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Shipping Labels are affixed to items being despatched. Its primary function is to provide all the necessary information to all parties involved in the logistics supply chain to allow them to perform their shipping, handling and delivering of the product in the most timely and efficient way.
These labels are extremely easy to use. Ecommerce companies use these types of labels to despatch their goods via many different courier networks.
The Shipping Labels will contain the customers address and contact name as a minimum, quite often extra information is also displayed such as the customer order number and specific delivery instructions. Each label will also have a returns address for the parcels that do not reach their end destination.
Many of these labels will also contain a very critical barcode.
A barcode is a square or rectangular image consisting of a series of parallel black lines and white spaces of varying widths that can be read by a scanner. Barcodes are applied to products as a means of quick identification. They are used in retail stores as part of the purchase process, in warehouses to track inventory, and Shipping Labels for the couriers to scan the goods in and out of their operating programmes.
It is critical to all ecommerce businesses that this relatively simple consumable item performs, if there is a failure in the performance of the product it can be very expensive to the ecommerce business, in lost goods if the labels peel off or do not retain the delivery information.
Shipping Labels are made up from four components:
1. Face paper
Depending on the product they are going to be applied to, determines the material for each of these four components. The team at Forms Plus have the technical knowledge to advise you on the most suitable material for your specific requirement. Contact us today for a free, no obligation quotation.
Shipping Labels can be supplied in various formats depending on the printers they will be used in:
• Fan folded
• Cut sheets
The most commonly used type of shipping label, is the direct thermal label, using an economy face material with a standard adhesive and honey glassine backing.