The WooCommerce Eu Vat Field (WCEV) seamlessly integrates an additional EU Vat Number Field into your WooCommerce platform. It will be dinamically shown during the checkout process only if the selected billing country is part of the European Union. The plugin also offers several other options, like a way to validate the field, make it as a required one or to remove the VAT fee. Optionally you can enable a special option in order to make register process available only for business with a valid VAT!
Note: The plugin, like WordPress, requires a minimum 5.5 PHP version.
(Shop admin account)
THE IDEAWCEV extends WooCommerce adding an EU Vat Number Field that will be dynamically shown during the checkout process and user profile page only if the selected billing country is part of the European Union. The Shop Admin can also make it compulsory and optionally validate it (the plugin uses the VIES function or simply check if it has a valid format ). It also allows you to not charge the users that enter a Vat number.
ConfigurationBy accessing to the WooCommerce -> EU Vat Field – Options you can configure the plugin options. You can, for example, disable the required option or show the Require invoice voice by which the customer can request an invoice. Furthermore, once enabled this option, you can also make the field visible only if the users requests an invoice.
Vat validationThe Vat number can be validated using the VIES function. In case the validation fails, the plugin will not allow the checkout to be completed and it will show a validation warning message (customizable using the Texts menu).
Validation can be also performed by just checking the if the Vat number has a valid format.
Don’t bother your users with unusefull checkout fields!Why ask your customers for Company name and Vat if they are just consumers? WCEV allows you to not bother them!
Using the following options:
- Request an invoice: to display the Vat field only if the user requests an invoce.
- Consumer/Business selector to dynamically display the Company name and Vat fields only if the customer identify himself as a Business.
Tax exemptionThe WCEV plugin will also allow you to not charge the VAT taxes for users that have inserted a VAT Number. Tax exemption can be applied to all users with a VAT Number (and optionally even for the ones who have the same billing country as the shop base location: WooCommerce -> Settings -> General -> Base Location).
Tax removal will take effect Shop, Product, Cart and Checkout pages. Once a valid VAT Number has been entered on Checkout, My account -> Billing addresses or Registration pages, item prices and totals will showed and billed without taxes.
Business-to-Business made easy!The shop admin can also make the Billing company name field as required! So optionally using this option in conjuction with the VIES Vat validation method and the enabling Tax removal option, shop admin can easily make business to business (b2b) sales.
NEW: the new Register page – Only business can register option will now allow only valid businesses to register in your store! The entered Vat number will be validated according to the validation options selected and to the selected billing country and if not valid, the user will not be able to register! (Note: the plugin will not perform any uniqueness test on vat number)
Label and Text (WPML Localizable)Field label, placeholder and validation error message can be customized using the Text menu. For WMPL users, text can be localized by just switching the current language using the WPML language selector and then entering texts for the current language.
Frontend integrationWCEV seamlessly integrates the EU Vat Field in the Checkout, My Account, Order details pages and in the Order emails. No configuration required!
Backend integrationWCEV seamlessly integrates the EU Vat Field also in the backend. The shop admin can retrieve Vat number information and if the user requested an invoice, from the Order details and Orders list pages:
Are you a WooCommerce PDF Invoices & Packing Slips user?If you are using the WooCommerce PDF Invoices & Packing Slips plugin to generate invoices and you want to report the user VAT number associated to the order, simply modify the template you are using (usually is the templates/Simple/invoice.php) and use the following snippet of code:
global $wcev_order_model; $vat_number = $wcev_order_model->get_vat_number($order_id);To retrieve the vat number. $order_id is the id of the order you want to retrieve the field
Frontend integration – Checkout
Frontend integration – Billing details page (with the “request invoice” option enabled)
Frontend integration – Order details page
Backend integration – Order details page
Backend integration – Orders list page
User profile page (Admin)