How To Create Shipping Method In Magento 2

How To Create Shipping Method In Magento 2

E-commerce is all about customer convenience. Offering a convenient shipping method is an inevitable part of customer experience in an online store. By default, there are 7 Magento 2 shipping methods:

  1. Free Shipping
  2. Flat Rates
  3. Table Rates
  4. UPS
  5. USPS
  6. FedEx
  7. DHL

You can also learn how to configure Magento 2 shipping methods easily.

However, as E-commerce popularity increases, more and more types of businesses opt for an online shopping platform, particularly Magento, owing to its features and performance. But, these default shipping methods are not enough for all the types of businesses these days.

So, I’ve come up with a programmatic method to create shipping method in Magento 2 store.

A custom shipping method implemented keeping in mind the business requirement is a feasible option. A shipping strategy must be such that it does not end in the cost of order fulfillment more than the profit from that order.

An ideal shipping method must be manageable, quick, as well as affordable. It is not necessary that every store owner can find such a shipping method from the default Magento 2 shipping methods for his/her business.

Programmatically creating a custom shipping method in Magento 2 store that suits your business requirements and is feasible is the most optimized solution for having the correct shipping system.

Why am I stressing so much about having an optimized shipping strategy?

The below statistics explains why:

  1. 61% shoppers report leaving a transaction due to an extra cost such as shipping fees – 99firms
  2. 79% of US consumers said that free shipping would make them more likely to shop online. – Walkersands
  3. 46.5% of small to mid-sized businesses say that offering free shipping increases their profits. – MCM

Steps to Create Shipping Method In Magento 2:

  1. Create registration.php file at app/code/Meetanshi/CustomShipping/registration.php and add below code to this file:
  2. Create module.xml file at app/code/Meetanshi/CustomShipping/etc/module.xml and add below code to this file:
  3. Create system.xml file at app/code/Meetanshi/CustomShipping/etc/adminhtml/system.xml and add below code to this file:
  4. Create config.xml file at app/code/Meetanshi/CustomShipping/etc/config.xml and add below code to this file:
  5. Create Custom.php file at app/code/Meetanshi/CustomShipping/Model/Carrier/Custom.php and add below code to this file:

That’s all to create a custom shipping method in Magento 2. Once you have created Magento 2 custom shipping method, it’s configuration is shown in the backend:

custom shipping method configuration

Once the custom shipping method is configured and enabled, it’s shown in the frontend:

custom shipping method in frontend

You can save yourself from these tasks and have a look at Magento 2 Shipping Extensions!

Any doubts about the shipping methods or the steps can be mentioned in the Comments section below.

I’ll be happy to help you out.

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Sanjay is a co-founder at Meetanshi. He is a Certified Magento Developer who loves creating Magento E-commerce solutions. Owing to his contributions in Magento Forums and posting solutions, he is among the top 50 contributors of the Magento community in 2019. When he is not engrossed with anything related to Magento, he loves to play cricket.

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