Whether you sell fabrics, custom furniture, or other products requiring measurement-based pricing, adding a measurement price calculator will help you offer a convenient shopping experience.
In today’s article, I’ll walk you through the step-by-step process to create a WooCommerce measurement price calculator. Finally, I’ll share some more tips that you can use to increase customer engagement and sales.
So without any further ado, let’s jump into the tutorial.
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How to Create a Woocommerce Measurement Price Calculator?
I’ll use the Flexible Quantity – Measurement Price Calculator for WooCommerce plugin to create the WooCommerce measurement price calculator.
It also has a pro version with extended and advanced features that will help you to create a more complex and accurate pricing calculator.
The following are the steps to create a WooCommerce measurement price calculator.
1. Install and Activate the Flexible Quantity
To install the plugin, navigate to Plugins » Add New from your WordPress admin dashboard and search for the plugin name in the search field.
Install and activate the very first plugin from the search results. You will see the ‘Install Now’ button on the plugin, and once you have installed the plugin, it will be replaced with the ‘Activate’ button.
Click the button to activate the plugin.
I have already installed and activated the plugin, so it is showing the active button over it.
2. Create a New Product
But for this tutorial, I’ll be creating a new product. You can follow the following steps to create a new product.
2.1. Navigate to Products
Navigate to Products » Add New from your WordPress admin dashboard to add a new product to your store. It will take you to the page where you can add the product details.
2.2. Add Product Name, Image, and Category
On the product edit page,
- Add the product name in the ‘Product Name’ field.
- Add the product image by clicking the ‘Set Product Image’ link in the product image section. If you want, you can also add the product image gallery.
- Finally, select the product category from the ‘Product Categories’ section on the right side of your screen.
3. Create a Measurement Price Calculator
Next, you need to scroll down to the ‘Product Data’ section and click the ‘Flexible Quantity’ tab. From this tab, you can create a measurement price calculator.
3.1. Enable the Measurement Price Calculator
To enable the price calculator, check the ‘Enable the settings for the new unit of measurement’ option.
3.2. Add Unit Field Label
Next, you need to add the unit field label. It could be the measuring unit. You can add different types of labels, but it depends on the selected unit of measure.
In the ‘Unit Field Label’ I have added ‘Square meters’ as the label.
3.3. Select the Unit of Measure
After that, from the ‘Unit of Measure’ dropdown, select the unit. You can select the unit based on the following,
- Volume (LxWxH)
Each condition has several units, and you can select the one that best suits according to your needs. I have selected the unit based on the ‘Area’ condition, that is, ‘sq m’.
3.4. Add the Price
In the next field, you need to add the unit’s price. You can also add a sale price.
You need to configure the above-mentioned basic settings to create a measurement price calculator. However, you can play with other settings like increment, minimum quantity, and maximum quantity to manage the stock.
You can also select a new unit, such as weight, size, area, or volume. Of course, you can now sell various items with varying units of measurement. As a result, you can provide a variety of package alternatives as well as flexible and precise quantity measurements.
Note: You can also purchase the premium version of the plugin to get advanced features.
4. Publish the Product
Once you are done with the configuration, scroll to the top of the page and click the blue ‘Publish’ button to publish the product.
5. Final Results
Once the product is published, let’s visit the product page to see the measurement price calculator in action.
After publishing the product, you’ll see a link that says ‘Visit Product’ at the top of the product edit page. Click it to visit the product page.
You can also click the product permalink to visit the product page.
Once on the product page, you’ll see that you can now purchase the product based on the area(sq m). Each unit costs $25, as we specified at the backend.
I have entered ‘10’ in the quantity field, so I am getting a $150 price.
That’s it for today’s article. I hope this article was helpful to you and you were able to create a measurement price calculator.
By the way, if you sell to b2b customers you might want to tax-exempt customers that qualify, you can achieve that by following this guide.