How to Print Shipping Label in WooCommerce

How to Print Shipping Label in WooCommerce

A shipping label is an essential document for shipping. In more crucial terms, shipping of products will not happen without a shipping label affixed to the package. It contains information regarding the origin and the destination of the shipping package for every node in the supply chain to understand.

Failure to provide accurate details on the shipping label causes loss of package en-route, delivery of the wrong package, etc. Which at the end of the day causes long-term damage to the customer experience. This is where a plugin for printing shipping labels in your WooCommerce store will help. Webtoffee’s Print Invoice, Packing Slip, Delivery Note & Label Plugin for WooCommerce delivers such functionality to us in the easiest way possible.

Do you need to generate shipping labels for your WooCommerce store but aren’t sure how? If so, you’ve arrived at the correct place.

In this article, we’ll show you how to set up and print a shipping label in WooCommerce.

Let’s get started!

Install and activate the Print Invoice, Packing Slip, Delivery Note & Label Plugin for WooCommerce to print Shipping Labels. Now let’s take a look at the steps involved in printing shipping labels in WooCommerce using the shipping label plugin for WooCommerce.

  1. Set up the shipping label settings in WooCommerce
  2. Customize the shipping label as per your business requirements

Let’s look at these two steps in detail.

From the WordPress dashboard, Select Invoice/Packing > Shipping Label.

Selecting Shipping Label from WordPress Dashboard

Or, You can click the Settings button of Shipping Label from the General Settings of Invoice/Packing.

Shipping Label from General Settings

A Shipping Label can be set up in two easy steps:

Step 1: General Settings

You can configure the general settings required for the shipping label.

General Settings of Shipping Label
WooCommerce Invoice/Pack Slip-Shipping Label General Settings
  • Enable multiple labels in one page – Choose Yes to generate multiple labels on one page itself. When enabled, you will get an option to input the number of labels in a row.
Enable multiple shipping labels on one page
Shipping label-number of labels in a row
  • Shipping Label Size – Allows you to set the size of the shipping label. You can choose between either full page or custom.
    • Full Page: This option allows you to print the label which will be spread over the full page. The printing depends on the browser printing option.
    • Custom: This option allows you to print the label in the desired size. You can configure custom shipping label size of your own by entering size values in terms of width and height (inches).
  • Shipping Label Size
    Shipping label size
  • Order Meta Fields – Allows you to add additional order meta fields in the shipping label. You can select a field from the list of default fields or click the Add Existing Order Meta Field button to create custom meta fields by providing a custom Field Name and the respective meta key for the field. The order meta keys can be found in the custom field section in the WooCommerce Order page of a product.
  • Show ‘Print Shipping Label’ button for selected order statuses: Adds print shipping label button to the order email for chosen status from the drop-down as shown below.
  • After the changes you made, Press the Update Settings button.

    The final image of the order email with the Print Shipping Label Button shows below:

    final image of the order email with the Print Shipping Label Button
    Sample WooCommerce Shipping Label

    Step 2: Customize

    Customize tab of Shipping label
    WooCommerce Invoice/Pack Slip-Shipping Label Customize
    • In the Customize Tab, select create a new template, can choose any 3 templates from the pop-up menu.
    Shipping label templates
    Invoice/Pack Slip-Theme
  • On the right-hand side, you can change the settings that you want in your shipping label by toggling the button. On the left-hand side, you see the live preview of the changes you made. After the changes press the Save button.
  • You can even switch to the code editor, to make additional customizations other than the one listed in the visual editor.
  • While making changes via code editor it would be better for you to refer the help which briefs about placeholders, alternate classes for RTL support, etc as shown below:
  • WooCommerce Invoice or packing-Invoice Settings- Customize-Code Editor-Help
    WooCommerce Invoice or packing-Invoice Settings- Customize-Code Editor-Help
  • Make the necessary modifications to the layout and save it.
  • After saving, activate the template to use it further for your shipping label.
  • You can directly print the shipping label as shown below.

    Directly download shipping label from order details
    WooCommerce Order Page-Print Shipping Label

    The Printed Shipping Label as shown below:

    Final Printed shipping label
    Sample shipping labels

    To auto-generate invoices, packing slips, proforma invoices, credit notes, pick lists, etc., you can refer to the WooCommerce shipping label plugin setup tutorial and the WooCommerce PDF Invoices, Packing slips, Shipping label plugin product page.

    Conclusion

    Shipping labels are an important document to ensure the smooth delivery of your products thus the credibility of your store. The WooCommerce PDF invoice, Packing slips, Delivery notes, and Shipping label plugin offer an easy way to auto-generate these documents with little or no effort.