Prevent orders to certain postcodes and regions

Yacine2020
Excursionist
17 1 1

Hi, 

how can i block shipping to certain postcodes and regions?

Replies 5 (5)

ES1
Shopify Expert
56 6 11

Hi,

 

Please follow the below steps:

 

  1. In your Shopify admin, go to Settings > Shipping and delivery.
  2. Under Shipping zones, click Add shipping zone.
  3. Enter a name for the shipping zone (e.g., “Super Quick Delivery”).
  4. In the Country field, start typing the name of the country you want to add, and then select it from the drop-down menu.
  5. If you need to block specific regions within that country, you can further refine the zone by adding postal codes or regions where you want to deliver.
  6. In the end, click on Save.

 

After that you would need to assign rates etc. to this zone, you can follow onscreen instructions and add them. It would be similar to earlier when you had added the rates for the default shipping zone on your store.

 

Hope this helps.

 

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Yacine2020
Excursionist
17 1 1

Hi, this doesnt seem to be working: there is no possibility on my shopify version to amend anything within the region nor to addd postcodes or specific aras to which I either dont want to deliver or have to increase my shipping costs substantially. This is major issue with UK sellers as the shipping costs within certain regions can vary tenfold. 

PageFly-Theodor
Globetrotter
576 76 88

Hi @Yacine2020 ,
This is Theodore from PageFly - Shopify Page Builder App.

There are two main ways to block shipping to certain postcodes and regions in Shopify:

1. Local Delivery Restrictions (For Localized Deliveries):

This method is suitable if you only offer local delivery within a specific area and want to restrict deliveries to certain postcodes within that area. Here's how:

  • Go to your Shopify admin panel.
  • Navigate to Settings > Shipping and delivery.
  • In the Shipping section, click on the shipping profile you want to edit (where you define your local delivery areas).
  • Next to the delivery location you want to restrict, click Manage.
  • Select This location offers local delivery.
  • Scroll down to the Restrictions section and click Add restriction.
  • Choose Postal/Zip code as the restriction type.
  • Enter the specific postcodes you want to exclude from delivery in this area.
  • Click Save.

2. Shipping Zones (For More Granular Control):

This method offers more control and allows you to block shipping to entire regions or specific postcodes across your entire store. Here's how:

  • Go to your Shopify admin panel.
  • Navigate to Settings > Shipping and delivery.
  • In the Shipping section, click on the shipping profile you want to edit (where you define your shipping zones).
  • Click Create zone.
  • Enter a name for your shipping zone (e.g., "Restricted Zone").
  • Select the countries or regions you want to include in this zone. Deselect any countries or regions where you want to block shipping entirely.
  • Click Save zone.
  • (Optional) To further restrict shipping within a zone based on specific postcodes:
    • Click the "..." button next to the zone you just created and select Edit zone.
    • Scroll down to the Restrictions section and click Add restriction.
    • Choose Postal/Zip code as the restriction type.
    • Enter the specific postcodes you want to exclude from delivery in this zone.
    • Click Save.


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Theodore | PageFly

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Yacine2020
Excursionist
17 1 1

Hi Theodor, this is exactly what I would like to do however the most important step : ie the one allowing to restrict certain areas within a region doesnt work. For the UK, I am only given the option to select or deselect certain regions. However, the issue we are all facing in the UK is the fact that within Scotland (country but considered a region in Shopify), shipping rates vary considerably when it comes to the Highlands and the Scottish Isles. In my version of shopify, there doesnt seem to be any option to edit a region.

KlaudiaZapiet
Shopify Partner
54 3 6

Hi @Yacine2020 

 

For some countries, Shopify's shipping zones only allow you to specify the state or territory. If you need more precise control, like blocking shipping to specific postcodes or regions, you might want to check out Zapiet - Rates by Zip Code.

 

With our app, you can:

  • Define your shipping zones and rates based on zip code/post code
  • Charge based on cart price or weight
  • Use advanced wildcard postal code matching, which works well for UK and Canadian merchants
  • Translate rate names, supporting multiple languages and currencies

If you're interested, we offer a 14-day free trial. Just keep in mind that you'll need the Shopify Carrier Service API.

 

Feel free to reach out if you have any questions. Have a wonderful day!

 

-Klaudia from Zapiet

Klaudia from Zapiet