I am new to magento. I have module which is to Modify Shipping/handling charges during checkout.

Ex: If Customer select any UPS/FedEx/USPS services it will be populate/add from Cart/Checkout summery but no need to add/apply charges (no need to apply Shipping Charges).

Any Idea,Suggestions.


  • in which you want to modify the shipping charge, please elaborate your question so that i will help you – Ami Kamboj Jun 6 '14 at 6:34
  • @AmitKamboj, I want to select Shipping Service but do not want to add shipping charge to order total from checkout page. – Magento Nav Jun 6 '14 at 7:12
  • You can make a shipping method any name by a custom module and set the price of it as you want to add, and from available.phtml file in checkout/onpages/shippingmethod get that shipping method and checked it by default. Hope this will help you. if you need any custom shipping mehtod i will going to post a ans from which you get a shipping method. – Ami Kamboj Jun 6 '14 at 7:19

Go to this you find a correct way:



First declare an observer for the sales_quote_collect_totals_before event.


Then, in the observer, adjust the handling type and fee configuration for each carrier in the corresponding store model.

public function salesQuoteCollectTotalsBefore(Varien_Event_Observer $observer)
    /** @var Mage_Sales_Model_Quote $quote */
    $quote = $observer->getQuote();

    // Check your customer attribute of choice here instead of the customer id
    if ($quote->getCustomer()->getId()) {

        $store = Mage::app()->getStore($quote->getStoreId());
        $carriers = Mage::getStoreConfig('carriers', $store);
        foreach ($carriers as $carrierCode => $carrierConfig) {

            // F for fixed, P for percentage
            $store->setConfig("carriers/{$carrierCode}/handling_type", 'F');

            // 0 for no fee, otherwise fixed of percentage value
            $store->setConfig("carriers/{$carrierCode}/handling_fee", '1');

Note that the configuration changes are not saved, they are only valid during the request

  • I think this is for Fixed right, I tried this yester day i'm not getting. Ex: If i select UPS Ground Shipping services it should be add checkout page but do not want to add shipping charge to order total. how Can I do? Any Idea? – Magento Nav Jun 6 '14 at 9:57
  • So ultimately you want free shipping for ground UPS? – TBI Infotech Jun 6 '14 at 10:22
  • Yah! But Order must have existing the selected Shipping method (no need to add/include charges). – Magento Nav Jun 6 '14 at 10:33
  • This may be what you need >magentocommerce.com/knowledge-base/entry/… – TBI Infotech Jun 6 '14 at 10:35
  • Actually I saw this earlier. Actually in my module have 2 shipping methods is there 1) Normal Shipping 2) Third party. When select 2 All shipping services will showing except charges. if I add No need to apply charges. If Select 1 normal procedure as megento have this. – Magento Nav Jun 6 '14 at 10:42

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