Overview of Buy & Print on the ORDERS Page
Buy & Print couples oversight with efficiency, using the automation that you build to provide rate quotes on the ORDERS page. You can then select which orders you're ready to ship and purchase labels - all from the ORDERS page.
If an order has a Saved Carrier Selection assigned by a Shipping Rule, ShippingEasy will try to get a rate quote. If the rate quote is successful, a label can be purchased from the ORDERS page by selecting the order and then clicking the Buy & Print button.
Even better, multiple orders can be selected at once, regardless of different Saved Carrier Selections. Buy & Print offers all of the benefits of batching without the need to make sure all orders are being shipped the same way - plus the convenience of Quick Ship!
Required Settings For Printing Packing Slips with Labels via Buy & Print
Your Domestic and International Label Output Format selections in your Label Settings cannot include a packing slip. This is to prevent printing duplicate packing slips. Learn more about Shipping Label Settings.
Supported label output formats are shown below:
Valid Domestic Label Output Format selections:
Valid International Label Output Format selections:
Steps to Buy & Print Labels and Packing Slips from ORDERS Page
- Select the orders that you are ready to ship.
TIP: select the top box above the left column to select all the orders on the page. Learn more about selecting multiple orders.
- Click the Buy & Print button.
- Check the 'Print Packing Slips' checkbox to print packing slips with your labels.
ShippingEasy will remember your 'Print Packing Slips' setting when you click the Purchase button.
NOTE: If you don't see the 'Print Packing Slips' checkbox, check your Label settings to make sure you don't have a output label format that includes a packing slip.
- Click the Purchase button to purchase your labels and then print your labels and packing slips.
- A progress bar will be displayed during the purchase and printing process. You have the option to wait for the purchase and print processes to complete, or you may click on the Close button to exit out of this dialog at any time to continue using ShippingEasy.
- Click the Close button to dismiss the Buy & Print window.
Will labels and packing slips go to my printer or to my print queue on the READY TO PRINT page?
It depends on whether or not you have integrated your printer with ShippingEasy via ConnectEasy.
- If ConnectEasy has been configured, then the purchased labels are automatically bundled and dispatched to the designated ConnectEasy printer. Learn more about ConnectEasy and how to configure direct printing.
- If you have not enabled ConnectEasy, then all purchased labels will end up on the READY TO PRINT page. Learn more about printing to PDF.
ShippingEasy's READY TO SHIP page provides easy rate assignment, straightforward shipping options, money saving rate comparisons, custom box/package selection and a concise postage cost summary! This is where you can configure your packages, select rates and add insurance. Learn more about using the Ready To Ship page to create and print labels.
Required Settings For Printing Packing Slips with Labels via Print Now
In order to buy labels and print the label and packing slip simultaneously from the READY TO SHIP page, you must have ConnectEasy enabled and a ConnectEasy printer configuration for the type of carrier label being printed. Learn more about ConnectEasy printer configuration for carrier labels and packing slips.
If you have a ConnectEasy carrier label assignment for the label being purchased, the Print Now button will be enabled.
Purchasing Labels and Printing Labels and Packing Slips Simultaneously
- Select a single order or batch from the Orders window on the left.
- Fill out the Carrier Information for the order or batch.
- Click the dropdown selector on the Print Now button and select 'Labels & Packing Slips'.
Clicking the 'Labels & Packing Slips' selection on the Print Now button will result in the labels being purchased first. Next, the labels will be sent to the ConnectEasy printer configured to the label type and the packing slips will be sent to the printer configured for packing slips.
How are the labels and packing slips ordered on print?
When printing more than one label (i.e. a batch), labels will print in batches based on the carrier (USPS, UPS, FedEx or consolidator) and the destination (domestic or international), where the order within each batch is determined by the Print My Labels by setting on the Label settings page. Learn more.
All packing slips will print according to the order specified by the Print My Labels by setting on the Label settings page. Learn more.