How To Create Shipments in Magento 2?

Shipping is an important factor in any online store because it has a trong impact on customer experience ad conversions. Convenient shipping methods will be an incentive for customers to add products to the cart and complete the checkout.

In Magento 2, creating a shipment programmatically is the convenient way to add the new shipment as you need. Creating shipment sounds complex but if you use programatic way, it’s simple and time-saving. To do that, the following code is all required things you have to run on Magento 2 console.

Let’s follow the instruction and see how the results come out.

// Load the order increment ID
$order = $this->_objectManager->create('Magento\Sales\Model\Order')->loadByIncrementID($incrementid);

// OR
$order = $this->_objectManager->create('Magento\Sales\Model\Order')
    ->loadByAttribute('increment_id', '000000001');

//load by order 
$order = $this->_objectManager->create('Magento\Sales\Model\Order')

// Check if order can be shipped or has already shipped
if (! $order->canShip()) {
    throw new \Magento\Framework\Exception\LocalizedException(
                    __('You can\'t create an shipment.')

// Initialize the order shipment object
$convertOrder = $this->_objectManager->create('Magento\Sales\Model\Convert\Order');
$shipment = $convertOrder->toShipment($order);

// Loop through order items
foreach ($order->getAllItems() AS $orderItem) {
    // Check if order item has qty to ship or is virtual
    if (! $orderItem->getQtyToShip() || $orderItem->getIsVirtual()) {

    $qtyShipped = $orderItem->getQtyToShip();

    // Create shipment item with qty
    $shipmentItem = $convertOrder->itemToShipmentItem($orderItem)->setQty($qtyShipped);

    // Add shipment item to shipment

// Register shipment


try {
    // Save created shipment and order

    // Send email

} catch (\Exception $e) {
    throw new \Magento\Framework\Exception\LocalizedException(

This is our guide Mageplaza highly recommended for you to create shipment programmatically. Hope it is helpful for your operation.

Final words

Let’s me know if you have any questions for encounter any issue while following this tutorial.

Happy coding!

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Sam is the CEO & co-founder of Mageplaza, a company established to support Magento merchants with different powerful tools and resources. Sam Nguyen is also the CEO & founder of Avada Commerce, an e-commerce solution provider headquartered in Singapore – aiming to support more than a million online businesses to grow and develop.

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