Restricting sale of certain products to certain states in australia!

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Hi, I need to find a way or an app that can restrict other states in Australia from purchasing some collections in my store as they are prohibited in most states except for mine however other than a few collections I do have many items in my store that are legal to send to these states. Any help would be much appreciated.

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Shopify Partner
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Hello @Lahnih,

Good day! Gina from flareAI app helping Shopify merchants get $5Million+ in sales from Google Search, on autopilot.

If you prefer not to use an app, you can manually restrict purchases from certain states within Australia by setting up shipping zones in Shopify.

Here's are the steps how you can do it.

1. Log in to your Shopify account and go to Settings > Shipping and delivery

2. Click on "Manage rates" next to the shipping profile you want to edit

3. Click on "Add rate" and select "Based on destination"

4. Choose "Australia" as the country, and then click on "Edit" next to "Rest of Australia"

5. Click on "Add regions" and select the states that you want to restrict from purchasing certain collections

6. For each state, click on "Add products" and select the collections that you want to restrict from purchasing

7. Set the rate to $0 for the restricted collections, and set a different rate for the collections that can be shipped to all states

8. Click on "Save" to update the shipping rate

Keep in mind that this method is not foolproof and customers may still be able to find ways to purchase restricted products. Therefore, it's important to also include clear information on your website about which products are restricted and where they can be shipped, and to also have customers confirm their location at checkout.

As I am not familiar with any Shopify apps that may be helpful to you to achieve your requirement, I advise you to search for shipping-related apps in the Shopify app store and choose the suitable app.


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Shopify Partner
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Hi @Lahnih,


I hope you found a solution!


If you want to explore more options, check out the PH MultiCarrier Shipping Label app. The app allows you to set up Shipping Classes/ Profiles and then Shipping Zones based on country, state and postcodes. Next, you can create a shipping condition based on the product category and shipping zones to restrict the shipping of certain products in certain states. 

Feel free to reach out for further queries. I will be happy to help!


Customer Success @ PluginHive
Shipping Automation | FedEx shipping | Multi-carrier shipping | Shipment Tracking | Australia Post shipping

Shopify Partner
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Hi Lahnin, 

I have a suggestion for your Shopify dilemma. My app, MapIt, can help you with your specific requirement of allowing certain collections to be restricted from purchase in different states than in Australia.

Usually, merchants use MapIt to customize shipping zones on a map, but in your case, you can implement the app specifically for the collections you want to restrict. Meanwhile, the rest of the products in your store will follow the default shipping settings in Shopify. This way, you can control the shipping options by assigning the appropriate collections to the designated restriction.


To explore how MapIt can help you set up the desired shipping rules, check out 'MapIt' in the Shopify App Store.

Our support team is also available to assist you further at:


Good luck!

Shopify Partner
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Hi @Lahnih If you are still looking for a solution to this, you can try using the Chekout Gurdian App, that restricts purchases based on a certian  location, that means you can restrict customer from ordering from a particular region of Australia. Rest they can order the remaning products accoridngly.

Let me know if you find this suitable as per your requirment.

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