What is Batch Shipping?

Learn about this efficient shipping method used by subscription box businesses and crowdfunding campaigns
Batch Shipping describes the process of creating postage labels for multiple orders at one time.

Utilized by subscription businesses and crowdfunding campaigns, batch shipping describes the process of purchasing and creating postage labels for multiple orders at one time.

The Benefits of Batch Shipping

The benefits are obvious! Instead of creating labels one at a time, batch shipping lets you create labels for all your orders at once. This ends up saving you a TON of time, and let’s face it: time is money.

How Do I Create Batch Shipping Labels?

You can create labels for your batch shipments with the online shipping software solution of your choice. However, some shipping software solutions offer you more flexibility in this area than others. For example, Pirate Ship is the only free USPS shipping software that allows you to create more than 500 shipping labels at a time. Other software solutions limit you to only purchase and create 500 labels at a time. As you can imagine, this gets pretty annoying if you have thousands of customers you need to create shipping labels for.

Don’t Forget to Create USPS Scan Forms for Your Batch Shipments

When you print shipping labels in batches, you’ll need to create an end-of-day USPS Scan Form. USPS Scan Forms are single labels with one master barcode that allows postal workers to scan and track all packages in a batch shipment. Scan Forms allow postal workers to check in all your packages at the same time, rather than having to scan each package individually. Talk about a time saver!

Just like printing out your bulk shipping labels, you can create USPS Scan Forms with your online shipping software solution. For more information, check out our question guide: What is a USPS Scan Form?

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