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Magento shipping extensions

Today we will discuss about Free magento shipping extensions.In this tutorial we will discuss available free magento shipping extensions.This tutorial just have information of free extensions that are available on magento marketplace or any other extension provider.I have tried to list a few.So let’s start with our list.

Free magento Shipping extensions

Magento provides its own shipping methods.Yet here we will discuss free magento shipping extensions.Because these are available for free so anyone can use them.Lets have a look.


ShipperHQ provides you the options to fully control and customize your shipping rates like never before. You define the carriers to use, the shipping methods that apply, and the unique rules of your own rate structure.

Key features:

  • Multi Carrier Support
  • Fully Customizable Rate Management
  • Dimensional Shipping
  • Multi-Origin Shipping
  • Date & Time

Extension Link

R+L Carriers Freight Shipping

R+L Carriers is an American private freight shipping company who provides freight services such as LTL, Truckload, Logistics, and more.Freight shipping is used when large and heavy items need to be shipped.This extension provides the integration of R+L Carriers Freight to show freight shipping quotes and delivery tracking on your Magento® store.This extension fetch live freight rates from R+L Carriers using their available Rate Quote API.

Key features:

  • Retrieve live rates from the R+L Carriers freight
  • Supports accessorial services and can be manage from the admin
  • Set Min/Max package weight to show freight rates from R+L Carriers
  • Support all product types
  • Support Magento® multi store functionality
  • Assign a store freight class or assign freight classes per product basis

Extension Link


ShipStation is a powerful, yet easy to use web-based, multi-channel, multi-carrier shipping solution designed to facilitate the order fulfillment process for your Magento store. ShipStation downloads your orders in real-time, allows you to create USPS, UPS, FedEx, DHL, Royal Mail, Canada Post, Australia Post, and more shipping labels and packing slips in batch, and communicates tracking information to your customers.

Key features:

  • Print Shipping Labels and Packing Slips in Batch
  • Consolidate Orders from Multiple Channels
  • Unlimited Selling Channels
  • No Software to Install
  • Free USPS Provider Account

Extension Link

Shipwire Fulfillment Platform

This extension provides Magento Enterprise and Community edition merchants with e-commerce order fulfillment, shipping software, and cloud-based logistics services from fulfillment centers around the world.Also the Shipwire Platform helps brands grow sales, expand into new markets, and delight their customers by eliminating shipping and storage hassles.

Key features:

  • Order entry sync
  • Order tracking
  • Inventory status
  • Shipping rates

Extension Link

Shipping Tracker

This versatile extension lets you customize the shipment tracking links provided to your customers. Shipping Tracker is easy to set up and supports up to five carriers as long as they provide a tracking URL and reference number. Shipping Tracker uses the Magento mechanism to add a tracking ID to a shipment. When you create a shipment, select a tracking carrier you have configured and add the tracking ID.

Key features:

  • Embeds shipment tracking links in shipping confirmation emails
  • Completely generic – not tied to any carrier
  • Supports up to five carriers at any one time
  • Features a dropdown menu with known tracking URLs from major shipping carriers
Extension Link

Similarly there are many other extensions available. I tried to list a few. I hope this tutorial help you in any way.

Please feel free to drop any suggestions or queries in comments section. It will be highly appreciated.

Author: Qaisar Satti
Category: Magento 1
Last Modified: October 22, 2018

Magento 2 add custom block below shipping method

Hello, this tutorial is about Magento 2 add custom block below shipping method.First of all i assume that you are an advance learner of magento 2.Hence you are here to learn how to add custom block below shipping method in one page check out in magento 2.Above all if you are not familiar with magento 2 please start from basics.

lets start our tutorial and focus on our topic. For example if you want to add custom block below shipping methods. And aslo this custom block should be inside of shipping method form. In this tutorial i will discuss in detail how we can do it. It is a four to five step method.And i would try to explain it in a simple way. So that you can do it efficiently.

The first step is to Declare module’s checkout dependency.

Declare module’s checkout dependency

First of all find the directory to your module file


and paste the below code

<?xml version="1.0"?>

<config xmlns:xsi="http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema-instance" xsi:noNamespaceSchemaLocation="urn:magento:framework:Module/etc/module.xsd">
    <module name="QaisarSatti_HelloWorld" setup_version="0.0.1" active="true">
            <module name="Magento_Checkout"/>

Now we will move to the second step which is to Overwrite checkout layout.

Overwrite checkout layout

In the


directory, paste the below code:

<?xml version="1.0"?>
<page xmlns:xsi="http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema-instance" xsi:noNamespaceSchemaLocation="urn:magento:framework:View/Layout/etc/page_configuration.xsd">
        <referenceBlock name="checkout.root">
                <argument name="jsLayout" xsi:type="array">
                    <item name="components" xsi:type="array">
                        <item name="checkout" xsi:type="array">
                            <item name="children" xsi:type="array">
                                <item name="steps" xsi:type="array">
                                    <item name="children" xsi:type="array">
                                        <item name="shipping-step" xsi:type="array">
                                            <item name="children" xsi:type="array">
                                                <item name="shippingAddress" xsi:type="array">
                                                    <item name="children" xsi:type="array">
                                                        <item name="shippingAdditional" xsi:type="array">
                                                            <item name="component" xsi:type="string">uiComponent</item>
                                                            <item name="displayArea" xsi:type="string">shippingAdditional</item>
                                                            <item name="children" xsi:type="array">
                                                                <item name="additional_block" xsi:type="array">
                                                                    <item name="component" xsi:type="string">QaisarSatti_HelloWorld/js/view/checkout/shipping/additional-block</item>

similarly the the third step is to Create JavaScript UI Component.

Create JavaScript UI Component

For your information JavaScript (with Knockout)manages checkout in Magento 2 .So for that you need to create a custom JS compnent. It will create the link between checkout UI component and your custom HTML template.

in the


directory, paste the below code


], function (Component) {
    'use strict';

    return Component.extend({
        defaults: {
            template: 'QaisarSatti_HelloWorld/checkout/shipping/additional-block'

Similarly we will move to the fourth step which is to Create HTML template.

Create HTML template

Now create the HTML template wich going to be displayed in checkout.
In the


directory,use below code

<div class="checkout-block" id="block-custom">
    <p>Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetuer adipiscing elit.</p>
    <p>Cum sociis natoque penatibus et magnis dis parturient montes.</p>

Now the fifth and final step is to clear cache.

clear cache

Finally run following commands to clear cache:

php bin/magento cache:clean
php bin/magento setup:upgrade
chmod -R 777 var/*

That’s it in this tutorial. Certainly, i have tried to explain these codes and their logic in a simple way, i hope they help you learn in an easy and better way.

Since these tutorials are for learning purpose please feel free to drop any suggestions or queries in comments section. That will definitely be highly appreciated.

Author: Qaisar Satti
Category: Magento 2
Last Modified: October 12, 2018