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How to manage shipping details as a home-based business without disclosing address?

AngChan
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Hi There,

 

I will be new to the Shopify platform and just wondering if there are any home based businesses out there that use Shopify and what details do you use for your shipping address as a home based business.  I do not want to disclose the address working from home for privacy reasons.  I also do not want to costs of a PO Box or Virual Business Address.  How does anyone out there manage their shipping details without disclosure of your address.  Thanks

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Andrew
Shopify Staff (Retired)
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Hi @AngChan

 

I absolutely understand your privacy concerns. I just wanted to clarify that when you input your shipping details into your store admin, that is not displayed publicly. The reason we ask for that address internally is two-fold:

1. For ID verification purposes
2. In case you as a merchant choose Carrier Calculated Shipping or Shopify Shipping, in which case the costs will need to be calculated against the shipping origin address. 

This is not shown to your customers and is highly safeguarded and protected by Shopify's data protection measures and our fantastic account security protocols

What kind of business are you starting? Have you started building your store yet? 

To learn more visit the Shopify Help Center or the Community Blog.

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Andrew
Shopify Staff (Retired)
1746 173 318

This is an accepted solution.

Hi @AngChan

 

I absolutely understand your privacy concerns. I just wanted to clarify that when you input your shipping details into your store admin, that is not displayed publicly. The reason we ask for that address internally is two-fold:

1. For ID verification purposes
2. In case you as a merchant choose Carrier Calculated Shipping or Shopify Shipping, in which case the costs will need to be calculated against the shipping origin address. 

This is not shown to your customers and is highly safeguarded and protected by Shopify's data protection measures and our fantastic account security protocols

What kind of business are you starting? Have you started building your store yet? 

To learn more visit the Shopify Help Center or the Community Blog.

AngChan
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Thanks Andrew. That helps.  No I haven’t started building the store yet. Still procrastinating but will get it done