Go To Great Panes, Kathryn Maloney ©2009-2012
If you have a Paypal account and a scale, you can take advantage of Paypal’s shipping label service. This will help you set up your account to print labels with postage:
1. Log in to Paypal, you’ll be on the “My Account” tab viewing the “Overview” page.
2. Click the “Profile” link to go to the Profile Summary page (the main link, not one of the options on the pop up menu).
3. On the left click “My selling tools”, and page down to “Shipping my items”, and see the “Shipping preferences” entry–click link on the right side to “update”.
4.There you can select your default shipping carrier and opt to display the ship button next to transactions on the “My Account” page. Save each of your changes.
5. At the end of that page, see “Display Ship Button”. Check the boxes you’d like, then click the orange “save” button. This will enable the button on the main “overview” page next to applicable transactions.
6. Now go back to the “My Account Overview” page. You should see a column that is labeled “Order status/Actions”, in it a drop down menu for printing shipping labels should now appear for payments you’ve received (you also have the option of just adding tracking info or just marking a package as shipped).
If you click the link and ship the package through it, the ship button will change to say Shipped, Track. Clicking “Track” will take you to the tracking page for the service you sent the package through.
- Every domestic label you print through Paypal will get Delivery Confirmation automatically–you can’t opt out of it.
- Delivery Confirmation is free on First Class packages & Priority Mail packages.
- First Class Mail Envelopes/Packages with Delivery Confirmation must be at least 3/4 inch thick or in a rigid mailer (see here for 10.2.2 Eligible Matter), or it will be bumped up to Priority Mail. (And it may arrive “postage due” for the amount between the price you paid and the rate for sending the package Priority Mail.)
You can even use Paypal shipping if your customer didn’t pay you using Paypal–see here:
Regardless of How the Customer Paid
|For more shipping tips see our main “Shipping” page–see the gold links on the right or click here: