Best WooCommerce Quick View Plugin

If you want to add quick view functionality to your WooCommerce store, you’ll need a WooCommerce quick view plugin.

In this post, I went hands-on with four popular options to help you pick the best plugin for your store. But before I dig into that hands-on comparison, let’s quickly run through eCommerce quick view best practices, because there’s a right and a wrong way to implement this functionality, and you’ll want to pick a plugin that does things the right away.

Make sure your WooCommerce quick view plugin follows best practices

Quick view is a popular eCommerce feature used by about half of the top-50 US eCommerce sites, according to Baymard.

However, while quick view is a feature that you see a lot, there’s a right way and a wrong way to implement it, and you’ll want to pay special attention to make sure you implement it in the best way possible at your eCommerce store.

So what is the “best way possible”? Using screen recordings of real shoppers, ForeSee studied this issue – let’s look at the data.

What you should not do is open the quick view automatically when someone hovers over a product. When implemented this way, only 8.1% of shoppers interacted with quick view.

Instead, you should add a persistent button that opens the quick view. That is, an actual “Quick View” button that shoppers can click to open the quick view.

When done this way, 44.8% of shoppers used the quick view feature, which is a big improvement.

So – whenever possible, pick a WooCommerce quick view plugin that lets you add a persistent button – I made sure that all the plugins on this list use that approach.

1. WooCommerce Quick View Pro

WooCommerce quick view pro

WooCommerce Quick View Pro is a premium WooCommerce quick view plugin that follows the UX best practices above by letting shoppers open the quick view by clicking:

  • A persistent button
  • On the product image

You can choose your preferred method, or use both.

The quick view then pops up in a persistent responsive lightbox which lets shoppers view larger images and choose quantities, variations, etc. If they decide to add the product to their cart, you can automatically close the quick view box to keep them browsing your catalog.

Key features

  • Two methods to open lightbox – persistent button or clicking the product image (or both)
  • Customizable button text to open the quick view
  • Three layout options – image only, product details only, or both
  • Option to choose exactly which product details to include
  • Supports all WooCommerce product types
  • Works with third-party WooCommerce plugins like WooCommerce Add-ons, Bundles, Subscriptions, etc.
  • Integrates with the WooCommerce Product Table plugin from the same developer

WooCommerce Quick View Pro settings

An example of the quick view functionality from my test site

WooCommerce Quick View Pro example

Price and details

WooCommerce Quick View Pro is a premium plugin – prices start at $79 for use on a single site and go up to $279 for use on up to 20 sites. All plans come with a 30-day money-back guarantee, as well.

2. YITH WooCommerce Quick View

The YITH WooCommerce Quick View plugin is a popular freemium option that’s available at WordPress.org, as well as in a premium version with more functionality.

Like WooCommerce Quick View Pro, YITH WooCommerce Quick View lets you use a persistent button that gives shoppers the option to open a similarly persistent quick view lightbox.

The free version is pretty basic, with no options to customize what shows up in the quick view. However, the premium version gives you more control over the individual elements in the lightbox.

Key features

  • Uses a persistent button to open quick view
  • Option to disable quick view for mobile visitors
  • Automatically close quick view if shopper adds the item to their cart
  • Add product navigation to quick view box (paid)
  • Choose what product information to display (paid)
  • Customize product image display (paid)

YITH WooCommerce Quick View settings

These are the only settings in the free version.

An example of the quick view functionality from my test site

Notice how, unlike WooCommerce Quick View Pro, there’s no product image gallery:

YITH WooCommerce Quick View example

Price and details

The free version of YITH WooCommerce Quick View is available at WordPress.org. If you’d like access to the premium features, the paid version starts at €49.99 for use on a single site and ranges up to €159.99 for use on up to 30 sites.

3. WooCommerce Quick View

The creatively named WooCommerce Quick View plugin is another freemium option at WordPress.org that has a lot of similarities to YITH WooCommerce Quick View. So much so that it almost seems like a fork.

However, there are a few minor differences between the two. Notably:

  • This one gives you more color/style options
  • If a shopper clicks the Add to Cart button in the quick view, it takes them to the single product page, rather than just closing the lightbox.

There’s also a premium version with more functionality.

Key features

  • Uses a persistent button to open quick view
  • Option to disable quick view for mobile visitors
  • Customize the button text
  • Add product navigation in quick view (paid)
  • Add a button icon (paid)
  • Disable the link to the single product page (paid)
  • Control which product details display in the quick view box (paid)

WooCommerce Quick View settings

You can see the interface similarities with YITH WooCommerce Quick View

An example of the quick view functionality from my test site

Again, you should notice that there’s no product image gallery:

WooCommerce Quick View example

Price and details

There’s a limited free version at WordPress.org. After that, the paid version costs $27 for use on unlimited sites.

4. Quick View WooCommerce

Quick View WooCommerce is one more freemium WooCommerce quick view plugin. This one gives you a lot more settings in the free version than the previous two options. And it also includes the product image gallery like WooCommerce Quick View Pro.

For more functionality, there’s also an affordable premium version.

Key features

  • Uses a persistent button to open quick view
  • Multiple button placement options
  • Choose different entrance animations
  • Disable quick view on mobile devices
  • Control product image sizes
  • Option to add a button to the quick view that links to the single product page
  • Enable/disable the product image gallery
  • Enable Ajax add to cart and automatically close the popup after a user adds an item to their cart (paid)
  • Control which product details display (paid)
  • Choose different lightbox types (paid)
  • Customize product image gallery position (paid)

Quick View WooCommerce settings

An example of the quick view functionality from my test site

Here’s what it looks like with the default settings, but you can also disable the button to the single product page if you’d prefer:

Quick View WooCommerce example

In the free version, users are taken to the single product page after they add an item to their cart, which isn’t ideal. You’ll need the paid version to change that functionality.

Price and details

The Quick View WooCommerce plugin has a limited free version at WordPress.org. After that, the premium version starts at $9 for use on a single site and goes up to $30 for use on unlimited sites.

Get started with WooCommerce quick view today

Implemented well, WooCommerce quick view functionality gives your shoppers a simpler way to view product details and purchase products. And, as ForeSee found, around 45% of your shoppers are likely to take advantage of this feature if you implement it in the right way.

To add product quick view functionality to WooCommerce, you’ll need a WooCommerce quick view plugin, and we’ve laid out four good options in this post:

  1. WooCommerce Quick View Pro
  2. YITH WooCommerce Quick View
  3. WooCommerce Quick View
  4. Quick View WooCommerce

Do you have any questions about which is the best WooCommerce quick view plugin for your needs? Ask away in the comments and we’ll try to help!

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