I am completely new to magento & using version 1.7. I want to remove sku number from the order email when customer place an order. After lot of R&D I noticed that, the template used is from app/design/frontend/base/default/template/email/order/items.phtml and product name, sku number, quantity and price comes from echo $this->getItemHtml($_item) this line. I am not exactly figure out, how should I remove sku number column from this single line? Or is there any other way to do so?

Any help appreciated. Thanks.

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You need to remove this line from email/order/items.phtml.

<th align="left" bgcolor="#EAEAEA" style="font-size:13px; padding:3px 9px"><?php echo $this->__('Sku') ?></th>

This will remove the column header.
Then remove this

 <td align="left" valign="top" style="font-size:11px; padding:3px 9px; border-bottom:1px dotted #CCCCCC;"><?php echo $this->htmlEscape($this->getSku($_item)) ?></td>


  1. email/order/items/order/default.phtml.
  2. downloadable/email/order/items/order/downloadable.phtml
  3. bundle/email/order/items/order/default.phtml

This will remove the sku. column for each row.
But don't edit the core files. Copy the files to your theme first.

  • thanks for reply. I new to magento and using the default theme. Can u please elaborate, where should I need to copy these files?
    – SandyK
    Jan 22, 2014 at 6:14
  • @SandyK. I think this will explain better than I can ever do it. magentocommerce.com/design_guide/articles/…
    – Marius
    Jan 22, 2014 at 7:23
  • In case you're using an extension that overrides emails, as in my case, I'm using Delivery Time extension. So the file I need to edit is at: app/design/frontend/base/default/template/magecheckout/deliverytime/order/email.‌​phtml May 30, 2016 at 7:31

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