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This section guides you on how to block or allow certain countries to access your online store.

Step by Step Tutorial

From your ShopBase admin, go to Online Store > Preferences.


In Additional scripts, Head section, copy and paste the below code in the text box:

Code to block customers from specific countries

<script>
(function() {
// Update blocked countries list here
var blockedCountries = {'CN': true, 'VN': true, 'US': false};

var xhr = new XMLHttpRequest();
var redirect = 'https://www.google.com/not-found';
xhr.onreadystatechange = function() {
if (xhr.readyState === 4) {
var location = JSON.parse(xhr.responseText);
if (location.result && location.result.country_code in blockedCountries && blockedCountries[location.result.country_code]) {
window.location.href = redirect;
}
}
};
if (window.location.href.indexOf(redirect) === -1) {
xhr.open('GET', 'https://' + window.location.host + '/api/catalog/location-lookup.json');
xhr.send();
}
})();
</script>


Code to allow customers from specific countries

<script>
(function() {
// Update allowed countries list here
var allowedCountries = {'US': true, 'CA': true, 'UK': true, 'CN': false};

var xhr = new XMLHttpRequest();
var redirect = 'https://www.google.com/not-found';
xhr.onreadystatechange = function() {
if (xhr.readyState === 4) {
var location = JSON.parse(xhr.responseText);

var allow = false;
if (!location.result) {
allow = true;
} else if (location.result.country_code in allowedCountries && allowedCountries[location.result.country_code]) {
allow = true;
}

// Redirect if not allowed
if (!allow) {
window.location.href = redirect;
}
}
};
if (window.location.href.indexOf(redirect) === -1) {
xhr.open('GET', 'https://' + window.location.host + '/api/catalog/location-lookup.json');
xhr.send();
}
})();
</script>



You can add more countries you want to block in blockedCountries, or add more countries you want to allow in allowedCountries in the code in step 2.

Click Save once finished.

Use the two letter country codes in ISO 3166-1 Alpha 2 format here.

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