If you have a label printer provided by your courier and have integrated your courier with ChannelGrabber (see our Couriers & Shipping section for more details on connecting couriers) then this means you can easily generate courier labels in bulk via ChannelGrabber and then include them on your invoices for the purpose of printing them onto integrated label paper (where you simply peel off the label section to affix to the outside of the package and place the rest of the page in inside the package as an invoice for your customer).
Important Note: All courier labels generated in ChannelGrabber will be 6x4" (150x100mm) which is the universal standard size, so you need to ensure that your labels are the correct dimensions on your label paper.
We recommend Forms Plus FPS-15 Single Integrated Label style paper for this purpose and have a pre-designed invoice template to suit this layout to help you get started more quickly.
Please see our guide on Personalising Your Invoice Design for more details on this topic.
To get started with generating the labels, please navigate to your main Orders page:
1. Select as many orders as you need using the check-box to the left of each order, or select all orders by clicking into the top check-box:
2. Click the Ship button from your actions toolbar:
3. Review Orders
If you have previously set up Shipping Aliases, then the courier and service should be automatically pre-selected based on the shipping method from the order channel. If you have not set up a Shipping Alias for one or more of the services, then you will need to select the courier and service you want to use, then click the Continue button on the top right corner of the page:
4. Finalise Label Details (per courier)
You can now enter the weight (kg) for each item (if you have already entered weights on previous orders or on the Products page, then these will be pre-filled in based on the SKU of the items ordered).
After the weight, different couriers have different options that you can select, such as Package Types, Add-Ons (signatures, insurance etc) - in our example here it's Royal Mail:
Once you have selected all necessary options, you can either click the individual Create Label buttons next to each order if you want to generate the labels separately, or you can click the Create All Labels button to generate all the labels at once:
This will generate labels for each of your orders, so once you see the Print Label button appear next to each order, that shows that the label is ready to print. Do not print yet though, as these are the labels only (not invoices).
Once all labels are created, click the Back To Orders button:
The same batch of orders will remain selected that you just created the labels for:
For that same batch, click the Invoice button from your actions toolbar, which will generate your default invoice design for each order, and will now automatically incorporate your shipping labels too:
OR, if your default invoice design does not incorporate the integrated labels, you can select a different template to print from, using the PDF Download button instead: