The default WooCommerce checkout process goes something like this: customers add products to their cart, review their cart, fill out the checkout form, and then place their order. That's at least 4 pages! Instead, use WooCommerce one click checkout plugin to optimize the checkout process and maximize sales.
In this article, I’ll explain how you can set up WooCommerce one click checkout on your online store using the WooCommerce Fast Cart plugin. With a one click checkout, customers can shop with as few clicks as possible.
You can also watch this video, which shows you how to set up WooCommerce one click checkout from start to finish:
What is a one click checkout?
One click checkout enables customers to purchase from any product page or from the cart, without having to go through the checkout process. This means that customers can view a product, learn about it, and buy it from one page.
The WooCommerce Fast Cart plugin adds a one click checkout option to your store. When a customer adds a product to their shopping cart, the plugin opens the checkout in a pop-up window on the same page. Customers can complete the purchase without having to leave the page.
The benefit of a WooCommerce one click checkout is that customers don’t have to go through multiple pages to place their order. Customers who are logged into their account will see their shipping address and billing information already filled out in the checkout form.
This speeds up the purchase user flow in your store and eliminates points of friction. As a result, it can potentially help you reduce shopping cart abandonment, increase sales, and grow your bottom line.
How to set up one click checkout in WooCommerce
Next, I’ll show you step-by-step how to set up WooCommerce one click checkout using the WooCommerce Fast Cart plugin. You can use this to minimize the number of clicks it takes for customers to purchase a product from your store.
If you haven’t done so already, get the WooCommerce Fast Cart plugin. You’ll receive a license key in a confirmation email. Here's what you need to do next.
3 simple steps
- Log into the WordPress admin area and install and activate the plugin. Next, head over to WooCommerce → Extensions to activate the license key.
- Head over to WooCommerce → Settings → Products → Fast cart to configure the plugin settings.
- Enable the Direct Checkout option and set it up to automatically open the pop-up checkout as soon as customers add a product to their cart. This will skip the cart completely and display the checkout options right away. It’s perfect for stores that want to set up a one click checkout process.
How the one click WooCommerce checkout works
If the customer is logged into their account and has saved payment details, the checkout form will be pre-populated with their name, email, shipping address, and billing information. They will simply need to click the Complete button to place their order.
However, if the customer isn’t logged in then there are a few more clicks involved in the checkout process. That said, it’s still significantly faster than the traditional checkout user flow you get out of the box with WooCommerce. Put simply, customers will have to fill out their name, email, shipping address, and billing information before they can place their order. They will still be able to place their order from the same page.
In addition to this, you can also enable a floating cart icon and choose the layout of the one click checkout pop-up. This can help you enhance the user experience on your store.
The WooCommerce Fast Cart plugin is perfect for stores that sell a handful of products where customers are likely to purchase one product at a time. That said, you can also use it to facilitate customers who are more likely to buy multiple products at once.
Let customers buy multiple products at once
WooCommerce one click checkout makes it easy for customers to quickly place an order for a product. But what if customers tend to buy more than one product from your store?
You can use the WooCommerce Product Table plugin with WooCommerce Fast Cart to let customers purchase multiple products in one go.
This is perfect for stores that sell lots of products such as grocery stores or stores that sell clothes. You can use the WooCommerce Product Table plugin to list products in a one-page order form layout. Customers can select multiple products, add them to their cart, and proceed with one click checkout.
You can set up the WooCommerce Product Table plugin to let customers set quantities, select variations, and tick multiple products to add them to their cart at once. Once that’s done, the WooCommerce Fast Cart plugin will let them one click checkout.
The main benefit of this approach is that customers can still checkout from a single page. They don't have to go through four pages to place their order.
Enable one click checkout on the shop page
To further minimize clicks, you can use the WooCommerce Quick View Pro plugin to let customers view product details, set quantities, and select variations directly from the main shop page or category pages.
This way, customers will be able to make informed purchase decisions without having to click through to the single product page. The plugin displays a quick view lightbox button for each product. It opens up the product details, images, and purchase options in a lightbox.
It's worth mentioning that WooCommerce Quick View Pro is compatible with both the WooCommerce Product Table and WooCommerce Fast Cart plugins.
Once customers add products to their cart, they can place their orders quickly with WooCommerce Fast Cart’s one click checkout.
Where to get the plugin
The goal of a one click checkout process is to make it fast and easy for customers to complete a purchase. Using the WooCommerce Fast Cart plugin, you can set up one click checkout in your store without having to code.
And even better, the WooCommerce one click checkout plugin is compatible with WooCommerce Product Table and WooCommerce Quick View Pro. This way, you can speed up the purchase process on your store while delivering a good user experience.
Ready to set up a WooCommerce one click checkout in your store? Get WooCommerce Fast Cart today!