend only. Here I’ll name it as “Upsell - Macbook - What other items do customers buy after viewing this item?”
  • Location is where you specify the block where it located. I’ll choose it as “Replace up sell product block” which means replace the default one of Magento 2.
  • In the Status field: choose “Active” to enable the rule.
  • In the Store View field you can select the store view where the rule applies on.
  • In the Customer Group field: The rule is only applicable to customers who in the selected group. I selected all but “NOT LOGGED IN” customer group.
  • In the From and To if you want to set the block in a period of time only, feel free to config this section.
  • In the Priority field: This is the field where you enter the priority of the rule. 0 is the highest priority

Step 3: Set Rule’s Condition

Follow this rule if you want to create an up selling block for some special items “Apple Macbook, Apple MacBook Pro ME865LL/A, MacBook Pro MC725LL/A 17-Inch, MacBook Pro ME864LL/A 13.3-Inch, Apple 15” MacBook Pro, Retina, Touch Bar” Step 3: Set Rule’s Condition

Step 4: Set Rule’s Action

Step 4: Set Rule’s Action

  • The Block name field is where you can name the block which is displayed in the frontend. I name it as “What other items do customers buy after viewing this item?”
  • In the Product Layout field: I choose “Slider” for its layout.
  • In the Limit number of products field: Enter the maximum number of products displayed in a block.
  • In the *Display “Out-of-stock” products field: select “No” to not display Out-of-Stock products in my Bestseller slider. It’s not a good impression if your customers see unavailable items being featured.
  • In the Product order field: choose how to sort products in the block. I like sorting by Bestsellers.
  • In the Display additional information field: choose additional information or/and buttons displayed under products in the block, including Price, Review Information, Add to Cart buttons.

Step 5: Check result

Click Save Config. Now back to the frontend and see the final outcome!


Please take a quick glance the official page of the Automatic Related Products extension to discover more notable features!

automatic related product

Automatic Related Products for M2

Encourage customers to add more items to their cart by showing related products alongside their favorites

Check it out!

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