We all know how important the checkout page is, that it can make or break a sale. Your customer wants to pop in and pop out in as little time as possible. The more you can customize your page to make that happen, the better.
But what does customizing mean? It’s not just moving everything around, and adding graphics and a ton of other elements. It really boils down to two things:
- Creating a mean and lean checkout.
- Adding or deleting necessary fields.
But finding the right plugin or extension can be challenging.
8 WooCommerce Plugins and Extensions for Your Checkout Page
There are dozens of free and paid plugins that it specific needs you might have. To list them all here wouldn’t do you much good. Instead, I am going to share five plugins that we have written posts on. This way, if you find something that sounds like it might work for you, you can dive into the deeper post to see if it really does the trick for you.
Increase Sales on Any WooCommerce Page with a Custom Checkout
Don’t feel trapped to be able to create a custom checkout on any page on your site. Of course there are different ways to do this, but the Handsome Checkout Pages plugin gives you some very cool templates to embed forms, sell multi-products, adjust quantity and variations plus a lot more. You can see our full post here.
How to Simplify Your WooCommerce Checkout Page
When I talk about streamlining, that is where the Checkout for WooCommerce plugin comes in. Many of the users of this plugin swear by it for increasing conversions. You get three templates that give you a unique layout, with customizations primarily around colors. It’s easy to set up and intuitive. You can read the longer post here.
How to Give Your Customers a Quick Checkout on Your WooCommerce Shop
Along the lines of the previous plugin, Quick Checkout for WooCommerce helps with conversions and abandoned carts by giving your customers the checkout page while on the shop page. So when you click on the checkout box, it opens as a lightbox or is revealed below or above the shop loop. In addition there are controls for a Buy Now button on individual product pages. You can read our longer post here.
Auto-Apply Coupons to the Cart Using a Custom URL in WooCommerce
One less step for the customer. Instead of having to add the coupon code, make it even easier. Give them a URL with the WooCommerce Advanced Coupons plugin to a product that automatically applies the discount to their cart, is one of those ways. It’s easy and we show you how in this post.
How To Create Custom Checkout Fields in WooCommerce
If done right, adding custom checkout fields gives you more control and helps sales. And there is no better way to do it than with conditional logic. The Conditional Woo Checkout Field Pro plugin lets you capture additional information based on what products are in your customer’s cart. This kind of customer feedback can be extremely valuable. You can read our longer post here.
How to Add Product Combinations to a Specific Customer’s Cart with WooCommerce
Pre-filling a cart for a customer might be the perfect solution for you. There are many creative ways to do this. A simple example is following up with a potential or existing customer and adding all the products you had suggested in the cart.
Taking that a step further. You are web maintenance firm and you want to send customers pre-defined packages that consist of several of your services. Instead of having to create these on your site, you can do it specifically for a new client’s needs. Here is our post on the WooCommerce Cart URL plugin.
How to Create Payment and Shipping Restrictions at Checkout in WooCommerce
Getting down to a more specific need, the Conditional Shipping and Payment extension gives you control of your checkout page through payment gateways, shipping methods and country and state shipping. Using conditional logic, you can restrict the amount spent using certain payment gateways, for example PayPal. Or you can restrict the methods of shipping allowed to certain regions and countries. You can read our longer post here.
How to Add, Edit and Remove Fields on Your WooCommerce Checkout Page
The checkout page is the most critical piece of your WooCommerce online store. Depending on the products or services you sell, having the ability to add, edit or remove fields on that page can make a huge difference. But you will also want to be careful of what you add, edit or remove. Here’s our post that tells you more.
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