I asked this question previously and am still having trouble. I want to bypass shipping options for items with free shipping.

I added this code to the shipping options page:

 {if order_shipping_val == 0}

Unfortunately it redirects for all items including ones that should have paid shipping. Any ideas?

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If you want to do that, you need to make sure your regular orders definitely have a shipping cost. You should make sure there is a default shipping method set, and that there is a default country/state set as well, so that all orders have a shipping cost associated with them as soon as an item is added to the cart.

To debug it, try outputting {order_shipping} directly onto the page instead of the redirect code, and make sure that it returns a non-zero value even for new carts.

EDIT: If you are using the UPS extension it's a bit more difficult, because you can't set UPS as the default shipping method. You will need to check if the cart has a valid shipping method, and if not, reload the page.

First, I would delete any regular shipping methods you have set up (if you are 100% using UPS for shipping).

Then, create a check to make sure the current cart has a shipping method selected before redirecting to the next step:

{if shipping_method == ""}
    <script type="text/javascript">
        $("#next-button").click(); // trigger a form submit
    {!-- now we know a shipping method has been selected --}
    {if order_shipping_val == 0}

<input type="submit" id="next-button" />
  • Thank you your quick response. Unfortunately, I'm still having a issue. I go from Add to Cart > Check Out > Shipping Address > Shipping Options. I add the {order_shipping} variable which comes back as $0 every time. The added shipping options like UPS with correct prices show, though. I added a default shipping option, but no luck. Any idea? Thank you.
    – user2376
    Jan 17, 2014 at 19:36
  • Oh ok it's going to be different if you are using the UPS extension (because you can't set UPS as the default shipping method). See my edit above. Jan 17, 2014 at 23:17

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