WooCommerce has inbuilt Coupons feature. Many of us use coupons at some point of time and indeed is very useful features. But there are many reports suggesting disadvantages of coupons. The major disadvantage of coupon field is cart abandonment. This happens because customer will go and try to find coupons on web and ultimately leave your website. Many a times, they postpone their purchase till coupon code is available.
So why to remove WooCommerce coupon code field?
As already discussed above, cart abandonment is the major reason why you should remove coupon field from WooCommerce. Other reasons can be
- to avoid distraction of customer in coupons
- provide specific coupon to customer using WooCommerce URL coupon extension
- using store credits and gift vouchers instead of coupons.
How to disable coupons in WooCommerce?
Fortunately, WooCommerce has its own settings for coupon. Hence you do not need any plugin or coding to achieve this. Simply go to WooCommerce > Settings > Checkout > and uncheck “enable coupons”, see image below. But remember this will remove coupon fields from all your pages. So in future if you want to use coupons, you need to use other plugins which are mentioned below.
It is a good idea to remove coupon fields from cart and checkout page from WooCommerce. This will help you increase conversion rate. Also, there are many other smart coupon plugins which can be used for your specific requirement and hence you will not miss on any opportunity. Some of the best woocommerce coupon management plugins include WooCommerce URL Coupons and WooCommerce Smart Coupons Extension.