Do you want to change your checkout and make it look like Shopify? We’ve got the perfect tutorial for you. In this guide, we’ll show you how to make your WooCommerce checkout like Shopify.
WooCommerce is one of the most flexible eCommerce platforms with numerous customization options. But sometimes, all these perks can be overwhelming for site admins and customers. For example, we already know that a complicated checkout page with lots of fields can affect your conversion rates. That’s why you should remove unnecessary fields and keep your checkout clean and simple.
This can be an advantage for other platforms like Shopify that have a very simple checkout page. Even though you can customize your checkout and create a one-page checkout, for example, some users still prefer to have a Shopify-like checkout page. The good news is that the immense flexibility of WooCommerce allows you to make a checkout like the one Shopify offers.
Before we see how to do that, let’s have a look at the differences between the WooCommerce and Shopify checkout pages.
WooCommerce Checkout vs Shopify Checkout
You already know that you can add many checkout fields in WooCommerce. But if you add too many, you might end up with a long and complicated checkout page. This may increase cart abandonment and affect your conversion rate because users may find it tedious to fill in so many fields.
On the other hand, if you look at the default Shopify checkout page, it has a simple and beautiful design with only the necessary checkout fields. In comparison, the WooCommerce checkout page can surely be improved to make it more efficient.
The good news is that since WooCommerce has a lot of customization options, you can easily make your WooCommerce checkout look like Shopify.
How to make WooCommerce Checkout like Shopify
The easiest way to create a Shopify checkout in WooCommerce is to use a plugin. WordPress offers a lot of plugins that you can use to customize your checkout. In this section, we’ll analyze a couple of the best tools to make your WooCommerce checkout look like Shopify.
WooCommerce Blocks is a free plugin developed by Automattic. It has many Gutenberg blocks that are specifically designed for WooCommerce and one dedicated to the checkout.
With the help of the checkout block, You can easily make your WooCommerce checkout look like the Shopify checkout. It even has similar layouts and content sections by default making the transformation quite easy. This tool also provides a variety of options for the checkout block, so that you can customize it to suit your needs.
- Simplified checkout block
- Multiple product block options
- Reviews by category and product blocks
- Awesome support
This is a free plugin that you can download from the WordPress repository.
CheckoutWC is one of the most popular plugins to customize your WooCommerce checkout. It comes with several templates that are inspired by Shopify, so you can use them to make your WooCommerce checkout look like Shopify.
This plugin also has a responsive design as well as great compatibility options with most major WordPress plugins and themes. Moreover, it comes with convenient options for your customers such as password generators, an address autocomplete feature and more.
- Multiple checkout page templates
- Fully responsive design
- Address autocomplete
- Cart editing
CheckoutWC is a premium plugin that starts at 15 USD per month or 149 USD per year. It also includes a 30-day money-back guarantee, free updates, and support for one site.
Create a Shopify Checkout in WooCommerce with a Plugin
For this tutorial, we will use WooCommerce Blocks to make your WooCommerce checkout like Shopify. It is an excellent free plugin with a lot of features to edit your WooCommerce store and a dedicated checkout block.
Before we start, make sure you have properly set up WooCommerce your site. Also keep in mind that we’ll use the Divi theme, so some of the pages and options might be different on your website if you use another theme. However, you should be able to follow the steps without any issues.
1. Install and Activate WooCommerce Blocks
First, install and activate the plugin. For that, go to Plugins > Add New in your WordPress dashboard and search for the WooCommerce Blocks plugin. Once you find it, install it by clicking Install Now.
After the installation is complete, Activate the plugin.
2. Configure and Customize the Checkout Page
Now all you have to do is go to Pages in your dashboard, find the Checkout page, and press Edit.
Then, you will see the default WooCommerce checkout page shortcode here. As we want to make the WooCommerce checkout look like Shopify, you need to remove the shortcode. To remove it, just click on the shortcode and open the options by pressing the three vertical dots.
Then, click Remove block to remove the shortcode. Alternatively, you can click on the block and then press Ctrl+Alt+Z as shown in the options shortcut.
After that, click on the ‘+’ icon or type ‘/’ to add a new block and search for “Checkout”. Select the checkout block and update the page. You will be able to see your new Shopify-inspired checkout page in WooCommerce.
Now you have two options: leave it as it is or customize it. Let’s have a look at how to edit it.
First, open the settings icon on the top right corner of your screen. The page and block settings will appear in the right sidebar. Then, click on one of the blocks and you can start editing the particular block from the block setting sidebar.
For example, if you want to edit the fields of the shipping address, just press the shipping address block and you will see all the available settings in the right sidebar. From there, you can show or hide the field editors for your checkout page.
Once you have made all the necessary changes, Update the page. Check out your checkout from the front end and you will see your new Spotify-inspired checkout page.
Pro Tip: Match the Cart page with the Checkout page
If you have a cart page, you can repeat the above process for the cart page and match the style of both the checkout and cart page.
In your WordPress dashboard, simply go to Pages, find the Cart page and remove the default WooCommerce cart page shortcode. Then, add a new cart block with the cart page and update it.
It depends on the type of product or service that you have, but as a general rule, we recommend skipping the cart page to make the checkout process shorter.
In summary, the default Shopify checkout is cleaner and simpler than the WooCommerce one. In this guide, we’ve seen how you can make the WooCommerce checkout look like Shopify on your store. The most convenient method to do so is to use plugins and we have shown you the process using two different tools.
WooCommerce Blocks is free and uses blocks to edit the checkout page, whereas CheckoutWC is a premium plugin that comes with multiple checkout templates to help you customize your checkout page. Both the plugins get the job done and are very easy to use, so choose the one that best fits your needs.
Additionally, we have also shown you how to remove WooCommerce checkout fields to further customize your checkout page and improve your conversion rates. This will make your checkout page simpler and speed up the checkout process.
You might also like to add custom code snippets for small functionalities check our code snippets.