2. The ShippableInterface


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In order to handle your merchandise through the Sylius shipping engine, your models need to implement ShippableInterface.

2.1. Implementing the interface

Let’s assume that you have a Book entity in your application.

First step is to implement the simple interface, which contains few simple methods.

namespace Acme\Bundle\ShopBundle\Entity;

use Sylius\Component\Shipping\Model\ShippableInterface;
use Sylius\Component\Shipping\Model\ShippingCategoryInterface;

class Book implements ShippableInterface
    private $shippingCategory;

    public function getShippingCategory()
        return $this->shippingCategory;

    public function setShippingCategory(ShippingCategoryInterface $shippingCategory) // This method is not required.
        $this->shippingCategory = $shippingCategory;

        return $this;

    public function getShippingWeight()
        // return integer representing the object weight.

    public function getShippingWidth()
        // return integer representing the book width.

    public function getShippingHeight()
        // return integer representing the book height.

    public function getShippingDepth()
        // return integer representing the book depth.

Second and last task is to define the relation inside Resources/config/doctrine/Book.orm.xml of your bundle.

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>

<doctrine-mapping xmlns="http://doctrine-project.org/schemas/orm/doctrine-mapping"

    <entity name="Acme\ShopBundle\Entity\Book" table="acme_book">
        <!-- your mappings... -->

        <many-to-one field="shippingCategory" target-entity="Sylius\Bundle\ShippingBundle\Model\ShippingCategoryInterface">
            <join-column name="shipping_category_id" referenced-column-name="id" nullable="false" />


Done! Now your Book model can be used in Sylius shippingation engine.

2.2. Forms

If you want to add a shipping category selection field to your model form, simply use the sylius_shipping_category_choice type.

namespace Acme\ShopBundle\Form\Type;

use Symfony\Component\Form\FormBuilderInterface;
use Symfony\Component\Form\AbstractType;

class BookType extends AbstractType
    public function buildForm(FormBuilderInterface $builder, array $options)
            ->add('title', 'text')
            ->add('shippingCategory', 'sylius_shipping_category_choice')