Wix is one of the most user-friendly website building platforms on the market that combines powerful technology and unparalleled design capabilities. As a result, Wix has gained popularity amongst digital native direct to consumer (D2C) brands. It helps online sellers create beautiful, professional, and mobile-optimised online stores to manage and grow their eCommerce business.
So, you are ready to sell your amazing products. You have created an eye-catching Wix store, managed to drive customers to your site through sophisticated marketing campaigns, set up your payment options, and designed an exceptional shopping experience that directs buyers seamlessly to your checkout page.
Then you set up your Wix shipping. You have created your shipping rates, chose which shipping options you'll make available to your customers, created a comprehensive and customer-centric return policy, and bought the best shipping label printer in the market.
Everything is now in place, and you have just made your first sale. Congratulations! Now it's time to ship those products to your customers as fast as possible.
The first thing you'll need is to create and print a shipping label. But how exactly do you do that?
Ways to print your Wix shipping labels
Sure, you can create your Wix shipping labels manually, and that might be a viable option if you have just started your e-commerce business and only need to ship a couple of orders each day. But as your business evolves and your order volume grows, typing shipping labels manually can be extremely time-consuming. Moreover, it would be exceedingly difficult to avoid data-entry errors that will result in a waste of money and, most importantly, customer dissatisfaction.
Creating labels automatically is the way to go, and there are two ways to do that with Wix:
Create shipping labels from your Wix dashboard
Wix integrates directly with USPS (the United States Post Office) and allows you to purchase and print shipping labels right from your Wix dashboard without the need to create a USPS account.
Just make sure the 'shipping from' and 'shipping to' addresses are correct, select the type of package and the service you are using and then:
1. Go to the Store Orders tab in your site's dashboard.
2. Select the order you want to ship.
3. Click Create Shipping Label to purchase and print your USPS shipping label.
A tracking number can be added to your order as well.
That can be a very convenient solution for small businesses based in the US, as USPS delivers to every address in the States, six days a week. But unfortunately, you cannot negotiate prices since shipping rates are provided automatically by USPS and return shipping labels are not currently supported.
Also, your company might be based outside the US, or you would like to use different carriers for different destinations, product sizes, shipping methods, etc.
And what if you want your shipping labels to print automatically when a customer places an order?
Use a shipping software solution
If you are looking for more options when printing your Wix shipping labels, there is a wide range of integrations and apps that will help you automate your Wix shipping process and save you time and money.
Shiptheory is a shipping management solution that integrates fully with your Wix store and allows you to print your Wix shipping labels and customs documentation with ease and streamline your entire shipping process.
Adding Shiptheory to your Wix store allows you to gain access to powerful shipping automation and choose from more than 45 direct carrier integrations like Royal Mail, DPD, FedEx, UPS, USPS, and more, to ship your Wix orders all around the world.
How can Shiptheory automate your Wix shipping labels?
First of all, Shiptheory automatically imports your Wix orders marked as Paid, so there is no need to upload orders via CSV or manually entering information for each order every time you make a sale.
If you have not yet set up any shipping automation rules, the orders downloaded into Shiptheory will be sat untouched in the Waiting to Ship tab of your dashboard.
From this tab, you can view the shipment details, select the carrier and service of your choice, and book it manually to generate and print a shipping label on the printer of your choice.
Alternatively, you can set up your shipping label creation to be fully automated by creating shipping rules. That way, you don't have to select a carrier and service every time you fill an order in your Wix store.
Shiptheory's intelligent shipping rules engine allows you to automate every step of your shipping process based on a combination of shipping destination, order weight, value, product SKU's, and more.
That way, when an order matches a rule, your Wix shipping label and customs documentation (if you ship internationally) are automatically printed, and shipment tracking information is sent back to your Wix store and customers moments after the order is complete.
With Shiptheory, you can also print your Wix shipping labels and customer invoices on a single sheet of paper.
The integrated labels option allows you to build a custom page template that features your shipping label in a design of your choosing, including the order ID, delivery method, recipient address, and more.
Designing an integrated label template is easy with our drag-and-drop editor.
Try our Wix integration for FREE
If you want to start shipping your Wix online orders right away, all you need to do is create a free Shiptheory account. Then, connecting your Wix store to Shiptheory and printing your first Wix shipping label is a matter of minutes, as you can see in this guide:
Additionally, if you want to learn more about setting up shipping on your Wix store and streamline your e-commerce fulfilment process, read our comprehensive Wix Shipping Guide.
Otherwise, create a free Shiptheory account and start shipping smarter and faster today!