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Shopwired Integration for UK Address Search and Validation

Updated 15 Mar 2021

Ideal Postcodes ShopWired Integration

Ideal Postcodes provides a ShopWired integration that facilitates UK address search and validation across a ShopWired Store.

This extension is free to download and install. However, our address validation services require a paid account at

This integration works by hooking into the custom scripts enabled for Google Analytics. It waits until a valid address form is present before binding itself.

Contact us if you get stuck. Drop by our developer chat page for in-depth assistance.


  • Address autocompletion on checkout shipping and billing pages
  • Checks if the API Key is usable before enabling autocomplete
  • Populates organisation name from selected address


Address Finder

Activate Address Finder on your address collection forms-screenshot

Postcode Lookup

Enable Postcode Lookup on your checkout pages-screenshot



If you need support, you can either reach out to us on our support page or drop by our developer chat page.


This integration is installed via adding our initialisation script via Advanced Customisation.

Access Advanced Customisation

From the Administration page sidebar, navigate to CheckoutPlatform Checkout and scroll down to Advanced Customisation.

Insert Activation Code

In the Script contents editor, insert the below configuration code and click on Save.

  window.idpcConfig = {
    apiKey: "Your API Key goes here"


Insert configuration code-screenshot

When inserting the configuration and initialisation codes into the editor, take special care to replace the following:

  • The apiKey attribute in the first script tag. This should be replaced with the Key on your account.

Improve Load Times

The plugin needs to download external assets like jQuery to function. You can speed up the plugin load times by pre-emptively fetching the necessary scripts. To speed up load times, add the following above your activation code:

  src="" integrity="sha256-9/aliU8dGd2tb6OSsuzixeV4y/faTqgFtohetphbbj0=" 
  src="" integrity="sha256-JZSN3ZEXOFlpSMFjQkHjbKnjHlsFVf8N7p1SbCI0XHI=" 
  src="" integrity="sha256-lZPaPHBx7V2Gj9iAc8QfVcW02KlWB2gbrqXpGfiEGgo="
  href="" integrity="sha256-ewtQO/9EEPz6LsP/kWLv+bzykzIAr+d6s0WqA2B4clQ=" 


Your first key on your Ideal Postcodes account will carry a free test balance which you can use to verify and test your integration. Please contact support if you need a larger test balance.

Going Live

In order to go live, you will need to purchase a balance of lookups on your API Key. This can be done manually or automated from your dashboard. Each address search consumes one lookup from your Key balance.

See our account setup guide for the quickest way to go live by creating your first API Key and enabling automated top-ups.


The minimum configuration is as follows:

  window.idpcConfig = {
    apiKey: "Your API Key goes here"

See our integration configuration guide to understand how to customise this.


The available configuration attributes for the configuration are as follows:

   // API Key is not set by default
  apiKey: "",

  // Postcode Lookup is enabled
  postcodeLookup: true,

  // Autocomplete is enabled
  autocomplete: true,

  // Company name field is updated
  populateOrganisation: true,
  // County name field is not updated
  populateCounty: false,

  // Advanced configuration
  autocompleteOverride: {},
  postcodeLookupOverride: {}


This integration will be continually updated without your action. However there will be occassion when a backwards breaking change is introduced. When this happens we will increment the version number at the end of the script src.

Version Pinning

It's possible to fix the version number of the integration script. The version suffix @VERSION in src can be replaced with a specific version number. Versions are automatically logged and tracked on our Changelog.


Your API Key is central to how our service recognises your integration. See our guide on API Keys to find out more.

API Keys can also be safeguarded against potential misuse. Please see our guide on securing your API Key to find out more.