How to Find the Best Deals on Shipping Labels

Shipping labels are necessary for businesses to provide great service to their customers. Clean, clear shipping labels get packages out faster and to their new owners as quickly as possible. These high quality labels can go out on both personal and business mailings, and are created to make an impact for greater brand recognition. It's important not to spend too much on purchasing or printing shipping labels. Whether buying them online or printing them in the comfort of your home office or business, shipping labels do not have to break the budget. The top three places to buy affordable and stylish shipping labels include ULine, 123Print, and Colorful Images. Read on to find out what you need to know about shipping labels.

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  1. Are custom shipping labels available for personal use too?
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    You don't need to run a huge business to purchase stylized or custom shipping labels. While many companies do require that you purchase bulk orders of labels, companies like Colorful Images let you make smaller orders. So if you just need to send some things to a family member or you just have a few things to send from your at-home business, you can purchase minimum orders of 36 labels. Pay just $8.99 for a set of 36 shipping labels. However, if you wish to personalize your labels that comes at an additional cost. Still, it's the best option if you don't have the space or the need for a giant box of shipping labels and you'll get them for a third of the price.

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  2. Where can I find shipping labels with some personality?
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    123Print is one of the best places to find shipping labels with unique designs that can really add a personal touch to all your packages. Whether you are a lawyer sending something out to a client or a boutique owner sending an order out to a customer, labels from 123Print will really make a good impression. Get color-printed labels for as low as $0.12 each, giving you 300 labels for just $35. These labels are also suitable for personal use, especially fun seasonal labels you can use to send family gifts for the holidays.

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  3. Where can I find affordable shipping labels for laser printers?
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    Uline is one of the best places to find laser labels that come out of your printer clearer than an inkjet and dry almost instantly, so you don't need to wait around before you stick it on a package. This will help you get out packages faster, so not a second is wasted. Uline offers numerous shipping label styles and colors that are focused on your business's shipping needs. You can also purchase additional handling labels such as fragile labels, "do not stack" or "refrigerate upon arrival" labels. These labels provide instructions for the shipping company handling your package and will show customers that you care. Purchase five or more boxes of standard white shipping labels and get each one for just $21 from Uline. The number of sheets and labels per box varies depending on what size you need.

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  4. Can I choose different shipping label designs?
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    Printing companies like ULine, 123Print, and Colorful Images have hundreds of designs for customers to choose from. Small businesses especially can benefit from pre-made designs that work well with their companies and help their business stand out. Quality shipping labels will help your company appear more professional and help your company name be more recognizable to customers, so they are more likely to remember to order from you in the future. You can choose shipping labels with vibrant colors, a cleaner design, and even smudge-proof ink. When it comes to running a business, little details like these matter to customers, especially when it comes to shipping, because everyone wants to make sure that the items they order are packaged with care in every way.

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  5. What kind of printer do I need to have to print my own shipping labels?
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    Those who want to print shipping labels from home can use a standard inkjet or laser printer because the labels are spread out on standard paper size sheets. There is also special paper options available from any of the top printing companies that can be used so that the ink doesn't smudge. However, laser printer labels are the best option for faster printing that won't smudge, regardless of which paper you use.

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  6. Do printing companies offer additional special deals or coupons?
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    Printing companies often have special deals, such as free shipping on orders more than $30 from Colorful Images. Another common deal is a percentage off when signing up for the company's email list; for example, customers get 20% at 123Print sitewide when they sign up for email. Uline offers special offers monthly, so be sure to keep checking back for deals as they occur.

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  7. Can I get free samples from printing companies before I buy?
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    Printing companies offer free samples to interested customers, usually through the customer service department. The best way to view product and service options, however, is to request a catalog. To request a catalog from Uline, just fill out the necessary online form and get your catalog shipped to your home or business. 

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  8. About how much can I expect to pay for shipping labels?
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    The cost of shipping labels depends on size, the amount ordered, and design. The more shipping labels are ordered, the cheaper they are. Colorful images charge around $10 for a package of 36, while ULine customers can as pay as low as $30 for a single box of labels or they can purchase five or more boxes and get each one for just $21 each. So, if you think you are going to need a lot of labels in the future, it doesn't hurt to buy them ahead of time.

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