Save Time and Money using PopItUp Shipping Labels

With PopItUp shipping labels you can quickly, easily, and cheaply ship your product out to your customers.   This article will give you everything you need to get setup with PopItUp Shipping labels, from knowing which buttons to push, which printer to buy, and which shipping supplies to keep in stock. Best of all, printing shipping labels from home using PopItUp will save you money at the post office!

Screencast

Here's a short screen cast of how to use PopItUp Shipping Labels.  

Already a user? Check out our Shipping labels ninja software walk-thrus for step-by-step guided instructions. 

Buy printer, scale, and supplies

1. You need to buy a printer to print the labels from home.  We recommend purchasing the Dymo 450 XL Label Writer.  You can easily purchase it from Amazon here. You can use regular inkjet and laser printers and purchase labels as well, but you'll need to experiment and have a bit more patience with misprinting and loading the labels. 

2. You need a scale to weigh the items that you'll be shipping. We recommend the Accuteck scale available from Amazon here and the official USPS 25lb USB Postal & Freight Scale scale you can by on USPS.com here

2. Purchase shipping supplies.  Right now, PopItUp only supports Flat Rate Padded envelopes and poly bags for First Class packages. Here ares some products we recommend.

  • Priority Mail Flat Rate Padded envelopes - USPS.com will deliver these envelopes to you free of charge by signing up for an account and ordering them online. Just add these envelopes to your cart after clicking on the link above and you'll be prompted to set up an account before you checkout.
  • Poly padded envelopes for First Class packages - Any poly mailer that you have or purchase will do.  These mailers are just the standard size and are white (a little nicer than the standard yellow color). 
  • Shipping labels - Be sure to order the labels that will work best with your printer.  These labels will fit the Dymo printer that we recommended above. 

Step-by-step

Here are step by step instructions for those that want to dive a little deeper.

1. Navigate to the pending orders page by selecting Orders from the left navigation. 

2. Review the orders that you'd like to ship to ensure that the customers's Name and Address information are correct.

3. Select the orders that you'd like to ship to your customers by clicking on the line or gray area near the customer's shipping information.

4. Click "Buy Shipping Labels for Selected" at the bottom of the page. 

6. Add your items to your envelope and weigh the item on the scale inside the envelope. 

7. Enter the weight of the items that you will be shipping in ounces. 

8. Select the shipping postage (first class or flat rate) that you'd like to purchase for the package based on the weight of the order. 

9. If needed, Add POP bucks to your account to pay for postage and shipping label fees. 

10. Click Buy Labels

11. Review the label information to ensure everything processed correctly and click "Download All"

12. Open the PDF file on your computer using free adobe reader software and print your labels using your printer at home and the shipping supplies that you have purchased. 

13. Place your label on the envelope and leave the packages for your mail man. 

14. Return to PopItUp and send tracking emails to your customers by clicking on the red "Send Tracking Emails" button. 

Ninja knowledge: You can customize the tracking emails using the {curly brackets} and the tracking email message to provide a personalized customers service experience for all of your customers. We recommend leaving the "Bcc me" option clicked so that you will know the emails have been sent. 

15. Mark the order(s) as shipped on the Orders page. 

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