I’m busy. You’re busy. Nobody likes going to the post office and waiting in line to ship something. Good news! You can print a shipping label for any package from home with PayPal.
If you sell things online and your customers use PayPal to pay, it’s always been easy to print a shipping label for their package (and Etsy makes it super easy!). But what if you have your own online shop and your customers don’t pay with PayPal? In my online shop, for example, my customers have the option to pay directly with their credit card and the payment is processed with Stripe.
Or what if you knit a hat for your niece for Christmas and need to send it to her? No PayPal transaction was involved in this case, either.
Don’t worry! You can still print postage for both of these packages from home with PayPal, and the best part is you can send your packages First Class. If you’ve ever gone on the United States Postal Service website and attempted to print a shipping label there you know that First Class postage is not an option. I ship almost everything First Class and PayPal allows you to print First Class postage from home!
Ready? Click this link. It will take you to the PayPal login page. Log into PayPal and…viola! You’re ready to input the shipping information. Select any class of shipping you’d like and you can even ship internationally. Go ahead and bookmark that link so that you can find it when you need it. It’s a lifesaver.
For a long time I thought I had to drive my labeled packages to the post office and drop them off in order to mail them, but no! If you live somewhere where you feel confident leaving your packages outside on your front porch or front steps for pick-up, you can just leave your packages outside and your letter carrier will pick them up right from your house. I leave a hefty stack of pre-labeled boxes outside nearly every morning! I have a bin that I labeled “packages to pick up” and put them all in there just so it’s clear. Perfect.
Printing postage from home and having my packages picked up right from my doorstep has been a life changer for me. Time is my most precious commodity and these two tricks combined save me so much of it! I hope they help you, too.