How to Add Explanatory Text/Tooltips at Checkout in Magento


ShipperHQ provides a number of places to add explanatory text to shipping rates on the cart and/or checkout. (All options except for option #5 are NOT available with our integration through BigCommerce)

In order to see tool-tips on Magento 2 you’ll need to install ShipperHQ “module-option” module. Instructions on how to do so are on following doc.


1. Global Tooltip across all Rates

Add global tooltip text that appears on the top carrier (this will only appear on the first carrier at checkout). It appears as a tooltip icon, and the text is displayed on hover.Currently supports Magento 1 only.

To do this, go to your Account Settings, open the Global Settings tab and add tooltip Text under (Checkout Setting section)

2. Carrier Specific Tooltip

Add a custom description for a carrier, which appears just below the Carrier Title. Currently supports Magento 1 only.

Edit the carrier, on the ‘Advanced Options’ tab add a description in the ‘Custom Description’ field        CarrierCustomDescription

3. Shipping Method Tooltip – Custom Carrier

Edit the Carrier, under the shipping methods tab edit the shipping methods you want the tooltip to display on and add description in  the tooltip field. The description will show under the individual shipping method.

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4. Shipping Method Tooltip – Live Rate Carrier

For carriers such as UPS, FedEx, etc where you get live real-time rates the tooltip is set in the Method Naming area of ShipperHQ. You must have the Advanced Rating options feature to use this capability.


  1. Go Features > turn on the Rate Shopping & Custom Method Names feature
  2. Once enabled, go to ‘Method Naming’ in the left-hand navigation
  3. Add New
  4. In the new window, select the method you want to change (ex: UPS Ground)
  5. Enter your tooltip message in the ‘Tooltip’ textbox (see screenshot below)
  6. Save

Method Mapping - Tooltip

5. Delivery Date Message

Show a delivery date message when you’ve elected to display delivery dates or time in transit. This appends a suffix to the the shipping method name.

Edit the carrier, on Calendar Settings tab, set custom message in the “Delivery Date Message” field.


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