Every shipment processed in Easyship will require a shipping label. You have the choice of printing your shipping label in 2 different formats:
- Laser printer format (4" x 6" label on A4 size paper)
- Thermal label printer format (sticker label using thermal paper)
NOTE: Thermal printing labels are only available for domestic shipments within the United States at this time.
Here's an example of a shipping label:
What is a commercial invoice?
A commercial invoice is a document that clearly describes the goods sold and how much they cost. It is viewed by customs officers and used to determine customs duties, if any.
Note: This document would only be required for international shipments. If you are shipping something domestically, you will not see this document generated in your printing options.
Here's an example of a commercial invoice:
What is a packing slip?
A packing slip is a list of what is included in a shipment, printed on a separate sheet of paper that is inside the package itself, or inside an attached shipping pouch. It usually includes the order date, the products included in the order and the corresponding quantities. It does not include the prices of the item, as it is meant to inform the customer of the items and quantity of the shipment.
Customers can use the packing slip as a guide when unpacking their order. If anything is missing, they will use it to cross-check the order content and alert the seller.
Here's an example of a packing slip:
What is a battery declaration?
A battery declaration is a form that lists the details of what kind of battery you are shipping, how many pieces, how much it weighs, and lists any special procedures for handling (if any.) It also clearly specifies whether the battery is considered PI 967, PI 966 or PI 965*.
It also includes the contact information of the shipper and the consignee.
Note: This document would only be required if your shipment contains a battery. If it doesn't, you will not see this document generated in your printing options.
*PI stands for "Packing Instruction", and they are specific instructions for how to pack batteries, written by the International Air Transport Association (IATA).
Here's an example of a battery declaration: