No P.O. Box Allowed in Billing or Shipping Address

Easily prevent customers from checking out with PO Box, military or diplomatic addresses with the the PO Box Restrictions Magento Extension from Activo Extensions. All customer address scenarios have been carefully identified and addressed to make sure unwanted address types don’t slip through the cracks. This extension allows you to separately configure rules for the billing and shipping addresses, as well as providing an option to customize the error message shown to customers.

Unlike other similar tools, this extension uses Magento’s own validation mechanism for increased compatibility and reliability meaning there should be no issues with the checkout process. It also does not alter the look of the checkout page in any way.


  • Disable PO Boxes in street address for billing and shipping addresses independently
  • Does not change the checkout page in any way
  • Customizable error message
  • Fully theme compatible ensuring you won’t lose any sales due to the broken checkout process
  • Catches all possible variants, such as P.O.Box, P.O. Box, PO Box, POBOX, pobox etc.
  • Catches if user selects “use the same shipping address as billing” situation and can handle this separately
  • Catches the situation when user selects a previoulsy saved address with a PO Box
  • NEW Ability to exclude specific regions (countries and/or states) as well as APO/FPO/DPO addresses

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