WooCommerce: How to Hide “Shipping Calculator” Fields @ Cart
The “Shipping Calculator” can be enabled via the WooCommerce settings in order to give the user a way to calculate their shipping fees before getting to the Checkout Page. Usually they fill out the country, state, city and postcode form fields and click on “Update Totals” in order to calculate the shipping.
However, what if you only calculate shipping based on country? Or what if you only charge by zip code / postcode? In this case, you will need to hide the input fields you don’t need, and make UX better.
Well, here are some WooCommerce filters you can use from WooCommerce version 3.4 onwards to hide the fields you like (apart from country, which is mandatory).
You can place PHP snippets at the bottom of your child theme functions.php file (delete "?>" if you have it there). CSS, on the other hand, goes in your child theme style.css file. Make sure you know what you are doing when editing such files - if you need more guidance, please take a look at my free video tutorial "Where to Place WooCommerce Customization?"
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34 thoughts on “WooCommerce: How to Hide “Shipping Calculator” Fields @ Cart”
Hmm. It doesn’t display the options, but it then doesn’t seem to calculate the shipping options when you submit it, just returning the calculate shipping string.
We have a bunch of shipping zones which determine shipping methods based on the postcode, so you’d expect it to only need the postcode field, but if you hide any of them via this method, the calculator stops working.
I find that weird. Anyhow, you can always hide those fields with CSS instead?
Thanks a lot! How to always show fields no clicking ‘Calculate shipping’?
You’re welcome! Not sure I follow
Shipping fees not calculated when the zip code is disabled on WooCommerce 5.1
Ouch! Do you get any specific PHP error?
Is it possible to add additional dropdowns in the shipping calculator? I would like the option for customers to select between a residential and business address.
Hi Larissa, thanks so much for your comment! Yes, this is definitely possible, but I’m afraid it’s custom work. If you’d like to get a quote, feel free to contact me here. Thanks a lot for your understanding!
Thanks a lot! Works even in woo 4.0
If you want keep the state dropdown but remove the City dropdown & Zip code input, you can do this via CSS:
Chuckers – Thanks works a treat. Needed to remove state & city fields so adjusted the code a little. Topman
Rodolfo – is there any .css that you can use to change the ‘calculate shipping’ to say ‘Please enter postcode to calculate shipping’?
I have inspected the element and tried copying the code but an error on .css
Any advice would be appreciated.
Try with https://www.businessbloomer.com/translate-single-string-woocommerce-wordpress/
Perfect!!! Thank you
Le code est parfait ! merci
Hi, this still works. I was wondering if it was possible to set a default country in the shipping calculator.
Hi Jorp, thanks so much for your comment! Yes, this is definitely possible, but I’m afraid it’s custom work. If you’d like to get a quote, feel free to contact me here. Thanks a lot for your understanding!
Still works, thank you.
It still works! thank you…
hi !is there any way to add shipping calculator to woocommerce checkout page?
Owais, thanks so much for your comment! Yes, this is possible – unfortunately this is custom work and I cannot provide a complementary solution here via the blog comments. Thanks a lot for your understanding! ~R
Hi. I only ship in the US. I have a flat rate and free shipping if order is over a $ value. I have this working great. How can I show shipping cost on the Cart page without needing the address input (as it isn’t needed for my shipping methods)? Woo seems to calculate this shipping without an address because the Checkout page has the shipping calculated properly without an address. I tried setting Default Customer Location to Store Location but that added sales tax for my store location as well. Thank you!
Hey Tania, thanks so much for your comment! Yes, this is possible – but unfortunately this is custom work and I cannot provide a complementary solution here via the blog comments. Thanks a lot for your understanding! ~R
Worked perfectly thanks. However, I am also one who only ships to the to US locations and so it seems odd to customers to have to click US, especially when it is easy to not have to have that as a required field on the checkout page using a plugin.
Someone need to develop a plugin to set the country field on the cart page to a particular country and have that automatically hide the country field.
Good thinking John – thanks so much for your comment! Maybe you want to suggest that to Woo developers here: https://github.com/woocommerce/woocommerce/issues > new issue
My shipping is local and charges are based on the zip-code, so I wanted to hide the country and state fields, as these will always be the same. The problem is, when I do it, the shipping calculation doesn’t work for new clients, probably because woocommerce needs to know the country and maybe state too to do it correctly. Is it possible to set the relevant variables and then hide the fields?
Hello Dimitris, thanks so much for your comment! Yes, this is possible – but unfortunately this is custom work and I cannot provide a complementary solution here via the blog comments. Thanks a lot for your understanding! ~R
Is it possible to hide the block Shipping itself (IE shipping, IE fast shipping, etc. in your example) on the cart page?
Shipping will be calculated, depending on postcode filled in on the checkout page. I’d like to have shipping details on checkout page only.
Hey Mieke, thanks so much for your comment! You should be able to hide shipping costs from the WooCommerce settings 🙂