Category Archives: Plugins & Extensions

Prestashop Module

The Prestashop Shipping Module Add-On from Smart Send gives you real-time shipping quotes in your shopping cart.


Latest version: 1.2.0


Simply unzip the downloaded zip file in to the modules directory.


Go to modules/smartsendshipping/configure

Prestashop Module Configuration


First up you’re going to need to enter your Smart Send VIP account credentials. If you don’t have an account yet, go to Alternatively, email and we can set you up with a test account.

Prestashop - VIP credentials

Pickup Information

This makes up the ‘from’ part of the shipping quote calculation – we just need the suburb and town.

Prestashop - Pickup details

In addition, in the ‘Tail Lift at Pickup’ field, you can enter an amount in kilograms; if any items in the cart are over this weight, the quote will allow for a tail-lift truck to collect the shipment.

Package Options

Prestashop Package Options

For shipping calculations, you need to set product weight and dimensions. If you configure Package Options calculations will default to those details if the item has no dimensions or weight.

Delivery Options

These options control how the package is delivered and what charges are applied.

Prestashop - delivery options

Handling Type / Handling Fee allows you to add an additional amount to the shipping price – either a flat amount or as a percentage of the cart total.

Transport Assurance will cover the shipment against loss. You can specify a minimum amount (cart total) at which this will apply.

Receipted delivery will ensure that the recipient signs for the item.

Tail Lift Delivery, is set to ‘yes’, will specify a tail-lift delivery vehicle if any items are over 30kg.



Shopify App

The Smart Send Australian Shipping App allows you to ‘fulfill’ orders using Smart Send Australian shipping.


You can install the app from either within the Shopify App Store or from the Smart Send app. From within your Shopify store’s admin area, click on Apps in the left hand panel, then select the blue Visit the App Store button at top right of the screen and search for ‘australian shipping’, or go to (you should be logged in first) Then click the big green Get button.

Store Settings

Make sure that under Settings -> Checkout, under the Order Processing section, you have ‘Do not automatically fulfill any of the order’s line items‘ selected.

Shopify Auto-Fulfill Setting

App Settings

After installing and activating the Smart Send app, you can set options by either going directly to or from within your Shopify dashboard – click on Apps and then click on the Smart Send app banner.

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Click on Store Settings from the top bar, and you’ll be taken to the settings screen.

Under Credentials, you’ll need to enter your Smart Send VIP credentials – if you don’t have an account yet, go to and apply for one.

Company Details

This is mostly contact info for pickup; if you aren’t a company, leave the Company Name field blank. Contact info is required for everyone, this is the info that the courier will use to get in touch if needs be.

Pickup Details

These revolve around where and how to shipments are collected – actual physical address, preferred collection window and tail-lift parameters. Set the Tail-Lift Truck setting to the maximum weight you can handle yourself – anything over that and we’ll prompt you to choose a tail-lift truck at fulfillment time.

When you have an order to fulfill, look at this page on order fulfillment

OpenCart Extension

Upping the stakes by adding fulfillment, product costs and shipping classes, the new OpenCart (v2) plugin brings all the latest innovations to merchants with OpenCart 1.5.

It does require vqMod, however. If that’s not possible for you, we’ve left the original plugin which just has simple real-time shipping quotes, available for download.

Here’s a quick walk-through of how it affects the user experience:

WooCommerce Shipping Plugin

This plugin adds Smart Send’s Australian shipping to the WooCommerce e-commerce plugin.

After setting your preferences, customers can opt in for receipted delivery, transport assurance and/or request tail lift delivery. All of these factors affect shipping quotes.

The plugin then retrieves a list of delivery prices (usually increasing with faster delivery time) and presents them as options to the customer at checkout.

Once the order has been placed (and paid for, of course) you, the merchant, can fulfill the shipping with one-click*


You can install the Smart Send Shipping plugin for WooCommerce:

Latest Version

2.2.9 has:

  • Better quote caching system integrated
  • Errors and notices handled better on checkout
  • Suburb / postcode UI improved on cart shipping estimate
  • Tail-lift delivery must be enforce for items over 30kg for non-business deliveries
  • Added second origin street address
  • Warning on character restrictions on settings screen

Download it here.

* One-click fulfillment from within the WordPress console requires that your VIP account have auto top-up activated in the ‘API Bookings’ tab.

E-commerce Shipping Plugins & Extensions

Smart Send currently offer ready-built solutions for a range of PHP-based e-commerce / shopping cart solutions.

See the list below; we are slowly widening the range of plugins and extensions that feature our ‘advanced’ functionality.

Advanced Functionality

These popular e-commerce platforms can take advantage of advanced Smart Send functionality, including shipping fulfilmentand shipment tracking.

Coming VERY soon:

The all-new Advanced App for Shopify!

shopify Advanced App from Smart Send

  • EMBEDDED interface (use right in your Shopify store admin!)
  • Real-time shipping quotes*
  • Shipping rules & zones
  • Intelligent package optimisation with Smart Pack

* When you have ‘real-time carrier shipping’ activated

Click here for more information on the app and how to make sure your Shopify account is fully compatible.

Standard Functionality

These plugins allow you to add a real-time shipping calculator to the cart/checkout stages of the shopping process:

  • Zen Cart
  • OS Commerce
  • OSC Max
  • Prestashop