Shipping: how to display shipping details or info in the shipping pane of checkout?

I have been trying to figure out how to display shipping info or details for the end customer to read during the shipping step of the checkout. The info i want to display basically describes what the shipping method is.

EG. If I created a shipping service called "Standard Shipping", I'd like some text to display in the shipping pane, something like "Standard Shipping is calculated automatically depending on the items purchased. Some items will incur an additional $15 charge, because they are shipped directly from the factory."

I have a rule that will add the $15 to the shipping rate for a particular product.

When i look at the rendered html i can see that there are some div tags created with nothing in them, and it seems to be where i want to put the text, im just not sure where to enter it in?

Ive tried the in the shipping service description text box, but it is only for the shipping service overview. Where do I type in the text to display under the choices for shipping services in the shipping pane of the checkout?


Posted: Apr 25, 2012


laclu007 on May 16, 2012

We are going to charge a flat shipping rate for the products we want to have on-line. However, we discount the normal shipping rate. We could just simply put in the adjusted flat-rate so the customer knows what their shipping would be.

I have tested with a flat-rate shipping and a discount created. However, the shipping rate calculation (flatrate - discount) shows on the Shipping Service screen. That's fine as the customer will know exactly what they should expect to pay on this screen.

What I would like to see is the ability to display the Shipping Calculations on the Review Order screen - the original Flat Rate Shipping Amount, the deduction amount, and the Total Cost of Shipping.

As I said, the discount calculation works fine, but I need to be able to display the details in the Review Order screen so the customer can see they are getting a "good deal" on shipping.