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:
You must have a USPS postage provider account connected to ShipStation to use this feature (Stamps or Endicia account).
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.
No funds will be deducted from the postage balance. However, there must be a positive balance in the postage account.
To create and print a test label:
Select an order in the grid or open an order's Order Details screen.
The status of the order does not matter.
Configure the order with a USPS service, package type, and a weight.
Click Create Label.
This will open the Cost Summary screen.
Quickship and Test Labels
If you have Quickship enabled (the Create Label button will be orange if this is the case) along with a default printer, ShipStation will skip the Cost Summary screen and automatically create and print a real label.
To bypass Quickship, hold the Create Label button for 2 seconds and release. ShipStation will then open the Cost Summary screen and you can proceed.
Check the box for Create a test label, then click Create Test Label.
Select Print via ShipStation Connect and choose the printer you wish to print to.
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: