When it comes to your business, you gotta cover your assets. That’s why some ecommerce companies require customers to agree to their Terms & Conditions before they check out. 

If you fit into that camp you, we’ll show you how to add a T&C checkbox to your checkout page and link to your store’s T&C page. 

Creating a Terms & Conditions Custom Field

Here’s how to add a T&C checkbox to your checkout page:

  1. Go to Settings > Custom Fields in your Admin Area
  2. Click Add
  3. Select Orders from the Table Name menu
  4. Enter “Terms” or something similar in the Alias field (The alias won’t be visible on your storefront)
  5. In the Question field, write the text as you want it to appear on the checkout page (e.g. “I agree to all terms of purchase.”) ⚠️  Good to Know: This field does NOT support HTML, so please do not use characters such as " > < ; ' as they may cause errors at checkout
  6. To link to your Terms & Conditions page on your website, enter the following into the Question Subtext field:Read our <a href="/terms.asp"target="_blank">terms and conditions</a>
  7. Choose Checkbox from the Input Type menu
  8. Enter any numeric value into the Input Max Length field, e.g.“1” (This is a required field that has zero impact on the Checkbox Input Type)
  9. If you want checking the T&C box to be a required field for customers to complete before they can check out, enable the Is Required option
  10. Enable the Is Public option so the field will be visible to customers on your storefront
  11.  Click Save

Now your custom T&C checkbox should be all set up, complete with a link to your Terms and Conditions page. To edit the default text on your Terms and Conditions page, see “How to Update Your Store's Informational Pages.”

Summary

Transparency is a great thing, especially in business. By adding a custom field to your checkout page, you can be sure that your customers understand the terms and conditions of a sale and that there won’t be any surprises. 🎉 

For more information, see our guides on Custom Fields and "How to Add Custom Fields to the Checkout Page".

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