Want to add the carrier name in dropdown same as default carriers in shipment admin panel, how can I set it ?

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each carrier must have a model associated to it that implements the interface Mage_Shipping_Model_Carrier_Interface. This interface has 2 methods.

interface Mage_Shipping_Model_Carrier_Interface

 * Check if carrier has shipping tracking option available
 * @return boolean
public function isTrackingAvailable();

 * Get allowed shipping methods
 * @return array
public function getAllowedMethods();


You have to implement the method isTrackingAvailable and make it return true. IN the dropdown you see in the backend only the carriers that have tracking available are listed.

  • Great, it work!
    – sIiiS
    Apr 17, 2014 at 7:57
  • @sIiiS : Can you tell me which file you have edited or the full process to do this?
    – Kishor
    Apr 17, 2015 at 6:59
  • @Kishor: in my carrier Model file
    – sIiiS
    Apr 20, 2015 at 17:53
  • Working for magento 2 as well. Jun 12, 2018 at 6:41

Add a new active/inactive carrier in config

                <title>Your Carrier</title>

Then in your model your_module/your_carrier which extends Mage_Shipping_Model_Carrier_Abstract, rewrite the method isTrackingAvailable to return true:

public function isTrackingAvailable()
    return true;


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