Shopify How to Print a Shipping Label to Fullfill an Order with USPS Flat Rate
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Shopify How to Print a Shipping Label to Fullfill an Order with USPS Flat Rate

December 6, 2019


In this video, I will show you how to
fulfill an order from a Shopify store and then I will show you how to purchase and
print shipping label right from Shopify without having to use a third-party
postage service. This is actually a fairly new feature that Shopify recently has added. But before we get started If you’re interested in trying Shopify use affiliate link in the video description for a 14 day trial and if you already have a store but you know someone that might like to try it, definitely share the link with them and this helps to support this channel so I can continue to make free content. Now on with the video… So this is my Shopify store I’m just going to go to the admin
page and the way you do that is just put in a “/admin” and this is my store. And as you can see, I have one order has been paid for that needs to be fulfilled. But before I do that I need to be sure that I have the shipping setting set And if you haven’t done this before, this is how you would add your shipping options. So I’m going to click on “Settings” down here and I’m going to click on “Shipping” I’ve already put in all of my shipping prices but now I need to designate what I’m going to use to print my shipping and the type of shipping that I need. so by default I just have “Desktop printer” selected I personally use a Brother laser printer because I think they’re very fast, they’re very efficient the label is going to be more water resistant than an ink jet printer and I’ll, in the video description, I’ll leave a link for the type of printer that I use and I also use what’s called an “Internet Label” It’s a basically a label that you can print right from a regular printer and I will also give you a link to that. However if you do end up having really
high production you could always switch to one of these Dymo or a Zebra label
printer because they, they are designed to very quickly just print labels but that’s all they can print labels. I like to include an invoice inside of the
package and you would need a regular printer to do that as well. So now I need to add the type of package
that I want to ship so I’m going to click “Add package” here and I use flat rate envelopes to ship my
shirts so I’m going to click “carrier-supplied packaging” and then here, if you click this drop-down, you will see there are many different choices. I use a flat rate envelope. It’s padded. This one right here. And you can actually order these
envelopes from usps.com and I’ll also give you a link to this type of envelope that I use. But they also have flat rate boxes and they also have non flat rate you would actually weigh the package and then ship those. So now that I’ve selected my flat rate envelope I’m going to click “Add package” and I also in the set this as the default,
so I’m going to go ahead and check that and then click “Add package” since all I ship is pretty much shirts and they all go in these envelopes. and now that has been added! So let me go back to “Home” and let me view this order so I can ship it out. So now I’m going to click on this order and Here is an option to “Ship order” so I’m just going to click “Fulfill items” and this just shows what is going into this order and is asking the fulfillment method and I’m going to buy a shipping label. Here’s where you would select the type of package that you’re going to use I’m going to click “USPS flat rate envelope” And over here you can see how much is going
to cost you do get a small discount using Shopify as opposed to the retail price for the USPS, for the US Post Office. So we do save a little money
there. And I’m going to click on “Buy label and fulfill items” Now says that my label is ready to print. I’m going to click this “Download” right here. Now here’s my label ready to print. I put my label into the printer and I actually feed it to through front feed instead of loading it into the tray and there’s two labels on one sheet this will just print on one label and then you can later flip it around and print another label on the other side. One thing that you need to know – I’m
using Firefox to print label and you want to click on “Show Details” if you’re using Firefox and make sure that you change these headers so that they don’t display on the label when they’re printed. So I’m changing all of these to “Blank” Depending upon which web browser using, just be sure that you have that turned off. You could just print on a blank
piece of paper to try it out first to see how it’s going to display and just make sure you have the settings the way they need to be So now, I’m going to go ahead and
click “Print” and now its printing my labeled out. And now that my labels printed out, I can
go ahead and close this window. And you’re all set! Now you can… package up your item, put the label on the package, and ship it off! And as you can see, it looks super professional when it arrives in these envelopes with a professionally printed label and your customer will be happy. and don’t forget to check out the
resources in the comments below I’ll have the printer, the labels, the envelopes that I use. and of course, the affiliate link to the Shopify trial if you want to try to simplify out anyway thanks for watching!

51 Comments

  • Reply Zach Rosas May 9, 2016 at 11:15 pm

    What about if you have custom bubble mailers? Would you just add a package with the dimensions to the packages area and would it calculate the cost of priority or standard for you?

  • Reply Xiomara Nava May 10, 2016 at 3:33 am

    After this you take your packages to any usps right?

  • Reply Kevin Edelson June 17, 2016 at 11:06 pm

    Hi! What about the tracking code for the customer?

  • Reply N L June 19, 2016 at 1:02 pm

    so if I use a 3rd party label printing app like shippingeasy, do I print the label from their website, then fulfill the order and update the tracking number on shopify…or will the order fulfill on shippingeasy?

  • Reply Smart Choice Protein Support June 24, 2016 at 2:17 pm

    I use stamps.com, is shopify shipping cheaper?

  • Reply Brittany Haynes July 31, 2016 at 7:56 am

    Hi, How what do you use to keep the shipping label on? What kind of paper do you use also to print the labels?

  • Reply c lpg August 9, 2016 at 9:24 am

    what is the cheapest thing to use that will fit a powerbank?

  • Reply joe morrow August 19, 2016 at 10:28 pm

    Hey do you have an one on one coaching program

  • Reply Crown Belle August 29, 2016 at 10:15 pm

    Found your video very helpful. Thanks!

  • Reply Sony Sonic5 September 5, 2016 at 1:37 am

    if I don't have a printer what do I do? can ups print out one for me?

  • Reply Nicole Lee October 11, 2016 at 3:27 am

    What should I do if I have a prepaid shipping label as a pdf? Can I just print the label with normal A4 paper and stick it on?

  • Reply Johnny Montoya October 16, 2016 at 5:14 am

    can i just print out the label in regular printer paper and tape it to the package?

  • Reply Mo Salama November 3, 2016 at 1:33 am

    Great Video Man

    Two questions :

    1) Can I drop a shipment off in one of those blue boxes? (it's under 0.3 lbs)(padded envelope 6.5 x10in)(WxL)

    2) Do I need to add packing slips in my shipments?

  • Reply alfonso Flores January 3, 2017 at 2:49 am

    Tech Video lab the $5.70 where does that get charged to?

  • Reply Ross Lamb January 14, 2017 at 1:05 am

    I am in Australia without access to USPS. Is there a way of printing labels like this for Aus Post?

  • Reply Cliff January 20, 2017 at 10:39 pm

    If you have multiple orders to fulfill is there any option to print multiple labels at once? or do you have to print labels one by one..

  • Reply The Nielson Tribe January 28, 2017 at 3:10 am

    This was helpful thanks!!

  • Reply Kitty Cityy January 29, 2017 at 8:06 am

    How do you figure out different state taxes? Because I typed in my friends address but he wasn't taxed

  • Reply Dahlia Diaz February 28, 2017 at 6:04 pm

    I have a question. After you ship it out will the customer recieve a confirmation number or shipping number? Is it generated on its own or do you have to mail it to them?

  • Reply mike April 8, 2017 at 10:44 pm

    thanks for posting this tutorial. question, on the page you viewed the order, it looks like the customer was aware they would pay 5.50 for shipping. when you selected your padded envelope method, the shipping was 5.70. Did you actually lose money on shipping?

  • Reply Chris Igarashi May 15, 2017 at 6:46 am

    For each envelope you purchase to ship the shirts where do you get them at? Usps? they charge 6 dollars for one

  • Reply Aghiles yahiaoui June 25, 2017 at 2:04 pm

    Thank you for this video 🙂

  • Reply Patrice Roberts July 12, 2017 at 2:00 am

    Thank you so much for this. just what I needed.

  • Reply Jeannie Lovullo July 17, 2017 at 5:39 pm

    Thank you so much for this video. I use Etsy and just hooked up my Dymo Printer 4XL and couldn't get it to print correctly until I watched your video and realized all I was missing was clicking on Etsy to use 4×6 labels.. silly me!

  • Reply CherJo'Klé {Vivre À Son Meilleur} October 5, 2017 at 4:50 pm

    Great Video! Can you add the link for the ink of the printer you suggested?

  • Reply NOAH FUENTES October 12, 2017 at 11:47 pm

    So did you purchase those label stickers blank from online or did you go to the usps store and grab them from a counter or ask an employee? Also if you have orders that you dont need to ship like someone right next to you wants to buy a shirt do you just press "fulfill" and they dont pay for shipping? Or since everything is online they have to pay shipping? PLEASE HELP!THANK YOU!

  • Reply Issac Gutierrez October 17, 2017 at 3:09 am

    do you know how to add company logo to shopify
    shipping label?

  • Reply Jeff M. C November 9, 2017 at 10:03 pm

    Do you tape your label onto the package?

  • Reply tkdbabe67 November 29, 2017 at 12:10 pm

    I'm still learning my way around Shopify and this was a Very helpful video. Thank you! I'll use your link for the labels to help support your efforts. 🙂

  • Reply Norma January 24, 2018 at 1:13 am

    What if I don't use a USPS envelope to ship my items and instead use Poly Mailer bags from Amazon would I still be able to drop off my packages at my US Postal Office?

  • Reply Norma January 24, 2018 at 1:17 am

    Where would I print out the receipt for the customers on shopify? Do you have to add a separate paper for a return policy, and what address would I provide them if I am only an online store?
    Thank you

  • Reply Amanda Latrise May 6, 2018 at 2:16 am

    Super helpful! Thank you for being straight to the point.

  • Reply Daygojit ! May 22, 2018 at 8:07 am

    Why use flat rate envelope when you can use first class? Surely a shirt isn’t over 16 ounces you can save serious cash it adds up? Great video I run an eBay store and I’m looking into switching to Shopify to make more money

  • Reply Gathering No Moss July 17, 2018 at 12:59 pm

    Is there an option not to show the return address?

  • Reply Z August 4, 2018 at 4:59 am

    Are the USPS flat rate envelopes free

  • Reply Emerald November 13, 2018 at 11:55 pm

    Can I do this from a phone ?

  • Reply Inga Woods November 30, 2018 at 5:00 pm

    Can you do an updated video?

  • Reply Farid Akhter January 7, 2019 at 2:12 pm

    Two things :
    Whether I being a non US resident can print my own invoice on the product?
    Whether the shipping cost will be there on the invoice?

  • Reply Fernanda Palazuelos February 9, 2019 at 12:04 am

    Hey, I would like to know if it’s possible not to print the label and just write in by hand?

  • Reply TRS K March 16, 2019 at 8:32 pm

    Love the rollo printer. Use it as well. saved me on average 10 minutes a day on shipping process. best deals are on amazon… @t and i like that it takes the cheap labels, so i dont have to spend much on them as for dino printers….. @t

  • Reply LifeStyleBoys March 25, 2019 at 5:32 pm

    how do set up my store so i wont hvae to do it myself

  • Reply AdreanaTV April 3, 2019 at 5:22 pm

    how do I keep my address from showing on shipping label and invoice?

  • Reply Cyber Mixologist April 13, 2019 at 2:32 am

    That bubble mailer is 8.50 now lol

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  • Reply Andrea German June 14, 2019 at 1:52 am

    good stuff

  • Reply मेरा status DHASU July 15, 2019 at 2:15 pm

    how u got that packaging man

  • Reply Ryan Crews July 23, 2019 at 5:38 am

    This was a great video.

  • Reply Mildly Creative Productions August 25, 2019 at 9:26 pm

    Is there any way to request a custom company logo to be included on the label?

  • Reply Cheyenne Denae September 6, 2019 at 10:28 am

    Great video! Are you using basic or advanced Shopify?

  • Reply Sheena Go October 14, 2019 at 11:13 am

    Please help!  anyone here who knows how to make shipping labels on Shopify smaller than its usual size? the usual size when you print in a 1 whole sheet of an A4 paper is 4×6. I would like to adjust the size of the labels itself so I can print 4 shipping labels in one whole  sheet of paper?

  • Reply Risa Tsuki The Gothic Author October 16, 2019 at 12:26 am

    what if you dont have a printer to print the labels? Do i have to do it in store?

  • Reply RICH HOMIE NOAH December 4, 2019 at 5:28 am

    why does the label cost money? do you need to buy a label

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