United Kingdom - split out countries, i.e. Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland

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DeanLindley
Shopify Partner
2 0 3

Hi there,

I'm trying to restrict certainly countries within the UK but this doesn't appear to be a standard shipping settling in Shopify which I can't believe.

Am I correct?

Dean

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Nick
Community Moderator
Community Moderator
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Hi Dean, 

 

Nick here from Shopify. 

 

Really great question. Currently, the only way to break up shipping prices across the UK would be via an app. This is not native to the Shopify admin. There are a few apps which could be worth you looking into here for this:

I completely understand this is not ideal and the understanding for it, is that the postcode system across the UK is the same. I will, however, put in a feature request on your behalf about it to make our team aware for future development.

 

Thank you for bringing this up also, it's feedback for things such as this from store owners like yourself that let us know what's on your mind and how to make it better. 

 

All the best, Nick

 

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Nick
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Hi Dean, 

 

Nick here from Shopify. 

 

Really great question. Currently, the only way to break up shipping prices across the UK would be via an app. This is not native to the Shopify admin. There are a few apps which could be worth you looking into here for this:

I completely understand this is not ideal and the understanding for it, is that the postcode system across the UK is the same. I will, however, put in a feature request on your behalf about it to make our team aware for future development.

 

Thank you for bringing this up also, it's feedback for things such as this from store owners like yourself that let us know what's on your mind and how to make it better. 

 

All the best, Nick

 

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Dave_shopify
Shopify Partner
62 0 19

I just wanted to bump this, it's been known for years that Shopify is missing this essential feature.

 

I think the severity of the issue needs to be highlighted:

 

  1. you cannot sell to Ireland with Shopify out the box because you can't specify a higher shipping price to the customer
  2. If you sell only to England, Wales, Scotland as a UK business, the cost of shipping to Ireland is huge and you have to refund any orders you get from Ireland, hurting your reputation.

As a web dev. I come across this a lot with clients who have Shopify and want to exclude orders from Ireland, you can't without paying monthly for an entire app that allows lots of advanced shipping options, the client doesn't need any of that.

 

This affects every single store in the UK.

creamcornwall
Shopify Partner
19 1 4

Hi

The shipping options are really poor on Shopify, driving me crazy!

Bselectricgoods
New Member
2 0 1

Found a pretty simple way round this if your issue is excluding specific countries within Europe... ie. Northern Ireland ... 

Add your own customised shipping rate for example I done Northern Ireland: £15.00 any product shipped. 

 

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Then make sure you include in the "Shipping" Legal page... If a product is purchased via the "Free shipping" and you are based in Northern Ireland your order will be cancelled and money returned. As follows:

 

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Re1
Excursionist
24 0 43

Am I missing something @Bselectricgoods ?  You say add a customised shipping rate for Northern Ireland, but that's the point of this thread isn't it, we can't?  At least, not on the Basic Plans.  If I have misunderstood and this is possible, then it still seems like allowing orders, then cancelling them is pretty unprofessional (no offense intended to you, I can see you're looking for solutions).

Shopify, please can we have an update on this?  As part of Brexit, orders shipped from the mainland UK to Northern Ireland might require customs checks come January 1st, so it's important that we are able to separate England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales.  Customs declarations are potentially complex and expensive, so some retailers might want to put their orders to Northern Ireland on hold until they are confident with the process, procedure and cost.

As others mention, given the additional cost of shipping across the Irish sea (and Scottish islands), we need to be able to treat Northern Ireland separately.

The United Kingdom is a political union of four unique countries.  As a comparison, the EU is a political union, but each country has it's own unique shipping rate.  The expense of upgrading to the Advanced Shopify plan is not an option for a new and small business.

PaulBarnes
Excursionist
12 0 16

I cannot understand why Shopify won't set UK different zones for the UK, especially N. Ireland. It's a no brainer. 

Nodlehs
Tourist
3 0 3

I've a similar but opposite problem. As my business is based in Southern Ireland I can ship at the same cost to Northern Ireland but it is far more expensive to ship to Scotland, Wales and England and there is no way to separate these.

They have got to fix this for BREXIT!! 

noahsforestfrie
New Member
1 0 1

If you speak to shopify support they can enable just the carrier calculated shipping for a fee so you don't have to upgrade to the top package.

EZB
Excursionist
14 0 17

Shopify can you hear us 🙂

8thDial
New Member
1 0 0

It would appear not.

Shipping rates can't be an addition to the website via an app - what if it has a data breach/slows the site down/goes bust?

lolly2020
Explorer
39 0 31

@Nick 

It seems Shopify is selling to European Customers without updating themselves with the laws and requirement and to be honest as a new customer, I feel cheated.

With Brexit Northern Ireland is a dual tax country ( which Shopify should know this at this stage), It can be taxed like an EU Country or UK Country, we are  in Republic of Ireland and we will need to tax Northern Ireland like an EU country for us to be tax compliant so it means different tax and shipping rate for Northern Ireland compared to GB, Wales and Scotland (i.e. rest of UK)

No app at present will sort this issue

You have so many countries in zones and as of yet despite over 5yrs request your company have refused to zone UK, at a bare minimum Northern Ireland should be separated from the rest of UK, now with Brexit.

This is very important as Shopify is useless to us now, if we can't be tax complaint. We have paid and invested in your service.

I really feel Shopify should not be allowed to sell in the EU to be honest, so many issues are not sorted to be legally compliant with sales in EU countries e.g. gift cards, anyway I digress

Please can you flag this up as urgent with your developing team !!

 

Thanks

Nick
Community Moderator
Community Moderator
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Hi @lolly2020,

I spoke to someone on the Shopify tax team about this. They mentioned that as a part of Brexit, Northern Ireland adopted a dual status, falling within both UK and EU VAT regimes. Orders from within the United Kingdom to Northern Ireland will have UK VAT applied. Orders from within the European Union to Northern Ireland will have the appropriate EU country VAT applied. I made a table for you on this which you can see below that will hopefully help also: 

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lolly2020
Explorer
39 0 31

@Nick 

Thanks

I am aware it's dual tax, like I said in my previous message, the problem is to apply tax it needs to be a separate zone or be treated like a separate country. The table you sent is correct, but the problem is how do I select N.I  separate from UK.

If I go to taxes I can't select Northern Ireland separate from UK. If I go to shipping I can't select N.I.

May be you can walk me through, how to fix this.

 

 

lolly2020
Explorer
39 0 31

@Nick 

I have decided to get help from support !!

Thanks

EZB
Excursionist
14 0 17

please separate out NI in Shopify it would make this a little less painful! 

lolly2020
Explorer
39 0 31

@EZB 

Really, it's the best solution as for us with all this going on, we just want to ship to N.I. only, and not the rest of the UK, until all this Brexit issues settles!

It's a Shame they are waiting this long to sort this out

 

 

 

EZB
Excursionist
14 0 17

Can we just spam this post until they notice or do we need to start a new thread as this one appears to be solved -far from it! 

PaulBarnes
Excursionist
12 0 16
I'm not sure what Shopify are doing or if they are all that interested. A lot of the time companies use these platforms so that their customers can let off steam with each other.
They will only start to take notice if hundreds of people have the same problem.
It would be good if someone from Shopify let us know their plan.
lolly2020
Explorer
39 0 31

With Brexit Northern Ireland is a dual tax country ( which Shopify should know this at this stage), It can be taxed like an EU Country or UK Country, we are  in Republic of Ireland and we will need to tax Northern Ireland like an EU country for us to be tax compliant so it means different tax and shipping rate for Northern Ireland compared to GB, Wales and Scotland (i.e. rest of UK)

No app at present will sort this issue

You have so many countries in zones and as of yet despite over 5yrs request your company have refused to zone UK, at a bare minimum Northern Ireland should be separated from the rest of UK, now with Brexit.

This is very important as Shopify is useless to us now, if we can't be tax complaint. We have paid and invested in your service.

Please can you flag this up as urgent with your developing team !!