Rules for different address types

Modified on Tue, 28 Mar, 2023 at 12:45 PM

What are the different address types?

You can enable rules to detect any of the following address types:

  1. PO Boxes: Some couriers like FedEx or UPS cannot deliver to PO Boxes
  2. USPS Gopost
  3. Private Mailboxes (PMB)
  4. Missing Street Number: Enable this if you cannot ship to addresses without house numbers.
  5. Missing Street Name
  6. Extra Long Addresses: Enable this if you have character limits for the address or apartment fields. You can also adjust the threshold. This may be relevant if your 3PL has a strict character limit.
  7. Non-Latin Characters: Enable this if your 3PL cannot process non-Latin characters. 
  8. Noncontiguous States: Enable this if you cannot ship to Alaska, Hawaii, or Puerto Rico.
  9. US Military Addresses: Enable this if you cannot ship to military addresses.

How does it work for merchants?

Customers are prompted to specify an alternative address on the Thank You page after checkout and automatically update the shipping address on the Shopify object when an update is specified.

Should you have any further questions, please feel free to drop an email to 

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