So I have removed the "shipping address" from checkout page, and only using billing information. I also want to remove the option of "default shipping address" which is in customers account.
In the template
app/design/frontend/base/default/template/customer/address/edit.phtml you can see at the bottom there are two input items one for default shipping and one for default billing addresses.
<li<?php if($this->canSetAsDefaultShipping()) echo ' class="control"' ?>> <?php if($this->isDefaultShipping()): ?> <strong><?php echo $this->__('Default Shipping Address') ?></strong> <?php elseif($this->canSetAsDefaultShipping()): ?> <input type="checkbox" id="primary_shipping" name="default_shipping" value="1" title="<?php echo $this->__('Use as My Default Shipping Address') ?>" class="checkbox" /><label for="primary_shipping"><?php echo $this->__('Use as my default shipping address') ?></label> <?php else: ?> <input type="hidden" name="default_shipping" value="1" /> <?php endif; ?> </li>
What I would suggest is that you have two options.
canSetAsDefaultShippingalways returns false.
Personally I would choose the template way at the moment as template changes feel easier to me.
If you have a sample layout xml the following snippet should work.
<customer_address_form> <reference name="customer_address_edit"> <action method="setTemplate"><template>your/path/to/template.phtml</template></action> </reference> </customer_address_form>