Hi Shopify Team,
Would it be possible if Shopify can add the different provinces/states in the Philippines like you have for other countries so we can apply different shipping zones for different areas? We mainly calculate shipping cost based on the different provinces/states, much like in the US for the different states. I saw that you guys did this for Mexico when one person in the forum requested for it. I hope you can do the same for the Philippines. This province is also something that must be entered in the shipping address in the Philippines. It will go a long way in making it easier to set the shipping rate for us, and would be greatly appreciated.
The list of provinces/states are as follows:
Agusan del Norte
Agusan del Sur
Davao del Norte
Davao del Sur
Lanao del Norte
Lanao del Sur
Surigao del Norte
Surigao del Sur
Zamboanga del Norte
Zamboanga del Sur
My name is John and I'm a Guru here at Shopify!
Thanks for taking the time to post your request here on our merchant forums.
I have personally passed this info along to our product support network team to outline your request. 🙂
We rely on proactive merchants like you to bring these requests to our attention here so we can work on bringing priority features to the platform with each update.
While I can't give a timeline on the inclusion of Filipino regions in the shipping settings, I do want to thank you for letting us know about this so we can grow and build the platform in the most useful way possible.
Best of luck with everything! 🙂
Hope it will get implemented. I don't want to push my luck, but for the Mexico sample I mentioned earlier, they were able to implement the change within a couple days of posting. I'm crossing my fingers it will be implemented in a similarly fast manner.
Any update on this request please? I'm currently having the same problem where customers in the Philippines are choosing the cheapest shipping rate which does not apply to their delivery address. Could you please get this sorted as soon as possible?
Hope to hear from you soon
This is also my problem. Usually, local couriers in the Philippines charge shipping fee by whether you are whithin Metro Manila or not. But since we cannot differentiate the shipping charges based on different regions in the Philippines, I have to set flat rate for all which ultimately means my Metro Manila customers are paying way higher than they are supposed to.
I also offer free shipping for orders above certain amount within Metro Manila, however my customers from other regions will also be automatically able to avail it.
I hope to hear a positive update on this topic soon!
I'm having the same problem. People tend to always choose the cheapest shipping fee without checking whether the option is applicable to their areas or not. I just hope Shopify will do something about this as soon as possible. I had a conversation via chat with one of the reps, Basil, and he said that he'll bring it up to the people in charge. Hopefully, something will really come out of this. I mean, c'mon. It's not as if only one person is requesting for it. If Shopify wants more Filipino clients, then they should at least make improvements. Adding Philippine provinces to shipping options would actually be a very helpful step. Thanks in advance Shopify team.
Here's an example of shipping rate by area. But you can just follow the list of Provinces above. Thanks and we hope you can grant our request.
Any update on this request?
This limitation is the only problem that prevent me from going online.
Is there any suggestion?
Hi John. I been following this thread and it's been 2 years since the Thread starter had asked the question. May we have some kind of information as to how we can get the benefit of setting regions/provinces here in the Philippines? Anything that would make us smile here. I would appreciate your help. Hoping to hear from you soon. Thank you!
Hi Shopify Team,
is there any update regarding this? Having the Philippines regions' would be extremely helpful.
Hi, I went today to the Shopify meetup in the Philippines on Feb 8, 2020 organized by Filta Group. With the support of Filta CEO Efren Chaux, I requested the attendees to sign a Petition to add Provinces to Shopify shipping rates settings. I got 115 signatures from Shopify sellers/developers in the photo below. This is a PLEA to Shopify to please add at least the 4 REGIONS (Metro Manila, Luzon, Vizayas, Mindanao) in the shipping rate option (optional provinces since it might be complex to maintain, but if you can make it optional then better).
I have attached a use case document as well. We can start with 4 regions (use case 1b) which will be a lot helpful already.