Does credit card billing address and shipping address need to match for order to process?

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Hi,

   Does customer's credit card billing address and shipping address need to match for order to process?  If not, is there some setting I need to adjust in my control panel so orders with different billing and shipping address don't get cancelled?

   I've had a few customers unable to complete purchases with their credit card because the postal code didn't match due to billing and shipping address being different. 

 

thank you

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Hi @A_L1,

 

Nick here from Shopify. 

 

Fantastic question. Customers should be able to use different billing and shipping addresses should they wish. The default setting for when a customer enters their billing details is the same address for the shipping which you can see in the image below.

 

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Can you double check if that is ticked in your admin, please? - Store Admin > Settings > Checkout > Order Processing. You can see the help document which Shopify has on this here

 

To find out any more specifics on the orders you are referring to, I'd need to take a closer look at the orders if you'd like I could send you a direct email to verify your details and take a closer look for you. But it should be no problem at all for the customer to have a different shipping and billing address. My guess is that the postcode does not match the address of where they would like the product to be shipped. Would you have a screenshot of the error message and any more details from the customers about this? If you do, could you share it as the more information on this the better chance we'll have to find out why this might be happening. It could be worth you trying out a test order with different addresses to be sure also. 

 

Hope this helps and looking forward to hearing from you. 

 

All the best, Nick

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Is there any way to get an email Alert when shipping and billing address do not match ?

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Hi @HLG,

 

The only way this would be possible is if you used an app. I'm thinking a fraud filter app would be your best bet in this instance. Shopify has a Fraud Filter app that you could look into for this and can see here as well as a third party developed app called Signifyd here

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Ok, but how do we get BOTH from the customer? I need both the billing and the shipping address. Yes, sometimes they are the same, but for many orders, they are not. Does ticking this box confirm that? If they are different, do I get both addresses? Thanks

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Hi @Hallets,

 

It's possible to get both addresses from the customer with this step also, but by having the box ticked, the customer will skip this step but be prompted/notified about the address. If you untick the box, the customer will need to take the extra steps to fill out the address twice or two different addresses. 

 

With that being said, you can see within the order whether they're using different addresses. If you see an order where the address doesn't match, you are welcome to contact the customer and request an explanation, or cancel the order and let the customer know that you weren't able to fulfill it for them.

 

Does that answer your question? Let me know. 

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