Localization settings allow you to determine which markets your store will serve with precision and flexibility. It can be most helpful if your store address is outside the US.
In your Control Panel, hover your cursor over Set-up and select Localization.
Then, scroll to Localization Settings and select Manage.
Scroll to Countries Options. Then, update the following settings:
This displays as the first country a customer can select at checkout.
Set the countries your customers are allowed to checkout from. This is required for checkout.
Postal Code (Optional)
Select countries that will not require entry of a postal code.
European Union Countries
Select the countries that will appear as European Union.
To select all countries, hold CTRL (Windows) or Command (Mac) + Shift, then click within the window. To select multiple countries, hold CTRL or Command and select each country individually.
Scroll to States Options. Then, update the following settings:
State is Required For
Select the countries you require a state to be entered by customers in checkout. Make sure this includes your default country.
Display not required State
Select Yes to allow countries that don't require a state or province entry to display a State field on your store front end. Select No to hide the state field for those countries.
Scroll to Locale Options. Then, update the following settings:
Set the time zone of your store's primary market.
Set to your store language.
First Day of Week
Set the first day of the week in your primary market.
Set the days that fall on the weekend in your primary market.
At the bottom of your Localization Settings, click the Save icon.
Now, your checkout process is set to allow purchases from locations that represent your market.
Updated almost 3 years ago