TNT Express Connect

TNT Express Connect



Magento Platform
Open Source (CE)
2.0, 2.1, 2.2

Tech Specifications

Current Version:
Stable Build
05 April, 2018
Extensions, Shipping & Fulfillment


This extension uses the TNT's Express Connect API to get accurate shipping rates and delivery timeframe for domestic and international shipping in realtime.

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TNT is one of the world's leading providers of business-to-business express delivery services. TNT is able to offer its customers an extensive domestic and international network, integrated with the latest technology. This allows TNT to provide a unique combination of on-demand, time-sensitive, door-to-door services within Australia and around the world.

The TNT Express Connect shipping extension for Magento 2 is used to calculate the delivery price of the items in the customer's shopping cart. The extension uses TNT's Express Connect API to get live shipping rates based on the weight of the items in the cart, the origin, and the destination of the delivery. The extension gets the shipping cost in real time from sender's TNT account. It displays the shipping cost on the Cart page and on the Checkout page.

This extension is for Magento 2 and it will work in country where TNT's Express Connect API is available. An account with access to TNT's Express Connect webservice is required. There is no fee for accessing TNT's Express Connect webservice.


Account & Pricing

To use this shipping extension, an account with TNT is required together with access to TNT's ExpressConnect web services. There is no fee for creating an account with TNT and for accessing the ExpressConnect API. Please see the "TNT Express Connect" section below on how to get the required credentials.



  • Automatically calculates the shipping cost based on the weight and the destination address
  • Retrieve the shipping rates from the TNT's account
  • Selection of TNT's express services to use
  • Add handling fee on top of the shipping cost
  • Set the description of goods: documents or non-documents
  • Set the number of days before collection by TNT
  • Determines the shipping date automatically based on the number of days before collection
  • Appropriate shipping date automatically calculated to exclude weekend and public holidays
  • Display of relevant error message, if any, to the customer (e.g. suburb/postcode mismatch)
  • Set the name of the shipping method which will be displayed in the frontend
  • Enable/disable the module from the backend

This TNT Express Connect shipping module for Magento 2 will calculate the shipping cost based on the weight and dimensions of the product(s) in the shopping cart. You will need to set the weight of all your products for this extension to work properly. The attribute code for the product dimensions should be 'width', 'length', and 'height'.


Why to use this extension?

The extension calculates the collection date sent in the request to TNT based on the settings for Days Before Collection. For example, if despatch of orders is done in 24 hours, the settings will be 1 day before collection by TNT. The system uses this information to calculate the shipping date. Unlike other TNT extensions, the shipping date calculated by the system excludes weekends and the public holidays set in the configuration.

The extension displays relevant error messages. For example, if the suburb does not match the postcode. The extension also validates the street address entered so that customers cannot set their delivery address to Postal Boxes or Roadside Delivery (as these are not supported by TNT). This means less hassle for the store owner as the delivery address is already validated before the order is placed.


TNT Express Connect

The extension uses TNT Express Connect API to get the shipping rates in real time. You will need to have a valid account with TNT and be registered to use the Express Connect API. A username and password will be assigned by TNT, which you will use to authenticate with TNT’s API.

To create an account with TNT, please go to:

You will then need to contact TNT’s sales representative to request credentials for TNT’s ExpressConnect XML-based web services. You will need to fill the TNT ExpressConnect Registration Form. You will be provided with a test and a production credentials (username and password). 

The username and password for Express Connect, together with your TNT account number, will be used for configuring the extension. 

Please contact TNT’s Service Centre Helpdesk for assistance with registration / authentication details, if required.



Click here if you have any issue with the TNT Express Australia extension for Magento 2.

Release Notes

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  • Compatible with Open Source (CE) : 2.0 2.1 2.2
  • Stability: Stable Build
  • Description:

    Initial release


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