In this guide, I'll show you how to configure WooCommerce extra product options, add custom fields, and show multiple options with a FREE plugin! If you need more features for your products such as date pickers, checkboxes, selects, or text fields, this article is the guide you are looking for. Learn how to create improved product options and add custom fields to your WooCommerce products (both simple & variable)!
As you know WooCommerce products have limited features and customization options. There's no need for WooCommerce to be packed with all the functions because it is easily expandable with plugins.
Today, I will show you how to add improved WooCommerce products using custom options, extra product fields, and multiple options! Let's begin!
Table of contents
- What are WooCommerce Extra Product Options?
- How to add WooCommerce Extra Product Options?
- Extra options with WooCommerce Custom Product fields
- WooCommerce Custom Product fields - Examples
- Summary & more about the plugin
What are WooCommerce Extra Product Options?
Most of the e-commerce stores sell standard physical products. E-commerce platforms such as WooCommerce are well-made for them. However, sometimes stores need something more 😋.
By default, WooCommerce lets you use product attributes:
You may also add WooCommerce variable products to give customers multiple product options:
But these two solutions have their limitations!
👉🏼 For example, you want your store to be more customer-friendly. You want to let a customer order a gift wrap. It's a very needed option for customers during holidays, Valentine's Day, and other events. The best solution would be to add a checkbox for such a feature. So, you can't use standard attributes or variable products here!
It is a product add-on as it is not built in WooCommerce itself.
👉🏼 Another example would be a diet box store. You want to let customers choose a date to start a diet or what specific ingredients they would or wouldn't like to be included. To add such features you will need a WooCommerce plugin to add some extra (improved) product options.
How to add WooCommerce Extra Product Options?
There are plenty of plugins on the market. Based on our experience we've created our own! This is one of our free plugins used by thousands of WooCommerce stores worldwide.
That gives me the confidence to say that our plugin WooCommerce Product Add-Ons (Flexible Product Fields) is one of the best in its category.
Now, I am going to show you how to use it. All examples below use that plugin.
⏬ You can download the plugin for free at the link below: ⏬
All product fields explained
Extra options with WooCommerce Custom Product fields
WooCommerce Bookings made easy
You don't always need the overdeveloped WooCommerce bookings plugins. They are pricey because they have a lot of features. Not only are they expensive but also they consume a lot of your server power and time to configure. WooCommerce improved product options may be a cheaper and more lightweight option.
You can let the customer choose the arrival and departure dates. They can specify the number of guests or choose the bed and breakfast option.
WooCommerce gift wrapping
🎁 How about Christmas gift wrapping? It's a great idea for a last-minute present. There are a lot of special events during the year. Gift wrapping is a cool feature that could be attractive to your customers. Also, you could make more profit thanks to offering such a feature at an additional price.
WooCommerce gift message
📨 It is another cool feature for your store. Gift wrapping is useful for a customer if they don't have time to do it themselves. A gift message is something different.
A customer can write a message in the form of a short letter that is added to a product by the store's staff before shipping. Such a gift could be then sent directly to the person your customer wants to give the present to.
WooCommerce catering ordering
People are more and more interested in healthy eating these days. Yet, keeping a diet all by yourself is a difficult day-to-day task. Counting calories, making lists of meals, shopping, and cooking. These people are in need! However, there is a simple solution: food boxes or personal catering.
You don't need a dedicated plugin to add catering options to your WooCommerce site. All you need is WooCommerce extra product options that allow you to add such elements as a date field (catering service start date), a select field (extra tip), and a checkbox to include or exclude some ingredients from the diet.
WooCommerce insurance for products
More and more stores cross-sell insurance for the products they offer. It is a very good idea as it can provide you with an additional profit. Insurance companies split profits with the middlemen, which in this case, are the stores.
WooCommerce product engraving
If you sell products that you can make engravings on, you have to add the WooCommerce product engraving feature to your store! We value unique things. That’s why we like to personalize things we own or the ones we give to others as gifts. Such a feature as engraving can provide a perfect personal touch.
WooCommerce Computer Builder
You can create a computer configuration wizard in your store, too!
Some customers need more RAM and a better GPU because they work on videos. Programmers prefer high-end CPUs. Different customers have different needs.
Summary & more about the plugin
Are you ready to use WooCommerce Extra Product Options?
Perhaps WooCommerce extra product options seem like a set of some simple features, not improved ones. However, they are really powerful! You can use them either as additional features or as an alternative to other robust and often expensive plugins.
Check out the Free Flexible Product Fields plugin. It's free, so no worries 😉
Finally, we'd be happy to get feedback from you! Please use the comment section below and let us know what you think.