The Customer custom fields or just custom fields is a functionality in the Customer section that allows you to collect more data from your clients. For example, You can request gender, age or other data that maybe is required information for your business.
How do I add a custom field?
1. Go into your admin panel > Customers > Custom fields > Add new custom field from the top right corner.
2. Once you click on Add new custom field, the General settings menu would appear:
Field name (for internal use) - add a field name for internal use
Field name (visible at the customer account) - the name you place in this field will be visible in the store
Field is required - choose whether you want the custom field to be mandatory
Choose a field type - select the type of field you want it to be respectively
You can check the example below:
This is how it would appear in your store's checkout:
Subsequently, the data collected can be used to segment audiences by different metrics. For example, you can make a targeting campaign for all female users between the ages of 20 and 45.