Printing Shopify Shipping labels and customs forms

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. This saves you time and money.

You can also print your shipping documents such as shipping labels, customs forms, and packing slips separately after the label purchase, but you can't collate them.

To print your shipping documents, you need to use a desktop printer or a Shopify-supported label printer.

Customs declaration form

If you're shipping to an international destination, then you need to complete a customs declaration form when buying shipping labels.

The customs declaration includes the following information for each item:

  • Quantity, product description, and value. The value is the price you're charging for the product.
  • Shipping details including the weight per item, the country or region of origin, and the harmonized system (HS)code.

Some mail types require that you print a separate customs form for your shipment, and others include the form on the standard shipping label:

  • If you use Priority Mail International or Priority Express Mail International, then you need to print a separate customs form as well as the shipping label and attach them both to the outside of your package.
  • If you use First Class Package International Service, Priority Mail Flat International flat rate envelopes, or Priority Mail International small flat rate boxes, then the customs declaration is included in the shipping label itself.

Collating shipping documents

When you're buying your shipping labels, you can collate them with packing slips and customs forms on the Print shipping labels page. This means you can combine your shipping documents and print them together, instead of printing them separately.

When you collate shipping documents, they're combined and resized to fit your selected printing format. For example, if you collate your packing slip with a shipping label on an A4 printing format, then the packing slip is resized to fit on the same page as the shipping label.

When printing your shipping documents on the Print shipping labels page, you can select one of the following paper formats:

  • Thermal (4 x 6 inch / 100 x 150 mm / A6) for label printers
  • Letter (8.5 x 11 inch / 216 x 279 mm) for desktop printers
  • A4 (8.3 x 11.7 inch / 210 x 297 mm) for desktop printers

Review the following example of shipping label collated with a packing slip on a letter paper format.

Collated shipping label and packing slip letter format example

If you don't print or collate your shipping documents during the shipping label purchase, then you can still print them separately after the purchase, but you can't collate them.

  1. From your Shopify admin, go to Orders.

  2. Click the order that you want to print a packing slip for.

  3. Click More actions > Print packing slips.

  4. Print or save your packing slip.

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