How to create a single label for a package shipping inside the U.S.

This video will explain how to create a single shipping label to send a package inside the United States.

 

We suggest you log into your account to access your address book and time-saving features for quicker label creation.

First, Login to your account to access shortcut features that will save you time. Then, click on your name in the upper right corner of the screen.

Scroll down and click the "Ship a Single Package" link in the "Shipping Tools" section.

Step 1 – Click the radio button "Locations Inside the U.S." since that is where you are shipping.

 

a.    Enter Your Zip Codes. Note - If you are signed in, you can click the "Address Book" button to the right of the zip code areas to pre-pick your destinations. This will save you from having to type the address later.

b.   Enter Your Box information - Most boxes have dimensions listed on them, and carrier boxes have a name description for their common packaging. Choose a common package description from the drop-down that matches your box OR enter your own dimensions using the link. 

 

-     If you don't have a postal scale, you can use a bathroom scale and add a pound or 2 to be safe. We also recommend raising your weight to the next whole number (Example- 9.2 pounds rounds to 10).

-     Note: The return label is off by default and is optional. It lets you add a return label for your package so someone can send something back to you and is mainly used by businesses. If you check it, you will be charged for two labels.

 

c.       Click "See Shipping Options" to see your options.

Step 2 – Click the "Pick This" button to pick the option that is right for you.

 

Step 3 – Add Address Details for your package. Note - Most of this would already be filled in if you used the address book feature. If you do not have contact information for the person you are shipping to, you can use your own phone number. If you will send to the address again in the future and are not using your address book, you can save the entry to your address book by checking the box to save to your address book under the address detail fields.

Step 4 - Check Out and Pay for your labels. If you don't already have a payment option entered, enter it. You can "Pay with Credit Card" or use funds from your wallet if you pre-funded your account. It will take a few seconds to process and build your label.

.A new screen will come up that gives you the option to print your label. Labels are 4 x 6; make sure the label is not cut off when you print. Adjust your printer settings if your label prints larger than 4 x 6 or gets cut off. Then tape your label onto your package and drop it off or schedule a pickup.

If you have any other questions, don't hesitate to ask us by calling our phone number: 800-544-4992 or email us at contactus@shipthrifty.com.

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