Five Shipping Tricks Every Business Should Know
When you’ve made the sale and are packing up the products to send to your customers, don’t let shipping be an afterthought. Customized, professional-looking shipping packages can make your customers feel good about their purchases and your business, and help strengthen your company’s brand.

Avery offers easy-to-use shipping solutions, including innovative labels to help address your packages, and free design templates and software to customize the labels and showcase your brand on products and packages. Take a look at these tips to make your shipping a strong representation of your business.

Shipping Packages

1. Create custom labels for professional packages

There’s nothing as drab as a plain, boring shipping box. So why send your products out to customers in them? Make sure your packages represent the quality of what’s inside with attractive custom labeling using Avery Shipping Labels. Start with free templates on Avery Design & Print Online, upload your logo and add your messaging. Your customized labels can transform ordinary shipping boxes and make a great impression with your customers.

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2. Reuse old boxes and make them look like new

When you ship your packages using Avery Shipping Labels with TrueBlock™ Technology, there’s no worry about distracting labels or marks that may make it difficult to read your shipping information. These labels are guaranteed to cover up existing labels, old markings and everything underneath—so you can reuse boxes, mailing tubes and padded envelopes. Not only will your packages look good, but your information will also be easy to read.

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3. Get that “printed right on the box” look

Large businesses may have the budget to create custom printed boxes, but you can create that same look without breaking the bank. Give your shipping boxes a custom-printed look with Avery Brown Kraft Shipping Labels. These brown labels blend right onto cardboard, so logos, company names and addresses appear as if printed right on the box.

Print Postage Online

4. Print postage online

Tired of waiting in line at the Post Office™ to ship out your packages? Instead, create your own postal center where you work, whether at home or in the office. Avery has partnered with®, a leading provider of online postage and shipping software solutions, to bring you the Desktop Postal Center service. Turn your Avery labels into U.S. postage, and print both your postage and address labels in one easy step. Then, just schedule a USPS® pick-up from

Shipping Label with Paper Receipt

5. Create a shipping label and paper receipt at once

When using internet shipping software, printing shipping receipts used to be a waste of labels. Now there’s a more efficient way to print your shipping labels and receipts—with Avery Shipping Labels with Paper Receipts. Each sheet is part shipping label and part paper receipt, and you can print both in one pass through your printer.

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