If you are a reseller on Amazon, PoshMark, or eBay, you are always in need of shipping labels. What you need is an account. Most websites are usually simple and free to join.
Some of the websites that sell shipping labels include:
1. EnkoProducts – Shipping and Handling Labels: This company offers affordable labels. You can benefit from multiple discounts when you purchase labels like Brother labels, Dymo labels, Avery labels, zebra labels, etc. from the company’s website.
2. USPS: This is a governmental corporation that handles mail and small packages
3. UPS: This company is privately owned and provides transport of larger packages.
How to buy a shipping label?
You will first need to create an account. Afterward, log in and start filling in your details. Scroll down and you will see an icon with a printer that says ‘click and ship’. Once you click on that, it will take you to a login page. If you do not have a free account, you will have to make one. Logging in will take you to a page with five steps that you will need to fill in:
1. Return address
It is filled out with your address and information. If you do not want that to be the return address, click ‘edit’ and change it. Under more actions, you can choose to have them send tracking information to you.
2. Delivery address
This address is the place you are sending the package. Fill in the address and check off the ‘batch order’ section if you are sending identical packages. For example, you would check this box if you own a business and you are sending ten small priority boxes of the same item to different addresses. Under more actions, you can send the recipient an email once the shipping label is created. If whoever you are sending the package to cannot have it delivered to their address, you can select hold for pickup at the post office; that way, they can pick it up themselves whenever it arrives.
3. Shipping date
That is when you are going to drop off the package at the post office.
4. Package details.
You will have to choose whether you would like to ship:
· Flat rate: This means sending an item under 70 pounds to whatever distance for one flat rate price. Most people use it for small and heavy items
· By its weight: It is usually based on the package’s weight and where it is traveling. Most people use this for large and lightweight items.
When choosing the website to use, compare the prices. When shipping by weight, you will need a postal scale to make the most accurate measurements. Once you put in your weight, a checkbox will appear to ask if your package is more significant than 12 inches. If so, check the box and input your package’s dimensions. You will need to take a ruler and measure the length, width, and height. After that, calculate the estimated value of everything that is in your box and put that amount in package value: This is for insurance purposes.
5. Service type
Depending on what you choose, a list will appear with different choices under each category, indicating how long it will take to be delivered and how much the postage will be.
At the bottom of the page, click ‘add to cart, and you will go to a page that summarizes all the data you just put in. It will also show you the final cost of that label. When you are ready to pay, click ‘billing information’: Here, you will have the option to pay using a credit card or PayPal. Once you are done entering your payment information, click ‘Pay and print’.
You can print the label out with or without a receipt. If you do not have a printer, you can choose to print the label at the post office. Pick the one you would like, and based on that, choose to print the label or save it as a PDF. After printing the label, cut it out and use clear packaging tape to stick it onto the package. Make sure you do not put the tape over the barcodes because sometimes it can create a glare when scanning.