The Internet has made the simple task of sending a package relatively easy. Most known brick and mortar establishments have used the Internet to allow their customers to ship packages online. Doing away with the need of “special” shipping labels to send your packages. The convenience of online shipping, allows the user to set up an account and print the shipping labels on regular paper from their home or work printer.

Sign into your shipping account to create your label. There are a number of online companies (see Resources) that will allow you to create a shipping label. Most accounts require a username and password.

Fill in the required information in the appropriate fields to complete the shipping label. The fields will be the name, address, city, zip code and phone number for the respective sender and receiver.

Decide how you would like to ship and pay for the item. Most shipping sites will allow you to ship a package overnight, two-day, ground and so forth. You can also pay for the shipping costs online with a credit card. Be sure to follow the prompts on your screen. After all the information has been entered, hit the “Complete,” “Ship Now” or a similar button at the bottom of the page.

A new screen will appear with your shipping label.

Prep your printer. Turn on your printer and make sure it’s loaded with regular paper. Click “File” on the top menu and select “Print.” A pop-up box will appear. Select the appropriate printer and click “OK.” Your shipping label will print out.

Cut or fold the shipping label and tape it to your package. Be sure the sender and receiver information is visible.