How to Create a Free Shipping Label

By Nick Davis

Creating shipping labels on your computer not only saves time, but also provides professional-looking labels for your envelopes, postcards and other packages. The labels contain your name, address, city, state and zip code as well as the recipient's name and address. You don't have to purchase an expensive computer program to create a shipping label--you can create one for free online or with a program already on your computer.

Things You'll Need

  • Internet connection
  • Internet browser
  • Self-adhesive or sticker paper
  • Printer
  • Paper cutter
  • Word processing application or text editor

Shipping Label Pro

Step 1

Launch your computer's Internet browser. Click on the “Shipping Label Pro” link in the Resources section to access a free shipping-label creation website.

Step 2

Enter your name and mailing address in the boxes next to “From.” Enter the recipient's name and mailing address in the boxes next to the “To."

Step 3

Click on the down arrow on the box under “Delivery Service” to select what type of letter or package you are mailing--“First Class,” “Parcel Post” or other type.

Step 4

Enter any shipping instructions, "Handle With Care," "Rush" or other wording, into the box next to the wording “Special Shipping Instructions.”

Step 5

Click the “Preview & Print” button to see how your mailing label is going to look.

Step 6

Load a sheet of self-adhesive or sticker paper into your computer's printer. Click “File,” “Print" and “OK” to print your shipping label. Use a paper cutter to trim your label to size.

Hewlett-Packard Creative Studio for Business

Step 1

Launch your computer's Internet browser. Click on the “HP Creative Studio for Business” link in the Resources section to access Hewlett-Packard's free shipping-label creation website.

Step 2

Click on one of the free shipping-label styles you want to use from one of the two screens of label templates.

Step 3

Click on the link next to “Shipping Label” on the right of your screen to download the template. The template will save to your computer in your default “Download” folder.

Step 4

Navigate to the folder containing the template and click or double-click on the file's name to open it in your computer's word processing application.

Step 5

Click on the first shipping label on the template. Enter your name and mailing address in the top portion of the label over the wording “Company,” “Street Address” and “City, State.”

Step 6

Enter the recipient's name and mailing address in the bottom portion of the label over the wording “Company,” “Street Address” and “City, State.”

Step 7

Load a sheet of self-adhesive or sticker paper into your computer's printer. Click “File,” “Print” and “OK” to print your shipping label. Use a paper cutter to trim your label to size.

Word Processing Application or Text Editor

Step 1

Open your computer's word processing application or text editor. A blank document will appear on your screen. If not, click “File,” “New” and “Blank Document.”

Step 2

Enter your name and mailing address in the blank document. Press “Enter” or “Return” after each line of text.

Step 3

Press “Enter” or “Return” four times. Enter the recipient's name and mailing address. Press “Enter” or “Return” after each line of text.

Step 4

Load a sheet of self-adhesive or sticker paper into your computer's printer. Click “File,” “Print” and “OK” to print your shipping label.Use a paper cutter to cut out the top and bottom portions as two separate pieces.