Now that you've created a label, it's time to print it!
To print directly from ShipStation to your printer, you'll need to first install ShipStation Connect. If you instead want to download the label and print through a PDF viewer, skip the install ShipStation Connect step for now.
If you have not set up a printer on your workstation, you must complete that process before you will be able to print your labels.
You can install ShipStation Connect on either a MacOS or Windows workstation. Click the section below for your operating system instructions.
ShipStation Connect is supported on the following operating systems:
Windows 10 or later. Additionally, any available updates for your version of Windows should also be installed.
MacOS 10.12 (Sierra) or later.
ShipStation Connect may work on earlier versions of these operating systems. However, earlier versions are not supported and are not recommended.
Install ShipStation Connect only on your Printer Workstation(s). Any computer that does not have a printer connected, even if you use it for ShipStation, does not need to have ShipStation Connect installed.
Click Install ShipStation Connect for Mac to begin downloading the installer.
This can take a few minutes depending on your internet speed.
Open the downloaded file and drag the ShipStation Connect icon into the Applications folder.
Once complete, you can eject the ShipStation Connect Install disk image and move the downloaded installer to the trash.
Click Install ShipStation Connect for Windows.
Click Install in the Application Install window that appears.
This will begin the download, which can take a few minutes depending on your internet speed.
Once successfully installed, you may delete the downloaded installer .exe file.
For Windows users: ShipStation Connect should automatically launch once the installer has completed.
For Mac users: Open ShipStation Connect from your Applications folder.
Click Yes when prompted to launch ShipStation Connect automatically when logging in to your computer.
We highly recommend allowing ShipStation Connect to automatically start when you login to your workstation. If you click No in this screen, you will need to launch ShipStation Connect manually when you wish to print labels from ShipStation using the ShipStation Connect method.
Enter the ShipStation username and password you use as the ShipStation admin when prompted for a username and password.
If you have multiple admin users, choose the username you want to use to administer ShipStation Connect settings in the future.
When you are logged into ShipStation with this username, you will have access to rename, disable, and share printers with other users, even if you are logged into ShipStation on a computer that is not the printer workstation.
Click Register This Computer.
Click Go to ShipStation to get back to ShipStation.
This will automatically close the ShipStation Connect window, but the app will still be running in the background.
ShipStation Connect is now ready to start sending print jobs to your printer(s)!
To print the label you just created, select one of the options in the Print Label pop-up screen.
If you've used the above instructions to install ShipStation Connect, choose the Print via ShipStation Connect option.
If you have not installed ShipStation Connect, choose either the Preview in Browser option or the Download a PDF option.
In the printing pop-up, click Print via ShipStation Connect.
Select the printer to print from.