Do you want to add or remove the terms and conditions on your WooCommerce checkout page?
Adding terms and conditions isn’t a legal requirement. However, it’s a crucial agreement that protects your business from legal disputes and mismatched expectations.
It helps you to foster clear communication and mitigate disputes/misunderstandings.
In this blog, we’ll share a step-by-step guide on how you can add a terms and conditions checkbox to the WooCommerce checkout.
We’ll also share how you can add checkout page terms and conditions in WooCommerce without a checkbox .
A terms and conditions checkbox on the checkout page serves as a mechanism for obtaining explicit consent from shoppers, acknowledging that they have read and agreed to abide by the mentioned agreement.
It includes the following agreement guidelines:
Adding terms and conditions to WooCommerce checkout is always a good practice.
WooCommerce, by default, does not include a terms and conditions page or a terms and conditions checkbox on the checkout page.
Let’s look at our default WooCommerce checkout page:
Adding a terms and conditions page to your checkout page can benefit you in many ways.
Let’s look at the perks of having terms and conditions on your WooCommerce store:
Follow these steps to add the terms and conditions checkbox to the WooCommerce checkout page:
First, you need to create a terms and conditions page.
From the WordPress dashboard, go to Pages ⇒ Add New Page.
Now, provide a page title, then add the terms and conditions of your WooCommerce business.
Include your business policies, legal obligations, and user responsibilities.
After that, click on the ‘Publish’ button.
This will publish the terms and conditions page on your website.
You can add terms and conditions to checkout in two ways.
Note: You can use either of these two methods.
Navigate to WooCommerce ⇒ Settings, then move to the Advanced tab.
Here for the Terms and Conditions option, choose the page you just created.
After that, click on ‘Save Changes’ to update.
To use this option, Go to Appearance ⇒ Customize from the WordPress menu.
Then, click on WooCommerce to expand and see all the options.
Now click on the “Checkout” option to access the related settings.
For the Terms and conditions page option, choose the page you created and click on Publish to update the changes.
Now if you go to the checkout page, you should see a checkbox asking users to confirm if they read the terms and conditions of the WooCommerce store.
Well done! This is how you can add the terms and conditions checkbox to the WooCommerce checkout page.
The above stunning multi-step checkout page is built with FunnelKit Funnel Builder. To learn more details, check our blog "WooCommerce Multi-Step Checkout”.
Adding a checkbox on the checkout page requires users to check it first and then go on the checkout page, thereby increasing the number of fields they need to fill in to place an order.
What if we told you that you can include terms and conditions on the checkout page without requiring customers to check an additional field?
That’s exactly what we will share here in this section.
To follow along, you need to install and activate the FunnelKit Funnel Builder plugin.
Note: You only need to install the free version of FunnelKit Funnel Builder for this.
For that, go to Appearance ⇒ Customize. After that, click on WooCommerce and then on Checkout to expand the relevant options.
Now we need to create a store checkout that will replace the default WooCommerce checkout page.
For that, navigate to FunnelKit ⇒ Store Checkout and click on the ‘Create Store Checkout’ button.
After that, Select your page favorite page builder and choose a template from the list of prebuilt checkout templates FunnelKit provides.
Feel free to choose your favorite page builder, like Elementor, Gutenberg, Oxygen, etc., or use shortcodes with any builder you want.
To select one, hover on the template you like and click on Preview. Here we are choosing Elementor page builder and going with the template Hific.
We are going with a single page checkout. Please note that the Multi-page checkout option is only available with the pro version.
After that, click on “Import This Funnel,” provide a name, and hit the Add button to import your store checkout funnel.
To customize the checkout page template, click on the checkout step.
Here, you can customize the design and content of the checkout page with the selected page builder. You can also add a new section.
For that, click on the “Edit Template” option.
Drag and drop the Text Editor widget from the left panel to the checkout page right below the “Place Order” button.
Now, add the content you want to show your customers. Make sure to link the terms and conditions page here. After adding the custom text, click on Update.
This way, customers can check the terms and conditions page and won’t be required to check the terms and conditions checkbox.
For more details on how to customize the checkout page, read our blog “How to Customize WooCommerce Checkout Page without Code.”
You can further customize the thank you page as well.
The final step is to activate the store checkout. For that, enable the “Enable Store Checkout” option.
Here is what the WooCommerce checkout page with new terms and conditions text looks like:
These terms and conditions don’t have a checkbox on the WooCommerce checkout. It allows users to go to the checkout page and purchase without adding an extra checkbox to click.
This is how you can add the terms and conditions to WooCommerce checkout pages.
In an online store, WooCommerce checkout terms and conditions are crucial to establishing a secure and transparent online shopping experience for you and your customers.
You can build trust with your audience by clearly outlining the terms of service, privacy policies, and other important information.
We hope that after reading this post, you can now add terms and conditions on WooCommerce checkout without any trouble. The best part is that you can now add terms and conditions without requiring customers to fill in extra fields.
So why wait? Add terms and conditions to your WooCommerce checkout page today!