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Stop Taping Your Amazon FBA Shipping Labels – Get Free Peel & Stick Labels from UPS!

Did you know that you can get free UPS Shipping Labels?  I honestly did not know that when I first joined Amazon FBA.  In my post, Investing with Amazon FBA, you’ll see that I spent $5.59 on a package of twenty Avery 18126 Shipping Labels.  Granted, that’s not a lot of money, but it will add up over time as that package provides only enough labels to ship 10 boxes.

I bought these, but didn't need too.

I bought these, but didn’t need too.

I’m glad that before I bought another package of the Avery Labels that I learned that UPS provides free shipping labels.  You order them from their website but you need to register with them first.  One way to start is to navigate to the link that says “Order Supplies.”  From there, you’ll see a spot where you can either login or register for an account.  Go ahead and create your UPS Account and sign in.

9/16/15 Update: For some reason, I’m no longer able to order supplies from the UPS website.  So I emailed UPS and requested 100 labels which they are sending me.  If the website doesn’t work, then call or email UPS.  I asked for Item #01774501. 

Once you’re signed in, click on the “Order Supplies” link again and then choose “Labels and Stickers.”  You’ll find that they provide different labels to choose from.  Scroll down until you find the “UPS WorldShip Peel-and-Stick – Labels (2 Per Sheet).”  Choose that one and complete your order.  I ordered mine on a Sunday night and received them on Thursday.

These were free!

These were free!

Not only were they free, but UPS ships them to your house for free!  No shipping charges.  Thank you UPS!

Yes, you can print out your labels on regular printing paper and tape them on to your boxes.  This is good to do if you’re out of labels, but the taping seems to be extra work.  (Plus there’s the cost of the printer paper and tape).  I like using real shipping labels because they are very simple to use – just print, peel and stick.

Also, while you’re on the UPS site, be sure to check out the other services that they offer.  I drop my boxes off at my local UPS store on the way to work, but the “Schedule a Pickup” service looks good if you’re home during the day.

Do you know of any freebies or any other ways to save money?  If so, please share by leaving a comment below.  Remember, the less that we spend on supplies, the more that we have to spend on inventory!

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  • Kristie K. November 30, 2014, 10:09 pm

    Thank you thank you THANK YOU!! Following your links to get this done NOW!

    Reply
    • Diana December 1, 2014, 4:43 am

      Hi Kristie, I hope you were able to get your labels from UPS! Thanks for stopping by! Diana

      Reply
  • Corey Verdusco December 11, 2014, 4:49 pm

    Thank you for the tip about UPS Labels, I didn’t know you could get blank labels from there. After that tip I decided to also check Fed EX. If you register for a free Fed Ex account you can order labels from them too. I know most of us ship via UPS for Amazon but thought it was good information especially since you can get larger quantities.

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    • Diana December 11, 2014, 6:53 pm

      Hi Corey, I didn’t know that FedEx does the free labels. But I guess it makes sense that they would offer the free labels too. As much as we ship out, it’s great that they do that to help cut our costs. Thanks for stopping by! Diana

      Reply
  • Trung April 12, 2015, 8:57 am

    Hi Diana, is the UPS label still free now?

    Reply
    • Diana April 12, 2015, 12:49 pm

      Hi Trung,
      Yes the UPS labels are still free. I just ordered a new batch a couple of weeks ago!

      Diana

      Reply
  • Stephanie May 19, 2015, 6:11 pm

    Hi Diana,

    I’ve been reading your site for the last few days and have found it very helpful, so thank you for all your efforts! Have you printed on the free UPS labels with an ink jet printer before? I’m curious to know if you need to use a laser jet printer.

    Thanks!
    Stephanie

    Reply
    • Diana May 19, 2015, 6:24 pm

      Hi Stephanie, When I started out, all I had was an inkjet and the UPS labels printed fine on it. No problems! Good luck with selling on Amazon and let me know if you have anymore questions!

      Diana

      Reply
  • clare jiang June 11, 2015, 3:02 am

    DearFriend,
    Your advice is the most clear and useful one, I appreciate your thought and spending time to help others. I just opened an Amazon FBA account since we are relocating, we want to sell most of our books. I have spend a lot of time and try to understand the process of doing FBA, It seems very hard and time consuming. Any more advice you can give to me would be a great help.
    Thank you so much,
    Clare

    Reply
    • Diana June 11, 2015, 1:16 pm

      Hi Clare, I started with books and was very overwhelmed with the process. There is a lot to learn. I had Amazon label my first box of books. You may want to do the same so you only have to worry about listing them correctly. I don’t sell that many books but have heard that the popular fiction books don’t do too well. Make sure you scan them in your cellphone app or search for it on Amazon and use the FBA calculator to see what you’re potential profit will be before sending them in. Let me know if you have any questions. Diana

      Reply
  • Bob July 18, 2015, 11:41 pm

    Hello,
    I cannot figure out how to get my labels to print without including the instructions from the Amazon default setting, when returning items. The default setting does not fit the format of the Avery labels (2 per page).
    Can you help? 🙂
    Thank,
    -Bob

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  • Diana July 20, 2015, 9:29 pm

    Hi Bob, are you talking about returning items to Amazon that you purchased yourself? If so, I’ve only returned one item and had to print the labels on regular printer paper and then I taped them to the box. If the instructions print, then you can cut them off.

    Diana

    Reply
  • Theresa July 24, 2015, 11:37 am

    You have to choose left or right to print. The default prints in the middle of the sticker

    Reply
  • Heidi August 7, 2015, 2:35 am

    Hi Diana, Thanks for this tip! I registered then went back to the order supplies link, and it’s asking for an account number. I’ve speed through UPS through Amazon before, but I don’t think I have an account number. Any ideas?

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    • Diana August 7, 2015, 4:13 am

      Hi Heidi, I think I may be having the same problem as you and I don’t know what’s going on. I went to UPS, logged in, went to Order Supplies and it asked for the account number. It had my account number in a drop-down box and then when I selected it, it went back to that same screen. This have never happened before. I’ll try again tomorrow, maybe their system is down or something. Otherwise, I’ll have to dig into it more because I need labels pretty soon. I’ll let you know what I come up with. Diana

      Reply
      • Heidi August 7, 2015, 2:12 pm

        Thank you!

        Reply
  • Elise September 13, 2015, 3:55 pm

    Hi Diana,

    Just wondering if it is still possible to order labels for free from UPS?

    Thanks,

    Elise

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    • Diana September 15, 2015, 12:53 pm

      Hi Elise,
      I tried ordering again this morning and now my account is inactive and needs to be reactivated so it wouldn’t let me order.

      I do need to dig into this further as I’ll need labels pretty soon.

      Diana

      Reply
      • Mihir Kansagra September 30, 2015, 11:24 pm

        I belive the issue would be not using UPS. I think they see if u use UPS label to ship via UPS. If u do not then they limit or stop shipping the supplies.

        That’s just my theory. IDK if they do it for real but I assume they wanna make money instead of giving out supplies.

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        • Diana October 1, 2015, 4:01 am

          I do agree that UPS wouldn’t want to give out supplies to people that didn’t use it for shipping via UPS. But I do use UPS for Amazon FBA, but unfortunately, since I drop off my boxes at the UPS store, my shipments aren’t tied to my online account.

          Reply
    • Diana September 17, 2015, 2:40 am

      Yes, you can still get free shipping labels. But for some reason, I can’t order them from their website anymore 🙁 I emailed UPS and they’re sending me 100 more.

      Reply
  • Merry September 22, 2015, 4:15 am

    I just followed your instructions and received confirmation that my shipping labels are on the way!! Go UPS!

    Reply
    • Diana September 22, 2015, 1:12 pm

      Hi Merry,

      I’m glad you got a batch ordered! UPS is wonderful as they deliver them pretty quickly, within a few days.

      Diana

      Reply
  • Miguel December 30, 2015, 3:10 pm

    Great post! Free labels came in about 2 days, incredibly fast! Quick newbie question: does the shipping and package label get printed on the same label, and you peel label and cut? Or, no need to cut, just peel and stick? Thank you again for this great tip! 🙂

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    • Diana December 30, 2015, 6:43 pm

      Hi Miguel,
      When you print your shipping labels, you’ll actually get 2 labels per sheet of paper. One label is the UPS label and the other is an Amazon label. With the free UPS labels, it’s peel and stick. Very easy to do!

      Diana

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      • Miguel December 31, 2015, 1:39 am

        Thanks Diana! I figured it out when I went to print my labels. The 2-up sheet makes perfect sense now. Those free labels are perfect! 🙂 Thanks for your help! Happy 2016!

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        • Diana December 31, 2015, 1:42 am

          Miguel, glad you’re happy with the labels!

          Have a Happy New Year!

          Reply
  • Andre Marques February 15, 2016, 2:07 pm

    Very helpful information that I didn’t know it !

    Thank you !

    Andre – New Jersey

    Reply
    • Diana February 16, 2016, 5:52 pm

      Great! Glad it helped!

      Diana

      Reply
  • April February 26, 2016, 7:34 am

    Thanks for the great tip! I have a UPS account and have been ordering labels for my thermal printer for years, never noticed the UPS Peel-and-Stick (2 Per Sheet) labels, duh! Just placed an order. Thanks again!!

    Reply
    • Diana February 26, 2016, 4:17 pm

      Hey April,
      Those shipping labels are wonderful! Glad you were able to get some ordered!

      Diana

      Reply
  • Tihomir April 6, 2016, 7:38 am

    Hello Diana,
    I can’t make my supplier to add the FBA label on the box. Will amazon accept the box if there is no FBA Label on it?

    Regards,
    Tihomir

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    • Diana April 6, 2016, 1:19 pm

      Hi Tihomir,
      I have always shipped my boxes with the FBA label. I’m sure there will be some type of delay or problem with processing your shipment without one.

      I recommend that you have your supplier send your products to either you or a prepping company to make sure everything gets prepped, labelled and shipped correctly.

      Diana

      Reply
  • Brent April 16, 2016, 7:20 pm

    I was just about to go buy some labels for my first shipment. This is amazing, thank you!

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    • Diana April 17, 2016, 1:42 am

      The free UPS labels are great. Saves us a lot of money!

      Reply
  • Fred May 22, 2016, 2:18 am

    You can pick up free clear stick on envelopes from the UPS Store when you drop off your next shipment. Then just print on plain paper cut in half place in clea

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  • Fred May 22, 2016, 2:21 am

    You can pick up free clear stick on envelopes from the UPS Store when you drop off your next shipment. Then just print labels on plain paper, cut in half, place in two clear envelopes and stick on the box. No need to order from UPS and also protects the ink jet print from water damage.

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    • Diana May 22, 2016, 4:07 pm

      Hi Fred,
      Thanks for the tip! I never thought about asking for the envelopes. It rains a lot in Washington. In fact, yesterday I put a kitchen towel on top of my shipping labels to keep them from getting wet while I carried my shipping boxes to the car.

      Diana

      Reply
  • Elton June 18, 2016, 12:46 am

    How about the bar-code stickers. All I saw was the thermal printer stickers. I just have a regular Dell printer..

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    • Diana June 18, 2016, 6:35 pm

      Hi Elton, I don’t think you can get free bar-code stickers from UPS. I buy mine from Amazon.

      Diana

      Reply
  • Rosemary September 3, 2016, 11:24 pm

    Thanks for the tip Diana. This will really speed things up!

    Reply
    • Diana September 4, 2016, 2:09 pm

      Rosemary, the free labels are great!

      Reply

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