Blockade

Easily block countries, IP addresses, VPNs and websites

$10/month. 30-day free trial.

Key values section

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.

Blockade

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.

Launch date

Blockade

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.

Launch date

Pricing 30-day free trial

Professional Plan

$10/month

  • 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.

Reviews

4.2 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
    74% of ratings are 5 stars
  • 4 of 5 stars
    9% of ratings are 4 stars
  • 3 of 5 stars
    4% of ratings are 3 stars
  • 2 of 5 stars
    4% of ratings are 2 stars
  • 1 of 5 stars
    9% of ratings are 1 stars

Bad.no

Great app that does exactly what it says. Easy to use without any need of third party developer. It gives you granular control on country blocking, VPN, websites and IP blocking. A big plus that any questions are answered quickly from their support team. One tip to improve: give the user a "block all" button on the country blocking because there are many tiny, micro-nations you have to manually block by searching them up - sometimes it would be easier to rather "unblock" the countries you want to target.

Fauna Kids

Update to my review since I can't reply to your reply. So the day after I installed the app my store speed dropped to 15. It's never been that. By yesterday the store was incredibly slow to load and I contacted Shopify support who checked everything and the only significant event was installing your app. Last night I deleted your app and my store speed has gone up to 40. I've installed a similar app to yours and I'm going to see if it does the same. I'm just being honest. I definitely thing Blockade seriously slowed down my store loading speed.
My store speed has tanked to worrying levels since I installed this app. I feel I'm going to have to delete it.

Developer reply

October 16, 2021

Hi there,

Thanks for the report - and let me assure you why this is not the case.

1st. Blockade is loaded asynchronously - aka not at the same time - as your normal website assets and HTML. This means that Blockade does not affect your site speed.

2nd. A test of your website shows that loading and blocking happens within 55 milliseconds. Here is a screen recording of your website being loaded:

https://cln.sh/JAUVAm

And here's the exact timing of the Blockade script loading :

https://cln.sh/fgLwEs

Not that it matters much, because your Shopify website is still loading at the same time Blockade is loading the script.

I'm sorry you're experiencing issues with site speed - I hope you find the culprit but I assure you it's not Blockade.

Luxeova Atelier

This app should be good, but not too works well for me. I blocked several countries and they still can access for 8 minutes or more and when they change VPN can access till 2 hours :(( and lately, the bot still can access a lot. Customer service is good.

Developer reply

July 4, 2021

Hi Jobelia,

Happy to diagnose your recent issues with the app, but I need specific IP addresses that a different app is claiming that were not blocked or had delayed blocking.

We just need to troubleshoot if the app recognized those IP addresses as belonging to a country you've blocked or not. We just need more details to help.

If you ever need assistance you can reach me at dylan@getverdict.com

Thanks,
Dylan

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