Zonos Checkout for Shopify

How it works

Customers add products to their cart, just like before, but will be redirected to the Zonos Checkout to complete their order. The Zonos checkout (designed to have your store’s look and feel), brings added functionality and flexibility not available with the Shopify checkout. Add your carriers rates and custom shipping rules with ease. Your customers can complete checkout in their local language with localized address fields. Take advantage of abandoned cart emails that also utilize language translation as well. Add custom messages, delivery times, and more.

When the purchase is complete, you can choose to have that order imported into Shopify or manage your orders from the Zonos App where you can easily manage orders, print international shipping labels and customs docs, manage promo codes**, send email confirmations, and more.

Zonos can also take the worry out of international shipping compliance and fraud as well. Whether that might be handling item and country restrictions, notifying you of any possible matches against the consolidated screening list, or giving you the option of 100% fraud protection, Zonos keeps the control in your hands while mitigating the risk that can come with international sales.

*Payment processing: When using Zonos Payments, customers can pay in their local currency. If using your processor, customers will settle in USD. For a list of external processors we integrate with, go to 3rd Party Gateways. IMPORTANT Zonos does not integrate with Shopify Payments.

**Promo codes: Shopify promo codes will not work inside the Zonos checkout. However, you can create Promo Codes inside the Zonos App specific for your international customers.

Zonos Checkout for Shopify Installation Guide

Zonos Checkout for Shopify is a Private Shopify App and is not listed on the app store. Installation of the Shopify Extension is quick and easy. Follow the instructions below or those found in the app itself once the extension has been downloaded.

  1. Set-up your Zonos store inside the Zonos App with the login information that was sent after sign up. View the Quick Setupfor instructions on getting your Zonos store set up quickly.
  2. While logged into to both your Shopify admin and Zonos App, go to the Plugins page and click on the shopify plugin.
  3. Install the app by clicking on the “GET” button and enter your stores URL as prompted and click submit.
  4. Once the app is installed, open the Zonos app found in the apps section in Shopify.
    Shopify Installation
  5. In app settings, enter in your store ID and API key found on the plugins tab in Plugins section in the app.
  6. Enter your logo URL that you will want displayed on the welcome mat. Shopify Welcome Mat

  7. You can convert the currency on your site by clicking the “Convert prices to foreign currency” box and following the steps on the Installation Instructions page in the app. This is recommended to enhance the international customers shopping experience.

    Note: If using Zonos Payments, the amount shown on the shopping cart will be the amount the customer actually pays at checkout. If using your own payment processor, the rate shown is only an estimate as payment will be processed in USD at checkout.

  8. Install the iGlobal Snippet {% include 'iglobal' %} in the layout/theme.liquid file right before the closing body tag.

  9. Add the igFlag element <div id="igFlag"></div> into the theme where you would like the flag to show.

  10. In Shopify Settings > Shipping, create a zone for “Rest of World”. Note: Rates do not need to be set up in Shopify for this zone. It only needs to be enabled to allow the importing of international orders from Zonos.

Your Shopify store is ready to go!

Zonos Recommends

Zonos recommends installing the app on a staging site before rolling to your live site. Testing can be completed by clicking on the US flag and changing to another country (this process happens automatically for your international customers based on their IP address), adding items to your cart and checking out. If the app is set to “Enabled”, you will automatically be redirect to the Zonos Checkout. If it is set to “Test Mode”, you’ll need to add <?iGlobal=true> at the end of your URL in the cart page, hitting “Enter”, and the checkout. Remember that any orders that duty and taxes are prepaid, you will need to send the order DDP (duties and taxes prepaid) and bill those back to you, the shipper, otherwise the customer will get billed again at delivery.