UPS Shipping Label Error

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BLeather
Tourist
3 0 1

I just noticed this, but my return address isn't showing up completely on UPS labels I purchase through Shopify. USPS labels are fine.

My return address has a street address and an Address Line 2 (ex: Suite 1234). Instead of showing the Address Line 2, it prints my name a second time.

Looking at this further, the "Ship To" address is doing the same thing. My customer doesn't have an Address Line 2, luckily, but their name is showing up twice.

 

Anyone else have this issue? Any idea how I can correct it or is this an issue Shopify needs to look into?

Thanks!

 

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Greta
Shopify Staff
51 10 8

This is an accepted solution.

Hey, @BLeather.

Thank you for following up! I understand how this can cause issues if customers end up returning orders themselves rather than going through UPS directly. Currently, this isn’t something that can be edited, since it is the standard UPS shipping label format. Given your experience here I can see why being able to edit the address would be a useful feature so I have submitted a feature request with our development team, and I’ve included your feedback. I can’t guarantee this feature would be added, but I’m happy to put the request forth for you! You can view platform updates and new features in the Shopify Changelog.

One workaround that other merchants have used is including the contents of Address Line 2 in Address Line 1, like so:

  • 123 Main Street, Unit 1

Thanks again for taking the time to discuss this with me.

Greta | Shopify 
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Greta
Shopify Staff
51 10 8

Hi, @BLeather!

I’m happy to provide you with some more information regarding how UPS labels are formatted. 

It is actually expected behaviour that the Address Line 2 doesn’t appear in the Return Address on these shipping labels. When you register to use UPS through Shopify Shipping, you register an address for your returned shipments. When UPS scans the barcode on a shipping label they see the full address (including the apartment, unit, or suite number) and that's what they use rather than what is printed on the label. 

Let me know if you have any questions about this!

Greta | Shopify 
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BLeather
Tourist
3 0 1

Hi @Greta,

Thank you for the reply! My actual return address that UPS uses behind the scenes is correct. I'm not worried about how UPS handles the delivery. I'm more worried about what the customer sees on the packages they receive. If a customer needs to initiate a return with me, I do provide them with the full return address; however, many customers will ignore the provided instructions and just return the product using the address they see on the original packaging.

More for the customer's sake than UPS's.

Any tips on how I can update the label?

 

Greta
Shopify Staff
51 10 8

This is an accepted solution.

Hey, @BLeather.

Thank you for following up! I understand how this can cause issues if customers end up returning orders themselves rather than going through UPS directly. Currently, this isn’t something that can be edited, since it is the standard UPS shipping label format. Given your experience here I can see why being able to edit the address would be a useful feature so I have submitted a feature request with our development team, and I’ve included your feedback. I can’t guarantee this feature would be added, but I’m happy to put the request forth for you! You can view platform updates and new features in the Shopify Changelog.

One workaround that other merchants have used is including the contents of Address Line 2 in Address Line 1, like so:

  • 123 Main Street, Unit 1

Thanks again for taking the time to discuss this with me.

Greta | Shopify 
 - Was my reply helpful? Click Like to let me know! 
 - Was your question answered? Mark it as an Accepted Solution
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BLeather
Tourist
3 0 1

That is a good suggestion, thank you. I'll look into making my address into a single line for now. Thanks for submitting this suggestion to the dev team. Based on my experiences with customers, they absolutely will use what's printed on the original shipping box and use that as the return address. I think having a 2 line address on UPS labels should be supported in the future.

Thanks again Greta.

-BLeather