Magento courier integration

Sending medium to high parcel volumes? Save time and money with Parcelhub's free multi-carrier shipping software and eCommerce customer service solutions.

Integrate Magento with free Parcelhub courier management software, to access discounted rates from multiple UK and international carriers.


Parcelhub’s free multi-carrier shipping software integrates seamlessly with Magento, granting you access to a range of UK and international parcel and packet carriers, including Yodel, Hermes, UK Mail, DHL, Whistl, UPS, DX, Parcelforce, CollectPlus, SkyNet, Panther Logistics, Direct Link and Palletforce.

Magento Courier Integration, Label Printing and Shipping Plugin


Since autumn 2008 to the present day Parcelhub has been installed, and is in daily use, on-site in hundreds of retailers who are using Magento to manage their online sales. Parcelhub and UK services are also accessed and used by several companies in mainland Europe and the USA.

We now have the Magento extension available for the following platforms:


Magento parcel pro

Features and Benefits:


  • Integrates multiple carriers, reducing time and paperwork
  • Access Parcelhub’s ‘pooled volume’ discounted rates and save up to 80% on your existing rates
  • Multi-carrier web based tracking
  • Free Magento integration provided by our team of in-house software developers
  • Single collection, regardless of carrier choice, both on and off-site (performed by Parcelhub when close to one of our depots, or by the carrier when outside of our collection zones)
  • Dedicated in-house customer services team

Instructions for installing


1. In Magento admin browse to System -> Magento Connect -> Magento Connect Manager
2. Log in using your Magento admin username and password
3. If you have previously installed a copy of this module, locate it in the list and change the “Actions” dropdown to “Uninstall” and click “Commit Changes”
4. In the “Direct package file upload” section, part 2, browse and select the zip file attached. Then click “Upload”

Setup Guide


Parcelhub Magento Extension – System Requirements:


  • Magento 1.9 or higher
  • Parcelhub shipping account
  • At least one Parcelhub Service Preference List configured
  • Parcelhub tracking API Key (optional)
Shipping software for Magento



Configuration and installation of Magento courier integration plugin for Royal Mail OBA format shipping labelsAfter installing the extension you will need to ensure that your store configuration is correctly configured.


The extension uses some of the existing configuration fields but also adds some new ones of its own.


In your store’s admin panel go to System -> configuration. On General -> General -> Store Information, ensure that at least the following fields are filled in.

Settings for Magento parcel shippingNext go to the Sales -> Shipping Settings -> Origin and ensure all fields are completed.

Magento Parcelforce IntegrationNext go to the Sales -> Shipping Settings -> Origin and ensure all fields are completed.

Magento shipping methods and table rates extensionTracking is optional. To obtain an API key for tracking please contact Parcelhub support. Next go to Sales -> Shipping Methods and for each of your desired shipping methods fill in the fields in the Parcelhub section.


If this section is not available for your selected shipping method it means that your shipping method has not yet been implemented. Please contact Parcelhub support to request it.


Supported shipping methods are:


  • Matrix Rates Free edition
  • Flat Rate
  • Free Shipping
  • Table Rates

Creating a shipment

1.     Open the order for which you would like to create a shipment.

Create a shipping module in Magento


2. Click the “Ship” button.


Magento ship to multiple addresses


3. Tick the box labelled “Create shipping label” and click “Submit shipment…”.

How to create and print your shipping label


4. Click the ‘add products’ button and select the products and their quantities that you will be adding to this package.

Adding product and package quantities to shipments

5. Ensure that the total weight and dimensions of the package are entered correctly. Note that if you select imperial units here the extension will convert them to metric when creating the shipment in Parcelhub.

Weight and item dimensions for calculating shipping volumes

6. Click “Add Package” and repeat step 4 for each additional package you wish to send in this shipment.

7. Once all packages are entered click Ok. This will create the shipment in Parcelhub and add the Parcelhub shipment ID to the list of tracking numbers on this order. If the labels for this shipment are in PDF, PNG or JPG format they will be downloaded and stored within Magento and you will be given the option to print them from the Magento interface. If the labels are in any other format you will need to use Parcelhub’s Print Gadget to print them from your Parcelhub account.

Tracking a Shipment

If you have Tracking enabled you can simply click on the link that Magento present to you to “Track this shipment” to be taken to the Parcelhub shipment tracking page. When tracking is enabled your customers will also be able to see this tracking information from within their accounts page on your website.

Known Issues

Only PNG, JPG and PDF labels can be printed from within Magento.
Windows based hosts may have issues parsing some PDF files.

Four reasons why you should ship your parcels with Parcelhub:

Business Shipping Rates UK
‘Pooled volume’ discounted rates from UK and international carriers

Parcelhub distributes between 300,000 and 600,000 parcels per month, on behalf of hundreds of national and global retailers, wholesalers and high street brands.

Carrier Management Software UK
Free multi-carrier parcel shipping management software

Our free carrier management software seamlessly integrates with your current platform, granting you access to discounted rates from our carrier partners.

Multiple Carriers Global Tracking
Choose from a diverse range of parcel shipping providers

Parcelhub advises you on volume shipping best practices, enabling you to choose the most appropriate carriers to suit your product range or business model.

eCommerce Customer Support Software
UK-based eCommerce customer support and SMART solutions

Once you send a parcel out the door and it hits the carrier’s network, Parcelhub’s groundbreaking eCommerce support team deals with queries on your behalf – as you.

Free eCommerce delivery management software for Magento sellers.

Whether you are an eCommerce start-up, global brand, wholesaler or SME retailer, Parcelhub empowers you to access ‘pooled volume’ discounted rates from our carefully selected range of carrier partners.