Hello - I'm also trying to see how I can set up my account so that certain products are only available for shipping to specific countries. It's not super clear to me how to do that. Can you help me please?
On another note, does Shopify have a staging environment where we can test settings before pushing them live?
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Happy to help clear up any confusion. Could you tell me what you have set up within Settings/Shipping already? Have you had a chance to review our help documents? I've added them below!
If you could provide screenshots of what you have set up and further details on the end goal, then we can work together to source a solution.
This is an accepted solution.
To set up a shipping profile that allows you to restrict certain products to specific locations, you'll need to do the following:
We don't currently provide a staging environment; however, you can password protect your store by going to Online Store/Preferences so you can test the rates you've created.
After I’ve added the product(s) I want to limit shipping to a newly created shipping profile and then adding the shipping zones, am I excluding the countries I do not what those specific products to ship to? Can those rates still be “calculated rates”?
> That is correct. When creating a shipping profile, you can select which products the profile applies to, which countries the products will ship to, and you're able to add either standard rates or calculated rates.
How will the customer see it on their end? I’d like it to be as frustration-free as possible for them.
> Your customer will not be aware of the profiles you have set up only that they have x amount of rates to choose from based on the contents of their cart. I'd recommend testing the checkout process through your store to see how this will appear on the customers' end. Though, I can guarantee it has been designed to make it as frustration-free as possible.
It would be awesome if the site could automatically “hide” products when someone is viewing the store from a certain country to begin with as well.
> Not something we natively provide, but you can use apps like Locksmith to get this setup.
Hi there! Here is another solution you might want to consider.
For certain products, you could set the product pages available to visitors from only a list of countries you wish to sell to, but block customers from the rest of the world. In this way, it could help prevent taking orders from unwanted countries.
Hope it helps!