Creating shipping labels one at a time can be a real pain — especially if you have a very successful store! We think you shouldn't be punished for succeeding, which is why our software allows you to create multiple shipping labels at once to help save you some time. Keep reading to find out more!
Note: If you are using a calculated shipping method (UPS, USPS, Canada Post, etc.), and you do not include a shipping weight value for your product, service levels will not be able to be calculated and the product will appear with a black warning icon in the product list of your store editor, as seen below. This can cause difficulty when creating shipping labels.
Locate the store you would like to create shipping labels for. Then, click on the Shipping tab.
Select multiple orders by clicking the checkbox next to the order number, or click the checkbox next to Order ID to select all orders.
Our software defaults to showing 25 orders per page. If you want to select more orders than 25 at once, click on the dropdown menu shown below and select 50.
Once you have all the orders you want to create shipping labels for selected, click on the new # Selected dropdown menu, after selecting Create Label.
Select the Package Type from the dropdown menu that you will be shipping the items in. If you don't see the package type that works for you, you can use the Custom Packaging option and type in the Length, Width, and Height of the package you will use. For bulk label creation, you must choose the same package type for all shipments.
Click here to learn how to add a shipping package template so that this packaging type will always be in your system.
Pro Tip: If one of the selected orders does not have a shipping address, a label will not be purchased for that specific order.
If all the products in the store were set up to include product weights, each order will be pre-populated with the combined weight of all the purchased products. You can type in and override the weights to whatever you would like.
Once you enter the weight, select the date you intend to ship the package. Note: Some carriers will not let you specify a date that is more than 6 days in advance.
Click the checkbox below the calendar if you want to add a signature confirmation.
Make sure you have the correct Sender's Address in our system.
Click the green Select Shipping Rates button to continue.
Select the shipping method for each order or from the Bulk Select Service Rates dropdown. The preferred rate on this screen is based on the shipping option the customer selected at checkout, but you do not have to select the same shipping service level if you find a better/cheaper option.
Click the green Purchase Labels button when you are ready to purchase the labels.
Protip: Once all products on an order have been shipped, you can mark that order as "shipped" (or any other name you'd like to set up!) using our Custom Statues feature. Click here to learn how to set up your own Custom Statuses to help make tracking your fulfillment process a lot easier.
On the final page, you can download your shipping labels and choose to send your customers automated tracking emails. You can only download shipping labels in bulk when shipping labels are initially created. To read more about tracking emails, check out our Shipment Tracking Emails article.
Note: When creating labels, is your Default Sender (Shipment Origin) Address incorrect? If so, you will need to update your Shipment Origin Address in Dealer Settings > Store Template > Shipping. However, this only updates stores created after this change is made. To update already created stores, go to the store in question > Edit Store > Payment & Info > and add a USPS shipping method and save it (this is only temporary). Once USPS is added, you will see a Shipment Origin Address and can Edit it. (This only updates the store you are on, you will have to make this change on all old stores.) After the change is made, you can delete USPS if not needed.
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