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Payment Methods Based on EU VAT Numbers

This article explains how to control payment method availability based on a customer’s EU VAT number within the EU VAT for WooCommerce plugin. You can access these options by navigating to WooCommerce > Settings > EU VAT in your WordPress dashboard.

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Understanding Payment Method Control

The EU VAT for WooCommerce plugin offers an advanced feature to restrict specific payment methods for customers who don’t provide a valid EU VAT number during checkout. This can be particularly useful for businesses dealing with B2B transactions or requiring upfront payment upon VAT validation.

Enabling Payment Method Control

  • Navigate to WooCommerce > Settings > EU VAT.
  • Within the General sub-tab, locate the Payment Methods Control section.
  • Activate the option Show specific payment method ONLY if VAT is valid.

Controlling Payment Method Visibility

  • Once activated, a dropdown menu titled Method to show for valid VAT only will appear.
  • Select the payment method(s) you want to restrict to customers with valid EU VAT numbers. You can choose multiple payment methods by holding down the Ctrl (Windows) or Command (Mac) key while selecting.
  • Customers who don’t provide a valid EU VAT number won’t see the selected payment methods during checkout. They’ll only have access to alternative payment options that are not restricted by this setting.

Important Considerations

  • This feature is particularly useful for B2B transactions where businesses typically have a valid EU VAT number.
  • Consider offering alternative payment methods readily available to customers without a valid EU VAT number.
  • Ensure clear communication on your website regarding payment restrictions based on VAT validation.

Admin can Manage This Setting

By navigating to WooCommerce > Settings > EU VAT > General and enabling the Show specific payment method ONLY if VAT is valid option, you can control which payment methods are accessible based on a customer’s EU VAT number during checkout.

Additional Notes

  • This functionality is a feature of the EU VAT for WooCommerce plugin.
  • Refer to the plugin documentation for more detailed information and configuration options.