Gravity Forms is perhaps the most popular forms plugin for WordPress and, by extension, WooCommerce. A Gravity Forms WooCommerce integration lets you supercharge your online store, deliver more value to your customers, and generate user engagement.
With this in mind, in this article, we’ll walk you through a complete tutorial explaining how you can integrate Gravity Forms with WooCommerce using Gravity Perks to:
- Connect Gravity Forms to WooCommerce
- Add conditional pricing to WooCommerce
- Let only logged in WooCommerce customers submit a Gravity Form
- Collect repeating data from a Gravity Form
- Load logged in users’ personal information
- Create coupons for WooCommerce
Let’s put everything into context before we begin.
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Benefits of Combining Gravity Forms With WooCommerce
For those unfamiliar, Gravity Forms is a premium WordPress plugin that allows users to create complex, front-end forms. The plugin comes with a drag-and-drop form editor in addition to neat features like conditional logic.
There are several ways you can benefit from a Gravity Forms WooCommerce integration. For example:
- If your online store supports a cause, you could set up Gravity Forms to accept online donations.
- If you organize events, Gravity Forms can help you accept online registrations and sell tickets to attendees.
- Gravity Forms is also great for online stores that need a way to have customers fill out a form before making a payment. This is useful for businesses that, for example, organize summer camps for kids.
Of course, Gravity Forms has its limitations when used without third-party add-ons. For starters, a bare-bones Gravity Forms WooCommerce integration would make tasks like inventory management, order management and tracking, and order confirmation difficult.
In addition to this, simpler tasks like adding conditional pricing to WooCommerce or letting only logged in customers submit a Gravity Form is much easier with a dedicated solution.
Introducing Gravity Perks.
Gravity Perks is a suite of plugins that lets you combine Gravity Forms and WooCommerce in many advanced ways. Each perk adds a new feature to Gravity Forms and extends its core functionality. The best part is that they’re incredibly easy to manage directly from within the WordPress admin and they integrate seamlessly with Gravity Forms’ existing interfaces.
Now that we have a better understanding of why you might want to go for a more advanced Gravity Forms WooCommerce integration, let’s take a look at how this is possible.
Connect Gravity Forms to WooCommerce
The Gravity Forms Product Add-ons extension lets you connect Gravity Forms to WooCommerce. This way, you can link just about any WooCommerce product to a Gravity Form and leverage conditional logic, automatic price calculation, let users input prices, and much more. In simple words, it lets you create product add-ons in WooCommerce using Gravity Forms’ form building capabilities.
You also get full control over how prices are displayed on your store’s front-end. So, instead of the default pricing display that comes with WooCommerce (such as $299), you can go for something more attention-grabbing (such as $299 for a limited time only!).
The Gravity Forms Product Add-ons extension is also useful for asking customers for specific information. For example, if you sell made to order goods (like furniture), you might need a way to ask customers for their requirements (such as the type of wood or fabric). Similarly, if you sell engraved jewelry and watches, you could use the extension to ask customers to enter the initials they’d like to have engraved.
You can also use the Gravity Forms Product Add-ons extension to offer additional options on each product. This sort of feature is especially useful for SaaS companies and service-based businesses that need a way to upsell additional products. For example, if you sell software, you could use the Options field to upsell customer support. The options you make available might be something like:
- Extend support to 12 months for $5.99
- Extend support to 24 months for $9.99
- Extend support to 36 months for $12.99
Getting started with Gravity Forms Product Add-ons is incredibly easy. You don’t have to manually configure any plugin settings after installing and activating it on your website.
Add Conditional Pricing to WooCommerce
The Gravity Forms Conditional Pricing plugin (part of Gravity Perks) lets you create flexible pricing levels for your Product fields based on conditional values in your form. Simply put, instead of creating dozens of different Product fields, you can create a single Product field (found under Pricing Fields) with variable pricing.
All you have to do is set a price and define pricing rules that will determine which pricing level is displayed on the front-end. Here’s what you need to do to get started:
Create a new form using Gravity Forms and add a Product field to it. You’ll find the Product field under Pricing Fields.
Next, head over to the Conditional Pricing configuration screen by clicking Settings > Conditional Pricing. Click on the Select a Product drop-down menu in the top-left corner to view a list of Product fields in your form.
Select the Product field you’d like to add conditional pricing to. The first pricing level will be created automatically. You can set a price for this pricing level and define the rules that should be met for this pricing level to be applied to the product. You can add as many rules as you’d like per pricing level.
Finally, use the Add New Pricing Level button to create as many pricing levels as you’d like. Click the Save Conditional Pricing button to proceed.
The Gravity Forms Conditional Pricing plugin can be used for offering:
- Tiered pricing and bulk discounts to customers.
- Conditional pricing based on the user’s input.
- Date based pricing for membership sites or online courses.
- Field-based pricing (Get 10% off by signing up for our email newsletter!)
Let Logged in WooCommerce Customers Submit a Gravity Form
With the Gravity Forms Limit Submissions plugin, you can configure your WooCommerce store to only let logged in customers submit a Gravity Form. It also lets you limit the number of entries that can be submitted by several different factors including user, role, IP address, URL, and field value.
This Gravity Forms WooCommerce integration is useful for stores that need a way to accept user-generated content submissions or let registered customers enter contests or giveaways.
The plugin lets you limit who, what, when, where, and how many times the Gravity Form can be submitted. However, for the purpose of this tutorial, we’ll explain how you can set it up in a way to only let logged in WooCommerce customers submit forms. Here’s what you need to do to get started:
Open up the Gravity Form you’d like to make available only to your WooCommerce customers. Head over to the Limit Submissions Feeds screen by clicking Settings > Limit Submissions. Click the Add New button to begin creating a new limit feed.
Configure the New Limit Feed settings by entering a feed name, submission limit, and time period. Optionally, you can also enter a limit message.
Next, use the Rule Groups option to let only logged in customers submit the form. Start by setting the first drop-down menu to Role. The second drop-down menu will automatically load all of the user roles you can restrict access by. Select the Customer user role to let only logged in customers submit the Gravity Form.
Click the Update Settings button to proceed.
- Limit number of entries
- Schedule form
- Require user to be logged in
Alternatively, you can combine Gravity Forms Populate Anything plugin with Gravity Forms Limit Submissions plugin to restrict members. This is possible if you’re using the WooCommerce Memberships plugin on your website. To do this, simply populate the membership expiration date in a field and then link the limit to the date. This way, your members’ yearly form limit will be refreshed automatically when they renew their membership.
Collect Repeating Data From a Gravity Form
Using the Gravity Forms Nested Forms plugin with WooCommerce Product Add-ons, you can collect repeating data from any form on your store’s product page. This sort of implementation is useful for when you need to manage complex forms (such as nested forms). For those unfamiliar, nested forms are forms within forms.
For example, if you need to put up a form on your product page that lets customers enter even more (repeating) data, you could use the Gravity Forms Nested Forms plugin to make it happen.
In simple words, the plugin lets you add a nested form field to your form which lets you select another form that you can use to gather child entries from users. These child entries will automatically be linked to the parent entry once they’re submitted. In addition to this, you can view, edit, and delete the child entries directly from the parent form where they’re displayed in a table layout.
Here’s what you need to do to get started with Gravity Forms Nested Forms:
Create two forms in Gravity Forms. One will be the parent form and the other will be the nested, child form. Next, open up the parent form and add a Nested Form field to it. You’ll find this under the Advanced Fields.
In the Nested Form field’s settings, use the Nested Form dropdown menu to select your child form.
Finally, use the Summary Fields option to select which fields from the child form you’d like to display in the parent forms Nested Form field.
That’s it! You can now use your parent form to collect repeating data from your customers.
This Gravity Forms WooCommerce integration makes it incredibly easy for store owners to collect repeating data from individual customers. The Gravity Forms Nested Forms plugin stores the data in a neat table layout in the back-end. It will look something like this:
To take things to the next level, you can go into the Nested Fields advanced settings to set minimum and maximum entry limits, form visibility, and enable conditional logic.
Load Logged in Users’ Personal Information
The Gravity Forms Populate Anything plugin provides a flexible and powerful way to dynamically filter and populate field choices and values in Gravity Forms.
In the context of WooCommerce, you can use it to automatically load a logged in user’s personal information, as long as it’s stored in your site’s database. So, this would work seamlessly for your WooCommerce customers, previous WooCommerce orders, and WordPress users.
Here’s what you need to do to get started:
First, add a field to your Gravity Form that supports choices such as dropdown or text-based fields. For the purpose of this tutorial, we’ll add a Drop Down field to our form.
Next, go into the field’s settings and enable the Populate choices dynamically option. You’ll be prompted to select an object type. This is the object type that you can choose to populate the field with. For example, you might choose to populate the field with entries from your database, posts, taxonomy, or even a Gravity Forms entry.
Finally, use the Value Templates option to designate what object properties should be displayed.
The Gravity Forms Populate Anything plugin also lets you set filters to further refine the data that’s dynamically populated into the field. You can do this by defining rules.
It’s also worth mentioning that the Gravity Forms Populate Anything plugin lets you dynamically load just about any WooCommerce data into a form. This opens you up to many possibilities. For example, you might configure it to dynamically load product prices or product SKUs from a database. Typically, the product price is automatically included as the base price and the Product fields on your Gravity Form will be added to that base price.
There are several neat things you can do with the Gravity Forms Populate Anything plugin in WooCommerce. For example, by using the taxonomy option, you can populate WooCommerce product attributes (such as sizes or colors) into a Gravity Forms powered product form.
This way, you won’t have to manually update your product form if you decide to add or remove any product attributes later down the line – it’ll happen automatically!
Finally, this is also useful for when you need to dynamically populate customer order information for, say, a returns form. You could do this by using the customer’s order ID along with filter groups.
Create Coupons for WooCommerce
Offering customers and site visitors coupons is a great way to encourage them to:
- Fill out a form (e.g. sign up for your email newsletter or participate in a quick survey).
- Share this product with a friend-style form that gives the customer’s friend a discount.
- Create coupons for WooCommerce products when a visitor submits a form.
If this is something you’re interested in implementing on your own WooCommerce store, be sure to check out our in-depth tutorial on Creating Coupons for WooCommerce with Gravity Forms for step-by-step instructions.
Set Up Your Gravity Forms WooCommerce Integration Today
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Whether you already have a Gravity Forms WooCommerce integration set up on your online store or are looking to get started, Gravity Perks’ suite of add-ons is a must-have. You’ll be able to leverage advanced features like:
- Adding conditional pricing to WooCommerce.
- Letting only logged in WooCommerce customers submit a Gravity Form.
- Collecting repeating data from a Gravity Form.
- Loading logged in users’ personal information automatically.
- Create coupons for WooCommerce customers when they submit a form.
We explained how you can set up a Gravity Forms WooCommerce integration by yourself and, hopefully, you’re in a good position now to take the next steps.
Which Gravity Forms add-on will you use to enhance your customer’s shopping experience? Share your ideas in the comments section below!