How to Create Shipping Labels in Magento 2

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As having shipping carrier accounts from shipping carriers like UPS, USPS, FedEx, and DHL, you can easily create shipping labels for either existing or new products with Magento 2 store. Assume that each individual order is created for each package shipped and single shipment with multiple packages will be marked with multiple shipping labels. Store owners will follow the prompts from their account to enter the description of the package as well as its contents. Magento 2 store will automatically contact with the correspondence shipping carrier(s) and make the order in the system to receive shipping label and tracking number.

This tutorial will guide you through the process of configuring shipping labels.

1. Shipping Carriers

The first thing to care about is setting up an account with your shipping carriers. Then you have to contact them to activate the store’s shipping labels. It is worth to notice that you may be charged an additional fee for shipping labels added to your account.

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  • For FedEx, you have to contact the FedEx Web Services to enable label valuation process.
  • For USPS, you have to contact uspstechsupport@esecurecare.net for a query of API Signature Confirmation V3 which allows store owners to activate live USPS API Access account.
  • For UPS, you have to contact the UPS shipping carrier to identify the account types which receive the shipping label support. Store owners are suggested to use the UPS XML option to generate shipping labels.
  • For DHL, you have to contact the DHL Resource Center to have an inquiry for their services.

2. Carrier Configuration Guideline

The first thing you have to pay attention to is ensuring that Store information is completed.

FedExAlthough FedEx allows shipment both domestically and internationally, non-American stores can only create shipping labels for international shipment.

1. Login to the backend of your Magento 2 store.

2. From the Admin sidebar, navigate to System > Configuration> Sales > Shipping Methods.

3. Explore the FedEx section to enter the credentials of Meter number, Key and Password.

4. Click Save Config. to complete.

USPSThe USPS allows shipment both domestically and internationally.

1. Login to the backend of your Magento 2 store.

2. From the Admin sidebar, navigate to System > Configuration> Sales > Shipping Methods.

3. Explore the USPS section to verify Secure gateway URL, enter Password, set Large in Size section and enter all the required dimensions.

4. Click Save Config. to complete.

DHLDHL offers international shipments.

1. Login to the backend of your Magento 2 store.

2. From the Admin sidebar, navigate to System > Configuration> Sales > Shipping Methods.

3. Explore the DHL section to verify Gateway URL, enter PasswordAccess ID and Account Number.

4. Click Save Config. to complete.

3. Shipping Labels Creation

3.1 Shipping Labels for new Shipment

1. Login to the backend of Magento 2 store.

2. From the Admin sidebar, navigate to Sales > Orders.

3. Click the record list, select the status of the order as ” Pending” or ” Processing“.

4. Click the Ship button on the upper right corner. Confirm the shipping information as required.

5. Mark the Create Shipping Label checkbox and click Submit Shipment button.

6. Click Add Products button to add more products into the package. The maximum number of available products will be shown in the Quantity column.

Mark the checkbox next to the added products and enter the Quantity for them. Click the Add Selected Product(s) to Package to continue.

Packages can be deleted by clicking the Delete Package button.

7. Click Ok to finish.

If you want to cancel the order and clear the shipping label, click the Cancel button.

After you finish the process, Magento 2 will automatically connect to the shipping carrier system to submit the order and receive back the labels as well as tracking number.

3.2 Shipping Labels for existing Shipment

1. Login to the backend of your Magento 2 store.

2. From the Admin sidebar, navigate to Sales > Orders.

3. Explore the existing order to create the shipping label. Open its Shipping form:

  • Click Create Shipping Label in the section of Shipping and Tracking Information.
  • Select Ok as rearranging the ordered products into appropriate packages.
  • Click Show Packages button to review all the information about the package.

After you finish the process, Magento 2 will automatically connect to the shipping carrier system to submit the order and receive back the labels as well as tracking number.

If there is already a shipping label, it will be replaced by the new one while the tracking numbers are remained unchanged.

4. Shipping Labels Print

Shipping labels including order number and package number can be created in PDF format to be able to print from the Admin sidebar.

4.1 Print from Shipment form

1. Login to the backend of Magento 2 store.

2. From the Admin sidebar, navigate to Sales > Orders > Shipments.

3. From Shipment record, navigate to Sales > Shipment to open the record grid.

4. Explore the Shipping and Tracking section and click Print Shipping Label to open the pdf file and print out.

4.2 Labels Print for Multiple Orders

1. Login to the backend of your Magento 2 store.

2. From the Admin sidebar, navigate to Sales > Orders > Shipments.

3. Select the order(s) to print from the Order list.

4. From the Action section, select Print Shipping Labels.

5. Click Submit to finish.

That comes to the end of the tutorial. If you have any further questions on this topic, please comment below to let us know.

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