Are you running an online shop?
If you are using WordPress, there are eCommerce plugins available like WooCommerce and Easy Digital Downloads for setting up an online store.
Anyway, managing a WooCommerce website might be a little hard task. While doing something similar, you need to take care of the website’s SEO for more customers, security, performance, and every process inside it.
And if you would like to modify your checkout process inside your shop, we have got a simple solution for you. In this article, we are going to show you how you can modify it. We are about to introduce a freemium plugin called WooCommerce direct checkout for you.
And also the complete WooCommerce Direct Checkout review.
Just like the name says, the plugin will help us to simplify the checkout page, modify it. The QuadLayers team creates the plugin. We have already introduced the WhatsApp chat plugin of theirs in our WhatsApp chat review.
WooCommerce Direct Checkout review is a freemium plugin – as I said earlier. A free version plugin is available on the WordPress plugins repository [Direct Checkout For WooCommerce].
Around 30,000+ WooCommerce shops are using this plugin. And if we check the rating, you could see that most users submitted a five stars rating for the plugin.
The premium version (WooCommerce Direct Checkout Pro) comes with a lot more features. And in this article, we are about to show you the features, pricing, and configuration of the premium plugin.
Now, let’s take a look at the features offered by the WooCommerce Direct Checkout WordPress plugin.
If you are using managed WordPress hosting companies like WP Engine, they will probably limit bandwidth for each user. For example, their Startup plan comes with 50gb bandwidth a month. And the growth plan got 200gb bandwidth a month.
You need to make sure that all your plugins won’t eat your bandwidth. If the bandwidth got exhausted, you would see some error on your websites’ frontend. The site won’t be accessible at that time.
As a business owner, this hurts.
Thankfully, this WooCommerce Direct Checkout plugin won’t cause any related issues. The team created the plugin carefully, and as the test ran, WooCommerce Direct Checkout will only consume less bandwidth than the competitor plugins.
This is a plus point.
A WooCommerce shop needs to be blazing fast. And there are so many WordPress performance optimization plugins like WP Super cache, Perfmatters, etc. are available. Your active theme and installed plugins also affect the speed of your website.
If you are using a big theme with poorly coded WordPress plugins, probably your website will be slow. Anyway, that’s not recommended for an online shop. It can affect your shop’s sales, traffic, conversions, etc.
And thankfully, the WooCommerce Direct Checkout plugin comes with lightweight code. This won’t slow down your online shop. So, you can focus on other things!
For reducing the checkout process steps, we could skip some processes. For example, when a user adds a product to his cart, you will be able to redirect him to the checkout page. It will reduce cart abandonment.
IN the WooCommerce Direct Checkout plugin settings, you could see the configuration.
If you select Yes as the option, you can choose a page from the dropdown, save the settings.
You can directly redirect them to your checkout page or a custom URL.
By default, the checkout page comes with a lot of fields like name, address, address 2, city, company, phone, country, state, postcode, etc. Well, we do not need all these fields. You won’t be able to modify it traditionally.
But with the WooCommerce Direct Checkout plugin, you will be able to do it! In the premium version plugin, go to the WooCommerce settings, Direct Checkout. And under the checkout option, you can see the configuration.
By default, the plugin will remove fields like
- Address 2
From your checkout page. You can always remove more fields if you like and make the checkout process simple.
Just click on the box, and it will show you the fields you can remove from the checkout process.
Most website visitors coming to your online shop are ready to buy your products. If we can make the checkout option simple, we can see an increase in sales and revenue.
Well, how about adding a quick purchase button on your product page?
Adding a Purchase Now button is a great idea. So if your customers in a hurry, we might want to purchase without thinking twice. Clicking the purchase now button will redirect the customer to the checkout page.
From there, they can process payment, complete the order.
In the premium version plugin, you will get this feature.
By default, in the WooCommerce checkout page, you will see only the payment processing gateways, your billing, shipping, address, etc.
But, the one-page checkout option will add the carted items as a section to your checkout page.
Your customers will be able to edit their cart and make appropriate changes to it. It is an excellent feature for enhancing our WooCommerce shop.
Right now, the free version plugin doesn’t have this feature. You might want to get the premium version plugin for this.
By simplifying the checkout process, you will be able to reduce the load on the server. Each time, the server doesn’t need to load every page in the process. As our configuration, the product, cart, and checkout pages will get loaded.
This is a great way to reduce the HTTP requests, load, and also speeding up the online shop.
Using Ajax inside WordPress is an easy way to increase the performance of your blog. Also, the customers will love it. Thankfully, this WooCommerce Direct Checkout plugin is powered by Ajax.
When someone uses the add to cart button, without any additional page load, the product will be added to their cart. It can probably help you to increase conversions.
Let’s see how we can install and configure the plugin.
First of all, log in to your WordPress blog, go to the add new plugins section. If you are planning to use the free version, search for the Direct Checkout for WooCommerce plugin. And install it. (We do have a complete guide on installing WordPress plugins)
Once you got installed, simply activate the plugin.
The plugin’s settings will be under the WooCommerce settings page.
You will get sub configurations labeled as:
The documentation link will redirect you to the QuadLayers website’s docs section. Rest items can be configured according to your liking.
Make sure that you have saved the changes. Then the changes will reflect on your shop’s frontend.
In the free version, you will have some limitations in the configuration. So, for unlocking it, we need the premium version. Since the free version is not available in the WordPress plugins repository, we need to get it from their official website.
Purchase a plan, and then you will be able to download the premium WordPress plugin. Go to the add new plugins section and upload the premium plugin files.
Activate the plugin once you got installed it.
And you are good to go. Make sure that you have installed and activated the free version plugin also on your blog. It will only work together.
Now, you have unlocked every feature of the plugin.
They have three premium pricing options.
- Personal – $19
- Agency – $39
- Developer – $79
Compared to other plugins in the market, the pricing is quite affordable. On top of that, you will get access to all their features in every plan. Some WordPress companies limit user’s access to features according to their account level.
Well, here, you can get every feature. If you are running a single website, the personal plan is a good option for you. For five licenses, you might want to get the Agency membership.
If you need more than five licenses, purchase the Developer plan.
Also, another plus point is, this is for the lifetime. Means, you don’t need to renew your license again and again for receiving new features and updates. You can get lifetime updates from the team.
If you are running on the free version plugin, you can get support from the plugins’ support forum.
You can open a topic there, mention your issue with the plugin. And their support team will be there to fixing your problem. Usually, every support topic will get closed as soon as possible.
They are highly active in the support section.
And, the premium version users will get priority support from the team. Typically, they will get six-month priority support from the author team. This can be extended, as you requested.
Just send a support ticket with your issue. It will get solved soon.
As i mentioned earlier, you will receive updates for the lifetime. If you need to upgrade or downgrade your plan, that’s possible. Once you got activated the plugin with a valid license key, you are good to go.
From the WordPress updates page, you can update it. The free version plugin doesn’t need any key. It will work just like any plugin on the WordPress plugins repository.
The QuadLayers team got a detailed documentation section for the WooCommerce Direct Checkout WordPress plugin.
They have categorized the sections like:
In each section, you could find the detailed documentation article.
You can search the docs section if you need help with any customization. On the other hand, the support staff is always here to help you. All you need to do is, raise a support ticket.
Someone from the support section will get back to you with a solution.
You can get the premium version plugin from below.
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