Magento Open Source, 1.9.x

Shipping Label Setup

Shipping label settings must be made at the product level, as well as in the configuration of each carrier. Complete the setup for each carrier that you intend to use to produce shipping labels.

To set up shipping labels:

1. On the Admin menu, select Catalog > Manage Products.
2. The Country of Manufacture field is required for each product that is shipped internationally by USPS and FedEx, Update the field for each product record, as needed.

Country of Manufacture
3. When complete, click the Save button.

If you have many products that need to be updated with the same information, do the following:

a. In the Manage Products list, select the checkbox of each product that needs to be updated. For example, all products that are manufactured in China.
b. Set the Actions control to “Update Attributes,” and click the Submit button.
c. In the Update Attributes form, find the Country of Manufacture field and select the Change checkbox. Then, select the country from the list and click the Save button.
4. On the Admin menu, select System > Configuration. Then, do the following:
a. In the panel on the left, under Sales, select Shipping Settings. Click to expand the Origin section, and verify that the following fields are complete:
  • Street Address

    The street address of the place from which shipments are sent. For example, the location of your company or warehouse. This field is required for shipping labels.

    Street Address Line 2

    Any additional address information, such as the floor, entrance and so on. We strongly recommend that you use this field.


Origin
b. In the Configuration panel under Sales, select Shipping Methods. Click to expand the USPS section, and verify that the following fields are complete:
  • Secure Gateway URL

    This field is pre-populated by Magento.

    Password

    The password is provided by USPS, and gives you access to their system through Web Services.

    Length, Width

    Height, Girth

    The default dimensions of the package. To make these fields appear, set Size to “Large,”

c. Click to expand the FedEx section, and verify that the following fields are complete:
  • Meter Number
  • Key
  • Password

This information is provided by the carrier, and is required to gain access to their system through Web Services.

d. In the Configuration panel under General, select Store Information. Verify that the fields in this section are complete. If you have multiple stores, and the contact information differs from the default, set Current Configuration Scope to the store view and verify that the information is complete. If any of this information is missing, an error message will appear when you try to print shipping labels.
  • Store Name The name of the store or store view.
    Store Contact Telephone The telephone number of the primary contact for the store or store view.

    Country

    The country where your store is based.
    VAT Number If applicable the Value Added Tax number of your store. (Not required for stores based in the U.S.)
    Store Contact Address The street address of the primary contact for the store or store view.

Store Information
e. When complete, click the Save Config button.
  • Carrier Requirements

    Carrier

    Requirements

    USPS

    Requires a USPS account.

    UPS

    Requires a UPS account. Shipping labels are available only for shipments that originate in the U.S. Specific credentials are required for stores outside the US.

    FedEx

    Requires a FedEx account. For stores outside of the U.S., shipping labels are supported for international shipments only. FedEx does not allow domestic shipments that originate outside of the U.S

    DHL

    Requires a DHL account. Shipping labels are supported only for shipments that originate in the U.S.