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6 Easy Steps to Auto Select Shipping Method in Magento 2

Vinh Jacker | 06-28-2024

6 Easy Steps to Auto Select Shipping Method in Magento 2 6 Easy Steps to Auto Select Shipping Method in Magento 2

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Time has become increasingly precious in the fast-paced of e-commerce. Simplifying the checkout process for your clients can significantly enhance their experience. One way to achieve this is by automatically selecting a shipping method when multiple options are available.

In this article, we’ll explore how to configure auto-select shipping methods in Magento 2 via 6 easy steps.


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How to Auto Select Shipping Method in Magento 2

To auto-select a shipping method in Magento 2, you can achieve this by customizing the shipping logic using a small amount of custom JavaScript and PHP code. Here’s a step-by-step guide:

Step 1: Create a custom module

First, create a custom module if you don’t already have one. This involves creating the following directory structure:


Step 2: Register the module

Register the module by creating the registration.php file with the appropriate registration code below:


Step 3: Define module configuration

Define your module configuration in the etc/module.xml file. Create the etc/module.xml file by running this code:

<?xml version="1.0"?>
<config xmlns:xsi="" xsi:noNamespaceSchemaLocation="urn:magento:framework:Module/etc/module.xsd">
    <module name="Vendor_Module" setup_version="1.0.0"/>

Step 4: Frontend JavaScript

Create a view/frontend/requirejs-config.js file to map your custom JavaScript module.

var config = {
    map: {
        '*': {
            'autoSelectShipping': 'Vendor_Module/js/auto-select-shipping'

Create a ``view/frontend/web/js/auto-select-shipping.js`` file:

], function ($, quote, shippingService) {
    'use strict';

    return function () {
        shippingService.getShippingRates().subscribe(function (rates) {
            if (rates.length > 0) {
                var firstMethod = rates[0].carrier_code + '_' + rates[0].method_code;

Step 5: Require the JavaScript on the Checkout Page

Create a view/frontend/layout/checkout_index_index.xml file

<?xml version="1.0"?>
<page xmlns:xsi="" 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="shipping-method" xsi:type="array">
                                                            <item name="children" xsi:type="array">
                                                                <item name="before-shipping-method-form" xsi:type="array">
                                                                    <item name="children" xsi:type="array">
                                                                        <item name="auto-select-shipping" xsi:type="array">
                                                                            <item name="component" xsi:type="string">Vendor_Module/js/auto-select-shipping</item>

Step 6: Enable and deploy the module

You need to run the following commands to enable the module and deploy the static content.

bin/magento module:enable Vendor_Module
bin/magento setup:upgrade
bin/magento setup:static-content:deploy -f

That’s all steps to auto-select the shipping method in Magento 2. This is the result which is shown in the frontend

Shipping method

Auto-select shipping result

This setup ensures that the first available shipping method is automatically selected when the shipping rates are loaded on the checkout page.


We hope that with 6 straightforward and easy-to-follow steps, you will be able to auto-select shipping methods in Magento 2 easily. By implementing auto-select shipping methods in Magento 2, you enhance user convenience and reduce friction during checkout. Remember to test thoroughly after making any modifications to ensure a seamless experience for your customers. If you have any problems while following this tutorial, feel free to let us know.

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