How can I make magento automatically email invoice/shipment after I create them.

what happens now is that:

1) I a create the invoice/shipment and then

2) I open the invoice/shipment and press send email.

I don't want to do the second step, I want the email to be send once the invoice/shipment created.

  • is this Magento behavior actually normal ?? or do I have some sort of a problem ??
    – mubdea
    May 1, 2016 at 20:43
  • Yes, you should be able to have emails send immediately once they are created, it's core behaviour. Which version are you running? If it's a recent version, do you have the Magento cron job configured and running correctly?
    – scrowler
    May 1, 2016 at 23:02
  • See this answer: stackoverflow.com/a/13285003/2812842
    – scrowler
    May 1, 2016 at 23:08
  • I have magento cron job is running without a problem
    – mubdea
    May 2, 2016 at 11:54

2 Answers 2


you need to look at this magento event sales_order_shipment_save_after.

So in app/code/local/Namespace/Module/etc/config.xml:


and in app/code/local/Namespace/Module/Model/Observer.php:

    class Namespace_Module_Model_Observer
       public function autoEmail($observer) {
           $shipment = $observer->getEvent()->getShipment();
           $order = $shipment->getOrder();
// your email triggering code here.

I found the reason, it is a very silly mistake

when I create the invoice/shipment I don't click (Email Copy of invoice/Shipment).

I was thinking this will send a copy of the email to me, but when I tried it out. I found it is for sending a copy to the customer

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