What will be my 2019 shipping costs? 


With the new year and the new postage rates coming into effect, we’ve weighed and calculated how much things are going to cost for shipping this year.  Don’t want to pull out your scale to send that one-off-order? Just need a quick reference for planning your flat rate shipping costs this year? We’ve also included the rate by weight for First Class and the priority rates by box type.


USPS rate increases for 2019

https://blog.sonlet.com/2019/01/usps-postage-rate-increases-starting-jan-27-2019.html


LuLaRoe shipping weights and rates guide

https://blog.sonlet.com/2019/01/2019-lularoe-shipping-weights-rates-guide.html


What do you mean by the lowest advertised price?


As of the time of writing this blog, Sonlet users that want to print shipping labels from the convenience of their home use the following shipping label providers.  Here are their advertised prices online and a simple price comparison.

Sonlet

ShippingEasy

Stamps.com

Zensales

$9.99

$19.00

$15.99

$15.00

Lowest advertised price





Do you offer all of the same features as my other shipping label software?


We recently added many new features to Sonlet shipping labels which you can read about here, so most Direct Sales consultants in the United States will be able to use Sonlet shipping labels without the need of any other shipping label software. If there is a feature that you need that you don’t see included, please email our amazing Customer Support Team and we’ll get it added to our roadmap.


Are your postage rates the same?


Yes, we offer the best postage rates available on the market from the USPS called Commercial Plus, which is typically reserved for only high volume shippers.  Because of all the wonderful sellers that use Sonlet, we’ve been able to get these rates for all of our users, regardless of the number of packages that you send per month. 

How long have you been offering shipping labels?

Sonlet started offering shipping labels almost 2 years ago, and thousands of consultants have used the shipping labels feature.  Because so many people love the convenience of printing USPS shipping labels directly from Sonlet, we’ve been able to improve our features and our pricing over time.  As of the time of writing this blog post, Sonlet is now the least expensive advertised option for shipping labels for Sonlet users.


Which printers do you support?


Sonlet shipping labels are formatted as a 4" x 6.5" label.  We suggest using the DYMO 4XL for printing shipping labels.

 

  • You can also print shipping labels on your regular printer on either a half sheet label ( US Letter 8.5" x 11") or a 4 per sheet label (US Legal 8.5" x 14") by adjusting your printer settings.  

  • For printing on half sheet labels, we recommend saving the label to your computer first.  Do not print from the web page. Once it's saved, you can adjust the print settings to multiple, landscape, and print 2 per page. 

  • For printing on 4 per sheet labels, we recommend saving the label to your computer first.  Do not print from the web page. Once it's saved, you can adjust the print settings to multiple, portrait, and print 4 per page. 

  • Want to test printing a label without adding Sonlet Bucks?  No problem, here's a test label you can use to setup your printer: https://blog.sonlet.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/02/sonlet_sample_shipping_label.pdf


How do I get setup?

No setup is required.  You simply push the “Shipping” button on the Sales page to print a label for an order, or you can enter an address on the Shipping page to print a label.  There’s no API keys, no buttons or waiting, you just print labels when your customers claim items.  We recommend double checking that your address in your profile is correct, as that will be used as the return address on your shipping labels.


Do I need to sync Sonlet labels with Bless?


If you are a LuLaRoe consultant, then you can easily sync your Sonlet orders and invoices with bless using Order Forward, but using Sonlet shipping labels does not require a sync with bless.  Unlike other shipping label software, Sonlet shipping labels requires no setup, you can print the label as soon as a customer claims an item from a Sonlet party or from a claim link on Facebook.


What about sending Tracking emails?

Your customers now receive automatic shipping status updates when the USPS updates the status of your shipments as "In-transit" and "Delivered".  Automatic shipping status updates are sent to customers for all labels printed from the Sales page.  You can also send manual shipping tracking emails from the Sales page and the Shipping page.