Advanced Shipping Validation for WooCommerce


With Advanced Shipping Validation for WooCommerce you can setup your own shipping validation rules. With these rules you can prevent
customers from finishing the checkout process based on your conditions.

Prevent finishing checkout?!
There are valid reasons why you’d want to prevent someone from checking out with products in their cart.
At the checkout is the moment where you definitely know where the products should be shipped, at that time, it could be that
the customer has some products that are not allowed to ship to certain locations.

A common use case with this is the restriction of certain products being shipped from the mainland to states like Hawaii and Alaska.

Translations, feature requests and ratings are welcome and appreciated!


  • Example shipping validation
  • Back-end shipping validation setup
  • Validation overview page


  1. Upload the folder advanced-shipping-validation-for-woocommerce to the /wp-content/plugins/ directory
  2. Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ menu in WordPress
  3. Go to the settings page to fine-tune the settings if desired


Installation Instructions
  1. Upload the folder advanced-shipping-validation-for-woocommerce to the /wp-content/plugins/ directory
  2. Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ menu in WordPress
  3. Go to the settings page to fine-tune the settings if desired



Thank you for writing this plugin. This is what I’ve been looking for.


This plugin is simple to use, yet incredibly powerful. It will save you hours of time – especially if you’re a novice programmer. There are other plugins that do similar things but they charge outrageous amounts for subscriptions. Jeroen gives it all to you for free in a simple, easy to understand interface.

He is clearly very skilled at what he does, and also exceptionally generous – given that this plugin is completely free.

I highly recommend this for anyone that needs to set complicated rules over their Woocommerce shop.

Shipping Validation is a must have for complicated shipping rules

I have recently put together a site that needs to be able to sort through products in the cart and then decide if the sale can be completed based upon the country of the purchaser.

I also need it to be able to tell the customer why they are unable to make the purchase. Is it one item or several.

The shipping validation plug-in does this. And if you have any questions, Joroen, the plug-ins author, is very helpful and responsive.

Simple. Does just what I need

All I can say is, you’re a lifesaver. No complicated shipping setup, just a simple validator. I am building an e-commerce site that has products all over the place – some can ship outside of Australia, some can’t, so I needed a simple validator that is customisable to that need.

Thank you!

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Contributors & Developers

“Advanced Shipping Validation for WooCommerce” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.



1.1.2 – 29-06-2017

  • [Improvement] – Update WP Conditions to 1.0.3
    – [Fix] – ‘User role’ condition ‘Guest’ wasn’t working
    – [Improvement] – Allow conditions outside postbox / multiple times inside. Not limited to .postbox class.
    – [Add] – Zipcode range support. E.g. ‘Zipcode’ = ‘equal to’ = ‘10000-20000,30000-40000’

1.1.1 – 21-03-2017

  • [Improvement] – Full WC 3.0 compatibility changes / improvements
  • [Update] – WP Conditions library

1.1.0 – 03-03-2017

IMPORTANT NOTE – As of this version, the plugin requires PHP 5.3 or higher to function

  • [Improvement] – Big refactor of the backend conditions
  • [Improvement] – Smoother User Experience with conditions
    • Instant adding of conditions / condition groups
    • Only show valid operator options
    • Instantly show condition descriptions
    • Deleting entire condition groups
    • Duplicate condition groups
  • [Improvement] – WC 2.7 compatibility changes

1.0.3 – 09-09-2016

  • [Fix] – Add Condition not loading

1.0.2 – 26-08-2016

  • [Improvement] – Refactored condition code (backend)
  • [Improvement] – Allow dollar and percentage signs in the ‘coupon’ condition to setup the condition based on the amounts instead of solely coupon codes
  • [Improvement] – Add support for continents in the ‘country’ condition (requires WC 2.6+)
  • [Improvement] – Improved ‘product’ condition value fields (allow searching) and supports huge amounts of product


  • [Fix] – Make sure the ‘contains category’ condition with ‘equal to’ doesn’t always return true
  • [Fix] – Conflict where saving a different ‘shipping’ settings page, the ‘enabled’ option would go unchecked.


  • Initial release