Note: The plugin, like WordPress, requires a minimum 5.5 PHP version.
(Shop admin account)
HOW TO AUTOMATICALLY UPDATE THE PLUGIN
To receive automatic updates just install and configure the Envato updater plugin: https://goo.gl/pkJS33 .The official guide that explains how to configure it can be found in the following link: https://envato.com/market-plugin .
WCEV extends WooCommerce adding an EU Vat Number Field that will be dynamically shown during the checkout process and the user profile page (billing address) 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 VIESfunction or simply check if it has a valid format ). It also allows you to not charge the users that enter a Vat number.
By 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.
The 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 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 invoice.
- Consumer/Business selector to dynamically display the Company name and Vat fields only if the customer identifies himself as a Business.
The 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 show and billed without taxes.
BUSINESS-TO-BUSINESS (B2B) MADE EASY!
The shop admin can also make the Billing company name field as required! So optionally using this option in conjunction 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!
VAT NUMBER UNIQUENESS CHECK
Optionally the plugin can perform a uniqueness check in order to avoid that different user using the same 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.
WCEV seamlessly integrates the EU Vat Field in the Checkout, My Account, Order details pages and in the Order emails. No configuration required!
WCEV 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:
SUPPORT TO ITALY “FATTURAZIONE ELETTRONICA”
In the case of Italy country selection, the plugin will also show the Sid/Pec field that allows the customer to enter its Sid code/Pec address. The shop admin can customize label, description and validation messages displayed!
Note on validation: the plugin will only check that the email has a right format or that the sid code is an alphanumeric code of 7 char length.
ARE YOU A WOOCOMMERCE PDF INVOICES & PACKING SLIPS USER?
If you are using the WooCommerce PDF Invoices & Packing Slips by Wp Overnight 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
If you are using the WooCommerce Print Invoices & Packing Listss by SkyVergeplugin to generate invoices and you want to report the user Vat number associated to the order, simply modify the template part in which you want to display it (templates are located in: templates/pip) and use the following snippet of code:global $wcev_order_model;
$vat_number = $wcev_order_model->get_vat_number($order->get_id());
To retrieve the Vat number. $order_id is the id of the order you want to retrieve the field.