Print a Test Label

Explains how to print a test label to ensure ShipStation Connect is set up properly.

Once you have configured ShipStation Connect, you may want to print a test label to ensure everything is set up correctly.

A few things to note about creating a USPS test label:

  • The selected service must be a USPS service. The test label will be a test label for the service and package type selected for the order.

  • ShipStation will not create a shipment record and will not send any notifications.

  • If testing with an active USPS account, no funds will be deducted from the account balance.

Create and Print a Test Label

ShipStation will send the test label to the printer. The resulting label will use the order Ship From and Ship To addresses, but will include the words Sample and Void to indicate it cannot be used for a shipment:

Example of a USPS Priority Mail Test label. Barcode and Address marked VOID.

Print a Test Label Legacy Layout

ShipStation will send the test label to the printer. The resulting label will use the order Ship From and Ship To addresses, but will include the words Sample and Void to indicate it cannot be used for a shipment:

Example of a USPS Priority Mail Test label. Barcode and Address marked VOID.