Shipping data export environment for Sylius platform applications


BitBag SyliusShippingExportPlugin

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Managing shipments in any eCommerce app is something that may be tricky. There are many shipping providers and each has its own API format you might want to use to export shipping data and request the pickup. To make this process more simple and generic, we decided to create an abstract layer for Sylius platform based applications for this purpose. This plugin allows you to write simple API calls and configuration form for specific shipping provider. The workflow is quite simple - configure a proper data that's needed to export a shipment, like access key or pickup hour, book a courier for an order with one click and get shipping label file if any was received from the API. The implementation limits to writing a shipping provider gateway configuration form, one event listener and webservice access layer.

If you are curious about the details of this plugin, read this blog post.


composer require bitbag/shipping-export-plugin

Add plugin dependencies to your config/bundles.php file:

return [

    BitBag\SyliusShippingExportPlugin\BitBagSyliusShippingExportPlugin::class => ['all' => true],

Import required config in your config/packages/_sylius.yaml file:

# config/packages/_sylius.yaml


    - { resource: "@BitBagSyliusShippingExportPlugin/Resources/config/config.yml" }

Import routing in your config/routes.yaml file:

# config/routes.yaml

    resource: "@BitBagSyliusShippingExportPlugin/Resources/config/routing.yml"
    prefix: /admin


Adding shipping export configuration form



namespace App\Form\Type;

use Symfony\Component\Form\AbstractType;
use Symfony\Component\Form\Extension\Core\Type\TextType;
use Symfony\Component\Form\FormBuilderInterface;
use Symfony\Component\Validator\Constraints\NotBlank;

final class FrankMartinShippingGatewayType extends AbstractType
    public function buildForm(FormBuilderInterface $builder, array $options): void
            ->add('iban', TextType::class, [
                'label' => 'IBAN',
                'constraints' => [
                    new NotBlank([
                        'message' => 'IBAN number cannot be blank.',
                        'groups' => 'bitbag',
            ->add('address', TextType::class, [
                'label' => 'Address',
                'constraints' => [
                    new NotBlank([
                        'message' => 'Address cannot be blank.',
                        'groups' => 'bitbag',

Service definition

        class: App\Form\Type\FrankMartinShippingGatewayType
            - { name: bitbag.shipping_gateway_configuration_type, type: "frank_martin_shipping_gateway", label: "Transporter Gateway" }

Adding shipping export event listener



namespace App\EventListener;

use BitBag\SyliusShippingExportPlugin\Entity\ShippingExportInterface;
use Doctrine\Persistence\ObjectManager;
use Sylius\Bundle\ResourceBundle\Event\ResourceControllerEvent;
use Symfony\Component\Filesystem\Filesystem;
use Symfony\Component\HttpFoundation\RequestStack;
use Webmozart\Assert\Assert;

final class FrankMartinShippingExportEventListener
    /** @var RequestStack */
    private $requestStack;

    /** @var Filesystem */
    private $filesystem;

    /** @var ObjectManager */
    private $shippingExportManager;

    /** @var string */
    private $shippingLabelsPath;

    public function __construct(
        RequestStack $requestStack,
        Filesystem $filesystem,
        ObjectManager $shippingExportManager,
        string $shippingLabelsPath
    ) {
        $this->requestStack = $requestStack;
        $this->filesystem = $filesystem;
        $this->shippingExportManager = $shippingExportManager;
        $this->shippingLabelsPath = $shippingLabelsPath;

    public function exportShipment(ResourceControllerEvent $event): void
        /** @var ShippingExportInterface $shippingExport */
        $shippingExport = $event->getSubject();
        Assert::isInstanceOf($shippingExport, ShippingExportInterface::class);

        $shippingGateway = $shippingExport->getShippingGateway();

        if ('frank_martin_shipping_gateway' !== $shippingGateway->getCode()) {

        $session = $this->requestStack->getSession();
        $flashBag = $session->getBag('flashes');

        if (false) {
            $flashBag->add('error', 'bitbag.ui.shipping_export_error'); // Add an error notification


        $flashBag->add('success', 'bitbag.ui.shipment_data_has_been_exported'); // Add success notification
        $this->saveShippingLabel($shippingExport, 'Some label content received from external API', 'pdf'); // Save label
        $this->markShipmentAsExported($shippingExport); // Mark shipment as "Exported"

    public function saveShippingLabel(
        ShippingExportInterface $shippingExport,
        string $labelContent,
        string $labelExtension
    ): void {
        $labelPath = $this->shippingLabelsPath
            . '/' . $this->getFilename($shippingExport)
            . '.' . $labelExtension;

        $this->filesystem->dumpFile($labelPath, $labelContent);


    private function getFilename(ShippingExportInterface $shippingExport): string
        $shipment = $shippingExport->getShipment();

        $order = $shipment->getOrder();

        $orderNumber = $order->getNumber();

        $shipmentId = $shipment->getId();

        return implode(
                preg_replace('~[^A-Za-z0-9]~', '', $orderNumber),

    private function markShipmentAsExported(ShippingExportInterface $shippingExport): void
        $shippingExport->setExportedAt(new \DateTime());


Service definition

        class: App\EventListener\FrankMartinShippingExportEventListener
            - '@request_stack'
            - '@filesystem'
            - '@bitbag.manager.shipping_export'
            - '%bitbag.shipping_labels_path%'
            - { name: kernel.event_listener, event: 'bitbag.shipping_export.export_shipment', method: exportShipment }

Plugin parameters

    bitbag.shipping_gateway.validation_groups: ['bitbag']
    bitbag.shipping_labels_path: '%kernel.project_dir%/shipping_labels'

Available services you can decorate and forms you can extend

$ bin/console debug:container | grep bitbag

Parameters you can override in your parameters.yml(.dist) file

$ bin/console debug:container --parameters | grep bitbag


$ composer install
$ APP_ENV=test symfony server:start --port=8080 --dir=tests/Application/public --daemon
$ cd tests/Application
$ yarn install
$ yarn run gulp
$ bin/console assets:install public -e test
$ bin/console doctrine:schema:create -e test
$ shipping-export
$ open http://localhost:8080
$ vendor/bin/behat
$ vendor/bin/phpspec run
$ vendor/bin/phpstan analyse -c phpstan.neon -l max src/
$ vendor/bin/ecs check src

We are here to help

This open-source plugin was developed to help the Sylius community. If you have any additional questions, would like help with installing or configuring the plugin, or need any assistance with your Sylius project - let us know!

Read more about BitBag Sylius Shipping Export Plugin

About us

BitBag is a company of people who love what they do and do it right. We fulfill the eCommerce technology stack with Sylius, Shopware, Akeneo, and Pimcore for PIM, eZ Platform for CMS, and VueStorefront for PWA. Our goal is to provide real digital transformation with an agile solution that scales with the clients’ needs. Our main area of expertise includes eCommerce consulting and development for B2C, B2B, and Multi-vendor Marketplaces.
We are advisers in the first place. We start each project with a diagnosis of problems, and an analysis of the needs and goals that the client wants to achieve.
We build unforgettable, consistent digital customer journeys on top of the best technologies. Based on a detailed analysis of the goals and needs of a given organization, we create dedicated systems and applications that let businesses grow.
Our team is fluent in Polish, English, German and, French. That is why our cooperation with clients from all over the world is smooth.

Some numbers from BitBag regarding Sylius:

  • 50+ experts including consultants, UI/UX designers, Sylius trained front-end and back-end developers,
  • 120+ projects delivered on top of Sylius,
  • 25+ countries of BitBag’s customers,
  • 4+ years in the Sylius ecosystem.

Our services:

  • Business audit/Consulting in the field of strategy development,
  • Data/shop migration,
  • Headless eCommerce,
  • Personalized software development,
  • Project maintenance and long term support,
  • Technical support.

Key clients: Mollie, Guave, P24, Folkstar, i-LUNCH, Elvi Project, WestCoast Gifts.

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This plugin's source code is completely free and released under the terms of the MIT license.


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