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 Author: axaday View Messages Posted By axaday
 Posted: Sep 30, 2019 06:10
 Subject: Limit Shipping Method to One Customer
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axaday (3913)

Location:  USA, Oklahoma
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I just opened a shipping method that I keep closed to avoid confusion because
it allows an international customer to instant checkout using domestic shipping
rates. It is for international customers who have a friend or forwarding service
in the US, but I keep it closed to avoid accidental or intentional misuse. It
would be handy if I could limit that to a country or to a specific user.
 Author: yorbrick View Messages Posted By yorbrick
 Posted: Sep 30, 2019 07:58
 Subject: Re: Limit Shipping Method to One Customer
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yorbrick (691)

Location:  United Kingdom, England
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In Suggestions, axaday writes:
  I just opened a shipping method that I keep closed to avoid confusion because
it allows an international customer to instant checkout using domestic shipping
rates. It is for international customers who have a friend or forwarding service
in the US, but I keep it closed to avoid accidental or intentional misuse. It
would be handy if I could limit that to a country or to a specific user.

Is it not easier to invoice manually for such situations.
 Author: axaday View Messages Posted By axaday
 Posted: Sep 30, 2019 08:56
 Subject: Re: Limit Shipping Method to One Customer
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Location:  USA, Oklahoma
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In Suggestions, yorbrick writes:
  In Suggestions, axaday writes:
  I just opened a shipping method that I keep closed to avoid confusion because
it allows an international customer to instant checkout using domestic shipping
rates. It is for international customers who have a friend or forwarding service
in the US, but I keep it closed to avoid accidental or intentional misuse. It
would be handy if I could limit that to a country or to a specific user.

Is it not easier to invoice manually for such situations.

Possibly. I used to get a lot of international orders made and then cancelled
because the shipping is over $20 over 8 ounces. Usually customers are willing
to pay the $13ish shipping for 1-8 oz, but rarely did an order over 9 ounces
go through. I so stopped offering wait for invoice for international orders
and capped the instant checkout at 7 ounces. Perhaps that is too strict and
I should think it over.
 Author: yorbrick View Messages Posted By yorbrick
 Posted: Sep 30, 2019 09:18
 Subject: Re: Limit Shipping Method to One Customer
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yorbrick (691)

Location:  United Kingdom, England
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In Suggestions, axaday writes:
  In Suggestions, yorbrick writes:
  In Suggestions, axaday writes:
  I just opened a shipping method that I keep closed to avoid confusion because
it allows an international customer to instant checkout using domestic shipping
rates. It is for international customers who have a friend or forwarding service
in the US, but I keep it closed to avoid accidental or intentional misuse. It
would be handy if I could limit that to a country or to a specific user.

Is it not easier to invoice manually for such situations.

Possibly. I used to get a lot of international orders made and then cancelled
because the shipping is over $20 over 8 ounces. Usually customers are willing
to pay the $13ish shipping for 1-8 oz, but rarely did an order over 9 ounces
go through. I so stopped offering wait for invoice for international orders
and capped the instant checkout at 7 ounces. Perhaps that is too strict and
I should think it over.

Yeah, I'm sure. I've stopped buying from the USA for that reason.

Maybe put a line in your terms about what it will cost for international orders
for a couple of weight bands and turn on quotes (if you haven't already)
to allow international buyers to ask for postage costs if they need to.