Country Blocking

guy12
Shopify Expert
10 0 4

Hello all.

The client I'm working with has a product distributor in Germany, and they have asked that no online sales be offered to German residents. I will of, course, turn off shipping to Germany and make note of that on the shipping details page, but I was hoping to go beyond that.

I was hoping to either have translated landing/pop-up page that shows only to German based IPs, or even a complete redirect elsewhere.

Given that we have limited (no) access to hosting details, I'm assuming that both of these ideas are not feasible.

I'd be happy to hear of ways to go about accomplishing this if there are any, and I'm also open to other suggestions.

Thanks!

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thisisgregory
Shopify Staff (Retired)
Shopify Staff (Retired)
30 0 1

Hey there! Greg here from Shopify!

Currently the only way to block an IP address from 'entering' your shop is to do what you said above by simply removing that country's specific shipping rates. I've not seen this done yet on a Shopify store- but when I do it will be glorious!

In the meantime, and aside from disabling shipping rates, there are a few apps that can assist with this, but again, the IP address is only looked at during the checkout experience: 

https://apps.shopify.com/subuno

https://apps.shopify.com/signifyd

- Gregory :)

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guy12
Shopify Expert
10 0 4

I appreciate the response Greg.

I did find this however: 

http://docs.shopify.com/manual/configuration/store-customization/get-a-visitors-location#popup

From the looks of this I think it would solve my problem, would you agree?

Thanks again.

 

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SteveHelm
New Member
3 0 0

Hi

Our app offers a Country Blocking feature that works exactly as per the requirement. The app will automatically detect the location of the visitor and show a customized blocker screen to the customers from the selected countries. The blocker screen can be customized extensively based on your design idea and with a message of your choosing. Also, our support staff is very well known to help out users with Custom/Exclusive Designs.

If you’d like to give it a shot, check out our app: Cozy Country Redirect 

Best Regards 

Steve

Steve Helm | Support Executive @ Cozy Addons
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