How to add extra product options for a specific user role

If you sell personalized products in WooCommerce, you might want to show product customization options to some types of customers and not others. In other words, you might want to add extra product options for a specific user role only.

In this tutorial, we’ll show you how you can add extra product options to a WooCommerce product and make them available to specific user roles only. We’ll do this using the Advanced Product Fields for WooCommerce plugin.

Adding extra product options for specific user roles only

If you sell personalized products or want to offer customization options for the products you already sell, you might want to start by adding extra product options for specific user roles only. This is a great way to encourage visitors to act on your conversion goal.

Adding extra product options exclusively for specific user roles means that only people with the correct user role will see the extra product options on the single product page.

Here are a few example scenarios where your store could benefit from displaying options to specific users:

  • You might want to give Subscribers the option to include a gift box with their purchase. This is an incentive for regular customers to become subscribers.
  • You might want to give users with the Member role the option to personalize products. Regular customers on your online store won’t see the extra product options you add to the WooCommerce product. However, when someone with the Member user role lands on the product page, they’ll see extra product options that let them personalize the product.

There are plenty of advantages of adding extra product options for a specific user role. For starters, you can use it to incentivize guests to create an account on your site. Secondly, making extra product options available to specific user roles only is good for security reasons. This way, you can give only people with the Customer user role the option to upload files, rather than anyone that visits your online store.

How to add extra product options for a specific user role

Out of the box, WooCommerce doesn’t let you add extra options to your products, so you’ll need a plugin to take care of all of it. We’ll show you how you can add extra product options for specific user roles using the Advanced Product Fields for WooCommerce plugin.

Step 1: Install the Advanced Product Fields for WooCommerce plugin

Get the Advanced Product Fields for WooCommerce plugin here. It packs 10+ different input fields that you can use to add extra product options to your WooCommerce products. You can add as many product options as you’d like.

In addition to this, the plugin allows you charge extra for each product option and adjust the product’s total price accordingly. You can also configure quantity-based options, which are perfect for collecting information from customers if they want to purchase more than one unit of a product in one go.

Finally, you can use the Advanced Product Fields for WooCommerce plugin to display the extra product options for specific user roles only.

Once you’ve installed and activated the plugin on your WordPress website, head over to WooCommerceSettingsProduct fields from the dashboard to activate the plugin license key.

Click the Save changes button to continue.

Step 2: Create product options

For this tutorial, we’ll demonstrate how you can add extra product options for a specific user role using a Brown Leather Wallet product. We want to set it up so only users with the Customer user role can have their wallet engraved with their initials.

To get started, create a product field group. Head over to WooCommerceProduct fields from the admin panel and click the Add New button. Give the product field group a title like Wallet Personalization.

Next, we’ll create a simple text field to ask customers to enter their initials.

Initials field example
  1. Click Add your 1st field to add a new field.
  2. Set the Type to Text.
  3. Enter a Label. Something like “Initials”.
  4. Toggle the Required option to Yes.
  5. Set the Minimum length and Maximum length.

Step 3: Choose which user roles to show extra product options to

Now, it’s time to choose which user roles to show extra product options to. To do this, scroll down to the Conditions metabox and click the Add your first rule button.

Create the following rules:

Conditions metabox
  1. Product is equal to Brown Leather Wallet AND
  2. User role is equal to Customer, using the drop-down menu.

This way, when someone with the Customer user role visits the Brown Leather Wallet product page, they’ll see the extra product options allowing them to have their wallet engraved.

Using the And/Or buttons, you can choose to show the extra product options to multiple user roles.

Conclusion

If you sell to different user roles on your WooCommerce store, you might consider adding extra product options for specific user roles only. This way, you can incentivize guest shoppers and visitors to act on your conversion goal and ultimately increase your store’s average order value.

We have showed you how you can add extra product options for specific user roles using the Advanced Product Fields for WooCommerce plugin. Hopefully, you’re in a good position now to take the next steps. Ready to add extra product options that are visible for selected user roles? Get the Advanced Product Fields for WooCommerce plugin today.

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