Nick here from Shopify.
Thank you for your post and feedback. As you mentioned this is not a current feature of Shopify and I can see from your message how valuable it would be and how much time it would save you with your orders. As you also touched on, there are workarounds in place through third-party apps right now.
Because of all this, I will mention it to our development team as a potential feature request for the future.
Thank you for reaching out and giving your feedback. It's feedback like this which let us know what store owners such as yourself are thinking about and looking for to make your businesses more efficient.
All the best, Nick
I might be a little late on this thread, but I wanted to give you all a head's up in case you're still struggling with this... I have been searching for the same solution for quite some time, and have been pretty disappointed to see that only paid app options are available through Shopify. I'm with all of you in that this is a BASIC functionality that shouldn't require us to pay an outside app developer a monthly fee to be able to print a sheet of paper. But I digress...
Just now, I found that PirateShip (https://apps.shopify.com/pirate-ship) links with your shopify store and makes it easy to create the SCAN forms. They have the same rates as Shopify, but they don't charge to use the service. I am just getting my shop up and running so I haven't had to process a TON of orders, but I wanted to let you all know about this option! Hope it helps someone else looking around for this!!
We have the same issue, however, our local post office will not pick up packages without the scan form. It is ridiculous that Shopify offer a service that is not fully functional. It is also very clear that since this is topic has been addressed for as long as it has that they do not view it as an important feature. We are forced to continue to use Shipping Easy just so we have access to the scan form.
I would like to know a small thing from the people shipping with USPS. Since Scan form is a form of USPS manifest, does USPS accept a generic manifest which has a bar code, product info in it. To be specific, here is a sample manifest I am attaching. Are you aware if USPS can accept this instead of the Scan Form?