We're excited to announce a major new feature in the latest version of the WooCommerce Product Options plugin: a price calculator field! This powerful tool allows you to easily create custom pricing formulas for your products, based on the values of other fields.
What is a WooCommerce price calculator field?
A price calculator field is a special type of field that can be added to a WooCommerce product, which allows you to specify a formula for calculating the price of the product based on the values of other fields. This can be particularly useful for products that have variable dimensions, prices, or other factors that need to be taken into account when determining the final cost.
Example price formula use cases
Here are a few examples of how the price calculator field could be used in a WooCommerce store:
- Made to measure fabricsWhen you sell custom fabrics such as made to measure curtains, then a WooCommerce price calculator lets customers enter the required dimensions. The price formula then displays and charges them the correct cost.
- Custom-sized orders of printed materialsIf you sell custom-sized orders of items such as signs, banners, or decals, you can use the price calculator field to calculate the total cost based on the width and height of the order. Simply add separate fields for width and height. Then, use a formula field to multiply those values together. Remember to add in any additional costs (such as setup fees or shipping).
- Custom-cut pieces of wood or metalIf you sell custom-cut pieces of wood or metal, you can use the price calculator field to calculate the total cost based on the size of the piece. Simply add fields for width, length, and thickness. Then, use a formula field to multiply those values together and add in any additional costs.
- Products with multiple optionsIf you have a product with multiple options (such as a t-shirt with different sizes, colors, and designs), you can use the price calculator field to calculate the total cost based on the selected options. For example, you could add separate fields for size, color, and design. You can then use a formula field to add up the costs of each option.
How to use the WooCommerce price formula field
Using the price calculator field in WooCommerce Product Options is easy. Simply follow these steps:
- Go to Products → Product Options in the WordPress admin.
- Add several Number fields to an options group. These will be the fields that the formula will be based on. For example, if you're creating a price calculator for a custom-sized order of printed materials, you might add separate fields for width and height.
- Select which products or categories the WooCommerce price calculator options will appear on.
- Add a Formula field to the group. This will be the field where you specify the formula for calculating the price.
- Enter the formula in the Formula field. There are a wide range of parameters available for creating simple or advanced formulas. This means that you can create custom pricing schemes for your products. These are displayed underneath the WooCommerce price formula field.
- Save your product and test the price calculator field to make sure it's working as expected.
It's that easy!
Further reading: Complete guide to the best WooCommerce measurement price calculator plugins.
Where to get the plugin
We hope you're as excited about the new WooCommerce price calculator field as we are! With this powerful new tool, you can easily create custom pricing formulas for your WooCommerce products. The total product price is calculated based on the values of other fields. Whether you're selling custom-sized orders of printed materials, custom-cut pieces of wood or metal, or products with multiple options, the price calculator field can help you streamline your pricing. Overall, this makes it easier for customers to understand the cost of your products.
So don't wait, upgrade to the latest version of the WooCommerce Product Options plugin today and start using the price calculator field to take your store to the next level!