Is there any way to add a customers phone number to a USPS shipping label?
I have had a couple of packages sent via USPS that have had problems that would probably be able to be solved if the customers phone number was on the label, but are instead shipped back to me...
I have looked at a number of USPS labels on boxes that have been shipped to me, and some, but not all, have my business phone number on them.
All of my UPS shipping labels print with the customers provided phone number.
Tira here, from Shopify.
This is a great question and I can see how it would benefit you and your customers to have their phone number included on a shipping label.
I looked into this with our shipping team and it looks like the contents on a shipping label are determined by the courier, so adding a customer phone number would be outside of our scope of support. I recommend reaching out to USPS to place a request to add the customer phone number to the shipping label.
You can add customer phone numbers on some shipping labels, such as UPS as you mentioned, and DHL. Currently, this is what the USPS shipping label looks like:
DHL shipping labels have the customer phone number:
I know this isn’t ideal for you and your business, so what I can do is submit this as feedback to our developers so that they are aware of how adding customer phone numbers would be beneficial for your business and customers. If we move forward with this, we will notify you and all of our merchants through our changelog or announcements page.
Can I get your myshopify.com URL to pass along to our developers?
Thanks and I can’t wait to hear from you.