I need to use the customer group name in the invoice. Based on $order I can get the customer group ID.

$customerGroupId = $order->getCustomerGroupId();

I tried the following code:

$groupname = Mage::getModel(‘customer/customer_group’)->load($customerGroupId);

This results in the following error:

Fatal error: Call to a member function load() on a non-object

How can I get the group name?

  • Which Magento Version are you even using?
    – Black
    Jul 6, 2018 at 12:07

1 Answer 1


The object I think you are looking for is Mage_Customer_Model_Group so you will need to update your load to use the following.

$groupname = Mage::getModel('customer/group')->load($customerGroupId)->getCustomerGroupCode();

On another note there is no name on customer groups but instead 'customer_group_code'. With the default data that comes with Magento the codes look as follows.

NOT LOGGED IN, General...etc

To get the code you can either call getCustomerGroupCode or there is a function getCode which is simply an alias for the first one.

  • That's quick! Can't accept the answer right now (have to wait 10 minutes), but will do so later!
    – SPRBRN
    Apr 29, 2014 at 9:50

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