I'm using the Drupal Commerce module with Shipping 7.x-1.0. I created a webshop with both real and virtual products.

My problem is that the shipping address is required even if all the products are virtual (so there is no shipping). How can I make sure that the shipping address is only asked for if the shoppingcart contains real products?


2 Answers 2


Here's a solution that doesn't require a custom module:

  • Install Commerce Rules Extra
  • Create a rule for Event: Process checkout pane
  • Add Action: Change pane properties
    • Value: Shipping information
    • Page to move to: <do not change>
    • Enabled: uncheck
  • Add Condition: e.g. by Order contains products of particular product types, or based on Commerce order contains shippable products supplied by Commerce Physical Product.

You may have to clear caches before this takes effect.

  • There is no rule like "Process checkout pane". The rule is named "Process change to a checkout pane".
    – Kevin Siji
    Commented Aug 6, 2015 at 4:23

you could use hook_commerce_checkout_pane_info_alter and do


only if all line_items contains physical products:

function mymodule_commerce_checkout_pane_info_alter(&$checkout_pane) {
  global $user;

  foreach ($checkout_pane as $pane_name => & $pane_data) {
    if ($pane_name == 'customer_profile_shipping') {
      $order = commerce_cart_order_load($user->uid);
     if ($order) {
       $order_wrapper = entity_metadata_wrapper('commerce_order', $order);
       $lines = $order_wrapper->commerce_line_items->value();

       $ask_shipping = FALSE;
       foreach ($lines as $line) {
         if ($line->type == 'product') {
           $line_wrapper = entity_metadata_wrapper('commerce_line_item', $line);
           $product = $line_wrapper->commerce_product->value();
           if ($product->type == '---> you physical product type <---') {
             $ask_shipping = TRUE;

       if (!$ask_shipping) {

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