ShipStation is all about the labels and we have a lot of different ways to create them. There are multiple places to create labels so that we can fit into any workflow you want! This article will go over all these areas. As you start working, you'll find that some methods work better for your workflow than others.
To create any label, you’ll need to be sure to have your Ship From Location set up and selected as well as a service, weight and package type selected for the order.
Create Labels from the Sidebar and Get Rates
From the sidebar of an individual order, you can easily adjust shipping and generate rates. If you’d like to see multiple rates and services, send an order to the calculator.
Once it’s ready, you can get a rate, then create your label.
Create Labels from the Action Bar
Select orders with their checkboxes, then click Create Label from the Action menu bar on the Orders screen. Similar to the sidebar, both methods can create a batch on-the-fly if you select multiple labels or you can print single labels quickly.
Make sure to have shipping services set up already or apply them in bulk on the order sidebar.
Create Labels from Order Details
Pull up the Order Details screen by clicking on an order from the Order grid. Here, you’ll see shipping information you can adjust and create an individual label at the top of the order window.
Batches allow you to organize shipments into a single group called a “Batch” that process together as a single transaction. You can have up to 5 batches per user, and they can be a really efficient way to stay organized. Here's a collection of articles on how to use batches and why.
Check out this video for a demonstration on how to ship your orders: