Print on an envelope
It seems like it should be obvious, but - why can't ShipStation print on an envelope? You actually give me envelope-formatted postage with address and return address, but... you force me to print it as 4 x 6 which looks ridiculous. See attached picture. It seems like it would be a simple change to add a new print size, or even allow arbitrary print sizes. Seems like an unnecessary constraint to force all labels to be one of two size.
Attached file shows how silly envelope postage looks printed from ShipStation.
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Please add ability to print directly on envelopes!
Modos Furniture Modos Furniture commented
Has this been resolved? @shipstation please implement printing on envelopes.
I am having the same issue Stephen - I just signed up only to find that it doesn't appear that one can print directly to envelopes. We are doing a ticket giveaway and they fit perfectly in a #10 envelope. If this request still isn't implemented 5 years after the original post, I have some serious concerns about using ShipStation going forward.
Stephen McDowell BannersNstands.com commented
I just signed up and can't find a way to print on #10 envelopes which I do often along with the 4x6
OSAMU MANABE MANABE & ASSOCIATES LLC commented
Would also like to print onto #10 envelopes, like we can on Stamps.com.
Trip Nine Ekballo University commented
Has this been resolved? Can shipstation print for #10 envelopes yet?
Chuck Baldwin Live commented
I second this suggestion! We process orders for books, dvds, etc., and the 4x6 labels print perfectly on our thermal printer. However, we also receive donations (both online and by check). We like to send a thank you letter to our donors, and it would be nice to be able to print a #10 envelope through ShipStation. Accomplishing all of our printing through one application would be very convenient, rather than having to use ShipStation for parcels and Stamps.com for letters.
Drake Robinson New Standard Mfg commented
The fact that you can still not do this and your company still exists is comical. Basic fix.
James Colwill Charlotte's Ice Cream LLC commented
We ship gift cards using envelopes due to cost savings. Stamps.com allows printing to standard envelope sizes. Please consider this feature. Otherwise, you know the drill, we have to cut and paste addresses into Stamps.com and don't get the full benefit of using ship station features.
Corey Bell C. Whitney Guitars commented
Your current system only supports 4x6 labels or 8.5x11 labels but it does allow you to purchase and create letter envelope style postage labels. Unfortunately, it generates these in the 8.5x11 format which renders it completely useless as it cannot be printed to an actual letter envelope. You are connected with Stamps.com and their interface supports the ability to print to any size envelope available. This feature should be incorporated into your interface or the ability to purchase postage in an unprintable format needs to be eliminated.
Any movement on this? We have to keep our Endicia account open just for postage printing.
Jonathan Ahrens Jay's Outdoor Supply commented
Definitely in agreement with the arbitrary label sizes. Should be relatively easy to allow for custom label templates since you already have custom packing slip templates...yes?
I second the option to make the return address optional.
Currently 3 fields can be mapped to labels. I'd like to see that continued on envelopes.
Also, for international shipments, I'd prefer for the international label with customs info format be used.
Shippers Hurley Roberts Service Co.. commented
If my memory servies, ShipStation now works with Stamps.com who I suspect would not be charging an additional $10 to print on envelopes.
An additional suggestion is to offer intergration with CRMs like Solve360. That would allow printing envelopes from the CRM, much needed and really cool!
Diana Axell The Blue Deal LLC commented
I would go further and recommend more options in printer and print media selection in general.
One of our most popular products are bumper stickers that we ship in 4-1/2" x 12" envelopes. My understanding of postal regulations is that on large envelopes and flats the mailing address should be parallel to the longest edge, and therefore the 4x6 label won't work. We use Stamps.com to print a 3-part label with our Dymo LabelWriter 330 for these mail pieces.
One of the advantages of Stamps.com is the ability to select the printer when postage is created. I can print either 4x6 labels with my Zebra for packages, or 3-part labels with my Dymo for envelopes and flats.
Our current workaround is to use Stamps.com for our envelopes and then manually mark the order as shipped in ShipStation. Because about 50% of our shipments are envelopes and flats, this solution reduces the efficiency and advantage of using a program like ShipStation.
One other suggestion: Add the preferred printer information to the custom mapping for each shipping method.
David Sorg Montana Ride commented
To a new user this does seem disappointing to not offer, and Endicia wants another $10 a month to do it. I was ready and hoping to return my Pitney Bowes meter.
A note to the developers if this feature is added: please make it optional (a tickbox) for a return address. Some people will be using plain envelopes but many of us have printed envelopes that already include logo and return address.
Yep, I don't even see how this is not already a standard feature. All you have to do is change the "label" size for a #10 or whatever envelope. Can't be that hard right ? :) Stamps.com does it! I actually maintain a separate stamps.com account just so I can print envelopes...and this is really annoying. For nearly double the monthly price for SS compared to S.C it seems like we should get this very basic feature.
Definitely need more options for how labels are printed. The platform has great workflow management, Ecommerce integration and other features, but you get all of your shipments ready to go and you're at the mercy of the print settings which gives you 2 options - 4x6 or 8.5x11.
You also get options to print other fields on the label - but no choice on where to put them, or where your company logo should go...
I was actually able to get the label to print ok on a #10 envelope by selecting shrink to fit in the print dialog - but it does look a little unprofessional.
4x6 is the standard for large boxes, but there are many other shippers doing much smaller package/letter sizes that would benefit from just tiny bit more flexibility here....