Introduction

ReadyToShip DirectPrint prints to any printer on your network from anywhere with one click.

We support DYMO, Zebra, HP, OKI, Epson and countless other brands and types. DirectPrint gets its list of printers from your operating system – if your printer installed on your computer, it will work with DirectPrint.

How does it work?

DirectPrint installs a small app on the computer connected to your label printer. Log in to DirectPrint with your ReadyToShip login details.

Once you have done this you can configure your Carrier in ReadyToShip to send print jobs (labels, invoices, manifests) directly to the printers connected to the machine with DirectPrint installed on it.

This means you can use ReadyToShip anywhere, but labels can be printed remotely to your packing/dispatch area.

How to Install DirectPrint

Installing on a Mac

  • Download the DirectPrint client software from Settings ⇒ DirectPrint in ReadyToShip. You will receive a ReadyToShipDirectPrint.dmg  file.
  • Double click the file to open it.

    You might get the message:


"Your security preferences allow installation of only apps from the Mac App Store and identified developers."

If you do, see this Apple help article on how to open the app. 

  • Drag the ReadyToShipDirectPrint icon to the Applications folder to install it.
  • Go to your Applications folder.
  • Right-click on the ReadyToShipDirectPrint icon and choose Open.
  • Enter your ReadyToShip user name and password and click Sign In. An icon will appear in your menu bar and you can use it to access the client later if you need to.

Installing on a PC

  • Download the DirectPrint client software from Settings ⇒ DirectPrint in ReadyToShip. You will receive a ReadyToShipDirectPrint.exe  file.
  • Double click the file to open it.
  • Follow the prompts to install it and run for the first time.
  • Enter your ReadyToShip user name and password and click Sign In. An icon will appear in your menu bar and you can use it to access the client later if you need to.

Set up DirectPrint

Once you have downloaded the client and installed it on the computer attached to the printer, you can choose which reports and labels will go directly to the printer.

Go to Settings ⇒ DirectPrint. We will detect the installation and show your available printers in the install step. If you see Computer Offline, you will need to make sure the DirectPrint application is running on your computer and logged in correctly.

Go to the print settings page for any carrier, and select a printer for the steps you would like to print directly from ReadyToShip.

You can also get to the print settings page for each carrier from the carrier's setup page.

Note: not all carriers are available to use with DirectPrint at this stage,

What can I print?

You can use DirectPrint to print pick lists, invoices and manifests for any carrier. 

Printing labels using DirectPrint requires support from the carrier - see the list of carriers here and look for the:

logo next to a carrier to see if it supports label and manifest printing.

Using DirectPrint

The shipping run for a carrier shows an icon for each step which has DirectPrint enabled:

Clicking the button will now send direct to the printer rather than popping up a dialog.

If you have issues with labels or documents not printing out in the correct size, this is usually because your Windows/Mac printer preferences aren't set correctly.


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