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Using USPS Shipping Labels on Etsy

With Etsy USPS Shipping Labels, you can purchase and print USPS shipping labels directly from your Etsy shop.

Who can use them?

Currently, only US sellers who accept Etsy Payments or PayPal as payment methods can use them.

Where can I ship?

Sellers can print labels to ship to both domestic and international addresses. Learn more about international shipping labels.

What are the costs?

There are no additional fees from Etsy to use USPS Shipping Labels. The total cost of your USPS Shipping Label is the sum of all shipping fees (postage, signature confirmation, Shipsurance parcel insurance). All domestic labels include USPS Delivery Confirmation and Tracking.

The cost of your USPS Shipping Label and label-related fees will appear on your bill as Shipping Label. If you purchase parcel insurance on Etsy, the cost of insurance will appear separately on your bill as Shipsurance Parcel Insurance and will include the USPS Shipping Label number. A breakdown of these costs is outlined on the label purchase page, in the email notification sent after a label has been purchased, and on your label and order receipts.

How can I tell if I have access to USPS Shipping Labels?

When USPS Shipping Labels are active for your shop, you’ll see a Print Shipping Label button on your Sold Orders and Receipt pages. The first time you print a label, you’ll complete a quick on-boarding where you set your default Ship From address.

There are a number of shipping methods currently available:

Priority Mail®

A fast but affordable way to send packages and envelopes. The USPS automatically includes $100 of insurance with domestic Priority Mail packages.

In addition to offering the ability to use your own packaging for Priority Mail, Etsy Shipping Labels also support the following Priority Mail Flat Rate packaging options:

  • Large Flat Rate Box
  • Medium Flat Rate Box
  • Small Flat Rate Box
  • Flat Rate Envelope
  • Small Flat Rate Envelope
  • Padded Flat Rate Envelope
  • Legal Flat Rate Envelope
  • Regional Rate Boxes A, B, and C
  • Flat Rate APO/ FPO box (Note: Priority Mail APO/FPO Flat Rate Boxes may only be used to ship to military personnel with APO/FPO addresses.)

Priority Mail Express®

Send packages overnight to most locations in the United States. The USPS automatically includes $100 of insurance with domestic Priority Mail Express packages.

In addition to offering the ability to use your own packaging for Priority Mail Express, Etsy Shipping Labels also support the following Priority Mail Express Flat Rate packaging options:

  • Flat Rate Envelope
  • Medium Flat Rate Box
  • Legal Flat Rate Envelope
  • Padded Flat Rate Envelope

First Class Mail®

For envelopes and packages that are under 16 ounces.

Media Mail®

A class of mail used to send books, film, printed music, scripts, videos, CDs, and DVDs.

Parcel Select Ground®

For parcels which don't require immediate delivery and for any large packages up to 130”.

Priority Mail® International

Delivery Confirmation and tracking is included with all Priority Mail® International packages, except flat-rate envelopes and small boxes. Learn more: https://www.usps.com/ship/priority-mail-international.htm

In addition to offering the ability to use your own packaging for Priority Mail International, Etsy Shipping Labels also support the following Priority Mail International Flat Rate packaging options:

  • Large Flat Rate Box
  • Medium Flat Rate Box
  • Small Flat Rate Box
  • Flat Rate Envelope
  • Small Flat Rate Envelope
  • Padded Flat Rate Envelope
  • Legal Flat Rate Envelope

Priority Mail Express® International

The fastest way to send packages to international destinations. Delivery Confirmation and tracking is included with all Express Mail® International packages. The USPS automatically includes $200 of insurance with domestic Priority Mail Express International packages. Learn more: https://www.usps.com/ship/express-mail-international.htm

In addition to offering the ability to use your own packaging for Priority Mail Express International, Etsy Shipping Labels also support the following Priority Mail Express International Flat Rate packaging options:

  • Flat Rate Envelope
  • Legal Flat Rate Envelope
  • Padded Flat Rate Envelope

First-Class Mail International Package Service®

For envelopes and small packages. Learn more: https://www.usps.com/ship/first-class-international.htm

Delivery Confirmation is included for First-Class International and Priority Mail International Flat Rate Envelope & Small Flat Rate Box package types going to the following countries:

Australia, Austria*, Belgium, Brazil*, Canada, Croatia, Denmark*, Estonia, France*, Finland, Germany, Gibraltar*, Great Britain and Northern Ireland, Hungary, Iceland*, Israel, Italy*, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg*, Malaysia, Malta, Mexico*, Netherlands, New Zealand, Poland*, Portugal*, Serbia*, Singapore, Slovenia*, Spain, and Switzerland.

Note: An asterisk indicates that Delivery Confirmation service has been temporarily suspended for this country.

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