Running to the post office or nearest UPS office to ship each item you sell through PayPal can become time consuming and a hassle. Fortunately, if you have a printer, you no longer have a reason to make that trip. PayPal’s shipping center allows sellers to print UPS or USPS shipping labels directly from your computer. All you need to do is enter the shipping information, pay for the label, print it out and stick it on the package.
Visit PayPal’s home page and log in. Once your account overview page appears, scroll through your recent activity to find the transaction for which you wish to print a shipping label. If you cannot find it in your recent activity list, click “History” at the top of the page.
Click “Print Shipping Label” next to the desired transaction. A page will appear with the USPS and the UPS icons. Select your desired carrier by clicking the circle next to the appropriate icon. Click “Continue” and then click “Continue” again after verifying that your computer meets the specifications listed on the page.
Complete the shipping details, which include the shipping date, service, package size and optional information, such as signature confirmation. The page layout will vary slightly depending on whether you chose UPS or USPS as your carrier. If you chose UPS, you must either enter your UPS account details or create a new UPS account through PayPal. When filling out the shipping details, PayPal will automatically fill out both your address and the buyer’s address. You can edit either address if you need to.
Click “Continue.” Verify that the shipping information is correct and click “Pay and Continue.” You can then pay for your shipping label and print it out using your printer.
Located in Pittsburgh, Chris Miksen has been writing instructional articles on a wide range of topics for online publications since 2007. He currently owns and operates a vending business. Miksen has written a variety of technical and business articles throughout his writing career. He studied journalism at the Community College of Allegheny County.