Shipping Methods for Magento

 All documentation in this document relates to a previous version of the Brightpearl Magento extension which will be deactivated in 2018. If you are using this previous version, please contact us about upgrading.

For help with the current extension, please see the Magento section. 


Shipping methods available to customers purchasing through a Magento website are setup directly within Magento. Where a shipping method of the same name exists in Brightpearl it will now automatically be assigned to an order when it downloads from Magento.  

Note that shipping methods must be named using the Magento API format of Carrier_method, e.g. “UPS_XPD” is used for UPS Worldwide Expedited and Flat rate is “Flat rate_flat rate”. We recommend you manually create those which you require to be auto-assigned to downloaded Magento orders - this can be done by adding additional shipping methods or by editing the name of one you already use.

Where no shipping method can be matched orders will continue to download with no shipping method set.

Shipping charges will continue to be added as a miscellaneous line item along with the shipping method name from Magento.

Shipping method setup and checkout options in Magento:

magento shipping methods

Shipping method setup and order in Brightpearl:

release notes

This functionality already exists for eBay who also use their own naming formats for shipping methods. This means you may have multiple shipping methods in Brightpearl for a single shipping option that you provide. In order to ensure you are able to manage all shipments for a single shipping method we’ve also added the ability to filter your goods-out notes list by multiple shipping methods...

How do I find these codes?

Log into your Magento Admin panel and go to your shipping methods setup at System > Configuration > Sales > Shipping Methods. In the Allowed Methods selection box right-click with the mouse and select "Inspect Element". Each code is displayed as an option value.

An example from UPS methods: 

Next Day Air Early AM

The code will need to be prefixed with the carrier code, for example UPS.

Some examples of shipping methods:

Code Name
Flatrate_flatrate Flat rate
UPS_1DM UPS Next Day Air Early AM
UPS_1DML UPS Next Day Air Early AM Letter
UPS_1DA UPS Next Day Air
UPS_1DAL UPS Next Day Air Letter
UPS_1DAPI UPS Next Day Air Intra
UPS_1DP UPS Next Day Air Saver
UPS_1DPL UPS Next Day Air Saver Letter
UPS_2DM UPS 2nd Day Air AM
UPS_2DML UPS 2nd Day Air AM Letter
UPS_2DA UPS 2nd Day Air
UPS_2DAL UPS 2nd Day Air Letter
UPS_3DS UPS 3 Day Select
UPS_GND UPS Ground
UPS_GNDCOM UPS Ground Commercial
UPS_GNDRES UPS Ground Residential
UPS_STD UPS Standard
UPS_XPR UPS Worldwide Express
UPS_WXS UPS Worldwide Express Saver
UPS_XPRL UPS Worldwide Express Letter
UPS_XDM UPS Worldwide Express Plus
UPS_XDML UPS Worldwide Express Plus Letter
UPS_XPD UPS Worldwide Expedited
 
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