In a standard WooCommerce install, enabling guest checkout is straightforward. However, the process is clunky and unappealing from a user’s perspective. 

Guests see everything on one page when presented with a standard WooCommerce checkout. This checkout experience can be overwhelming and confusing and lead to abandoned carts.

Default WooCommerce Checkout
Default WooCommerce Checkout

Your guest checkout could be working harder for you with a multi-step, intuitive, and appealing checkout process designed to reduce cart abandonment.

guest checkout woocommerce
Flux Checkout

By the end of this article, you’ll know exactly how to allow guest checkout in your WooCommerce store. Plus, we’ll show you a better way to include it with the multi-step checkout plugin Flux Checkout for WooCommerce.

Flux Checkout for WooCommerce

Prevent abandoned carts with a slick multi-step checkout experience, designed for your customer’s device.

How Flux Checkout for WooCommerce works

Flux Checkout is a WooCommerce plugin that transforms the default WooCommerce one-page checkout into a multi-step checkout.

flux modern step 2

When customers visit your store and are ready to pay, they’ll be presented with a slick and modern checkout.

With just 3 steps, this checkout is designed to guide your customers through a simple process. 

It works hard to make the checkout process as fast as possible by auto-filling the customer’s address and adding prompts telling customers what they need to do next.

address autocomplete woocommerce

Flux Checkout has been specifically designed to increase conversions and reduce checkout abandonment for your ecommerce store.

👋 Want to reduce checkout abandonment significantly in your ecommerce store? Read our checkout abandonment guide.

How it works from a store owner’s perspective

For store owners, Flux Checkout couldn’t be simpler. It works seamlessly with your existing theme and can be customized to fit right in. 

You can:

  • Change the checkout header text.
  • Change the font to suit your theme.
  • Adjust the colors of the buttons, primary colors, and accent colors.
  • And more.
Flux checkout modern checkout styles

So, now we know the benefits of using Flux Checkout over the standard WooCommerce checkout, let’s add it to your store.

How to add a guest checkout to WooCommerce

To add a better guest checkout option to your WooCommerce store, you’ll need to:

  1. Install the multi-step checkout plugin, Flux Checkout for WooCommerce.
  2. Enable guest checkout in WooCommerce and adjust your settings.

That’s it. Below we’ll outline these steps in detail so you can start making more sales for your online store.

Step 1: Install Flux Checkout for WooCommerce

To get started, purchase Flux Checkout for WooCommerce from the Iconic store:

Flux Checkout for WooCommerce

Prevent abandoned carts with a slick multi-step checkout experience, designed for your customer’s device.

Then follow these steps:

  1. Go to Plugins > Add New > Upload Plugin.
  2. Choose the zip file you downloaded, upload it, and click Activate.
  3. Once activated, you’ll need to enter your license key.

Now that Flux Checkout for WooCommerce is installed, we can move on to adjusting your settings and add the guest checkout option.

Step 2: Enable guest checkout

Adding the guest checkout option to your WooCommerce store is pretty straightforward. 

With Flux installed, all you need to do is change the following WooCommerce setting:

  1. Go to WooCommerce > Settings in your WordPress dashboard.
  2. Select the Accounts & Privacy tab on this page.
  3. Right at the top, you’ll see the Guest checkout options. Make sure at least the first ‘Allow customers to place orders without an account is checked to enable guest checkout.
guest checkout woocommerce flux
  1. Once done, click Save changes at the bottom of the page, and guest checkout will be enabled for your WooCommerce store.

Guest checkout is now enabled on your WooCommerce checkout page. Using this with Flux Checkout, customers won’t have to do a thing except enter their details at the checkout.

If they want to, they can create a new account with the click of a checkbox, but it’s not the default option. Once clicked, customers can create a user account by entering an account password and continuing with the checkout process.

create an account flux checkout

Customize Flux Checkout’s settings

We have guest checkout enabled for your store, but you might want to customize it a little further to suit your store’s design and needs.

If so, we’ll walk you through the following Flux Checkout settings:

  1. Go to WooCommerce > Flux Checkout.
  2. Click the General tab at the top of the page. Once clicked, you’ll be able to:
    1. Enable or disable address autocomplete and set it up.
    2. Decide which fields you want to show and not show.
    3. Decide if you want to store checkout data in the browser or not.
flux checkout general settings

Next, you’ll be able to change the header or checkout style settings.

Click the Styles tab at the top, and you’ll find the following options:

  1. A few different themes you can use for your checkout. These determine the look of your checkout. Flux has a few different designs to pick from, depending on the style of your store.
  2. Once selected, the settings below will change:
    1. Change the header type, rename the header text, pick your font family, color, and more.
    2. Change your checkout styles. Depending on the theme you selected, these will differ but include everything from button colors (including the Back to Cart button), link colors, and placeholder colors.
    3. Once you’ve customized your checkout, click Save Changes, and your checkout will be updated.
Flux Checkout select theme

Start enabling guest checkout for WooCommerce

That’s it. Your WooCommerce store now has a better guest checkout option. 

With this up and running, you’ll be able to offer customers a way to purchase from you without registering, resulting in more casual and quick sales for your online store.

Better yet, your checkout process is now faster, more intuitive, and more user-friendly.

Make these changes quickly and easily with Flux Checkout for WooCommerce.

Flux Checkout for WooCommerce

Prevent abandoned carts with a slick multi-step checkout experience, designed for your customer’s device.