How can I specify the Countries/States that I ship to?
In our previous two articles regarding Shipping Settings and Shipping Methods, we stated that 3dcart shipping is composed of two separate sections that work closely together. However, there is a third section that can also come into play when configuring your cart's shipping capabilities.
The third section of your overall shipping configuration is the Shipping Countries section. In this section you will be able to specify which countries and states you are willing to deliver to. When you first set up your 3dcart store, ALL countries and ALL states are enabled. However, you may have specific needs which require you to limit the scope of your shipping area.
For example, you may sell region specific media like Blu-Ray movies that only play on devices sold in specific markets, and selling them to the wrong market would only increase the amount of returned merchandise you get. Perhaps there are legal, or even product licensing reasons for limiting the areas you ship to. Whatever the case may be, you can specify exactly which countries your cart is able to ship to.
To update the available shipping countries and states, do the following:
You may also want to limit or enable specific states (these can be states/territories/provinces/etc) within your selected countries. For example, in the case of the United States as the country, your catalog of products cannot be shipped to a specific states due to their individual state laws. Or perhaps you only want to ship to specific provinces in Canada. Whatever the case may be, you can also edit the country selections to enable/disable or even add/remove specific "states" within these countries.
From here, you can do one of the following:
For your convenience, United States and Canadian Provinces have been pre-populated for you.
As a further example, the Canary Islands are considered part of Spain for some carriers as well as its own county by others. (Check with your shipping carrier for specific information)