Buying shipping labels in bulk using Shopify Shipping

You can buy and print up to 20 shipping labels at a time from the Orders page in your Shopify admin. If you're in the United States, then you can buy and print up to 50 labels at a time.

The following orders aren't included when buying shipping labels in bulk:

  • orders that contain only items that do not require shipping
  • orders that don't have a valid shipping address
  • orders that are already fulfilled
  • items in partially unfulfilled orders that haven't been fulfilled yet

Depending on your fulfillment locations, you can purchase labels from the following carriers through Shopify Shipping:

Shipping carriers available per region
Fulfillment location Shipping carriers
United States
  • USPS
  • UPS (not available in Puerto Rico)
  • DHL Express (continental United States only)
  • Canada
  • Canada Post
  • Australia
  • Sendle
  • United Kingdom
  • Hermes (for businesses based in the United Kingdom)
  • DPD (for businesses based in the United Kingdom)
  • France
  • Colissimo (for businesses based in France)
  • Mondial Relay (for businesses based in France)
  • Chronopost (for businesses based in France)
  • Italy
  • Poste Italiane (for businesses based in Italy)
  • Spain
  • Correos (for businesses based in Spain)
  • Considerations for buying shipping labels

    Review the following considerations when buying shipping labels:

    • Shopify Shipping doesn't support DDP (delivered duty paid). If you collect duties and import taxes at checkout, then you can't purchase a Shopify Shipping label for orders where duties have been collected. You need to purchase the label externally or refund the order.
    • You can collate your shipping labels with customs forms, and packing slips, and print them together during the label purchase process. When you collate your shipping labels with other shipping documents, you combine and resize them to fit on your selected printing format. If you don't print your shipping documents during the shipping label purchase process, then you can only print them separately and you can't collate them.

    Buy and print multiple labels

    When buying labels for international shipments, it's common to encounter an error that customs information is missing. If there's no error, then you can still review and edit customs information - for example, you might want to edit the product description. You can save updates to the current order or also to the product details and to other orders in the current bulk workflow that are missing the same information.

    Using shipping fulfillment presets

    When you buy Shopify Shipping labels in bulk, you can use the shipping fulfillment presets to create values that are applied automatically to your shipping labels.

    You can set up the following values for your presets:

    • package type
    • shipping service
    • insurance (the insurance preset is only available for stores that have fulfillment locations in the United States)

    If you fulfill a large number of orders, then consider using shipping fulfillment presets to automate your shipping label purchases.

    Create a preset

    You can create an unlimited number of presets for your Shopify Shipping labels.

    Steps:

    1. From your Shopify admin, go to Orders.

    2. Select the checkboxes that are next to the unfulfilled orders that are eligible for Shopify Shipping labels.

    3. Click Create shipping labels. If you fulfill multiple locations, select the appropriate location, and then click Continue.

    4. Select the checkbox next to an order.

    5. Click 1 order selected, and then click Create new preset.

    6. Name your preset, and then click Add option.

    7. Select an option, such as package, shipping service, or insurance.

    8. Click Add.

    9. Add any other options that you want to apply to this preset, and then click Save.

    Manage a preset

    You can edit or delete your preset.

    Steps:

    1. From your Shopify admin, go to Orders.

    2. Select the checkboxes that are next to the unfulfilled orders that are eligible for Shopify Shipping labels.

    3. Click Create shipping labels. If you fulfill multiple locations, select the appropriate location, and then click Continue.

    4. Select the checkbox next to an order.

    5. Click 1 order selected, and then click Manage.

    6. Manage your preset by doing either of the following:

      • To edit your preset, click the pencil icon next to the preset, make changes to your preset, and then click Save.
      • To delete your preset, click the trash can icon next to the preset.
    7. Click Save.

    Edit the shipping labels

    If you use a desktop computer, then you can edit multiple shipping labels at the same time. If you use a mobile device, then you can view each label individually and make any necessary adjustments.

    Edit a single shipping label

    Edit multiple shipping labels

    On desktop, the Create shipping labels page lets you set a value for multiple shipping labels at the same time. For example, you can change the total weight, adjust the shipping service, or enter custom package dimensions and have that value apply to multiple labels.

    Steps:

    1. From the Create shipping labels page, select the orders that you want to change.
    2. Click the header for the detail of the label that you want to change.
    3. Make the change. If you're changing the weight or shipping service, then click Apply after you make your change.

    Remove a label from the bulk purchase

    Addressing errors

    If there is an issue with a shipping label, then an error icon is displayed next to the label:

    • Warning - A yellow circular icon with an exclamation mark is displayed. This error doesn't prevent you from purchasing the label, but it might causes issues with the shipping carrier or customs.
    • Critical error - A red diamond-shaped icon with an exclamation mark is displayed. This error prevents you from buying the label, but after you fix the error, you can continue with your label purchase.

    Clicking the field with the error icon displays the error message.

    If any of your labels have a critical error, then the Review and buy button is deactivated. You need to either fix the error or remove the label from the bulk purchase.

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