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How to Create a Live Sales Notification in WordPress

Written By: author image Stacey Corrin
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Stacey has been writing about WordPress and digital marketing for over 10 years and on other topics for much longer. Alongside this, she's fascinated with web design, user experience, and SEO.
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John Turner is the co-founder of RafflePress. He has over 20+ years of business and development experience and his plugins have been downloaded over 25 million times.

Do you want to add a live sales notification to WordPress?

Sales notifications are an excellent form of social proof that can help you increase your sales by up to 15%. Yet, many business owners are unaware of this powerful tool and how to use it on their websites to boost conversion rates.

This article will teach you how to create a live sales notification on your WordPress site.

Before we start, let’s look at sales notifications and why adding them to WordPress can help your business.

Why Add Live Sales Notifications to WordPress

A sales notification is a small popup on your website’s front end that appears whenever shoppers purchase a product or service. Using a recent sales popup is a great way to improve your business credibility and persuade potential customers to go through with their purchase.

Notification popups use the fear of missing out (FOMO) to encourage users to take action.

When users browse your website or WooCommerce store and see other people making a purchase, it immediately improves how they see your brand. They’re then left wondering what benefits those buyers get from buying those selected products and how they could be missing out.

As a marketing tool, FOMO is super-effective. Just check out these FOMO statistics to learn why:

Fear of missing out statistics

Even better, custom notifications boost sales on eCommerce websites by up to 15%.

Now that you know why sales notifications are an excellent tool for driving more leads and sales let’s look at how to create them on your WordPress or WooCommerce site.

How to Create Live Sales Notifications with TrustPulse

The easiest way to create a sales notification message in WordPress is with TrustPulse. TrustPulse makes it easy to leverage the power of social proof with recent sales notification popups.

TrustPulse is the best recents sales notification popup tool for WordPress

With real-time event tracking, you can show a live sales feed of any action on your website, including:

  • Recent orders
  • Newsletter subscriptions
  • Webinar registrations
  • Virtual orders
  • Limited stock products
  • Giveaway entries

Plus, TrustPulse’s On-Fire notifications can show how many people have taken action in a given time.

The app is easy to use, includes flexible design options, and provides detailed analytics to see which of your website or online store pages perform best.

Best of all, TrustPulse works with any website, including WordPress, Shopify, and more. It also offers integrations for page builders like Elementor, SeedProd, and popular WooCommerce plugins.

Bottom line: TrustPulse is an excellent choice as a WooCommerce live sales notification plugin.

So if you want to create a live sales notification in WordPress, here’s how to do it with TrustPulse.

Step 1: Sign Up for TrustPulse

TrustPulse is a live sales notification tool and a WordPress popup plugin. It has a free version and a paid plan and works with the most popular WordPress plugins.

For this tutorial, we’ll use the paid version of TrustPulse. However, the steps to add order notifications to your WordPress website are pretty much the same.

So, click here to get started with TrustPusle, then click the Get TrustPulse Now button.

Click to get the TrustPulse live sales notifications plugin

You can choose a TrustPulse plan that best suits your business needs on the product page.

Select your TrustPulse pricing plan

Afterward, you can fill out your account details and click the Get Started Now with TrustPulse button.

Enter your account details for TrustPulse

Now enter your payment information and click the Pay button.

Enter your payment details to purchase TrustPulse

Great work! You’ve signed up for TrustPulse successfully. Now it’s time to create a live sales notification in WordPress.

Step 2: Add TrustPulse to Your Website

After signing up for TrustPulse, it will ask you to enter your website’s name and domain name. You can use any name you like, but you’ll need to use your actual URL for the domain name.

Add your name and website domain to TrustPulse

When you’ve filled in your website details, click the Save Site button.

Step 3: Choose Your Campaign Type

On the next page, TrustPulse will tell you that you haven’t created any campaigns yet. To create a new campaign, click on the green Create Campaign button in the top-right corner.

Create a new live sales notification campaign

This will take you to the campaign creation page, which has several templates. In the first section, you can give your new campaign a name. You can call it whatever you like, but we’d suggest choosing a name relevant to what you need it for, such as “coupon notifications” or “checkout page notifications.”

Give your live sales notification campaign a name

Next, scroll down the page to select your campaign type. To show notifications, you’ll need to ensure that the Recent Activity campaign type is selected.

Choose the recent activity campaign type to show a live stream of website activity

You can then go ahead and click the Next Step button.

Step 4: Customize the Appearance of Notifications

TrustPulse offers a variety of customization options to change your notifications look. The app will also show a live preview of your notification popup as you make changes.

Customize the appearance of your live sales notification popups

It’s easy to adjust the following settings with just a few clicks:

  • Your notification popup language
  • The customer name or how you’ll address them
  • Your notification message
  • Where you’ll redirect users after clicking
  • The notification image, such as a map, icon, product image, etc.
  • Where you’ll display the notification on your website.
  • The notification size
  • Animation options
  • Default notification settings

It’s also possible to show the Advanced Settings section to change your popup’s background color, text color, drop shadow, border, CSS, and more. This makes it easy to match your live sales notification to your website’s branding.

Customize the colors of your live sale popups

When you’re happy with your customizations, click the Next Step button.

Step 5: Set Up Activity Capturing

To display your notifications correctly, you need to let TrustPulse capture your website activity so that it can show it to visitors.

On the next page, you can select 2 different configurations for TrustPulse to capture activity on your website, which includes:

  • AutoMagic: Track and record user activity and submissions automatically.
  • Zapier: Connect to a separate tool to capture visitor activity from over 2,000 web apps.

For this tutorial, we’ll use the AutoMagic option because it’s easy to use for beginners, so go ahead and select that option.

Choose the AutoMagic option to automatically track user activity on your WordPress website.

After, choose which activity you want TrustPulse to track by clicking the dropdown menu. 

Select which activity you'd like TrustPulse to track.

You can track activity from:

  • Any page on your website
  • Exact URLs
  • URLs matching a regular expression
  • Any page except URLs with specific text
  • Any page except exact URLs

These options provide plenty of flexibility. You could pick the Exact URLs option to show activity on your checkout page, giveaway landing page, and upsells. Or you can keep things simple and choose the Any Page option.

After selecting your preferred option, click the Next Step button.

Step 6: Set Up Your Display Rules

On the next page, you can set rules which dictate when your notifications show on your website.

First, choose where you want to display your notifications from the dropdown menu.

Choose where you want to display your notifications from the drop down menu

You can display your live sales notifications on:

  • Any page on your website
  • Exact URLs
  • URLs matching a regular expression
  • Any page except URLs with specific text
  • Any page except exact URLs

After, you can adjust the notification settings, which include:

  • The delay before showing the first notification (in seconds)
  • The length of time a notification shows
  • The delay time between notifications
  • If you’d like to show notifications on mobile devices
  • If you want the notifications to loop through again if visitors have seen them all
Adjust your live sales notification settings

The default settings are a great place to start, or you can choose your own. When you’re happy with your changes, click Next Step.

Step 7: Publish Your Live Sales Notifications

The final step is to publish your sales notifications in WordPress.

There are 2 ways you can do this: manually adding the TrustPulse embed shortcode to your website or using the TrustPulse live sales notification plugin.

The easiest option is to use the TrustPulse plugin. To do this, navigate to Plugins » Add New from your WordPress admin area and type TrustPulse into the search box.

Then click Install Now to install it instantly.

Install the TrustPulse WordPress plugin

After, click the Activate button to activate TrustPulse on your website.

Activate the TrustPulse WordPress plugin

This will take you to the TrustPulse dashboard, where you can either sign up for an account or connect your existing account. Since we’ve already created an account with TrustPulse, click the Connect Your Existing Account button.

Connect to your existing TrustPulse account

TrustPulse will automatically detect your settings and give you the option to view your campaigns. Clicking the View My Campaigns button shows you the campaign we created earlier. 

click to view the trustpulse campaign you created earlier.

So go ahead and edit this campaign and click the Publish tab. You should now see a message saying that your campaign is now active.

Preview your live sales notification campaign

To see a preview of how your notifications look on your website, click the View a Sample Campaign link.

example of a live sales notification in WordPress using TrustPulse.

Remember to click Save to preserve all your settings.


We hope this article has helped you learn how to create a live sales notification in WordPress. Now you can use the power of FOMO to drive more leads and sales for your business. You also won’t ever have to use fake sales notifications again.

If you want to learn more about your website visitors’ interests, follow this guide to learn how to add a survey to your website.

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Stacey Corrin Writer
Stacey has been writing about WordPress and digital marketing for over 10 years and on other topics for much longer. Alongside this, she's fascinated with web design, user experience, and SEO.

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    1. Hi Andrew, we’re always working on new features and improvements for RafflePress behind the scenes. Keep an eye on the blog for the next announcement.

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