I'm a new store and am not sure of the best way (and/or simplest) to have a shipping label generated for customer orders. Please let me know what app or provider you use or any suggestions. We're running an opening deal offering $5 Sunglasses and want to make sure everything gets out as soon as possible. Thanks!
We're using Endicia on the Mac - copy and paste the shipping addy out of the Shopify order screen, weigh the box, and out comes a USPS priority label. I wish there was a plugin, or some magic method to do this instead, as it's a bit annoying when shipping a pile of them out. It works though :)
If you are in Canada and use Pay Pal and ship via Canada Post you can print shipping labels and pay directly in Pay Pal. Not only does it save time because you don't have to copy and paste addresses, the shipping charges are much cheaper! If you ship your package as an Expedited Parcels it's faster and cheaper than shipping Regular Ground. It's also cheaper than paying at the post office. It's the best kept secret.
I create and print my own custom labels using Avery shipping labels. They come in a few different sizes and they offer free software that you can download, which will allow you to completely customize a label. After you've come up with your custom labels you can print them right from home.