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Zen Cart Shipping Restrictions

Zen Cart Shipping Restrictions

Custom solutions for preventing shipping to areas where it is not permitted. This capability can be particularly important for vendors selling live items (plants, animals) or items subject to regulation (alcohol, firearms, adult oriented content).

I have developed a number of these kinds of modifications over the years, and this page is designed to show you what's possible for your store.

Relevance: Zen Cart™ 1.5.x

Cost: Based on your requirements, starting at $300. This is not a plugin; it's custom software developed for your needs to your specifications. Before I can give you a final estimate, we need to discuss your needs.



Want something similar for your store? Great! Contact me with your requirements and I'll give you a quote. Let's get started!

Restricting Delivery by Day

Florists sometimes can only deliver specific flowers on specific days (due to grower shipping schedules). Here's an example of a change to the product editing page that was integrated with the Order Delivery Date mod to support this delivery plan:

Zen Cart Shipping Restriction by Day


Shipping Restrictions - by State

A customer who sells livestock has to configure each product according to which states restrict delivery of those products. The restricted states are checked and shown at the top.

Zen Cart Restricted Shipping by State


Shipping Restrictions - Specific Restriction Radio Buttons

One customer who sells live plants faces specific restrictions from a few states on parts of his inventory.

Zen Cart Restricted Shipping - specific configurations


Showing Customers the Restrictions in Cart

Mechanisms to communicate the legal restrictions to customers will depend on the complexity of the rules.

This vendor has state by state exclusions on specific products.

Zen Cart Shipping Restrictions - by state

The plant store shows the rules as footnotes to the cart

Zen Cart Shipping Restrictions - plants

This ammunition vendor chose a similar model because the wording was lengthy.

Zen Cart Shipping Restrictions - ammunition