Printing Labels

Printing Labels

When the Label Printing feature is enabled vendors can print shipping labels in multiple formats straight from the vendor dashboard. Here’s how that process works:

  1. Go to the Orders page in the vendor dashboard. Select your order. You will now see a list of shipping labels similar to this:
  1. To print a shipping label for your order:
    • Click Create new label
    • If this is your first time attempting to print a label you will be prompted to create or connect a Shippo account. Click “Create or connect account” and follow the on-screen instructions to complete this process.
    • Enter the full address you’re shipping from, if it’s the first time printing a shipping label.
    • Verify the destination address.
    • Enter the weight and dimensions of the box you’re shipping. If you’re using the Live Rates shipping method you can either select from one of the boxes that was computed at checkout or enter a custom box.
    • Optionally add extras like shipping insurance.
    • Select the desired shipping service/rate.
    • Select label format (optional).
    • Buy & Print
  2. After clicking Buy & Print, label(s) are automatically opened in a print dialog.

Some browsers, like Firefox, don’t support automatic label printing. If you’re using one of these browsers, the label(s) will open in a new tab instead.

The Shipping Labels box will display the label(s) you purchased, and contains the tracking number for your shipment. The tracking number(s) will be included in the email sent to your customer when the order is marked “completed.”

You can also reprint your label or request a refund, if necessary. Click the three ellipsis menu for the label to reveal these options.

Live Rate Shipping

Live Rates

The Live Rates shipping method calculates live shipping rates from multiple carriers with Shippo. It’s a great option for vendors who want to provide accurate, real-time shipping quotes to their customers at checkout.

Store Level Settings

The Live Rates method has a number of store level settings, depicted in the screenshot below.

Live rates store level settings

The settings are:

Live Rates

Controls whether the Live Rates method is enabled or not.

Packing Strategy

In order to provide accurate shipping quotes, the Live Rates method must pack the vendor’s items into one or more boxes. This option allows the vendor to control how their items are packed. There are two choices:

  • Pack items individually – Pack each item separately into the smallest box that can fit it.
  • Pack items together – Pack items into one or more boxes using the BoxPacker algorithm.

Pack items together will generally yield the most accurate shipping rates, but Pack items individually may be more appropriate for certain vendors.

Rate Adjustment

This gives vendors the ability to adjust carrier returned shipping rates up or down by a fixed amount or percentage. This can be used, for instance, to account for the cost of packing materials.

Enabled Carriers

The options in this section allow vendors to control the carriers and shipping services used to calculate shipping rates for their products. Carriers can be enabled or disabled using the checkboxes in the “Enabled carriers” table, and the enabled services and boxes for each carrier can be configured by clicking the “Pencil” icons in the table.

The carriers that appear in this list are populated from the connected Shippo account, either the admin’s account if “Use Admin Account for Calculations”  is enabled, or the vendor’s account otherwise.

Custom Boxes

In order to pack the vendor’s items at checkout, Live Rates needs to know the boxes the vendor will be using for shipping. If the vendor has not enabled any carrier boxes, they should add their own boxes here.

To add a new box, simply click Add Box. This will open a modal where you can enter the custom box’s name and dimensions. Please note that you should enter the box’s outer dimensions. The inner dimensions will be estimated automatically.

Adding a custom box in MarketShip

To edit or delete a box, click the pencil icon or trash icon, respectively, next to that box in the Boxes table.

Shipping Resources

Local First Members

Wist — LFA members receive a 10% discount and free shipping! 

Roadrunner Office Supply – Tucson (10% off if you mention the ShopAZ Marketplace)

QOffice – Flagstaff

True North Shipping 

Mail & More at Arrowhead

If you are a member of your local chamber of commerce, you may also ask if they have businesses that provide discounts to members. 

Non-Member Courier Services

(have not been vetted by LFA; we recommend you research and inquire about services)

On-Demand Courier – Phoenix Metro 

Arrow Express – Northern/Rural Arizona 

Reliable Couriers – Southern Arizona

United States Postal Service 

Request Free Supplies

Schedule a pickup

How to measure and prepare your package

Pricing structure

Click ‘N Ship

If this is your first time shipping products and need guidance, please reach out to our team, and we can assist you: shop@localfirstaz.com.

Shippo

If you don’t already have a shipping solution, you have the option to sign up for Shippo and integrate label printing and shipping discounts right into your store manager. Learn more about Shippo here.

Shipstation

Flat Rate Formulas

Shipping Rate Formulas

One of the features of Flat Rate Shipping is the ability to insert formulas into each type. Below are some quick examples for you to copy and adapt.

Seller Dashboard > Settings > Shipping.

Charge 3.50 for the initial item and 3.50 for any additional item added:

3.50 * [qty]

Charge 4.50 for the initial item and 2.00 for each additional item added:

4.50 + ( 2 * [qty] )

Charge 8.00 for the initial item plus 10% of the order total of which is at least 4.00:

20 + [fee percent=”10″ min_fee=”4″]

Charge 8.00 for the initial item plus 10% of the order total of which is at least 4.00 but a max of 20.00:

20 + [fee percent=”10″ min_fee=”4″  max_fee=”20″ ]

Shipping by Weight

Ship by Weight

Probably the easiest way to charge for shipping is to charge based on weight, this is where our “Shipping by Weight” feature comes in.

To set this up, head over to Dashboard > Settings > Shipping > chose shipping type to ship by weight button and click Save on the bottom right. 

Next, choose to configure next to the shipping by weight

Once the Shipping type is selected as “Shipping by weight” then you will be able to see all the weight-based options. See below for a few examples. 

Don’t forget to click Save before you exit! 

Save the product and test your newly added product (add to cart).

Shipping by Zone

Shipping by Zone

On the Shop Arizona Marketplace, we’d like to give you as much control as possible. That’s why within your dashboard, you have the ability to set up various “shipping methods” for different “shipping classes.” The details below are for setting up Shipping by Zone.

Before you being, lets quickly go over the different between shipping methods and shipping classes:

Shipping Method

A shipping method is the type of shipping you offer. For example, you may wish to send your items out via USPS First Class, UPS Ground, or Local Pickup.

Shipping Classes

Shipping classes allow you to split your shipping method into price brackets. Usually, it will cost more/less to ship an item based on different variables such as size & weight. Shipping classes allow you to charge extra for shipping accordingly.

By using classes, you’re able to specify various prices based on a the shipping class you assign the product.

In the example above, you can specify that the large product to be sent via first class is $12.00, whereas the small box of the product is $4.00.

How to setup Shipping by Zone

Navigate to your Dashboard > Settings > Shipping menu and select “Enable Shipping.”

Don’t forget to click on SAVE on the bottom right before moving on!

Select your desired “Processing Time” and “Shipping Type” – In this instance, you want to select configure for “Shipping by Zone.”

This will reveal the available zones in Arizona or Everywhere Else (United States). Click “Edit” under Arizona if this rate is only available in AZ. Click Everywhere Else for shipping within the United States.

On the new page, click “+ Add Shipping Method” and select “Flat Rate” from the drop-down, and click “Add Shipping Method” at the bottom of the page.

This will open a model box; under the “Select Shipping Method,” select “Flat Rate” and click “Add Shipping Method.

Click “Edit” under the newly created Flat Rate method

This will open a dialog box with various costs assigned to a pre-defined list of shipping classes.

You’ll want to rename the “Method Title” with shipping type, e.g., Shipping or local pickup.

You can repeat the process for each of your shipping methods (First Class, Overnight, Flat Rate, Local Pickup, etc.).

You’re now ready to assign a product to a shipping class. Head over to your “Products” menu and enter the product edit screen.

Scroll down the page and find the “Shipping tab,” and select the desired shipping class you wish to assign the product to.

Save the product and test your newly added product (add to cart).