A few days ago Northumbrian suggested TameBay readers check out pickitpackit who supply plain or printed documents with integrated shipping labels along with Aimco Packing Partner software.
Packing Partner collects sales records from eBay (and most other ecommerce sites including Amazon UK, osCommerce and EKM), formats addresses, prints address labels, picking lists and packing lists, all at the click of a button.
The labels can be customised with the addition of return addresses, logos and even a PPI stamp for those who use Packet Post.
For sellers who have larger warehouses, the software can produce a picking list of products required, enabling them to collect stock needed at the packing station, to to fulfil the days orders. There’s also a packing list printout which can be used as a bulk postage certificate if required.
pickitpackit offer a choice of four different formats of integrated labels with options ranging from a single address label to an address and return labels with a third to go on your Royal Mail Postage Certificate. That means one printout per parcel for everything needed from the invoice to the label. They can also supply custom printed documents with company logos etc if required.
Having used Packing Partner for the last week I wish I’d discovered it years ago, so many thanks to North for his hot tip – Integrated labels are cutting several hours a week off my packing time.
Installation is a matter of seconds and customising the templates to fit your requirements is pretty simple too. I chose the VAT invoice template and added my logo and return address to the buyers address for the integrated label. With the addition of a PPI image it’s a single label that should meet every seller’s needs.
The one complaint I have is minor – the software only works on Internet Explorer – I much prefer Firefox, but for the huge benefits using IE isn’t the end of the world. Having tested the software I’ve already signed up and made an initial order for 4000 integrated label sheets which should see me safely through the Christmas period and into the New Year.
For those that simply want to print labels there is a version of Packing Partner which can print onto Avery style label sheets, or from a printer such as a Dymo label printer, just having eBay addresses tidied up with correct capitalisation makes the software worthwhile. For me though (as I print an invoice or despatch note as well as a label) printing an invoice with the integrated label ready for picking and packing not only saves time, but is roughly the same cost as a sheet of A4 paper and the labels I used to use.
If you want to try integrated labels you can download a free trial from the pickitpackit website as well as order a sample pack of labels.