ShopKeep Label Printing

Use ShopKeep Label Printing to print barcode labels for inventory items directly from BackOffice on a Mac or Windows computer to a DYMO LabelWriter 450 printer. Learn about available label printing methods below, then install the DYMO drivers and customize optional label settings to start printing labels individually or in bulk with ShopKeep Label Printing.

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ShopKeep Label Printing vs. DYMO Label

There are two ways to print labels for inventory items: from BackOffice using ShopKeep Label Printing or via the third-party DYMO Label software. Learn about each method below to decide which to use.

Need more DYMO labels? Order them from the ShopKeep Store.

ShopKeep Label Printing

ShopKeep Label Printing is our in-house solution for printing labels. Use this if you:

  • Prefer to print directly from BackOffice.
  • Want to print labels individually or in bulk.
  • Need to print Butterfly, 1″ x 1″, 1″ x 1.5″, or 1.25″ x 2.25″ labels.
  • DYMO Label

    DYMO Label is DYMO’s own label printing software. Use this if you:

  • Are comfortable working with spreadsheets.
  • Prefer to print using DYMO software.
  • Want to print labels in bulk.
  • Need to print 1″ x 1.5″ or 1.25″ x 2.25″ labels.
  • Visit our DYMO Label article to learn how to print labels using the DYMO Label software.

    DYMO Label is third-party software for printing labels from a desktop or laptop computer running Windows or macOS. For help with DYMO Label, contact DYMO for support.

    DYMO Installation

    Download and install the DYMO drivers to prepare your computer to start printing labels.

    1. Follow the steps here to connect the DYMO printer to a Mac or Windows computer and load the labels.

      The DYMO printer cannot be connected to an iPad, Android tablet, or mobile device.

    2. Click one of the options below to download the relevant version of DYMO Label for your computer.

      Do not install the CD included with the printer as it may not contain the most up-to-date drivers.

    3. Open the file (.dmg for Mac or .exe for Win) and run it.

      The images below are for Mac. Windows installation will look different.

    4. Follow the prompts to proceed with installation.

    Label Customization Settings

    Customize how labels look with the following optional settings. Enable prices and add currency symbols, change what appears in the description field, print barcodes based on item SKUs or UPC codes, enable or disable the store name, select the default label size used for printing, and preview a completed label.

    1. In BackOffice, click 'Settings' and select 'Label Printing'.
    2. Change settings as desired.

      The label preview will update in real time to reflect the selected settings.

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      Print Barcode | Enable to print a barcode on labels. Select the ‘SKU’ or ‘UPC’ of the item as the barcode source. If toggled on with ‘UPC’ selected as the barcode source, items without UPC codes will have the option to use the SKU when printing labels.
      Print Item Description | Enable to print a description of the item on labels. Select either ‘Description’ (item name), ‘Department’, or ‘Category’ as the description source. This is taken from the information currently entered for the item on the Item List.
      Print Price | Enable to print the item price on labels. Prices are taken from the information currently entered for the item on the Item List.
      Print Currency Symbol | Enable to add a currency symbol next to the item price. If toggled on, you must enter a currency symbol ($, €, etc.) of 3 characters or less in the field that will appear below the setting. Enabling this setting requires ‘Print Price’ to be turned on.
      Print Store Name | Enable to print the name of the store on labels. The name used is the ‘Store Name’ entered in receipt settings. If no store name is set, the location nickname will be used instead.
      Label Printing Preview | Select a label size to use as the preview image displayed on this page and as the default label size that will be automatically selected when printing labels. Choose ‘Butterfly Label’, ‘Square (1” x 1”)’, ‘Rectangle (1.5” x 1”)’, or ‘Large Rectangle (2.25” x 1.25”)’.

      Click to view a completed label with the above customizations enabled

    3. Click 'Save' to save changes.
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    Print labels one item at a time from the BackOffice Item List to a connected DYMO LabelWriter printer. Select an inventory item, set the label size, and enter a quantity to print labels for individual items from BackOffice.

    Need more DYMO labels? Order them from the ShopKeep Store.

    Prices do not print on labels by default. To learn how to enable prices, visit the Settings section above.

    1. In BackOffice, click 'Items' and select 'Item List'.
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    2. Search for and select an item.
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    3. Open ShopKeep Label Printing.
      • For basic items, click ‘Label Printing’.
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      • For items with variants, click the arrow next to an active variant and select ‘Print Label’ (if ‘Track Inventory’ is enabled), or click ‘Print Label’ (if ‘Track Inventory’ is disabled).
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      Track Inventory Disabled

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    4. Select a 'Size' and enter a 'Quantity'.

      For ‘Size’, select ‘Square (1 x 1)’, ‘Rectangle (1 x 1.5)’, ‘Large Rectangle (1.25 x 2.25)’, or ‘Butterfly’.

      Click to view a sample of all supported label sizes

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    5. (Optional) If the barcode source for an item is not available, check the box to use the item SKU to generate a barcode.

      This occurs when the ‘Barcode Source’ in Label Printing Settings is set to ‘UPC’, but there is no UPC code entered for the item.

    6. Click 'OK' to send the label(s) to the printer.
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    Having trouble printing labels? Visit our DYMO Troubleshooting guide for help resolving the issue.

    Print labels for multiple items simultaneously from the BackOffice Item List to a connected DYMO LabelWriter printer. Enter bulk label printing mode on the Item List, set the label size, and enter a quantity to print labels in bulk from BackOffice.

    Need more DYMO labels? Order them from the ShopKeep Store.

    Prices do not print on labels by default. To learn how to enable prices, visit the Settings section above.

    1. In BackOffice, click ‘Items’ and select ‘Item List’.
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    2. (Optional) Search, filter, and sort the Item List to display only the items that need labels printed.

      Searching, filtering, and sorting must be done before entering label printing mode (step 3). For detailed help using these features of the Item List, visit our Organize Inventory article.

      • To search the Item List, enter the name, SKU, UPC, or supplier item ID of an item under the relevant column header.
      Don’t see the SKU, UPC, or supplier item ID columns? Enable them by clicking ‘Filter’, selecting ‘Show/Hide Columns’, and checking the relevant boxes.
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      • To filter the Item List, click ‘Filter’, select a column to apply a filter to, then configure the filter.
      Available filters include ‘Item’, ‘Cost’, ‘Price’, ‘Margin’, ‘Markup’, ‘Quantity’, ‘Supplier’, ‘Department’, ‘Category’, ’Created At’, Discountable’, ‘Taxable’, ‘Supplier Item ID’, ‘SKU’, ‘UPC’, ‘Reorder Trigger’, ‘Recommended Order’, ‘Price Type’, ‘Unit’, ‘Register Status’, and ‘Track Quantity on Hand’.

      • To sort the Item List, click any column with arrows.
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    3. Click ‘Bulk action’, and select ‘Label printing’.
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    4. If printing an item with variants, click the arrow next to that item to view its active variants.
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    5. Enter a label quantity and select a label size for an item and/or variant being printed.

      Available label sizes include ‘Square (1 x 1)’, ‘Rectangle (1 x 1.5)’, ‘Large Rectangle (1.25 x 2.25)’, and ‘Butterfly’. To preview what a specific label will look like, hover over the preview icon.

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    6. (Optional) To change the barcode source for an item or variant, click a SKU or UPC, and select ‘SKU’, ‘UPC’, or ‘No barcode’ from the drop-down.

      The default barcode source is set in Label Printing Settings. ‘No barcode’ is only available for items without a UPC code.

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    7. Click the printer icon to print a specific item to a connected DYMO label printer.
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    8. (Optional) Repeat steps 4 - 7 for each additional item or variant being printed.
    9. Click ‘Items List’ to exit bulk label printing mode.
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    Having trouble printing labels? Visit our DYMO Troubleshooting guide for help resolving the issue.