Disabling required billing address for free digital downloads

I’m currently working on a site that provides free downloads to people. I’ve come across the problem that every time someone goes to download an item they need to put their billing address in even if the item is free. Is there any workaround for this? Can I pre populate the billing address fields so I only need users to enter their email to claim the free download?

Hi there,

Did you try out your solution to the required billing address by prepopulating the fields? If you did, did it work?

I was thinking this might be work around for myself, populating the fields with dummy data for my site, and I could just hide the Billing address section from users, but I can’t test it out due to my plan and not wanting to activate ecommerce on my hosted site if it doesn’t work.

Would love to hear if it worked for you.