How to use PopItUp Shipping Labels

How to use PopItUp Shipping Labels

Updated 6/5/2018

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.  

 

Buy printer, scale, and supplies

First,  purchase a scale for weighing items you send via USPS first class mail. We recommend the Accuteck scale, which is easily purchased on Amazon.com. First class is the least expensive way to send packages to your customers, but the items must weigh less than 1 pound (15.99 ounces).



Second,  purchase shipping supplies like envelopes, boxes, and packaging material. These helpful knowledge base articles make it easy to know which supplies to purchase based on the type of packages you are sending.



Third,  get set up with a shipping label provider. At $9.99 for unlimited labels and commercial plus postage rates, PopItUp is the lowest advertised price for shipping labels for PopItUp users and doesn't require any additional setup.

Subscribe to unlimited labels

Not ready for unlimited? No problem. Use the Pay Per Label plan and download Priority labels free of charge -- you just pay for the postage by adding Pop bucks to your account. Or compare all shipping labels providers here.



Fourth,  purchase a label printer, so you can easily print labels out from home. We recommend the Dymo XL, which you can purchase directly from Amazon below. Alternatively, you can also use your existing ink jet or laser printer and purchase half page labels.

 

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. 

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

3. Click the blue Shipping button to open the Shipping labels pop-up.

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4. Select the type of label that you'd like to purchase.  First class labels will always be the least expensive postage but are only available for packages that are 15.99 ounces or less. Weigh your items inside the envelope. Enter the weight of the items that you will be shipping in ounces for first class shipments.

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

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6. Click Label PDF to download the label to your computer. 

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7. 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. 

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

9. Return to PopItUp and send tracking emails to your customers by clicking on the blue shipping button and selecting "Send Tracking Emails".  Customize the message and click the "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. 

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

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