One of the cool things about writing a blog is that you get instant feedback. Usually people ask for my help customizing plugins but sometimes the feedback can spin up a new project. That's what happened with a blog post I wrote back in December. I mentioned that it would be possible to open the WooCommerce Terms & Conditions in a popup and I got email after email asking me how to do it.
After a dozen emails I decided to dig into this and came up with the WooCommerce Terms & Conditions Popup extension.
Why Make This
I probably don't say no as often as Chris Lema but I do say it a lot. I'm very serious when it comes to new projects. When I take on a new project I commit. That includes the initial time investment and also all the bug fixes that come later. So why did I take this on when I have plenty of other projects to maintain and a book to write?
Because it's a simple solution to improve your checkout conversion. By keeping people on the checkout page they're less likely to ADD and run off. Keeping people in your sales funnel is essential. That's why big retailers like Amazon remove menus and such once you've entered the checkout.
I love highly focused little plugins like this. They do exactly one thing and do it well. And for stores that are doing hundreds of thousands or millions of dollars in transactions a year even a small conversation rate increase can bring you thousands of extra dollars and that easily justifies the cost.
So to all of my blog readers thanks. You proved to me that this idea could work and I'm really happy with the end result.
Happy improving your checkout and improving your conversion rate! 🙂