Ana H., Content Manager

How to Create a Shipping Label for The Parcel?

  • 21 June 2024
  • 5 min to read

Meest International has your back when creating an accurate shipping label for your parcel! Check our tips!

What is a Shipping Label?

Shipping labels are crucial for international parcel delivery. It serves just like a passport during the trip, ensuring their beholder reaches their destination safely.

It includes the sender's and recipient's names and addresses. A unique tracking barcode is also present to monitor the package's journey. The shipping method, such as express or standard, is clearly indicated. The label details the package's weight and dimensions. Special handling instructions like "Fragile" or "Perishable" may be included.

The carrier's logo and routing information help streamline the shipping process. Overall, shipping labels ensure efficient, accurate, and compliant delivery.

Top 12 Tips from The Meest International Team

Here's a step-by-step guide by Meest International on how to create shipping label for your parcel:

Ensure Accurate Sender and Recipient Information: Double-check the names and addresses for both the sender and the recipient. Complete details, including street names, building numbers, cities, states, and ZIP codes, are essential for accurate delivery.

Use Clear and Legible Fonts: Choose fonts that are easy to read. Avoid decorative fonts and ensure the text is large enough to be legible, both to humans and barcode scanners.

Generate a Unique Tracking Number: Each package should have a distinct tracking number prominently displayed. Associate this number with a barcode to enable seamless tracking throughout the shipping process.

Specify the Shipping Method: Clearly state the type of shipping service used, such as standard, express, or overnight. This helps prioritize the package's handling and delivery.

Accurate Package Weight and Dimensions: Accurately measure and record the weight and dimensions of the package. This information is crucial for calculating shipping costs and ensuring proper handling.

Include Special Handling Instructions: If the package contains fragile or perishable items, include specific instructions such as "Fragile," "Handle with Care," or "Keep Upright" to ensure proper handling.

Display Carrier’s Information: Include the carrier’s logo and any necessary routing information. This helps carrier personnel identify and process the package efficiently.

Print on High-Quality Materials: Use high-quality paper or adhesive labels. Ensure you attach the label securely and that it is resistant to smudging or tearing.

Maintain Barcode Clarity: Ensure the barcode is clear and unobstructed. Test the barcode to confirm it can be easily scanned at various points during the shipping process.

Review for Accuracy: Double-check all the information on the label before finalizing it. Errors in addresses, tracking numbers, or special instructions can cause delivery delays or lost packages.

Automate Label Creation: Utilize shipping software or online tools provided by carriers to automate the creation of shipping labels. These tools reduce errors and streamline the process.

Adhere to Shipping Regulations: Ensure the label meets all regulatory requirements, especially for international shipments. This includes proper documentation and customs declarations.

With these simple steps, you can create shipping labels like a pro, ensuring smooth and efficient shipping processes for your business. Remember, attention to detail is key to a successful delivery journey!

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