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Use this screen to select the list of states that are available in your on-line store. The list of states affects any screen in your store where you are displaying an address: account creation, checkout, etc. Note that, unlike countries, there is no "master" list of states under > Domain Settings > Countries tab that affects all of your stores. The list of states that you present to customers must be configured on a store-by-store basis
New in Version 9.6, the display order of states and countries can be configured. If, for example, most of your customers are in California, you can make California appear first in the drop-down list for customers checking out. To do this, perform the following steps:
See Sorting Records for a more detailed discussion of sort options.