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Countries that require "State" in billing info

Anyone know which countries use "State" which dont?

3:04 pm on Feb 2, 2006 (gmt 0)

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Most of my customers are from the US and so therefore I've made the "State" field required on my payment page.

HOWEVER - i've noticed a lot of Non-US orders where the State field causes a problem....and others where it is used just like a US order.

Does anyone have a list of countries and which use "States" and which dont? (for a shipping address...for a billing address).

I just notice my cart software allows me to pre-choose which countries have the state field required...i just dont know which do!



3:12 pm on Feb 2, 2006 (gmt 0)

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If your cart software offers that - it then should have the list I would think.

I put together a spreadsheet a few years ago similar to what you are asking after I just searched thru a few different websites.

I take it there is not a way to just disable it as well if they are not in the United States?


5:27 pm on Feb 3, 2006 (gmt 0)

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We used a catch-all "Not Applicable" option in the state field, just for this particular purpose!
9:11 pm on Feb 3, 2006 (gmt 0)

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We ship throughout the European Union. No "State" field required anywhere.