Shipping areas??

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I want my site to only ship to the united states. how do make that possible?
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Laci Clevenger

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Hi Laci,

When you say "shipping" do you mean who can view your site, or the places that you ship products to?
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Laci Clevenger

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I could mean both, I suppose. I only want to be able to sell here in the us. Whatever I can do so that nobody from other contries buys my products.
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Gop

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Hello Laci,

Are you referring to the new Yola Online Store shipping setup or to single widget setup with PayPal as in the old shopping facility?
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Laci Clevenger

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I'm setting up a new yola store.
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Gop

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Thanks Laci for your response,

To restrict the regions you send to then the easiest way is to not include a Shipping Zone and instead if someone goes this far to inform them that your products are not sent outside the US.

It is also important to be upfront with a message on your store page advising people of this. The reason being is that buyers can get annoyed having gone through a process of filling fields etc then be disqualified. This can rebound on your rankings as the word may get around.

I will look up the specific method of restricting shipping today and get back to you here when I have it described. Trust this is OK?
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Gop

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Kan Thai Decor has suggested an interesting point on regional specs of your service in another thread which I have copied. This helps in focusing Googles search responses to relevant areas:
"Google places helps when you have an actual business location....http://www.google.com/places/"

KTD now also restricts shipping within the US and he has a very successful online business: http://kanthaidecor.com
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Hi Laci,

I have worked through this and the solution is not to include any shipping zone other than the US. if another person clicks on the checkout facility a pop-up will appear advising them that their destination is not shipped to.

To setup Shipping Zones:

In your online store go to Advanced Settings:
System Settings>Zones>New Zone

Type a name for this Zone eg USA.

>Add Country>Select the US from the drop down list then >Add States

You may not want to ship to non-contiguous states and territories. This allows you to exclude them.

Save.

Then you need to set your shipping preferences of supplier etc.

Good luck with this Laci.