Shift4Shop allows you to print shipping labels for your orders directly from the Online Store Manager. The shipping carriers that allow this feature are FedEx and UPS.
Create an Account with the Shipping Carriers
You must create an account with the shipping carriers (FedEx and/or UPS) to allow for the printing of shipping labels. The process for each shipping carrier is different; however, Shift4Shop has documented all steps needed to complete this.
Please review our Shipping Carrier Article for a step-by-step walkthrough on how to set up accounts with the shipping carriers.
Integrate Account Information
Once you have created your account with the shipping carrier you plan to use for shipping; you must enter the account information into your Shift4Shop store. This will integrate your shipping carrier account into your store's Shift4Shop Online Store Manager.
Go to Settings > Shipping.
Look for the "Shipping Settings" section and click on the Enter Settings button.
Click on the Enter your Credentials link for your specific carrier.
Enter the account information into the proper fields for the shipping carrier(s) you have set up accounts with.
Click Save Changes.
Enter Company Address
The next step is to enter your Company Address into the "Merchant Information" section of the Online Store Manager. This is needed so that the shipping carrier knows what information to insert for the Shipping Label's "From" address.
Go to Settings > General > Store Settings.
While in the "Store" tab, scroll down to the "Merchant Information" section.
Enter your company Name, Address, City, State, Zip and Country information.
Click the Save button at the top right to commit your changes.
Print a Shipping Label for FedEx, or UPS
To print a shipping label for FedEx or UPS:
Go to Orders > Manage Orders.
Look along the top and select the status that your orders are in.
Click the invoice number of the order you would like to print a Shipping Label for.
Look towards the top right of the page and click the Shipping Label button.
In the "Select a Carrier" drop-down, the system will default to the shipping carrier selected by the Shopper. You can change this to a different shipping carrier if necessary.
The Service Type field will show the shipping method the customer has chosen. This can be changed to a different method if you choose.
Choose the type of packaging and other shipment details, such as the package Length, Width, & Height, as needed.
With FedEx labels, you will have additional selectable options such as:
Hold at Location
Priority Alert Plus
8. Click the Get Quote button to display the price to ship the package with all available shipping methods for the carrier selected.
9. Click Close Quote when you are done looking at the shipping costs, or Get Label if you are ready to print the label.
10. Once the shipping label has been created, it will display the tracking number and generate a charge for the label.
As shown above, you will have three options available:
Click the Print Label button to print the shipping label.
Click Void Label to cancel the label order (Meaning cancel the order for the label so you don't get charged for creating it. This does NOT refer to the customer's order).
Click Notify Customer (Receiver) to send the Shipping Notification email to the customer. This will notify the customer the order is being shipped and display the tracking number to their package.
11. Click Close if/when you are satisfied with the label.
12. Once you click the Close button, the order in your Shift4Shop store will automatically be updated with the tracking number and get moved to the shipped status.
13. If you click on the Label Manager button again, it will display the details of your shipping order. You can choose to print the label again, void the label, or create a new label.
Another alternative to printing USPS Shipping Labels is through the use of Shift4Shop's integration with DYMO|Endicia.