Close

paypal won't let me print my shipping label

Report a post

Thank you for taking time to help Etsy! Please note that you will not receive a personal response about this report. We will review this post privately...

Why are you reporting this post?

Any additional comments?

Edit Post

Edit your post below. After editing, the post will be marked as edited and the date & time of the last edit displayed.

Close

What is this?

Admin may choose to highlight awesome community posts that are friendly, answer questions, and offer informative links.

What does it do?

Highlighted posts are placed at the top of each page in a thread for greater visibility.

Sign in to participate in this discussion.

Original Post

I'm trying to print a shipping label in PayPal for a confirmed address. But, PP keeps showing me a message that "the shipping address is different from the U.S. Postal Service's recommended address" and then lists the recommended address; their recommended shipping address is the same as the confirmed address! I've tried editing and re-entering all the address info, but I still can't get past this page--it won't let me pay or print the label. Has anyone else had this problem? Any suggestions on how to get around it so I can print my label? How aggravating!!

Posted at 7:18 pm Dec 16, 2010 EST

Responses

NeatThings says

It's probably not EXACTLY the same. Make it exact then roll.

Posted at 7:19 pm Dec 16, 2010 EST

Try using the multi-order shipping link. That usually works when the other Paypal thingy gets wacky.

Other times, I've copied and pasted the entire address from what Paypal suggests again and that has worked.

Posted at 7:21 pm Dec 16, 2010 EST

OMG, I figured it out--it didn't like "Ft. Hood" and I had to spell it out "Fort Hood". How insanely picky!! BAH!

Posted at 7:21 pm Dec 16, 2010 EST

Yeah, it doesn't like "St" for "Saint", either.

Posted at 7:22 pm Dec 16, 2010 EST

Thanks for the multi-order suggestion CreativeArtandSoul--I'll keep that in mind for the next time PayPal wigs out on me.

Posted at 7:24 pm Dec 16, 2010 EST

It's telling you that the address isn't exactly the same as where you're shipping to...could be as easy as a "Road" that should be "Street".

Posted at 7:30 pm Dec 16, 2010 EST

starless says

I had to ship a package to "Saint Cloud", MN just today because PayPal didn't like "St." Kind of funny considering that it also made me change "Avenue North" to "Ave N", in the very same address.

But yeah, multi-order will work if you don't want to change the address. It's still funny though, in that it forces you provide both a first and last name- sometimes I use it to return things to companies, so I have to address my package to "Gap Gap" or whatever. :)

Posted at 7:31 pm Dec 16, 2010 EST

starless says:
It's still funny though, in that it forces you provide both a first and last name- sometimes I use it to return things to companies, so I have to address my package to "Gap Gap" or whatever. :)
-------------

LOL--that is funny!

Posted at 7:34 pm Dec 16, 2010 EST

"Road" vs "Street" vs "Avenue" is *really* important in some places where they reuse the same name over and over again in the same few blocks, just changing it with the "type" of road. It's amazingly annoying when trying to drive in an unfamiliar place. *remembers a very confusing drive through Queens*

Posted at 7:36 pm Dec 16, 2010 EST

Unfollow username?

Are you sure you want to stop following this person?