Order Desk has the ability to interface directly with your Endicia label-printing software.
Select your platform (PC or Mac). There are some features which only apply to the PC software. For PC, the output file directory should be a directory on your computer that is not the same as your auto-listen directory. Endicia will save a copy of the log file in this folder after it has been processed. For PC users, you are required to enter the full path to your layout file.
You can also match your store’s shipping method names to USPS shipping classes for more accurate processing.
Using With Your Mac
Open each order you want to print. Confirm the price and weight in the “Print Endicia Labels” section and click the Prepare button. All the order data will be sent directly to Endicia where you can confirm your address and print your label.
You can also do this in batch by creating XML and submitting it (like the PC method below) but the labels will automatically print without a chance to confirm or change anything.
Using With Your PC
Select a number of orders from the order list page and click the “Endicia” button. (You can also click this button from an order detail page.) Order Desk will compile the necessary XML and prompt you to save a file to your computer. You can either save the file on your desktop or to Endicia’s watch folder for automatic ingestion. If you want to manually import the file, switch to Endicia, click File > Print From > External File, and select your saved XML file. Your order packages will be automatically imported into Endicia for confirmation and printing.
Customize Package Types
If you would like to customize the type of package based on something in your order, you can add checkout data on the order with a rule. The checkout data field “ENDICIA_PACKAGE_TYPE” can be set with the following values:
Your rule would look like this: ENDICIA_PACKAGE_TYPE|FLAT