USA Cookie app

New Member
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Hi there!

 

Im starting my first dropshipping store and im very close to open it. 

At the start, I´ll be shipping only to the USA. 

Do I need some kind of cookie bar?

And if I do, which would be a good one?

 

Thanks!

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Shopify Partner
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Geo Redirect is a reliable and inexpensive app that lets you redirect visitors based on their location. So if they aren't in the US, you can send them away easily (with a message if you want).

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New Member
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Ok thanks Adam.

So in USA you dont need a cookies bar app?

 

 

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Shopify Staff
Shopify Staff
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Hello, @Noraellen.

 

Elias here with Shopify Support. Thank you for reaching out.

 

I understand that you will only be shipping to the US, is your business operating from the US as well? If so, you do not need a cookie bar in the US. The cookie bar is part of the EU Privacy Directive, also known as the ‘EU Cookie Law,' which only applies in Europe. If you’re interested, I found an article that can help explain this - “Does the EU Cookie Law Apply to U.S. Websites.” 

 

Since you’re only shipping to the US, you may not need to use Geolocation apps as well. Geolocation apps services to redirect your customers if you have multiple stores, such as a US-based store and a Canadian-based store. However, Shopify allows you to control your shipping zones, right under the shipping settings in your admin. This way, you can create shipping rates only for US customers and you will not need an extra app for this. 

 

Let me know if this helps! If you have any other questions about cookie bars or shipping, don’t hesitate to let me know in this thread!

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New Member
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Hi Elias,

 

Thanks for your reply.

Im operating from Colombia, not from the US. 

Im fine without cookies?

 

 

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Shopify Staff
Shopify Staff
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Hey, @Noraellen.

 

Thank you for following up. I can see that there is a data protection law in Colombia; however, it does not mention that a cookie bar is required. Nonetheless, I recommend checking with your city or a legal advisor in your country to confirm this. That said, since cookies bars are free and easy to implement onto your store, I do think it’s a good idea to add one. I’ve handpicked a couple third-party cookie apps for you to try:

 

 

Having a cookie bar will also allow you to expand your market at a later stage, should you decide to start selling and shipping to Europe. Do you feel this can be beneficial for your business?

Elias | Social Care @ Shopify 
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