By far, the easiest way to generate your shipping labels is through Rollo Ship.
There are no monthly or setup fees and cost is only 5 cents per shipping label you generate (waived for first 200 labels). We have negotiated discounted, commercial shipping rates with all major couriers (up to 90% off). The article below is for users who want to ship outside of Rollo Ship Manager.
So you've got Rollo and now you want to generate your shipping labels.
In an ideal world, shipping companies would provide you with a 4 x 6 inch label file, with the correct orientation; and appropriate quality. That would make sense because they want your label to be 4 x 6!
In reality, however, shipping companies think if you don't have a commercial solution (more on that shortly), then you are a very low-volume shipper and are probably printing at home on a standard 8.5" x 11" printer - which is the most common home printer.
This means you would usually simply want to print the label they give you into a PDF, then use this handy trick from Adobe to print just the label.
Note: Selling channels such as PayPal, Shopify, Etsy, Amazon, eBay can provide their labels in 4 x 6 size. Please see this how-to for most popular platforms.
This is all fine if you are only shipping a few labels here and there. But what if you are shipping dozens or hundreds of items?
This is where commercial solutions come in handy. These solutions provide you with exactly the right file for your 4 x 6 shipping label, and they can also help you download orders from your selling channels, automate many tedious shipping tasks, and print many labels together.
After signing up with one of these services, you enter your courier credentials (Fedex or UPS, etc.) and they will generate 4 x 6 labels using your negotiated rates via your account.
Due to popular demand, we created the Rollo Ship. There are no monthly or setup fees and the cost is only 5 cents per generated shipping label. We have negotiated discounted shipping rates (up to 90% off) so the cost is easily covered.
Other options include:
- ShipStation - They offer a free 30-day trial and plans start at $9.99/month.