As an EU merchant dealing with VAT customers, I often find myself doing manual checks on the VIES VAT number validation website. Thankfully most of my customers are outside the EU so I don’t use the tool often, but still, for a developer this is just a waste of time!
By studying the available options on various online forums, I found a super simple workaround that doesn’t even require signing up for an API.
In fact, you can simply visit an URL and get the response straight away – which means we can access the same URL via PHP, get the response, and possibly return an error on the WooCommerce Checkout page in case the number is not valid.
Read on to find out how I use this validation on this same website.
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This is going to be a great tutorial. And it works for sure, because I’ve just implemented it on the brand new WooWeekly website!
Basically I was looking for a way to create an order on Business Bloomer WooCommerce website when a customer registered from the My Account page on the WooWeekly WooCommerce website. The reason for doing that is that I’m using email marketing on Business Bloomer, and the only way to add an email contact from another website was by using the “REST API” that WooCommerce provides.
Now, I learned all this today, so you can manage to achieve complex stuff too. I’ll just save you a couple of hours of headaches trying to figure out how the system works – that’s why you’re here!
So, how do you create a WooCommerce order on one website when an event occurs on another website? Enjoy!
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