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Create Shipping Labels

You can easily create shipping labels for new and existing orders from the Admin of your store. To create shipping labels, you must first set up your shipping carrier account to support labels. Then, follow the prompts to enter a description of the package and its contents. Magento contacts the shipping carrier, creates an order in the carrier’s system, and receives a shipping label and tracking number for the shipment. An individual order is created for each package shipped. A single shipment with multiple packages receives multiple shipping labels.

  • Required Carrier Settings




    Package types differ by carrier and method. The default package type for each carrier is initially selected. USPS does not require the package type for domestic shipments.

    Customs Value

    (International shipments only) The declared value or sales price of the contents of an international shipment.

    Total Weight

    The total weight of all products added to the package is calculated automatically. The value can also be changed manually, and entered as pounds or kilograms.

    Length, Width, Height

    (Optional) The package dimensions are used for custom packages only. You can specify the measurements units as inches or centimeters.

    Signature Confirmation

    Indicates if a signature is required to confirm receipt of the package. Although the options vary by carrier and shipping method. Options include:

    Not Required

    No confirmation of delivery is sent to the store by the shipping carrier.

    No Signature

    A delivery confirmation without the signature of the recipient is sent to the store by the shipping carrier.

    Signature Required

    The shipping carrier obtains the signature of the recipient and provides the store with a printed copy.


    (FedEx Only) FedEx obtains a signature from someone at the delivery address. If no one is available to sign for the package, the carrier tries to deliver the package at another time.


    (FedEx Residential Deliveries Only) FedEx obtains the signature of someone, possibly a neighbor or building manager, at the delivery address. The recipient can leave a signed FedEx door tag to authorize the package to be left without anyone present to sign for it.


    (USPS Only) Select one of the following descriptions of the package:



    Commercial Sample

    Returned Goods




    (USPS Only) A detailed description of the package contents.

    Adult Required

    The shipping carrier obtains the signature of an adult recipient and provides the store with a printed copy.