Shipping Through Paypal–Regardless of How the Customer Paid


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Did you know you can use Paypal labels to ship things even when your buyer didn’t pay through Paypal? Or even if you’re just shipping something to a friend?

There’s two ways to do it–using the Multi-order Shipping feature or using the ship-now link.

Multi-order Shipping

On the right side of the main account page there is a link under “My account tools” to “Multi-order Shipping”.

Personally I don’t like that feature–I find it cumbersome for printing one label so I use the “ship-now” page:

Ship-Now

1. Log in to your Paypal account.

2. Click this link (and bookmark the web page in your browser for future use):
https://www.paypal.com/us/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_ship-now

3. There you can manually enter all the details for a label for a package even if you did not receive funds through Paypal. I copy and paste everything in to be sure I’ve got it right.

Click the bookmark in your browser whenever you want to do it again.

Teach a Man to Fish…

You can get to this web page address any time you need to, even without the bookmark. Knowing how to get there will keep you from ever having to worry about losing the magic link, so here goes…

You can create that link address yourself from a transaction label you haven’t yet printed:

a. Click the “Print shipping label” link next to any transaction and when the label page loads
b. go to the address bar in your browser and delete all the text after “ship-now” in the address and
c. hit enter. That will give you a blank label form to fill in with your shipment details.

For example, when you click the “Print Shipping Label” link the address of the label page will look something like this:

https://www.paypal.com/us/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_ship-now&info=qnOjYY-GGnRwerueX9I9N1ts1Kzw…

cut the end of the address off so it just ends with ship-now:

https://www.paypal.com/us/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_ship-now

then hit enter on your keyboard. It will bring up a page with a blank label.

If you don’t have a transaction with a “Print shipping label” link:

i. Find a transaction that you already printed a label for, and click the “Details” link in the Details column next to it,
ii. Page down to the blue link that says “Ship Another”, click it and when the label page loads
iii. go to the address bar in your browser and delete all the text after “ship-now” in the address (as described above) and
iiii. hit enter. That will give you a blank label form.

For more shipping tips see our main “Shipping” page–see the gold links on the right or click here:
Shipping Basics



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2 thoughts on “Shipping Through Paypal–Regardless of How the Customer Paid”

  1. Thank you for explaining how you found that Ship Now link. I’ve been pulling my hair out trying to find it on the PayPal site and now I know it’s simply not there. Tonight will be nightmare free! Unless the zombies visit me again.

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