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’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.
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.
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!