Blockade

Blockade

$10/month. 30-day free trial.
Rating (4.2)
Reviews
Developer
Verdict

Highlights

Built for your business
  • Use directly in Shopify admin

About this app

Launched

July 09, 2020

# 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...

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

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 and usage-based charges are billed every 30 days.

23 reviews
Overall rating
4.2
Counts per rating level
  • 74% of ratings are 5 stars
  • 9% of ratings are 4 stars
  • 4% of ratings are 3 stars
  • 4% of ratings are 2 stars
  • 9% of ratings are 1 stars
February 2, 2022

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.

Bad.no
Norway
Time spent using app: 5 months
Edited October 17, 2021

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.

Fauna Kids
Ireland
Time spent using app: 5 days
Verdict replied 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.

July 3, 2021

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.

Luxeova Atelier
Indonesia
Time spent using app: 12 months
Verdict replied 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

About this app

Launched

July 09, 2020

Built by Verdict

About Verdict

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4.3 average rating

2 years building apps for the Shopify App Store

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