Amazon sellers are a breed all their own. Anyone who decides to start a business on this behemoth of a site is intelligent, driven, thorough, persistent, savvy, and an entrepreneurial spirit. Getting used to Amazon's ins and outs is pretty much a full-time job, so we'd like assist eCommerce sellers in making this process a little easier.
We want to discuss the best label printers for those who have chosen to sell on Amazon; the types of printers that have the best value, and the printers that are most dependable in 2019.
Thermal Printers for Amazon Sellers
Thermal printers do a better job for printing labels for these reasons:
- A thermal printer doe not use ink consumables because of its ability to "burn" the print on the label.
- There's no cutting involved; you pull, peel, and stick. The printers do require a special paper for printing.
- In some cases, depending on the ink cost for your laser and the amount of shipping you do, using a thermal printer is less expensive, or, at least, comparable to other types of printers.
- You can use a thermal printer for Amazon bulk shipping.
- Thermal printers come in commercial grades and can handle Amazon bulk shipping by using Amazon Print Connect (APC). It interfaces with your printer to print Buy Shipping, removing several obstacles that kept various thermal printers from incorrectly interacting.
- In general, thermal printing easier, quicker, and cheaper.
- These printers offer a cost-effective way to print more significant numbers of black and white paper.
- Thermals do a great job of printing shipping, box, and Fulfillment Network Stock Keeping Units (FNSKU) labels.
- Thermal printers weigh less, are smaller, and are power-efficient.
If you travel into any Amazon chat rooms or forums, the Zebra LP2844 is the topic of many conversations. Here's a look at its benefits and its drawbacks:
- The Zebra is a long-lasting and durable workhorse of a printer.
- Its price is highly competitive.
- This thermal printer is compatible with most label products, even less expensive label iterations.
- The LP2844 is the number-one pick for many sellers.
- This model of the Zebra is small; creates on-demand labels and tags in 2- to 4-inch configurations.
- It has wristband label capabilities.
- Zebra LP2844 has dual-wall construction that remains intact despite rough handling.
- This model of the Zebra focuses on delivery for high-volume sellers.
The thermal printer does not work well with Macs.
Dymo LabelWriter 450
This Dymo is an excellent printer for sellers who are just starting their businesses.
- This label printer is less expensive than many other companies' beginner printers.
- It is the easiest to set up.
- Dymo printers are more compatible with Macs.
- Dymos are a cinch to use.
- The Dymo LabelWriter 450 prints as many as 51 address labels a minute.
- The machine can hold one roll of labels at a time.
- The wide-print head allows sellers to print up to 2 5/16" wide and almost any length. (Standard labels measure from 2 5/16" x 7 ½".)
- Because of the lower price point, the quality of Dymo's printing devices is also a bit decreased, as well.
- Only Dymo-branded labels work in their printers.
- Dymo paper is higher in cost than other label papers.
- This increase in price means that your labels' costs will be higher.
Dymo LabelWriter 4XL
This Dymo product has a much broader print head.
- It can print up to 71 address labels a minute.
- The 4 XL holds one roll of labels.
- This model enables sellers to print labels of as much as 4" wide and almost any length. (The largest standard label is 4" x 6".)
- The Word add-in doesn't blend smoothly with Word itself.
- Switching between rolls is a bit more difficult than with some other printers.
The Rollo Label Printer is the new kid on the block. It manufactures printers that are commercial-grade, direct thermal, high-speed, and compatible with Amazon, eBay, Etsy, and Shopify, UPS, USPS, and more.
- The label size is 4'x6'.
- It is fast, reliable, and affordable.
- Rollo printers use technology adopted by big-time shipping couriers for years.
- A patented design boosts productivity using high-performance logistics.
- The machine will deliver up to 5,000 labels a day at a faster speed than many others.
- Any direct thermal label may be used to print high-quality shipping labels and barcodes.
- It works at a rate of 150 mm/s, or one 4"x6" shipping label a second. (This speed is twice as fast as Rollo's nearest competitor.)
- The Rollo printer is quite friendly with Windows and Mac.
- Rollo is compatible with FedEx, Shipworks, Shopify, PayPal, eBay, UPS, and all major shipping platforms.
The printer does not come with the necessary Label Roll Holder.
Brother QL - 1100
Brother has a few label printers that are the right price and size for small to medium Amazon businesses.
- The QL-1100 model has acceptable print speed and produces a beautiful print quality. It is a wide-format version of the Brother QL-800.
- It prints labels up to 4" from side-to-side, die-cut, and continuous length.
- The QL-1100 uses direct-printed thermal paper, the price of which is determined by the source of your paper stock.
- This printer, according to its makers, is the best wide-format label printer at its affordable price.
- Brother is well-known for its Big warehouse printers, as well.
- The per-label media cost is slightly high.
- The printer's ability to print with red ink is limited to one label type.
If affordability is a top priority, the Brother QL-500 is the printer for you. This printer is low in price and high in dependability.
- It is compatible with Windows, and Macs.
- The QL-500 is easy to load.
- It offers integrated add-ins for Microsoft products
- Included with the purchase are a starter roll of labels; USB cable; a Quick Start Guide, and a CD.
- The hardware and software for this Brother direct thermal printer are straightforwardly installed and used.
- The printing is fast and precise, and and the machine is extremely durable.
- Difficult to clear a jammed label from the rollers.
- There have been some problems with connecting the printer to eBay and Paypal.
The QL-820NWB also has a moderate price but offers many more features. It is a direct thermal, ultra-fast printer.
- This printer comes with an auto-cutter.
- It is compatible with Windows and Macs.
- The QL-820NWB has mobile device compatibility, as well.
- QL-820NWB has an easy setup.
- Label sizes include die-cut and continuous maximum tape width of 2.40", and length of 3.00 ft.
- It can print up to 110 labels per minute.
- This Brother printer offers much more for not very much money.
- The printer uses a wide selection of label types.
- It features an easy-to-read, backlit monochrome LCD screen for use as a standalone.
- The per label cost can get expensive.
- Printing in red can be accomplished on only one label type.
Honeywell PB50 Direct Thermal Printer
The Honeywell's price is on the high side, but it may be worth it.
- Its maximum print width is 4.39".
- The PB50 has a mono print speed of 4in per second.
- This model has the fastest time to "the first label."
- It is mobile and comes with a belt clip, a status indicator, and an error condition indicator.
- The Honeywell printer creates labels and tags.
- It uses a Lithium-Ion battery.
- The Honeywell is compatible with Windows 10 and previous Windows iterations, and Intermec and Easycoder.
- This printer does an excellent job for larger businesses and corporations.
Finding the right printer for your eCommerce site will take a bit of research and time, but the investment of patience and cost will more than pay off in the end. Once you choose your thermal printer, you're on your way to a simplified, fast, worry-free label-making procedure.
When your printer arrives, in many cases, the devices are up and printing in less than two minutes. The eCommerce sellers who use a quality printer and purchase affordable labels say the difference in their shipping costs and processes is just what they have been needing. Along with all this, you will receive support and explanations from the company that makes the printer you choose.
Because sellers needed an easy way to print Fulfillment Network Stock Keeping Units (FNSKU) box and shipping labels, our company decided to get involved. Before our AZLabels came along, sellers who wanted to publish shipping, stock, barcodes, and other Amazon seller labels, would have to manually convert each tag to the format accepted by the thermal printer. The amount of time consumed in doing so was not satisfactory to Amazon sellers, particularly those who were mailing a significant volume of products.
AZLabels offers these primary, yet valuable, assets:
- An extension installed on Chrome or Firefox
- An online dashboard to manage users' settings and accounts
- A server where label creation takes place before the seller receives them
Visit us to investigate more about our products, our service, and our program.
We look forward to assisting you in the future.