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Secure context
This feature is available only in secure contexts (HTTPS), in some or all supporting browsers.

This is an experimental technology
Check the Browser compatibility table carefully before using this in production.

The shippingOption read-only attribute of the PaymentRequest interface returns either the id of a selected shipping option, null (if no shipping option was set to be selected) or a shipping option selected by the user. It is initially null by when no "selected" shipping options are provided.

This attribute is only populated if the constructor is called with the requestShipping flag set to true. If requestShipping was false (or missing),  shippingOption returns null, even the developer provides a  selected a shipping option.


// Returns the id of the selected PaymentShippingOption
var shippingOption = request.shippingOption; 


In the example below, the PaymentRequest.onshippingoptionchange and the PaymentRequest.onshippingaoptionchange events are dispatched. In each calls to updateDetails()  are made, one using a promise, and the other with a plain JS object. This demotrates synchrounous and asynchronous updates to a payment sheet. 

const request = new PaymentRequest(methodData, details, options);
// Async update to details
request.onshippingaddresschange = ev => {
// Sync update to the total
request.onshippingoptionchange = ev => {
  const shippingOption = shippingOptions.find(
    option => option.id === request.id
  const newTotal = {
    currency: "USD",
    label: "Total due",
    value: calculateNewTotal(shippingOption),
  ev.updateWith({ ...details, total: newTotal });
async function checkShipping(request) {
  try {
    const json = request.shippingAddress.toJSON();

    await ensureCanShipTo(json);
    const { shippingOptions, total } = await calculateShipping(json);

    return { ...details, shippingOptions, total };
  } catch (err) {
    return { ...details, error: `Sorry! we can't ship to your address.` };


Specification Status Comment
Payment Request API
The definition of 'shippingOption' in that specification.
Candidate Recommendation Initial definition.

Browser Compatibility

FeatureChromeEdgeFirefoxInternet ExplorerOperaSafari
Basic support61 Yes551 No No ?
FeatureAndroid webviewChrome for AndroidEdge mobileFirefox for AndroidOpera AndroidiOS SafariSamsung Internet
Basic support No53 Yes551 No ? ?

1. From version 55: this feature is behind the dom.payments.request.enabled preference (needs to be set to true). To change preferences in Firefox, visit about:config.

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