If your business is growing fast and you’ve got to send packages out to tons of customers, don’t fret. This is a great problem to have! You can easily buy shipping labels for multiple addresses, and the best way to do it is to buy postage with free online shipping software.
Shipping Software Makes It Easy to Buy Shipping Labels for Multiple Addresses at Once
When you use online shipping software, there are a couple of different ways to go about buying labels for multiple addresses at a time. We’ve seen these two processes to be fairly consistent between different software platforms, and we’ve laid them out below.
Upload Spreadsheets to the Software Platform
A highly popular way to buy batches of labels at a time is to upload spreadsheets to the platform. Most shipping software platforms will allow you to upload .csv or .xslx files with your customers’ address information in the columns. You can also add packaging information into separate columns on the spreadsheet, as well, such as total weight and the three (or two) different dimensions. Note that while most shipping software solutions offer this capability, the process is much easier on some platforms than others.
Integrate With the Major eCommerce Platform You Use to Power Your Store
Another benefit of shipping software is the ability to integrate with major eCommerce platforms such as Shopify, eBay, Etsy, and others. This is hands down the most popular way to buy batches of labels at once. Think of it kind of like hooking up your bank account with automatic direct deposit. When you connect your online store, most shipping software platforms automatically pull your unfulfilled and paid orders over to their platform. The orders come populated with your customers’ addresses already filled in. Whether you’re shipping to one person or hundreds of customers throughout the world, getting rates for these orders as often as simple as a click!
Which Shipping Software Should I Choose?
Choosing the best shipping software all comes down to what your business needs, and what you’re looking for. Pretty much every shipping software solution out there offers discounted postage from every major carrier. However, you should note that every platform will be different when it comes to what they charge, the ease of use, the level of customer support, the carriers they partner with, and the specific features they offer.
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