Periodically we hear from clients that they desire to restrict traffic to their Facebook Fan Page or even just to their Facebook Store inside of their Fan Page. The reason can range widely from a desire to only connect with those within their country to wanting to restrict purchases from countries that have a high propensity of fraud. Here’s a recent comment from a ShopTab support ticket below.
“I simply cannot afford to have purchases from fraud-prevalent countries
like XXXXX, XXXXXX, XXXXXX etc”
We blocked out the countries but it gives you the flavor for the concern. We have found that there are two ways to solve this problem. We’ll outline those below.
1) Restrict Country Traffic to your Facebook Fan Page.
Facebook allows you to either restrict specific countries or to only allow traffic from a list of countries as noted below under the Settings/Country Restriction option. This solution can work for most fan pages.
2) Restrict Traffic for your Facebook Shop
If you are using ShopTab’s integrated cart, we allow you to use the shipping options that are set up within PayPal. In most countries, PayPal allows you to set specific countries where you do not want to ship your products. See the option noted below.
Click here for more information on Facebook Store Restricted Country Sales.