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Minimize required checkout data

Last updated: 10-May-2021
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Overview

Use this feature to streamline the shopping cart by minimizing data entry and providing an optimized ordering experience for customers.

Availability

Available by default to 2Monetize accounts.

Requirements

This feature requires the use of the SHORT_FORM parameter in buy-links generated in the Merchant Control Panel.

The SHORT_FORM parameter is case sensitive.

Purchase flow support

This feature supports the following purchase flows:

  • Checkout with cart functionalities
  • One page checkout with review
  • One page checkout without review
  • Add to shopping car
  • Checkout page
  • Product page
  • Express Payments Checkout
  • Trial links

Generate buy-links with the SHORT_FORM parameter

  1. Log in to your 2Checkout Merchant Control Panel account.
  2. Navigate to the Generate Links area.
  3. Check the checkbox for the Compact shopping cart fields option when generating your buy-link to minimize the number of mandatory cart fields shoppers need to fill in during the purchase process. This action will automatically add the SHORT_FORM=1 parameter to the generated buy-links.

Create buy-links with the SHORT_FORM parameter manually

You can also add the SHORT_FORM=1 parameter manually to buy-links for shopping carts after you generate them.

When the feature is active for your account, and SHORT_FORM=1 is used in buy-links, the name, email, ZIP code, and country pair become the only required details of the billing address.

Using the SHORT_FORM=1 parameter without the feature being enabled for your account will result in shoppers following the classic purchase flow, where all billing address data is mandatory.

Workflow

Customers accessing buy-links that include the SHORT_FORM parameter after the feature has been enabled for your account will need to:

  1. Fill in only the country and ZIP code (if it applies), necessary for VAT/tax calculation. The name, email, ZIP code, and the country are the only remaining address elements still mandatory. Note: Shoppers in the U.S., Puerto Rico, and Marshal Islands are required to provide a valid ZIP code for their location. The same requirement does not apply to shoppers worldwide.
  2. Not fill in the address information as the field is no longer mandatory. In fact, the address field doesn't need to be included in the cart design.

Billing address field

Mandatory

Comment

First name

Yes

Becomes part of the Name field

Last name

Yes

Becomes part of the Name field.

Address

No

-

City

Yes

Used for tax calculation. Shoppers from the U.S., Puerto Rico, Marshal Islands, Brazil, and Turkey are required to provide a valid city code for their location.

Zip or postal code

Yes*

Used for tax calculation. Shoppers from the U.S., Puerto Rico, Marshal Islands, and Brazil are required to provide a valid ZIP code for their location.

Country

Yes

Used for tax calculation.

State or province

Yes*

Used for tax calculation. Shoppers from the US, France, Romania, Brazil, Canada, India, and Turkey are required to provide their state or province during the checkout process.

Email

Yes

-

Confirm email

No

-

VAT Yes Used for tax calculation. Shoppers from Turkey, India, and Serbia are required to provide a valid VAT id during the checkout process.
Company Yes Used for tax calculation. Shoppers from Turkey and India are required to provide a valid company id.

ZIP validation

2Checkout performs checks designed to ensure that the ZIP code provided by customers is valid.

Tax calculation

Taxes are calculated after a valid ZIP code is provided, and if necessary, added to the value of the products in the cart.

FAQ

1. Is there any information included automatically for addresses?

A dash "-" is used for the address.

2. Does it work for trials?

Yes. SHORT_FORM is supported in scenarios in which your customers access trials for which they need to provide billing details and payment information.

3. Is it included in hash validation?

No. SHORT_FORM is not included when creating the hash for buy-links.

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