Few month ago, I had to modify custom shipping description, and make it dynamic.

A first solution was to override the getShippingDescription method in my module. But it’s a little creepy because it used an override.

Finally, I found a method thanks to an Observer :

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And the method on the Observer:


class MyPackage_MyModule_Model_Observer
    public function changeShippingDescription($observer)
		$customMethod = "YOUR_METHOD"; // Put your custom shipping method here
        if($address->getAddressType()=='shipping' && $address->getShippingMethod() == $customMethod){
			$newShippingDescription = "My new shipping description";
			/* You can put your logic here and make the description dynamic */


Result in the admin :



If you need to have a fixed description, you don’t need this method ! Use the simple admin field of your custom module.

If you don’t know how to do this, get on this super article on Inchoo !

Change shipping description (Shipping & Handling Information)
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