I want to get shipping method in my observer after placing an order. I am using sales_order_save_after event, so after place an order I want to get shipping method. I am getting shipping description but that is not enough for me. I want shipping method only but it's not returning shipping_method in response.

Please help me how to get shipping method in this situation?

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You can get the shipping method by



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    it's not working. Are you sure ? I am using sales_order_place_after event , in that it's not returning shipping method. Is there any other way ?
    – BornCoder
    Jan 18, 2017 at 12:10
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    try $order->getShippingAddress()->getShippingMethod() Jan 18, 2017 at 12:13
  • $order->getShippingMethod(); is working. Thanks
    – BornCoder
    Jan 18, 2017 at 12:16
  • Are you using \Magento\Framework\Event\Observer $observer and $order = $observer->getEvent()->getOrder(); ? I get Uncaught Error: Call to a member function getShippingMethod() on null
    – Gediminas
    Sep 27, 2017 at 10:58
  • I use payment_method_is_active event to disable payment method.
    – Gediminas
    Sep 27, 2017 at 11:41
$order->getShippingDescription(); // returns Shipping Method Title

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