Have labels in ZPL format as well as PDF
PDF labels are great for simple "ebay" or "etsy" customers, but for SMEs using the API, and larger commercial integrations, the infrastructure on site means that there are multiple pick/pack stations, with networked Zebra printers. Seeing as ZPL is the predominant label format, it would make sense to have the server send labels in ZPL directly to the label printers.
Just specify an option on the API call to choose the label format.
Thank you for your suggestion. You can already support a multi-workstation label printing process using separate user accounts on each workstation and print assist.
If you require ZPL format for other reasons, please add another suggestion.
Many thanks, the Click & Drop team
+1 For Johns request.
You have completely missed the point here, a very valid and useful feature request!
John makes reference to the API - your response regarding print assist has no relevance.
As far as I am aware, print assist doesn’t work with the API.
It’s good to see you can now generate labels through the API. Although a choice of format would be extremely useful.
We are a SME that uses multiple courier API’s. All of which offer labels in better formats (ZPL, EPL, CLP etc).
Printing is a sinch as code is sent directly to thermal printers.
For Royal Mail we have had to create extra processes to convert.
The other consideration is size - a properly formatted ZPL file is much smaller than a b64 PDF.