Though some merchants don't like it, guest checkout is a much better alternative to forced registration. It is a great option for those who want to place orders fast and with no extra steps required.
Sometimes even registered customers place orders as guests since it is more convenient.
However, at the same time, both you and your customers can't keep track of those orders which is a missed opportunity for a number of reasons.
To solve this inconvenience there is the Magento 2 Guest to Customer Extension.
Since we've already described how you can convert guest to customer from admin panel, we'll focus on the customer part.
So, here you'll learn how you can allow your customers to assign guest orders to their accounts.
First, you need to go to the Stores > Configuration > Magefan Extensions > Guest to Customer and enable the Allows Customer to Assign Their Guest Orders option.
That's all required from you as a store manager. However, let's see how it works for your customers.
Once registered customers who placed orders as guests login to their account, they see the following notification:
After your customers confirm that they want to assign their orders to their account by pressing the corresponding button, they receive the confirmation email.
This is the email your customers receive by default. However, you can customize this email template and set it as default back in the configuration section.
Finally, once customers follow the required link, it takes them to their account where they can see all of their orders.
This option is a booster to your customers' experience since it allows them to track all of their orders regardless of the checkout method they used. It is also a great opportunity for you to keep the order information organized.
However, that's not it. Guest to Customer Extension allows you to try different scenarios from converting all guest orders to customers to enabling automatic conversion. You can try different options to ensure the best experience.