Is there a fix for allowing countries no postcode and paypal? Paypal seems to require a postcode.

The interface should disable PayPal instead of allowing this to occur.

ERR (3): exception 'Mage_Core_Exception' with message 'PayPal NVP gateway errors: The field Shipping Address Postal Code is required (#10730: Shipping Address Postal Code Empty). Correlation ID: d8d6bf1b1fb4f. Version: 94.0.' in app/code/core/Mage/Paypal/Model/Api/Nvp.php:1062

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    Wouldn´t it be enough to just send a '0' as the postcode to Paypal if there is no postcode entered. i know that Irish people do this as they don´t havea postcode
    – seb
    Commented Feb 23, 2016 at 15:19

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As PayPal representatives say, the service allows sending "00000" instead of the post code.

Right in the Observer, you can check whether this applies to the countries like Ireland and then opt it to change with the same "00000" value.

UPD Magento allows you to make the postcode field optional. However, PayPal sets this field as the Required one. Hence, some errors can occur.

  • So do you confirm that this is a Magento bug ? As by default with PayPal Express enabled, if you try to checkout with a country with no postcode it will trigger the OP error. Commented Feb 24, 2016 at 9:50
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    It is a Magento/Paypal bug yes as the postal code is needed by Paypal. So I would say its more a Paypal issue than Magento. You can also see that when you simply google for Paypal + Ireland, as Irish people cannot create a paypal account due to this.
    – seb
    Commented Feb 24, 2016 at 9:52
  • I've updated the answer. @DigitalPianism
    – Mageworx
    Commented Feb 24, 2016 at 11:13

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