When using WooCommerce, it will by default add a form for the client to enter their billing details. Now for some cases, you might not want that. In this post, we’ll look at a simple way to remove billing details from WooCommerce.
Let’s take a couple of examples. When purchasing a simple virtual product you may only want to send the user to PayPal without any other interference. Similarly, you might want to disable billing details for free virtual products. There is no option within WooCommerce to hide or disable the billing details, but there is a simple plugin that can do it for you.
If you want to easily edit the checkout fields in WooCommerce we highly recommend the official extension that exists specifically for this purpose. If you’re not a developer and want a reliable solution for your e-commerce business, this is the way to go.
The WooCommerce Checkout Field Editor plugin includes a helpful set of options from which you can add, edit, and remove checkout fields shown on your WooCommerce checkout page.
Pro Tip: The WooCommerce checkout page isn’t great by default. Use the WooCommerce Fast Cart plugin to replace multiple checkout steps with a single on-page order form and simplify the process for everyone.
You can do everything from adding and removing information in the billing and shipping sections to inserting new fields after those sections where you typically find the “Order Notes”.
Aside from the option to remove billing details from WooCommerce’s checkout, you’re free to move around the core fields without ever touching the code too. This gives you full control over your checkout experience so you can optimize it for your store’s and your customers’ needs.
The checkout field editor supports different custom field types. You can add and edit text fields, select fields, password fields, checkboxes, and even date-pickers. There’s a full list of them in their documentation.
If you’re a bit more creative you can also modify the “Billing details” section of your checkout (and others) in other ways. For example, you can assign each field to either be aligned right, aligned left, or take up the full width. This alone can make your checkout process feel shorter and simpler, which will help to increase your conversions.
Add Custom Fields
That’s right. Aside from just editing existing fields in the WooCommerce checkout page, you can also add your own custom ones!
For example, add a delivery date field so customers can pick the date when to have their shopping delivered.
If you’re selling food items, add a “Food allergies” field so customers can pick specific food allergies from a list or enter their own.
These small touches will improve your checkout experience and build trust with your customers, encouraging them to come back and purchase from you again.
Disable Billing Details from WooCommerce Checkout
The WooCommerce Checkout Field Editor plugin is priced at $49 and also offers a 30-day trial period option so you can test out the extension on your website before investing any money. If that sounds a little expensive, think of it this way…
You spend $49 to optimize your checkout experience. Thanks to those changes, you convert 2 new customers a week at $25 per order. You’ve made your money back from week 2 and immediately increased your revenue in just a few clicks.