Spree::Address model is used to track address information for customers.
Addresses are consumed by
If your store uses the
customers belong to the
Spree::User model. A customer may have multiple
addresses. For example, it is typical for customers to have separate billing and
You may want to find all of the addresses associated with a
Spree::Address objects have the following attributes:
name: The full name for the person at this address.
address2: The street address (with an optional second line).
city: The city where the address is.
zipcode: The postal code.
alternative_phone: The customer's phone number(s).
state_name: If the customer uses a region name that doesn't correspond with
a country's list of states, the address can store the user-entered
state_name as a fallback.
alternative_phone: The alternative phone number.
company: A company name.
country_id: IDs for the
objects associated with the customer's entered address. These are used to
determine the customer's
, which determines applicable taxation
and shipping methods.
For more information about how countries, states, and zones work in Solidus, see the Locations documentation.
Countries and states can affect both taxation and shipping on orders. So, an
address must always link to a
Spree::Country object. Because some countries do
not have associated
Spree::States, a state object is not required.
If the user-entered state does not correspond with a
associated states, then the
state_name attribute is used to record the state
If you use the
solidus_frontend gem to provide your store's frontend, the
state field is hidden if the customer's country does not have
associated with it.
Spree::Address objects require many address values, including a
phone number and zip code value.
You may want to alter Solidus's address requirements for your store. For example, if you do not require customer phone numbers in order for them to check out.
In that case, you can set the
address_requires_phone preference to
Spree::Config.configure do |config|
config.address_requires_phone = false
With the exception of phone number, you need to
in order to change its requirements. If you ship to countries that don't require postal codes, like Hong
Kong or Macau, you may want to make postal codes optional instead of required.
Right now, you can monkey-patch the
Spree::Address model in order to remove or
change the requirements. For example, you could prepend your own custom behavior
# if a country that you ship to does not require postal codes, add its iso
# code to the following array so that Spree::Address does not require zip
# codes for addresses in those countries.
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