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  • Bring fulfillment in house, need a little advise

     Arianna updated 2 years, 10 months ago 2 Members · 2 Posts
  • Arianna

    Member
    January 16, 2020 at 7:22 am

    So I have been dropshipping for about six months now and have seen some good success. I want to bring some of my fulfillment in house, and I’m looking for a little advice on some of the specifics. I plan on using poly mailers and shipping labels from uline, and would like some advice on a good value 4 x 6 shipping label printer as well as the best shipping software that can be linked to shopify. I am completely unfamiliar with this part as i have only been dropshipping since i started, so im not exactly sure how it works with the software etc, but a good point in the right direction would really help. Any advise greatly appreciated!

    Doing (only) 15-30 orders a day right now, for what its worth.

  • takatuka

    Guest
    January 16, 2020 at 7:22 am

    We used goshippo.com ($0.05 per label purchased) for the longest time until our needs outgrew its offerings. We’re now using shipstation.com ($40/month) and are very happy.

    We have a UPS account (and so should you even if you’re not using them much) and they provide free shipping labels even for regular printers. We got Rollo printer from Amazon 2-3 months ago and are also extremely happy with it. We now get free UPS label rolls instead of label sheets.

    Also google “Packaging supplies near me” to find someone cheaper than uline. Uline is NOT cheap, especially when they include shipping. There will always be box stores around you selling cheaper boxes and mailers.

  • pheoxs

    Guest
    January 16, 2020 at 7:22 am

    I use a zebra TLP2844 I picked up used 3 years ago and have been quite happy with it (probably 5k labels for far). For this model you do need labels + thermal ribbon but both are pretty cheap. I think its like 5 cents a label overall though I’m in Canada.

    Also you can google free ups labels and read up on that. If you sign up for a business account you can get free labels through UPS which saves a decent cost.

    Shopify will export labels as 4×6″ if you choose it in the settings so pretty much any printer with 4×6 labels works fine for it. You don’t really need any third party software unless you want to try things for fun. (Some do make life easier with better templates if you ship a lot of the same item as well as can add custom text/logos and such on the labels …. but none of that is necessary to get up and running)

  • camaro2ss

    Guest
    January 16, 2020 at 7:22 am

    Get a fedex or UPS account, and do decent volume, and they’ll send you a zebra printer and as many labels as you need.

  • smoovopr8r

    Guest
    January 16, 2020 at 7:22 am

    Have you looked into Pirateship?

  • evilblackdog

    Guest
    January 16, 2020 at 7:22 am

    I use a rolo printer and shipping easy but I don’t do nearly the same volume.

  • MediumSizedTexan

    Guest
    January 16, 2020 at 7:22 am

    What do you mean ‘some’ of your fulfillment? Splitting orders between two shippers is a whole other level of complexity. Go all in with in house fulfillment or stick to dropshipping. All you need is ShippingEasy or Shipstation and a printer. Read the documentation. Keep inventory accurate.

  • Bendertheoffender69

    Guest
    January 16, 2020 at 7:22 am

    Any tips how you saw sucess? I have a side hustle that just getting started. I think i know the answer here marketing right?

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