Onyx Products® is a shipping supply store in our Stamps.com family designed to help you find all of your shipping supplies and is accessible from your ShippingEasy dashboard. This eliminates the frustration of having to remember your login to other shipping supply sites. The Onyx Products® website also breaks down everything into easy-to-find categories such as Free USPS Supplies, Thermal Printers, and Labels, so you aren’t left searching for the right product. Wondering how everything works and how you can use these products with ShippingEasy? We’ve got you covered!
Recommended products from Onyx Products®
The Onyx Products® website has supplies ranging from scales to Flat Rate boxes, so you can find everything you need. While their website is user-friendly, there are times you need to quickly find specific shipping supplies or know if they have the product you need in stock like during the busy holiday season when you need to send out orders as quickly as possible. We’ve highlighted some of the free USPS supplies because of their partnership with USPS and their thermal printer offerings.
Free USPS supplies
Onyx Products® has an entire inventory of free USPS supplies for services like Priority Mail. Products include Flat Rate boxes and labels for specialty products including pressure-sensitive products like some toiletries. These supplies are shipped directly to you, free of charge, and most of these supplies ship in sets of 10-25. This way, you have multiple boxes or envelopes at the ready to get your orders out quickly as they come in. Onyx Products® also has an order inquiry team to help with any questions about your orders as they make their way to you. To contact their order inquiry team, email [email protected] directly.
For more advice on shipping supplies, check out our Shipping 101 blog!
When it comes to shipping supplies, thermal printers aren’t always at the top of the list. However, investing in a good thermal printer is beneficial because your labels print faster, and thermal printers don’t need traditional ink cartridges. The DYMO LabelWriter 4XL is one of the most commonly used thermal printers, and Onyx Products® offers them on their website, saving you the hassle of having to shop around online or trying to find the closest retailer that carries them.
The DYMO LabelWriter 4XL is compatible with ConnectEasy, the automatic ShippingEasy printing app partners with. Once you set up your thermal printer, you can download ConnectEasy on your computer from your ShippingEasy account. All you’ll need to do is go to your Settings – Devices and Hardware – ConnectEasy. From here, you’ll follow the instructions for either Mac or PC, depending on your computer, and you’ll be all set!
For a step-by-step guide on downloading ConnectEasy, check out our blog!
Supply automation with ShippingEasy
Regardless of plan level, all ShippingEasy accounts have the option to add Shipping Presets and Shipping Rules. Shipping Rules provide you with automation options, so your orders can have certain services automatically added, and shipping presets are visible on your Ready to Ship page or Orders page, so they’re easy to select.
Shipping Presets are shortcuts to your most commonly used carrier services and packaging, and you can select up to 10 presets to appear on a list shown on your Ready to Ship and Order pages. You can also have both domestic and international packaging saved. To create a shipping preset, you’ll go to Settings – Shipping Presets – New Preset.
Shipping presets save you time by adding your favorite options to a drop-down list, meaning you don’t have to manually input them with each and every order. Some examples of presets might include presets for USPS Priority Mail Flat Rate boxes, USPS Priority Mail Regional Rate A or Rate B boxes, or Priority Mail packages.
Shipping Rules consist of if/then statements that work to apply different options to your orders. For example, say you would like all of your orders from your Shopify store to be shipped using a specific carrier service they qualify for. You could make a shipping rule where the if statement has your store selected, and the then statement would be to make a certain shipping preset the default shipping options. Some commonly used shipping rules include using your store to assign specific packing slip templates or carrier services to your orders.
For ideas to add to your shipping rules, read The Cheapest Shippng Options for USPS, UPS, and FedEx!
The integration of Onyx Products® to ShippingEasy is another way we’ve created to help you streamline your shipping process in one centralized location. Free USPS supplies are available for commonly used services like Priority Mail, and your new products can be used within your shipping presets and shipping rules in ShippingEasy to automate your shipping process. Thermal printers, like the DYMO LabelWriter 4XL, are readily available, straight from your ShippingEasy account, so you can install ConnectEasy and become a label-printing machine. To check out their products for yourself, you can navigate to their website from your ShippingEasy account as seen below for more recommendations and information.