Guest Checkout is the standard Bolt Checkout process. Guest shoppers proceed through three pages of checkout. Bolt also allows customers to create Instant Checkout Accounts. If you have an Instant Checkout Account, you can learn about your buying experience can here.
The three pages that a guest will see are:
Checkout can also vary if the merchant has opted to skip Bolts Success page. See Alternate Checkout - Skipping Bolt's Success Page.
Page One — Shipping
When a customer first arrives in Bolt Checkout, they arrive on the Shipping page. This page collects the customer's shipping information.
At the top the customer enters their basic information:
- Phone number
Below that, the customer enters their ship-to information:
- First name
- Last name
- Street address
The customer may apply a coupon or promo code. If available, they can click on +PROMO (or +DISCOUNT), in the top right corner. This will expand and allow text to and provide a field for entering the code.
Once the customer has each field complete, they can click the Continue button. They will then move to page two of Bolt Checkout, Delivery.
Page Two — Delivery
After completing Shipping, customers will arrive at the Delivery page. Customers use this page to select their delivery options.The page provides customers with up to three delivery options. By default, the cheapest method of shipping is selected.
The order of the delivery options depends on two factors:
- The customer's address
- The merchant's tax and shipping configurations
The information displayed includes a text string and a price. The merchant's current tax and shipping configurations provides this information.
Note — The screenshot below includes an optional delivery instruction field. By default, this option is not enabled unless the merchant requests that option.
Note — Digital Goods Only checkout will bypass the Delivery page.
Once the customer makes their selection, they click the Continue button. They will then move to the final page of checkout, Payment.
Page Three — Payment
The last page that a customer will interact with during Bolt Checkout is the Payment page. The Payment page collects the customer's payment information.
The customer enters their preferred method of payment, including:
- Card number
- Expiration date
- First & Last name on the card
Note — Bolt does not require or ask for a billing address or zip.
By default, Bolt will save the customer's information gathered during checkout. This will allow the customer to use Bolt Instant Checkout for future transactions. Customers can opt out of this by un-checking the Remember my information checkbox.
After the customer completes all fields, they click the Pay button. The customer will then move to Bolt's Success page. After five seconds the customer will be sent to the merchants order confirmation page.