we are plan to ship only to one default country - so the question is, how to change Magento CE 1.8 cart Estimate Shipping and Tax block - to automatically show (calculate) all shipping methods. By default Magento requires to fill post code - but we will ship only with one country - so the price for any post code is the same.

Any hints how to force Magento to show automatically estimation without filling post code ?

Thank You

  • I'v got the same problem as Alex, did you found a solution?
    – Samuel
    Commented Jun 7, 2019 at 13:27
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    – fmsthird
    Commented Jun 7, 2019 at 13:59

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You can:

1) copy file app\code\core\Mage\Checkout\Block\Cart\Shipping.php in the app\code\local\Mage\Checkout\Block\Cart\Shipping.php

2) define method

protected function _getQuote()
    return Mage::getSingleton('checkout/cart')->getQuote();

3) in the function getEstimateRates add


where $country and other variables are you pre-defined values.

4) copy the template app\design\frontend\base\default\template\checkout\cart\shipping.phtml into your custom theme and adjust if if needed.

  • Hi, for some reason on first load of the cart getGroupedAllShippingRates() is empty, then subsequent visits it isn't. so your code works for all bar the first visit to the cart. Any thoughts? Commented Jun 11, 2015 at 16:29
  • Alex, may be it depends on the Magento version and other extensions. You may check debug back trace and share your findings here. Also, be careful with virtual products bought together with normal products, as they are assigned to different addresses.
    – Amasty
    Commented Jun 19, 2015 at 15:21
  • @AlexHadley, any updates on your question?
    – Roy
    Commented Sep 3, 2015 at 12:27

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