Note: Most selling channels such as PayPal, Shopify, Etsy, Amazon, eBay can provide their labels in 4 x 6 size. Please see this how-to for most popular platforms. This article is for those who want to ship outside of these shipping channels.
So you've got Rollo and now you want to generate your shipping labels.
In the ideal world, shipping companies would provide you with a label file that is 4 x 6 inches, in the correct orientation, and at the proper quality. That would make sense because they do want your label to be 4 x 6!
In reality, however, shipping companies think if you don't have a commercial solution (more on that shortly), then you are a very low-volume shipper and are probably printing at home on a standard 8.5" x 11" printer - which is the most common printer at homes.
So you would usually want to print the label they give you into a PDF, then use this handy trick from Adobe to print just the label.
This is all fine if you are shipping a few labels here and there. But what if you are shipping dozens or hundreds?
This is where commercial solutions come in handy. Not only these solutions provide you with exactly the right file for your 4 x 6 shipping label, they can also help you download your orders from your selling channels, automate many tedious shipping tasks, and print many labels together.
After signing up with one of these services, you enter your courier credentials (Fedex, UPS, etc.) and they will generate 4 x 6 labels using your negotiated rates and via your account.
Due to popular demand, we created the Rollo Ship Manager. There are no monthly or setup fees and cost is only 5 cents per shipping label you generate. We have negotiated discounted shipping rates (up to 90% off) so the cost is easily covered.
Other options are:
- ShipStation - They do offer a free 30-day trial and plans start at $9.99/month.