Custom shipping labels come in a variety of sizes, shapes, and even colors for the wide variety of uses that a business may need. It is important to make sure that the custom mailing labels being ordered are the best size and have the right features for the shipping facility or warehouse that will be using them.
For instance, if a shipping warehouse only uses one size of box, then it makes sense to only get the one size of custom shipping labels (such as fold under labels) that will fit properly on the box. However, if a business ships their products or orders in a wide variety of sizes of boxes or packaging, then different-sized labels need to be ordered.
Having the right size for boxes that are processed at shipping facilities do more than just “look right”. They also help cut down on processing times (employees and/or machines don’t have to force a label to fit or apply it perfectly so it doesn’t fall off) and may eventually cut down on costs because small labels may be a lesser cost, therefore reducing large inventory and waste.
Ordering the custom shipping labels for a shipping facility has several steps, the first being measuring the dimensions of all the boxes used and then comparing them to the available custom mailing label sizes. Next, shipping and processing numbers need to be reviewed– how many labels need to be ordered initially to make sure that a warehouse stays in-stock for a pre-determined amount of time?
Once these figures are ironed out, it’s time to order the labels. Many online printing service companies will require a minimum order, so that needs to be accounted for, as well as how many labels are in each box and the overall cost of the labels. Comparing prices will ensure that a company gets the best deal.