Require Phone

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For checkout, I need to make the phone no. required, because our vendor uses it to make arrangements for delivery/setup of equipment. What would be the best way to do this? -J
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I'm also looking for an answer to this... 

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Shopify Staff (Retired)
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The best thing to do here is make a checkout translation that will change the translation of "phone number" to "Phone number *(required)" or some such. Simply go to general preferences and on the language dropdown for your shop scroll to the very very bottom and select "new translation" (going from memory here) Translate the checkout lines you want. Give the translation a name, save it. When back on general preferences page choose your new translation from the dropdown and apply. Blammo! You are done.

PS. There is no way to disable checkout before this field is filled out. All you can do is hope your users are good enough to follow the instructions you provide.

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Is there a particular reason we can't make phone # required?  My client requests it, and it would seem to make sense to be able to do this in Shopify rather than having to get a sometimes-cryptic message back from the gateway.

 

-benjy

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Tourist
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I would appreciate this as well.  It would be nice for me to require a phone number when the cart subtotal is over a certain value.  The higher value of certain orders creates more shipping logistics, which are easier to solve when I have ALL of the customers contact info.

Ryan @ http://rjminjectiontech.com
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Tourist
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Jamie, do I need to "translate" everything, or only the one that I want to change "Phone number *(required)"?

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Shopify Staff (Retired)
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You only need to translate what you want changed. Anything you do not touch will Simply output the default values.

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Anonymous
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+1 to making the "Phone number" field required.

Even better, I would love to be able to determine which fields are/are not required at checkout either through an uploaded "config" file or through a settings page under "Preferences."

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Shopify Partner
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+1 +Bump

Would anyone from the Shopify team be able to answer this question. Either a definitive "Nope, not happening because.." or "Hell yeah, we agree completely. In fact if you log into your admin area and.."

Cheers,

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Excursionist
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I too need this feature. I imagine any shop in the US shipping international needs this. I really don't understand why this wouldn't be implemented. The work around is just a hack, and not a idea solution. The form needs to throw an error if the Phone isn't entered.

It seems like every week I find a new issue with Shopify that completely boggles my mind. Logical and necessary features are complete omitted. It's unfortunate because there are some really great things about Shopify, but these little things kill it.

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