One of AutomateWoo’s key features is sending WooCommerce abandoned cart emails. It has session tracking module that can detect returning registered user even when they aren’t logged in and can track guests.
How guests are captured
The Guest Abandoned Cart trigger uses the pre-submit email capture technique on the checkout page which means that a customer’s email is captured before they fully complete the checkout process. As soon as the customer enters a valid email into the checkout email field AutomateWoo captures it and adds a tracking cookie to their browser.
Once this happens the customers cart contents gets stored and will become visible in the Active Carts report. Future changes to the guest cart also get recorded and if they abandoned their cart any abandoned cart workflows you have created will fire after the periods specified in the workflow settings.
Capturing emails from extra fields
By default, this pre-submit functionality is only enabled on the checkout page but the same technique can be used on any email field on your website. To do this you can add the CSS class
automatewoo-capture-guest-email on email fields.
Setting custom guest email jQuery selectors
If you are not able to add a CSS class to you target email field you can add new guest jQuery selectors with the filter
Testing guest email capture
When testing the guest email capture function it is important to create a completely new browser session. Otherwise the session tracking will remember that you are a registered user (even if you are logged out) and will not record any captured email addresses. If you use Google Chrome you should open a new incognito window before testing.