How to print labels and what do I need to make packaging and shipping my products from home easier?
I am a jewelry maker on Etsy and I am getting very tired of writing out shipping labels by hand. I've heard of programs that print them out for you with the help of a label printer. So my question is what is a good free or cheap program for a Mac user, what printer can I use, and what kind of website can I order cheap wholesale mini bubble mailer envelopes? I'm looking for ways to make shipping and handling my products less of a hassle.
Any other information you think I would need please feel free to include, thanks! :)
Do you ship UPS or USPS? Both have web sites that prepare the label for you to print.
I use the regular post office so i guess it would be the UPS. I ideally want to be able to print labels from home, package them at home(already do this, but i need a wholesaler to get the bubble mailers from) and to just put them into the mail box and be done with it. I hate standing in lines to get the tracking codes and wasting a hour of my life in there haha. I am looking at home label printers and im wondering if i can use UPS website with the label printer.
Printing labels is trivial in many programming languages, including Java and C which would run on a Mac. There are however a number of variables to be taken into consideration, pertaining to the layout, data source and interface to the printer's driver. I see that Etsy has an option, that you may already be aware of, for printing USPS labels purchased from them at : https://www.etsy.com/help/article/3148
By the way, I checked out your store there, cool jewels.
http://www.avery.com, label printing software, they have version for Mac and it's free
Honestly and label printer.
TSC TDP-247 Plus Direct Thermal Label Printer 99-126A010-20LF