Zen Cart Easy Way to Add a Flat Handling Fee to All Orders

You have a zen cart store and want to add a flat handling fee to all orders. You want the handling fee to display as part of the order sub-total display on the shopping cart page and elsewhere. This Easy Help Zen Cart Tutorial will show you an easy way with just one small edit to a php file to use zen cart native functionality to do this.

1. Log into your zen cart admin and go to Modules – Order Total – Low Order Fee. Set “Allow Low Order Fee” to “true”, “Order Fee For Orders Under” to “$your dollar amount”, and “Order Fee” to “your order fee”.

2. In your favorite plain text editor open the includes/languages/your language/modules/order_total/ot_loworderfee.php file. Be sure to back this file up and make a note that you have modified it for future upgrades as it is a zen cart core file.

Change this:


define('MODULE_ORDER_TOTAL_LOWORDERFEE_TITLE', 'Low Order Fee');
define('MODULE_ORDER_TOTAL_LOWORDERFEE_DESCRIPTION', 'Low Order Fee');

to this:


define('MODULE_ORDER_TOTAL_LOWORDERFEE_TITLE', 'Handling Fee');
define('MODULE_ORDER_TOTAL_LOWORDERFEE_DESCRIPTION', 'Handling Fee');

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