How to set Locale, State, Country in Magento 2

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This tutorial will cover all topics related to: how to set default country, how to set locale in Magento 2 store. Locale Options in Magento 2 provides more details about your store. Setup your store information on Locale Options that determines the timezone, your language and the days of the work week in your area. Besides, others can identify your country, tax rate and guest some needed information related to your locale.

With those information you can set from Magento 2 Locale Options, your store will become closer and friendlier to the audience. Follow this tutorial to know what you can do.

How to setup Locale, State, Country Locale Options

To set the store locale:

  • On the Admin sidebar, click on Stores. Then under Settings, choose Configuration.
  • In the panel on the left under General, choose General.
  • Expand the Locale Options section.
  • Select your Timezone from the list. Then, do the following:
    • Set Locale to the store language.
    • Set Weight Unit to the unit of measurement that is typically used for shipments from your locale.
    • Set First Day of the Week to the day that is considered to be the first day of the week in your area.
    • In the Weekend Days list, select the days which fall on a weekend in your area. (To select multiple options, hold down the Ctrl (PC) or Command (Mac) key.)
  • When complete, click on Save Config.

Beside Locale Options, you can also configure State Options and Country Options clearly if you need. With Sate Options, standard address format is different for every country, so fulfill the state information is optional. In many countries, the state, province, or region is a required part of a postal address that is used for shipping and billing information, to calculate tax rates, and so on. On state options you can setup state is required for which countries.

How to setup Locale, State, Country Sate Options

In addition, Country Options determines the country where your business is located, and which countries you accept payment.

How to setup Locale, State, Country Country Options

To set up the state options:

  • On the Admin sidebar, click on Stores. Then under Settings, choose Configuration.
  • In the panel on the left under General, choose General.
  • Expand the State Options section, and do the following:
    • In the State is required for list, select each country where Region/State is a required entry.
    • Set the Allow to Choose State if It is Optional for Country field to one of the following:
      • Yes In countries where the state field is not required, includes the State field as an optional entry.
      • No In countries where the state field is not required, omits the State field.
  • When complete, click on Save Config.

To set the country options for your store:

  • On the Admin sidebar, click on Stores. Then under Settings, choose Configuration.
  • In the panel on the left under General, choose General.
  • Expand the Country Options section, and do the following:
    • Choose the Default Country where your business is located.
    • In the Allow Countries list, select each country from which you accept orders. By default, all countries in the list are selected. To select multiple countries, hold down the Ctrl (PC) or Command (Mac) key.
    • In the Zip/Postal Code is Optional for list, select each country where you conduct business that does not require a ZIP or postal code to be included as part of the street address.
    • In the European Union Countries list, select each country in the EU where you conduct business. By default, all EU countries are selected.
    • In the Top Destinations list, select the primary countries that you target for sales.
  • When complete, click on Save Config.

Ref: Magento 2 user guide



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