I'm currently migrating my store to Shopify! I'm in the UK
How do people print address labels for sticking to their packages for delivery?
On my current system I print the customer invoice to an A4 sheet which has an integrated label. The customer address is printed to a part of the sheet which is a 'peel off' label which I then stick to the package. Job done.
I can't find a way to replicate this on Shopify. In fact I can't find a way of printing out the address to a label at all really!
How is everyone printing their address labels?
Ren here from the Shopify support team. Welcome to the platform and congratulations on your new Shopify store!
I recommend checking out the Beginners Guide to E-commerce Shipping and Fulfillment to get you started. This covers everything you need to know from shipping strategies to insurance and tracking and more.
At this time, your best bet for printing shipping labels in the UK is going to be through a third-party app. Zenstores allows you to integrate with Royal Mail and print shipping labels seamlessly. If you happen to have carrier calculated shipping already, you can also use the Royal Mail Shipping Extension.
Finally, as far as printing goes, you can expedite that method by purchasing a DYMO label printer to quickly and easily print the labels you need for shipping.
These steps will get you going in the right direction! Let me know if you have any troubles implementing the above.
Thanks, but I'm not asking about 'shipping labels' with the shipping cost paid and included on the stamp.
I have a franking machine which prints the postage cost label but it doesnt include the address
I was simply asking about 'address' labels. Just a way of printing off the shipping address to a label to stick to the package.
Currently, on the store I am migrating from, I print off the invoice to a sheet of A4 which has an 'integrated label' for the address.
So I just peel that part off and stick it to the packeage and the rest of the invoice goes in with the package.
For anyone else looking to do this, I have discovered that using the 'order printer' app I can edit the template to put the shipping address field in the correct place so it prints on the integrated label. So I have solved the issue.
Hi There, Did you ever get an answer from Shopify? I am having the same problem! When I hit print label, it won't let me, it says not supported.
Can anyone help?
Hi, I installed the app 'order printer' and I am using that to print the orders. I adjusted the template code so that the shipping address is printed on the 'peel away' label on the paper. It all works for me ok.
Hey there, I am having the same issue. I have installed the order print app and i'm trying to print the address label on a dymo label writer 450. I cannot get the right format when trying to print for the size of my labels. Its driving me mad, I have searched all over the internet but nothing yet has helped.
My labels are the 30252 size address labels. Is anyone using these?
Thanks for reaching out.
It sounds like you might need to adjust your label format in the Shopify admin before printing. Once you have purchased your label and before clicking "print shipping label" make sure you click Change Format under the Print Options on the top-right of the page:
This will open a new window that will allow you to switch between label formats so you can print accurately on your Dymo printer.
That should do the trick! Let me know if I can clarify anything for you.
@Ren hi, I am new shopify user.
I have read this thread and I have the same issue (well, it's completely inexperience not an "issue|"
Can you help me?
I use a franking machine for my post and so I want to only do the following:
Bulk print packing slips / invoices + shipping address on an integrated label. Peel the address of and put it on the envelope. Frank the envelope and post.
I have downloaded order print but can't seem to do this.
Bulk label printing is doable directly from your admin, no need to use the order printer app for the labels themselves. Here is an overview (including video) of how it's done. The steps are as follows:
As for packing slips and invoices, this is where the Order Printer app comes in. You can perform these actions in bulk (up to 50) by utilizing Bulk Actions in your Shopify admin.
Let me know if I can help clarify any of that!
This isn't helpful - we are talking about UK shipping labels and UK users of Shopify dont seem to ahve the ability to benefit from being able to purchase label printing on shopify - again, this is not talking about shipping labels, but more for printing solely a customer's address onto a 'sticky label', in bulk.
I do understand the need to print address labels VS shipping labels. While the option to do so in bulk isn't yet integrated in the admin, you do have some third-party options. Check out the apps Address Labels, Super Address Labels, and LabelBot.
Each of these apps come with the capacity to help you print address labels either singularly or in bulk. You can even edit templates and achieve compatibility with the commonly known label brands such as Avery and Dymo. They're all around $5/month and the first one in the list comes with a full 30 day trial to give it a spin and see if it's suitable for your business needs.
Let me know what you think!
I've taken the best part of half a day and I'm really struggling to find a solution to what I feel should be quite simple! The information on the internet is muddled with the difference between shipping labels and just printing an address on a label.
@Ren I found all of those apps and tried them. Your reply advises that 'Each of these apps come with the capacity to help print your address labels either singularly or in bulk'.
I have a Zebra GK420D and I'm trying to utilize this to print our customer addresses on labels, essentially to save time from having to write on multiple boxes each day, these would need to be printed one at a time. However, In each of these apps, I could only see information regarding bulk printing, mostly on Avery paper.
Are you able to shed some light on this at all? There seem to be so many people in a similar situation.
Thanks for taking the time to bring this to our attention, we did spot this workaround on another thread actually! It's awesome to hear you've found something that works for you, however, this process won't fit the bill for us sadly. I feel like I'm going in circles at this stage, It is so perplexing that a solution isn't already available for such a simple task!
HI @getHeliGirl - would you mind hsaring your xlsx and docx templates? Your approach sounds great and would fit my store, but I tried for quite a while and failed to get this done.
would be awesome - thanks,
Thanks for your post! Each of the apps should list what their compatibility is, so if there is no mention of your specific printer or software then I am not sure it'll work. That being said since these are third-party apps I would recommend reaching out to their support directly for a hand. You can find the contact information on the app store pages to the bottom right.
Another merchant shared a helpful workaround below so please let me know your thoughts if you try it out!
HI Ren 7
You might be able to help. I am looking for integrated labels that will extract this information from Shopify
Order information, i.e. which product was picked
Whether a book is included or not
So basically pick and pack info.
Then I will have the message label and shipping label as stickers that would print the info to go direct onto the parcel.
Do you know if this exists and how I can achieve all this, it's basically one piece of paper, but with the two integrated stickers but also pick and pack info.
Many thanks in advance.
I contacted Shopify help today, nearly 3 years after the original poster.
All I want to do is print a big, easy to read address to stick on the box. Just an address label, not a shipping label.
They gave me all sort of hack methods for something that should really be the most basic functionality for an eCommerce platform.
I hand deliver boxes. I have to copy and paste addresses out of Shopify into MS Word to print them???
We have a third-party app designed exactly for your needs. Labelbot is perfect for local deliveries and self-shippers as it allows you to print an address label directly from your orders list. It's compatible with standard Avery labels and has a whole selection of customizations you can apply, such as your logo and label sizes.
You also get the ability to filter out specific orders. It's a great time saver, especially if you've been writing out your labels by hand.
While we don't currently have anything built into the Shopify admin that serves this purpose, we are constantly developing new features and always taking feedback about how to make our product better for our merchants, so thank you for your feedback on this. I'm happy to submit it to the appropriate teams for review.
Let me know your thoughts on the app!
Some really great feedback here, thank you for your thoughts on this. As Shopify is ever growing and changing, we are constantly seeking out these kinds of pain points and our teams are continuously creating solutions. This happens on such a large scale across the platform that it takes time for fixes, updates and new products to ship.
If you haven't already, you can pin this page and keep an eye out for any updates. I will also be raising your point and providing your feedback to the appropriate teams to log and make sure all voices are being heard on the relevant topics and concerns.
Hi, similar to the original post, I am trying to figure out if it's possible print out address labels with my shop's return address in 4x6" format. Even better, could I buy postage and print labels to a segment of my customers?
This is different than when a customer makes a purchase! I understand how to purchase postage and print the shipping label as part of the order fulfillment process. I am trying to send value add items to a select group of my customers and want to print labels. It would be ideal if I could purchase postage and print the labels. Can I do this thru my store or do I need an app?
Thanks for reaching out! Based on your description, I believe you're right that an App would be the way to go. I find one that appears to fit the bill, it enables you to select and print multiple addresses which you should be able to configure by customer/type.
Check out Super Address Labels from the app store. The nice thing about this app is that it enables you to create labels based on your own templates or you can select from some of the most popular brands like Dymo and Avery. They are also completely customizable including the ability to add elements such as barcodes. The app is only $4.99 and comes with a nice long trial of 21 days so you have ample time to test it out and see if it'll suit your needs.
Would love to know your thoughts!
Wow, what a clever workaround, nice job figuring that out. Have you had a chance to try my solution above and did it work for you? The only other thing I might suggest is to attempt from a different browser all together. Chrome tends to be optimal with the platform and some other browsers might fall short. Let me know how that goes!
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