10/14/2020 at 12:00 pm #82439
10/14/2020 at 12:03 pm #82440JayKeymaster
- Location: Virginia
So the QR code is on your phone? And the Post Office scans the code and prints a label for you?
I feel most post office workers would want to weigh the box themselves.
10/14/2020 at 12:24 pm #82441soniaParticipant
- Location: Northeast US
What if it’s the post office that doesn’t have a printer? Lol. My (rural) PO doesn’t even have the ability to print receipts. 🙂
10/14/2020 at 8:31 pm #82450AmatinoParticipant
- Location: Texas
You can print to PDF, save it on a thumb drive, take a letter size label sheet, and print at your local library. I’ve done it before when my printer went down. Now that I have my Dymo, I print on my printer as a back up, but back then, it was a lifesaver!
@sonia Surprised your PO doesn’t have a printer. How do they print the labels for parcels? O.O!
10/14/2020 at 9:04 pm #82451soniaParticipant
- Location: Northeast US
@Amatino – what do you mean by “Print labels for parcels”? LOL.
I think they print one of those old fashioned postmark strips (red print on 1-inch wide strip of white) which is on some sort of old fashioned semi-manual machine. Or, if it’s not a large amount, they use some of the stamps they have on hand that haven’t sold.
I think they actually have a printer for the computer they use at their desk in the back. They just don’t have the fancy computers/software with the extra display for the customer that then prints receipts and labels.
I’m glad we have a post office at all!
10/15/2020 at 1:45 am #82457amora309Participant
I also think they’ll want to weigh it themselves. This is new and I wonder if they’ll even know what to do with the QR code. I’m going to try it out Friday when I have time to wait in that line.
10/15/2020 at 9:24 am #82460
amora, Thanks for posting this. You say you got this on ebay. Was it an email from ebay? An announcement? I haven’t seen this….Also, I note it says “Check the nearby locations where you can use the QR code…” so it sounds like not every PO will have this service available…..?
10/15/2020 at 9:39 am #82461
Told the better half about this, and she asked “Is this for any ebay label, or just return labels?” Seems like a good question.
10/15/2020 at 9:45 am #82462
OK, found this at https://www.ebay.com/help/selling/posting-items/labels-packaging-tips/buying-printing-postage-labels?id=4157#section5 :
<h2 id=”section5″ class=”active”>QR code shipping labels <span class=”text-blue”><sup>beta</sup></span></h2>
If you don’t have a printer at home, you can choose the QR code option where available. You’ll receive a QR code which you can save to your phone. You can then scan the code at a participating drop-off location to print the shipping label there. Here’s how:
- Go to Seller Hub Orders or My eBay Sold
- Select Print shipping label.
- Select a shipping service that says “Available” under QR code.
- Select QR code under Shipping label format.
- Select Purchase and print label.
- Choose if you would like to download QR code. You will also receive an email with the QR code for each label you purchase.
- Save the QR code on your device and bring it with your package to your nearest drop off location offering Print in store
- Select the Find a drop-off location link under what to do next to see participating locations
- Have the retail associate scan the QR code at the counter to print the shipping label and attach it to your package. Some self-service kiosks may also support label printing via QR code.
QR code labels are not currently available in the eBay app.
10/15/2020 at 9:56 am #82463
10/15/2020 at 10:07 am #82464
According to the USPS site, even my little local PO has the “label broker program” available. I wonder if they’ve ever actually used it? The ebay program is in beta, so I’m guessing most of us don’t have it available. Amora, if it works for you, let us know how it went….I think this could be really helpful in cases where a buyer wants to return an item but says they don’t have a printer at home and can’t print out an ebay return label. It would be great if I could send them a QR code that they could take to their PO….
10/15/2020 at 11:26 am #82468AmatinoParticipant
- Location: Texas
Great idea, MyCottage. Perhaps eBay could automatically offer it to buyers, eventually
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