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Ideal Postcodes BigCommerce Integration

Features#

  • Address autocompletion on checkout shipping and billing pages
  • Address Finder
  • Postcode Lookup
  • Binds to the following address forms:
    • Checkout billing address
    • Checkout shipping address
    • Account registration
    • Account management
  • Checks if key is usable before enabling address search
  • Populates organisation name from selected address
  • Add Address Finder to the BigCommerce dashboard via the Browser Extension
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If you need support, you can either reach out to us on our support page or drop by our developer chat page.

Screenshots#

Address Finder#

Activate address autocompletion on your address collection forms-screenshot

Postcode Lookup#

Enable Postcode Lookup on your address collection forms-screenshot

Installation#

We recommend installing our plugin via both the Script Manager and Site Verification Tags.

Script Manager is the official method to customise your checkout. This allows address validation on your checkout and will be supported by BigCommerce indefinitely.

The Site Verification Tag install will provide further address validation on your account registration and user address book pages. This is currently the only way to add global scripts to your BigCommerce site.

Script Setup#

In the Script Manager and Verification Tag install you will the script below with some amendments.

<script>  window.idpcConfig = {    apiKey: "Your API Key goes here"  };</script>  <script   async  type="text/javascript"  crossorigin="anonymous"  src="https://cdn.jsdelivr.net/npm/@ideal-postcodes/bigcommerce@3"></script>

You will need to replace apiKey attribute in the first script tag. This should be replaced with the Key on your account

Add to Site Verification Tags#

  1. Navigate to your Tracking Code page by clicking on the Advanced Settings tab from your dashboard.

  2. Check the Site Verification Tags checkbox in the Analytics page (under the General Settings tab).

    Site Verification Tag checkbox

  3. Insert the Setup Script. In the Analytics page, under the Site Verification Tags tab, insert the script from our script setup step and click on Save. The page should appear like below:

    Manually add Site Verification Tags setup

Add to Script Manager#

  1. From the Administration page, click on Store Front and then Script Manager.
  2. Click on the blue Create a Script button.
  3. On the Create Script page, name your script. Select the following options:
  • Footer as the location on page

  • Checkout as the page on which the script will be added

  • Essential as the script category

  • Script as the script type

    Edit script page

  1. Insert the script from our script setup step below in the Script contents editor and click on 'Save'. The page should appear like below:

    Insert initialisation code

Configuration#

The minimum configuration is as follows:

<script>  window.idpcConfig = {    apiKey: "Your API Key goes here"  };</script>

See our integration configuration guide to understand how to customise this.

Defaults#

The available configuration attributes for the configuration are as follows:

window.idpcConfig = {   // API Key is not set by default  apiKey: "",
  // Postcode Lookup is enabled  postcodeLookup: true,
  // Autocomplete is enabled  autocomplete: true,
  // Company name field is updated  populateOrganisation: true,  // County name field is not updated  populateCounty: false,    // Advanced configuration  autocompleteOverride: {},  postcodeLookupOverride: {}};

Upgrades#

This integration will be continually updated without your action. However there will be occassion when a backwards breaking change is introduced. When this happens we will increment the version number at the end of the script src.

Version Pinning#

It's possible to fix the version number of the integration script. The version suffix @VERSION in src can be replaced with a specific version number. Versions are automatically logged and tracked on our Changelog.

Admin Pages#

BigCommerce Admin Dashboard Integration-screenshot

To enable address validation on your admin page, you will need to use our Browser Extension.