Magento 2 checkout address validation by UPS API

By | October 25, 2023
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To validate shipping addresses in Magento 2 using the UPS API during the checkout process, you can follow these general steps:

  1. Sign Up for UPS Developer Account:
  2. Get UPS API Access Credentials:
    • Log in to your UPS Developer account and obtain the necessary API credentials (Access Key, User ID, and Password).
  3. Install a Magento 2 Extension:
  4. Configure UPS Shipping Method:
    • In your Magento 2 admin panel, navigate to Admin¬† >Stores > Configuration > Techgroup > UPS Address Validation.
    • Under “UPS,” enter your UPS API credentials (Client ID, Client Secret, Account Number).
    • Configure other UPS settings as per your needs.
  5. Enable Address Validation:
    • Make sure to enable address validation in the UPS shipping method configuration.
  6. Test the Integration:
    • Perform a test order with various shipping addresses to ensure that the UPS API is validating the addresses correctly. This will help you confirm that the address validation is working as expected.
  7. Custom Integration (Optional):
    • If you prefer a custom solution, you can implement UPS address validation directly in your Magento 2 store. Here’s a general outline of what you would need to do:
    • Create a custom module to handle the address validation functionality.
    • Use the UPS API (specifically, the “Address Validation” service) to verify the shipping address. You can make HTTP requests to the UPS API using the provided credentials.
    • Handle the API response to determine if the address is valid, and provide feedback to the customer during the checkout process.