Checkout Countdown for WooCommerce


Checkout Countdown for WooCommerce improves cart conversion. The countdown timer starts when your customers add a product to the cart. Lower your abandoned cart rate by letting your customers know exactly how long their order can be reserved. Easy to set-up and customize. it’s a full cart timer, not just a product timer!

Checkout Countdown Features include

  • WordPress 5.0 and WooCommerce version 3.5 + ready.
  • Top banner site-wide. Display the countdown across your whole site. The banner only appears once a product has been added to the customer’s cart.
  • Set up banner messages for sales marketing that appear before any products have been added to cart.
  • Multiple styles e.g WooCommerce cart/checkout notice countdown timer (adapts to your theme style).
  • Easy shortcode for custom placement [cc_countdown].
  • Customize Countdown text and expired cart text.
  • Customize banner background color and font color.

Also great for WooCommerce ticket sales!

A checkout or cart countdown timer can help your store make those sales quicker. It’s a good addition to WooCommerce Event ticket sales and WooCommerce Bookings.

Extended features available in the Pro add-on

  • Custom redirect after countdown timer has finished.
  • Empty and clear the WooCommerce cart as a timed event while customers are active on your site.
  • Restart and loop the countdown (show custom message for a set amount of time between loops).
  • Recalculate the cart and checkout totals with every timer loop. Totals are reloaded live without the page refreshing, so customers don’t lose any details in the checkout. Useful for WooCommerce stores with live market rates.
  • AJAX Support for starting the timer when a product is added to the cart.
  • Set the amount of time to wait between each action (Redirection, clear cart, looping countdown).

Learn more about Checkout Countdown Pro

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  • WooCommerce Countdown Banner for a sale
  • WooCommerce clear cart when timer expired
  • Countdown displayed a WooCommerce notice on checkout and cart
  • Checkout Countdown Settings page
  • Matches your theme, Divi Theme in this case.


Checkout Countdown for WooCommerce plugin Installation Instructions:

Note: This plugin requires WooCommerce to be installed.

  1. Upload the Checkout Countdown for WooCommerce plugin to your /wp-content/plugin/ directory or through the Plugin admin section under “add new”.,
  2. Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ menu in WordPress.,
  3. Configure your settings by going to WooCommerce settings, then the Checkout countdown tab.,
  4. That’s it!


Can it clear the customer cart?

The Pro version allows you to clear the customer cart once the countdown has finished. Please note that the cart will only be cleared while the customer is active on your site. If you require the cart to be cleared regardless of customer activity, you can read more about how to automatically clear the cart here.

How do I place the Checkout Countdown in a custom location?

We’ve made a super simple shortcode for you that you can place anywhere in your template files. Check out an example of the
custom placement of Checkout Countdown here

The site banner doesn’t appear on my site

Checkout Countdown’s Site Banner Works with any theme that doesn’t use a fixed header. The fixed header takes over the space. If you have a Fixed Header than you can use the Shortcode [cc_countdown] or Checkout and Cart Notices.


Excellent plugin

I got first a problem. But then, I used the Shortcode method and it work well. Thanks a lot for everything!
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Contributors & Developers

“Checkout Countdown for WooCommerce” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.




  • Added version control to JS to fix aggressive browser caching. We still recommend that your clear any cache from caching plugins!


You must install this 2.4.0 plugin to use Checkout Countdown Pro 2.40!

  • Improved setting explanations and design.
  • Improved checking of cart contents.
  • Improved settings performance.
  • Improved performance with Checkout Countdown Pro.
  • Added support for translations via Loco Translate and WPML.
  • Removed Unused code.


Updated author details and support links.


Fixed initial loading height of the banner and shortcode be consistent.
Improved shortcode handling. Now works with correctly with Gutenberg.
Improved checking of products in cart.

We recommend switching to new [cc_countdown] rather than the old [cc-countdown].


Fixed the console error “innerHTML of undefined” when using the checkout notices or shortcode setting.


Tested and ready for WordPress 5.2


Tested and ready for WordPress 5.1


Fixed an issues which causes the countdown ‘expired’ message to disappear instantly.
Minor clean up of unused code.


Added support the new Ajax feature for the Checkout Countdown Pro Add-on feature. AJAX support starts the timer without reloading the page. It uses AJAX events, such as when adding a product to cart or removing the last item.


Tested with WordPress 5.0 and Gutenberg


Updated – Assets and minor cleanup.


Tested with the latest WooCommerce 3.5.


Improved – The countdown now works even if the browser/tab is closed, instead of the countdown not counting when closed.


Added – “minutes” and “seconds” are now translatable into anything.
Improved – array_merge
Fixed – Some Users experienced undefined innerHTML


  • Added – Automatically cleans up the database when plugin is uninstalled.
  • Fixed – a typo


  • Improved – Cleaned up code


  • Fixed – A bug that could cause issues when saving timer settings.


  • Checkout Countdown now uses it’s own setting API.
  • Complete redesign and rework of the plugin.
  • Settings moved from WooCommerce settings to it’s own Countdown menu in the WordPress sidebar.
  • Added Banner Message feature to the free Version.
  • Complete integration with Checkout Countdown for WooCommerce Pro Addon.


  • Improved cart and counter checks for better stability
  • Added a few descriptions


  • Initial release on