I run a heavily modified OS Commerce CRE Loaded shop [url removed, login to view] and would like to remove the billing address element from the site completely.
It is not something we use and it slows down the shopping cart checkout process
The general areas that the component needs to be removed from (but not confined to) are:
1) The shopping cart process
2) The reply order email
3) The customer account area
4) All areas of the admin side of the site
5) All database components (if possible but not essential)
As the gift voucher and discount coupon element of the checkout process is on the same page as the billing address component ([url removed, login to view] page) it would be required to merge these in to the shipping address page of the checkout process ([url removed, login to view]) - therefore removing one whole step of the checkout process. This step is the main aim of this modification work.