How to Hide All Shipping Methods


In some cases, you may want to prevent any rates from being quoted. For example, it is common for ShipperHQ merchants to prevent shipping to certain locations.

While other conditions like shipping groups can be applied within this type of rule, we’ll use the example of a Shipping Zone to demonstrate how to hide all methods for simplicity.


1. On the Shipping Rules page click the +New button

2. On the rule type menu, select Hide Methods.

Location of Hide Methods action while creating a shipping rule to hide shipping methods.

3. Use the option to select all to quickly assign each shipping method installed in your account.

Location to click select all to choose every shipping method configured in the dashboard.

4. When prompted to enter the conditions for this rule, select Shipping Zones.

Location to select Shipping Zones to configure the rule condition.

5. On the next screen, select the Shipping Zone that applies for this rule under the Shipping Zones Include field.

Example showing how to select shipping zones in a shipping rule.

6. After selecting the shipping zone and proceeding, a summary of the shipping rule will be displayed.

Be sure to add a title for the new rule so that it can be easily identified in the shipping rules list and when testing.

Example showing a summary of the shipping rule before making it live.

7. Click “Finish” to save the new rule. This will apply the rule immediately.

8. Once the rule has been created, we recommend using the “Test your Rates” feature to confirm the

With the above Shipping Rule in place, all selected shipping methods will be hidden if the customer enters an address that falls under the designated shipping zone.

Additional Rule Conditions

If any other conditions apply for this rule, for example, a shipping group or order value, you can return to edit the rule.

Under the Conditions section, simply select Add Another Condition & follow the prompts to add any secondary conditions for this hide rule.

Setting to add additional conditions to the shipping rule.

Setup Error Message

If you are using Magento 1, 2, or Zoey eCommerce platforms, you can check the option to Show Error Message when this Rule Applies box and enter a custom error message. (see screenshot below for reference)

Location to enter a displayed error message under Advanced tab of shipping rule.

Enter the error message you want to use to inform customers that shipping is limited or not available for their destination.

Test Your Rates

Verify that your carriers and rules are working and see how they will display in your checkout right from the ShipperHQ dashboard.

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