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Easily block countries, IP addresses, VPNs and websites

4.5 of 5 stars(20 reviews)

Control Visitors Access

Block visitors from countries you control. Including IP address detection. We had the most complete known VPN network list on the App Store

Stop fraud before checkout

Snip fraud in the bud. Prevent chargeback fraud before it even reaches checkout.

Avoid international headaches

Avoid compliance or regulation issues outside of your primary market.

About Blockade

You decide which countries your business operates

Block visitors from unwanted countries with ease. Control which countries cannot enter your store. Unwanted visitors will be outright blocked from visiting your store.

Avoid expensive and time consuming chargebacks, fraudulent ad clicks & chargeback fees before fraudulent customers can even reach checkout.

  • SPECIAL NOTE * Blockade and all other blocking apps on the Shopify app store do not affect your Shopify analytics numbers for blocked countries. For an explanation on how Blockade and other blocking apps work, please visit our website.

Key Features

  • Easily manage which countries can access to your store
  • Checks the country of origin of your shops visitors in the background
  • No code snippets or theme changes required for installation
  • Disable or enable in the app dashboard at any time
  • Choose to redirect blocked traffic to another site or use the custom page builder to include a call to action button to visit another site

For Digital Download Retailers

For example, retailers selling digital goods "ship" instantly. This prevents the retailer blocking the shipment of the order once they realize the order is fraudulent. Embargo prevents fraudulent digital downloads before the bad actor is able to complete checkout.

Skipping international shipping or compliance hassles

Pass on international import or export regulations for countries you don't want to do business in.

Blockage will block visitors from countries your store doesn't support before an order is made.

How does it work?

Embargo uses as proprietary database to turn your customers' IP address into their real world location within milliseconds. Then it will verify that the visitor is allowed to enter your site based on the countries you selected in the app.

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Free Plan


  • Block up to 3 countries
  • No VPN blocking
  • No IP address blocking
  • No website blocking
  • 7 days of traffic logs
  • Basic Support

Professional Plan


  • Block unlimited number of countries
  • Block VPNs
  • Block IP addresses
  • Block websites
  • Designable Blocks
  • 7 days of traffic logs
  • Priority Support

* All charges are billed in USD. Recurring charges, including monthly or usage-based charges, are billed every 30 days.

4.5 of 5 stars

The overall rating reflects the current state of the app. It accounts for all app reviews but prioritizes the most recent ones.
  • 5 of 5 stars
    80% of ratings are 5 stars
  • 4 of 5 stars
    5% of ratings are 4 stars
  • 3 of 5 stars
    5% of ratings are 3 stars
  • 2 of 5 stars
    0% of ratings are 2 stars
  • 1 of 5 stars
    10% of ratings are 1 stars

Most recent reviews

Tour & Ride

Very good app. Had questions and developer was fast to answer them. Was easy to setup and works perfectly. Within the first day of using the paid version it was already blocking vpn fraudsters. 2 thumbs up.


Easy installation and easy to use. Also, prompt response from Dylan to a query we had regarding whether the app places cookies on visitor's devices - it doesn't; so no GDPR concerns in that respect.

Green Artist Designs

I downloaded this app to block a specific country. I blocked thespecific country with the app and I still saw views from this country days after I installed this app. So I reached out to them for help and no response. I then deleted the app and they sent me an auto email asking for my experience with it so I said again it didn't block the country and I got no help. Days later and still no response with that?? Glad I tried the free version before paying because there is obviously no support.

Developer reply

March 12, 2021

Hi, so sorry I missed your messages. That's unfair to you and you're right.

But I'd at least like to explain why Blockade & other blocking apps on Shopify will still show in your analytics like GA or Shopify Analytics.

Blocking apps work on the frontend of your site, at the same time as analytics tracking apps.

We cannot guarantee that the visits won't show in your analytics pages, but Blockade makes a judgement within milliseconds. There are other factors at play, such as your visitor's internet speed, if they have Javascript enabled on their browser, or if they've modified their browser to ignore redirects.

However, Blockade provides a baseline of protection that's going to redirect & block the vast majority of your unwanted traffic.

Again, so sorry I didn't get to your messages. Thanks for trying the app at least!