Creating a Shipping Label
Creating a shipping label is an excellent new feature added to the Gator eCommerce stores! Now you can quickly prepare your orders for shipping seamlessly from your account using Integrated Shipping.
With Integrated Shipping by Shippo, handling all the heavy work, you can save time and money by quickly printing a shipping label for the orders that get placed in your store. In this article, we will cover how to create, publish, and manage your shipping labels.
Important note: Printing a shipping label through your store will incur a charge of $0.05 (five cents, paid to Shippo) to cover processing. Shipping costs will be billed directly from the carriers - ie. UPS, USPS, FedEx, etc.
Create a Shipping Label:
Once your store is set up and you have received an order, you can view, manage, and print shipping labels by following these instructions:
Click Store from the left-hand toolbar then selects the Manage Products and Order button.
Next, select Orders from the left-hand toolbar in the store to display all your current orders.
*The orders option will only be visible once you have received your first order.*
Select a transaction to view that Order's Details.
Look for and select the Print Shipping Label button.
A pop-up will appear where you can confirm the shipment:
Once you've chosen the products to be shipped, hit Continue to confirm your shipping details:
Next, verify the dimensions of the package your shipping label will go on.
In the last pop-up, you will confirm the payment of the shipping service with the carrier.
Important note: You can choose to upgrade the shipping option but will be billed the difference through your Shippo account. (Your customers will not be notified when this occurs.)
This option is particularly helpful if you are running behind and need to ship an order to a customer quicker than anticipated.
Printing Shipping Labels:
Once you have purchased the shipping label, it can be printed immediately by pressing Print My Label that will appear after the purchase screen.
If you select Do This Later, you can print the shipping label from the kebab menu on the order details at any time:
Select the Print option to see a preview of your shipping label.
That's It! You can now stick this label onto your packages once you are ready to send them out.
Note: If Free shipping at a minimum value applies, a store customer will be able to select whichever shipping method they prefer. The cheapest option will be default IF the store customer did not override free in favor of expedited shipping.