If you are running an online business out of your home, such as an eBay, Etsy, or eCommerce store, you are going to be sending a lot of boxes. Here is some more information about pre printed shipping labels.
Printing Labels from Home Saves Time
You don't have to go down to the post office in order print out the labels for your boxes. Hauling all of your boxes that you need to ship down to the post office every day can start to become burdensome over time.
You can save a lot of time by shipping your own boxes. Once you know the weight and dimensions of your box, you can easily enter the information online and create your own shipping labels without loading up all your boxes, heading to the post office, waiting in line, and then taking the time to have the post office create shipping labels for each one.
The Standard Size of Shipping Labels
The first thing that you need to consider is what size of shipping labels you should use on your boxes. The standard size of shipping labels that are used on most boxes is 4 x 6 inch labels.
If you take some time to look at the labels on the boxes that you receive, even if the boxes are small or large, the shipping label is generally the same size.
A 4'' x 6'' shipping label is large enough to include all the basic information on, such as the ship to address, the recipient name, the ship from address, and the scanning code.
The Necessary Supplies
In order to print your own shipping labels, you will need a few supplies. To start with, you will need to invest in a scale for weighing your boxes. This will be a little investment upfront, but it is well worth it in the time it will save you. Next, you need a tape measure so you can measure the dimensions of your boxes.
You need a printer. It doesn't have to be fancy; it just has to be capable of printing. You can print out your labels on regular paper and then use clear packing tape to attach the labels to your boxes, or you can invest in 4'' x 6'' shipping labels with a sticky back, so you can just peel and stick the label on your box.
If you are running an online business out of your own home, you may find it a lot easier and less time consuming to print your own shipping labels from home and arrange to have your shipping provider stop by your home and pick up your boxes.