DYMO LabelWriter
for Printing Labels

Printing labels from DYMO’s LabelWriter software can be more efficient than printing from BackOffice if you need to quickly print labels for multiple different inventory items at once. This guide covers how to export your inventory (Basic and Variant items) into a spreadsheet and how to get your LabelWriter software downloaded and ready to print.

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LabelWriter vs. Label Printing

ShopKeep offers two label printing options to accommodate all our merchants, find out which you should be using below.

DYMO LabelWriter Software

DYMO’s software designed for the LabelWriter series of printers. Use this if:

  • You prefer to print your inventory from a spreadsheet.
  • You need to print items with variants.
  • You need to print multiple labels for multiple different items at once.
  • You’d like to print Bookspine (1″ x 1.5″) or Medium (1.25″ x 2.25″) labels.
  • ShopKeep Label Printing

    ShopKeep’s in-house solution for printing labels. Use this if:

  • You prefer to print directly from your BackOffice.
  • You only need to print labels for a few inventory items.
  • You don’t need to print labels for items with variants.
  • You’d like to print Rectangle (1″ x 1.5″) or Large Rectangle (1.25″ x 2.25″) labels.
  • Check out ShopKeep Label Printing here.

    Download Software, Templates, and Inventory

    Before printing, you’ll need DYMO’s LabelWriter program, label templates, and a spreadsheet of your BackOffice Inventory.

    DYMO LabelWriter Software Downloads

    1. Download the LabelWriter version for your computer.
    2. Open the file, then follow the Installation Wizard to finish installing LabelWriter.

    Label Template Downloads

    ShopKeep only supports using LabelWriter to print the DYMO labels listed below. Buy your labels and download the appropriate LabelWriter template.


  • DYMO Barcode Labels – 1″ x 1.5″
  • Buy Bookspine Labels
  • Download Template
  • Medium

  • DYMO Barcode Labels – 1.25″ x 2.25″
  • Buy Medium Labels
  • Download Template
  • Inventory Spreadsheet Download

    LabelWriter creates labels from a spreadsheet of your BackOffice inventory (Stock Item Export). Follow the steps below to download your inventory spreadsheet.

    1. In BackOffice, click 'Analytics' and select Stock Items.
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    2. Download the .CSV spreadsheet to your computer.

    The Stock Items Export spreadsheet lists Basic and Variant items together. Items with variants are listed on individual lines just like Basic items.

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    Using LabelWriter

    With all the files installed and downloaded, you’re ready to open and use DYMO LabelWriter.

    1. Open the previously downloaded label template.

      The template file will be named similar to: LabelWriter_[SIZE]_Label-Template.label

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    2. In the top left, choose File > Import Data and Print > New.
    3. Choose 'Next' on the Getting Started Wizard.
    4. Select 'Browse' and open your inventory spreadsheet.
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      The spreadsheet file will be named similar to: storename_stock_items.csv

    Printing Your Inventory

    With your Inventory spreadsheet imported, map it to match the DYMO label template.

    1. Check the box for “Use first row as field names”
    2. Drag and drop Store Code (SKU) into the first field on the label.

      Delete the space after Store Code on the label, or barcodes WILL NOT SCAN.

    3. Drag the 'Price' and 'Name' fields onto the template. Enter the name of your business in the 4th box.
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    4. When finished mapping, press 'Next' in the lower right.
    5. Select the labels you want to print and click 'Print'.
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      Uncheck the box for any items you don’t want to print or make duplicate rows for multiple labels.