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What Changed?

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VAT Changes

As of today 17th February 2022, customers may no longer add a VAT number at the checkout as "guest".

This change was implemented for a few reasons;


  • Improve performance
    Even though most customers do not enter a VAT number, we still had to perform checks in case it was. Removing it from guest checkout meant we could improve the checkout performance.
  • Reduce Data Entry
    Similar to performance, this way the customer has 1 less field to look at during checkout



VAT number can still be supplied by your customers, however, it has to be supplied at an account level.