How To Label A Box For Shipping

How To Label A Box For Shipping

Did you know that you can save some money on shipping costs by adequately labeling your boxes? It's true! Using suitable labels ensures that your packages are shipped in the correct size and weight class, which can help reduce your shipping costs. This blog post will show you how to label your boxes for shipping. Keep reading to learn more!

What Type Of Box Do You Need For Shipping A Product?

The first step in shipping your product is to choose a suitable shipping box. Depending on the size and weight of your product, you'll want to select a package that is strong enough to protect your product during shipping. If you're unsure what size or box to use, you can always ask your local shipping store for help.

Once you've chosen the appropriate shipping box, it's time to label it! When marking your shipping box, you'll want to include the following information:

  • Name and address
  • Recipient's name and address
  • A description of the contents of the box
  • Weight of the box
  • Shipping method (e.g., USPS, UPS, FedEx)

Related: Know the Difference between Delivery and Shipping Address

The Different Types Of Labels 

There are a few different types of shipping labels that you can use.

Adhesive Label

The adhesive label is a type of shipping tape that can be attached to most surfaces. It's easy for users and fastens quickly, making it perfect when you need your package delivered ASAP!

Non-Adhesive Label 

Shipping can involve a process, especially if you are shipping something delicate. In these cases, it may not always work best to use adhesive labels and instead opt for non-adhesive ones, which will keep your package safe from any damage that could happen during transit.

We all know how important packaging is when sending out packages; however, there's more than one type available! Nonlinear Shipping Labels serve their purpose well by providing peace of mind knowing they won't stick onto anything remotely flammable or breakable because those things don't want EASILY destroyed either... right?

These types come with many different designs, so finding just what suits YOUR needs should never feel difficult again.

Handwritten Label

In some cases, you may need to handwrite your shipping label. It is usually reserved for particular circumstances, such as when shipping internationally. When handwriting your shipping label, be sure to include all of the required information so that you can process your package appropriately.

Pre-printed Labels

FedEx, UPS, and USPS all offer pre-printed shipping labels. These labels are available for purchase at most shipping stores. Pre-printed labels include all required shipping information, so you don't need to worry about writing it out by hand. Just attach the label to your box, and you're ready to go!

Related: How To Print Shipping Labels

How To Attach The Label To The Box 

Once you've chosen the correct label for your shipping box, it's time to attach it. There are a few different ways that you can do this:

Taping the label to the box

Ensure you tape a clear shipping label to your package before sending it out. The adhesive should be enough for simple shipments, but if there are more items inside or they're heavy, ask someone else how best would handle this task because taping might not hold up well under pressure!

Sticking the label to the box

If you're using a non-adhesive label, it's best to stick them with shipping tape or glue. Ensure your labels are securely attached, so they don't come off during the shipment process!

Hand Written the Label on the Box:

Handwritten labels are the best choice because they stay in place during shipping. You only need to worry about getting them off smoothly after applying it, so use some good quality tape!

Related: How to Get Free Shipping Supplies from USPS, UPS, FedEx, and DHL

5 Tips For Shipping Products 

Now that you know how to label your shipping box, here are a few tips to make sure your product arrives safely at its destination:

1. Choose The Suitable Shipping Method

Shipping methods can be overwhelming, but we're here to help! We've got the perfect shipping solution for you. We have different rates and transit times to meet your needs. You don't need to worry about picking the right one. We will take care of everything for you.

2. Pack Your Product Securely 

How you pack your product can make or break the shipping success. The more securely and cleanly a shipment is packed, the less likely its contents will be damaged in transit; this means taking care of what goes into each box! Use packing material to fill any empty spaces inside so there's no risk for damage during transport- remember: if something seems too big before opening up boxes, don't hesitate - just cut down on unnecessary pieces first, then ship accordingly.

3. Label Your Shipping Box Clearly

When shipping a package, be sure to label the box with all of your required information. It will help speed up processing and ensure you get what's coming right when it arrives at its destination!

4. Track Your Shipment

Track your shipment! It's essential to know where that package has been since you shipped it, and luckily for us, there are tools out in the world today which can help make this process easier.

Related: What Does My USPS Tracking Status Mean?

5. Ship Early To Avoid Delays 

Nothing is worse than waiting for your product to arrive, and it's not due yet! Luckily, by shipping early, you can avoid these delays.

Related: Why Custom Packaging Is Vital for Your Ecommerce Brand


Shipping a product can be simple and easy if you correctly label your shipping box. Include all the required information, attach the label securely, and pack your product carefully to ensure a successful shipment!

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