Shipping Labels and Packing Slips
Updated: Sep 9
Packing Slips and Shipping Labels are two critical elements of an e-commerce business. Most companies allow carriers to create their shipping labels but most of the time, they discard the idea of a packing slip altogether. That can be a big mistake - it's time to take control of your shipping labels and packing slips!
What is a Shipping Label?
Shipping labels are a type of identification label that helps describe and specify what's inside a package. Shipping labels differ depending on the carrier you use, but they all consist of addresses, names, weight, and a tracking barcode. A shipping label will provide information to the carrier about the delivery address and a return address. Shipping labels will also give the customer the ability to track the package and the carriers and companies. You can not ship a parcel without a shipping label.
A shipping label's tracking information and codes are dependent on the carrier, but there are parts that you can customize and streamline. When you work with DesktopShipper, you can customize your shipping label. Additionally, you can organize and simplify the process. No matter how many places you are shipping from, DesktopShipper is quick to fill out the return address, package size, and weight and easily change based on which carrier you're sending. Each carrier has different protocols and systems, so it's vital to switch with virtually no effort. Shipping label information is essential but can be very time-consuming based on many factors. Spend less time printing your shipping labels, and let us do the heavy lifting.
What is a Packing Slip?
A packing slip is a document that includes the complete list of items incorporated in a package. Packing slips include SKU numbers, weights, dimensions, and the number of units shipping departments use to determine what inventory needs are sent to complete an order accurately.
A packing slip is equally essential for the company as well as the customer. When a customer receives a package, including the packing slip helps assure the customer that " we know what you ordered, and here it is." It allows customers to keep track of their orders and ensure that all elements are included in the box. Packing Slips are necessary for item verification.
#Shiptip: DesktopShipper has a unique feature to verify that everything in a box is a part of the shipment order. This feature helps reduce customer confusion and all the costs associated with dealing with a shipment error.
Shipping labels and packing slips can be time-consuming but utilizing both properly can be exceptionally beneficial. No matter how small the order might be, these elements manage customer expectations and satisfaction. Go above and beyond by adding your company logo to ensure concise branding throughout. Remember to streamline and personalize them using DesktopShipper's API to automatically pull and include order information from your company's integrated marketplaces.