I'm using the following code to place an order programmatically in Magento 2:

    // Configure the quote
    $quote = $this->cart->getQuote();

    // Set the payment method
    $payment = $quote->getPayment();
    $payment->importData(['method' => 'custom_gateway']);

    // Update the quote

    // Place the order

This code is creating the order as expected, but is also sending an email to the shopper.

I would like to send the confirmation email at a later stage in the process, only when the payment has been confirmed.

How can I place an order without notifying the customer?

  • Seem that you're implementing the online payment? – Khoa TruongDinh Apr 13 '17 at 13:33
  • Did you find a solution at last? :( – ermannob Jun 22 '17 at 15:13

We can set the flag for order: $order->setCanSendNewEmailFlag(false)

We can see some good examples for online payments:


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  • If the placeOrder() function sends an email, I don't see how I can set the flag after the order has been created. I have just tried the following and the email is still sent: $order = $this->quoteManagement->submit($quote); $order->setCanSendNewEmailFlag(false); – David Fiaty Apr 13 '17 at 13:51
  • It seems that once the order has been placed, it's too late to set the flag. Could you please suggest a way to create an order where your suggestion would be usable? – David Fiaty Apr 13 '17 at 13:54
  • I think we can try with plugin: Magento\Sales\Api\OrderManagementInterface::place(). Should use afterPlace() plugin. We can set $order->setCanSendNewEmailFlag(false). – Khoa TruongDinh Apr 13 '17 at 13:54
  • I am not sure about how to implement this. Would you please have a short example? – David Fiaty Apr 13 '17 at 14:01
  • in the Payflow extension you mention, this is what happens: $order = $payment->getOrder(); $order->setCanSendNewEmailFlag(false); So basically the order already exists, that's why you can set a flag. In my case, the order is created from a quote so you can't set the flag before the order is created. Is there any way to disable email notification at the quote level for example? – David Fiaty Apr 13 '17 at 14:09

The solution is to use this:

use Magento\Quote\Model\QuoteManagement;
// Create order from quote
$order = $this->quoteManagement->submit($quote);

QuoteManagement will not send an order until you call

use Magento\Sales\Model\Order\Email\Sender\OrderSender;

// Send the email when desired
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have you checked this: admin->Stores->Configuration->Sales->Sales Emails->Order and set Enabled as no

now check !!

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  • Thank you for the info. Is there no way to do that for a single order without impacting the global configuration? – David Fiaty Apr 13 '17 at 13:31
  • Basically I am working on a custom payment gateway. If I do what you suggest from a global config, what happens to other payment gateways that need this on? – David Fiaty Apr 13 '17 at 13:34

I was looking for this and I have came up with this:

  1. Most solutions out there is doing something like this:
$cartId = $this->cartManagementInterface->createEmptyCart();
$orderId = $this->cartManagementInterface->placeOrder($quote->getId());

Which is the easiest solution in my opinion.

But this method triggers an observer:


Which is responsible for sending the emails.


This means you can't do $order->setCanSendNewEmailFlag(false) before the emails is sent at least once.

For this what I did was :

  1. When creating the cart do:


  1. Make a new observer that will be executed before Quote module:
    <module name="Magento_Sales"/>
    <module name="Magento_Quote"/>
  1. On the observer do:
    if($quote->getCanSendNewEmailFlag() == false){

With this now you can set the setCanSendNewEmailFlag before sending an email.

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