WooCommerce: Remove (free) in Shipping Method Label @ Cart

A very annoying thing this is. If one of your WooCommerce shipping methods is Free, a label (Free) will appear next to it. It cannot be deleted via CSS as some WooCommerce function adds it via code to the shipping method label. So how do we deactivate it?

The (free) text for a free shipping method in WooCommerce
The (free) text for a free shipping method in WooCommerce

The snippet: Remove (Free) from the shipping method labels

// removes (free) from free shipping methods

add_filter( 'woocommerce_cart_shipping_method_full_label', 'remove_free_label', 10, 2 );

function remove_free_label($full_label, $method) {
$full_label = str_replace("(Free)","",$full_label);
return $full_label;

Where to add this snippet?

You can place PHP snippets at the bottom of your child theme functions.php file (before "?>" if you have it). CSS, on the other hand, goes in your child theme style.css file. Make sure you know what you are doing when editing such files - if you need more guidance, please take a look at my free video tutorial "Where to Place WooCommerce Customization?"

Does this snippet (still) work?

Please let me know in the comments if everything worked as expected. I would be happy to revise the snippet if you report otherwise (please provide screenshots). I have tested this code with Storefront theme, the WooCommerce version listed above and a WordPress-friendly hosting on PHP 7+.

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Rodolfo Melogli

Author, WooCommerce expert and WordCamp speaker, Rodolfo has worked as a WooCommerce freelancer since 2011. His goal is to help entrepreneurs and developers overcome their WooCommerce nightmares. Rodolfo loves travelling, chasing tennis & soccer balls and, of course, wood fired oven pizza.

3 thoughts on “WooCommerce: Remove (free) in Shipping Method Label @ Cart

  1. I would like to remove the line thats says : “shipping : free shipping” at the bottom of the order in the checkout page, above the privacy policy checkout box. I tried with the code you presented here, and it did not work as expected.
    Please advice. Thank you.

    1. This could be an outdated tutorial. Can you please retest this on 2017 theme and send me a screenshot of the shipping methods @ checkout?

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