Altering label sizes
Is there any way of reducing the label size for our click and drop account. I have been told there is no way of reducing the label size smaller then 6 x 4 inch, by Royal Mail customer service, which is ridiculous. Why is it not possible to reduce the label size to at least 3 x 2???
Hi. Thanks for your feedback. We are considering other label options for the future.
Unfortunately, we cannot offer a timescale on when this will be available, as this is the feedback website for the Click & Drop website itself.
The massive label means click & drop is a non starter for me. So much white space on the label and it is bigger than 75% of the items I send. 3" x 2" could keep all the useful info on there with less white space. Having no option to format the label to any other size other than that decided on by Royal Mail seems a very old fashioned way of working.
You can also do this in the business account, it doesn't say, but you can.
I have found a way to print 4 to a page.
Select up to 4 labels, then Generate labels... print to Sticker sheet.
Done - much easier.
Just found a way to do it, in the personal account - so worth checking out if you also come here future person - https://help.parcel.royalmail.com/hc/en-gb/articles/115003393714-Custom-label-positioning-Personal-accounts-only
This should be an option in Business Accounts too really.
Another option would be to allow post offices to actually print the labels. The QR codes for my last order could not be printed at the Post Office. Only at the Delivery Centre - which during COVID was quite hard to access.
I agree with this totally.
I wish at the least I could get 2 labels per A4 sheet I feed into a printer (ie. A5)
Ideally 4 per A4 sheet would be more suited to DL envelopes.
A standard sticker label, 4 per A4 is 99.1mm x 130mm per label, and I am sure all the info you need can fit inside that space.
A smart development would be to ask which of the 4 labels you want to print the label onto, or if you have ordered more than 1 label, to PDF them onto 1 sheet.
What position would you like your label to be in position for on an A4, 4 x sticker sheet?
Position 1 is the Top Left, Position 2 is the Top Right, Position 3 is bottom Left and Position 4 is the Bottom Right.
Then the PDF you get is ready to send to the printer and you just feed the A4 sheet through up to 4 times to use all 4 labels.
CAROL WEAVER commented
I have just expressed my disgust at the old-fashioned inefficiency and wastefulness of the printing out process. I used to be able to print on a quater page label to suit standard envelopes, and just having wasted two half-page labels, and had to cut out the address label to fit, I will not be buying ordinary postage online any more until something is done to bring this out of the dark ages. If it ain't broken, don't fix it.
Jamie Waters commented
I'm using integrated A4 labels and C&D is not coming out the full 6x4 size - please make it possible to fully customise for integrated labels.
Will label sizes be reduced in the future or is it possible to just put the bar code on the front of the product and address on the back - label too big for my 100x100x20mm large letter products
I totally agree. Some service reps for Royal mail will advise that it can be reduced by up to 60% as long as your printer has a decent dpi or thermal quality so that it can scan. UPS proudly advertise that they are able to reduce labels to 50%. 6x4" labels are not suited for some large letter packages or small packages generally.
You want to halve the size of the label ?? What would you like them to miss off the label then? The address? The return address? The PPI label ?The postage type ? The QR code?
Or perhaps you just want everything shrunk down to half the size so it is completely unreadable by both the postman and the scanners?