Introducing Shipping Labels on Mobile: Fulfill Orders Directly From Your Phone

Introducing Shipping Labels on Mobile: Fulfill Orders Directly From Your Phone

Print shipping labels from your phone using the Shopify appOne of the perks of entrepreneurship is that you get to decide when and where you work. A desk, a beach, your kitchen table: it’s your call.

That’s why we’re always trying to make it easier for you to manage your business anytime, anywhere, with the Shopify app for iOS and Android.

Now, in addition to everything else you can do to run your business from your phone, our Canadian and American merchants can add shipping to the list. The Shopify app now supports buying and printing shipping labels from your phone.

You can create and print labels immediately, or save them to print later, and you can manage your entire shipping workflow from the palm of your hand.

You also get full access to everything you currently use in Shopify Shipping, including our low rates with supported carriers (UPS, DHL Express, USPS, and Canada Post) directly in the Shopify app.

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Simplify your workflow

Before this update, you could mark orders as fulfilled in the app, but you’d need to stop by your desk for the rest of the process. Helpful when you’re trying to clean up small administrative to-dos, but nothing close to being able to manage your shipping workflow on the go.

Now, instead of having to use a computer to purchase and print your shipping labels, you can complete the process anywhere. No more making notes of tasks you need to wrap up when you get back to your desk, or waiting to get shipping labels created. Whether you’re using it yourself, or training your team, it’s easy to get started.

Print shipping labels on mobile with the Shopify app

Fulfill from anywhere

Getting an order notification is a great feeling, no matter where you are (cha-ching!). Now, as soon as the order comes in, you can quickly create a shipping label and pay for it from your phone.

Here’s how it works:

  1. Pick an order and tap “Create shipping label”
  2. Choose your carrier and shipping service
  3. Buy a shipping label and print!

Your phone will automatically detect nearby printers using AirPrint or Google Cloud Print. No installation required.

Get exclusive access to the brand-new Brother Printer.

Brother is launching a wireless label printer, and Shopify merchants get first dibs. If you’re using an Apple device, you can order the printer before anyone else, and save $25 using the discount code MOBILESHIP. (We’re working on support for Android phones!) 

Order a wireless Brother label printer

Deliver great customer service

When you can manage your shipping anywhere, you and your customers both win. Now that you can print labels without tripping over wires, you can get them taken care of in record time—and your customers will notice.

“Sometimes printing the labels is something I want to take care of quickly, so the email gets sent to my customers. I’ll often print the labels before going to bed so customers know I’ve processed the order, then pack and ship the next day,” says Chris, co-founder of Craigmont Standard Goods.

Start Shipping On Mobile

To get started fulfilling orders from your phone, all you need to do is download or update the Shopify app for iOS or Android. You’ll be able to access all of your new Shopify Shipping functionality right away.

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About the Author

Kurt Heinrich is a Product Manager at Shopify where he builds products to empower entrepreneurs.

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