Printing a shipping label and attaching it with your parcel is an easy way to ensure that your packages get to their destinations on time.
If you are a seller on Etsy, printing shipping labels can be an important part of your business. Not only do they help customers track their packages, but they also make it easy for you to keep track of orders and billing. This guide will teach you how to get shipping labels from Etsy and print them at your home.
What Are Etsy Shipping Labels
Etsy shipping label is a kind of document that sellers print out and attach to their parcels before sending them to buyers. Etsy calls them postage labels.
The label contains all the necessary shipping information, such as the buyer’s name and address, the item’s title and description, the weight and dimensions of the parcel, some barcodes containing the order information, and the shipping method.
This helps to ensure that parcels are correctly delivered and that buyers can easily track their orders.
How to Print Etsy Shipping Label
So after you have successfully downloaded the shipping label inside your system you can now move ahead with the printing process.
- Open the label PDF file that you’ve downloaded.
- Now hit CTRL+P or Command + P (In Mac) on your keyboard.
- A printing window will pop up, make sure you have an active printer attached to your system
- Select the paper size you want to use. If you’re printing on label paper, be sure to select “4 in. x 6 in.” as the paper size in your printer settings.
- Check the Print preview to be sure that everything is formatted correctly.
- Click Print.
Note: Make sure your print the labels with the correct aspect ratio otherwise package scanners won’t be able to read your label, and your package may get delayed.
How Do Etsy Shipping/Postage Labels Work
If you’re an Etsy shop owner, you know that shipping can be a pain. You have to figure out what shipping options are available to you, pick the right one for your item, and then track the package all the way to your customer’s door.
But it doesn’t have to be so difficult. With Etsy fulfillment, it’s easy to ship your products directly from Etsy.
Here’s how it works:
When you get an order on Etsy, you get an option to buy an Etsy Postage label for that order.
Etsy postage labels allow you to ship your parcels directly from Etsy with USPS, Canada Post, and FedEx.
So if you are using any of these courier companies you can purchase a label for an order on Etsy and the order will be marked as dispatched as soon as you purchase the label.
After that, you can just print out the label and place it on your parcel and your package is ready for delivery.
Isn’t it simple?
How To Get Etsy Shipping Labels
Etsy offers shipping labels for the following carriers
- Australia Post
- Canada Post
- Global Postal Shipping
- Royal Mail
If you are using any one of these carriers you can get the shipping label from Etsy itself and print them from the comfort of your home using your home printer.
This will save you a lot of time as you do not have to go to the post office or printers to get your labels printed. Also, you can request refunds for any unused labels.
Here are the steps to follow to get the shipping label for a specific order.
- Log in to Etsy.com and visit Shop Manager.
- Go to Orders & Shipping. Select the order you want to buy a shipping label for.
- Select the icon of a van to purchase a shipping label.
- Under Get shipping labels, make sure that your address is correct, if it is not you can edit it by clicking on Edit.
- Under Ship to on the right side of the page, make sure that the buyer’s address is correct, you can update their address by clicking on Edit.
- Fill out all the other necessary shipping information
- You need to fill out the customs form if you are shipping internationally
- Click on review Your Purchase to review all your entered details
- Click on Customize option to customize your download preferences for labels and click on Purchase
When your purchase is successful, Etsy will send a shipping email to your buyer and you can then print your shipping labels.
You can see all your purchased labels under Purchased labels in your Completed orders tab.
How Much Etsy Labels Cost
There is no definitive answer to this question. The cost of shipping labels on Etsy depends on a number of factors, including the type of shipping label you choose, the weight and size of your package, and the destination country.
To calculate the cost of shipping labels on Etsy, you will need to first enter information about your packet. This includes the weight of your packet and the dimensions. After that, you also have to provide the information about the delivery service, Once you have entered this information, Etsy will provide you the exact cost of that shipping label.
Some shipping labels are more expensive than others, and the price may also vary depending on the shipping service you choose. Additionally, Etsy shipping labels are very affordable if compared to other providers and Etsy provides great discounts too.
What printer should I use?
When printing shipping labels for Etsy, it is important to use a high-quality printer that can easily print 8.5″ x 11″ size of the paper. A printer with a 600 DPI resolution is recommended to ensure the labels print clearly and without any defects.
Poor quality labels can be rejected by the carrier so make sure you use a good printer.
What if my label doesn’t print correctly?
If your label is not printing correctly, there could be a few things that could be causing the issue. One possibility is that your pdf reader or some browser extension may be causing the problem.
Sometimes browsers like Google Chrome directly load your PDFs in a new tab when you try to open it which is a good thing but sometimes a chrome extension may block your pdf files from loading which may disrupt your printing process. Try disabling the chrome extensions if you are using Google Chrome as your pdf reader.
If you’re using a PDF reader like Adobe Acrobat, make sure you’re using the latest version. If your label print preview shows perfectly on screen but doesn’t print correctly when you try to print it, there may be a problem with your printer. In that case, you’ll need to contact printer customer care for help.
In conclusion, printing shipping labels through Etsy is a very simple process. By following the steps outlined in this article, you should be able to print your shipping labels without any issues. If you have any questions or concerns, you can comment down below and we will get back to you as soon as possible. Thanks for reading!
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