ShopKeep Label Printing

Print barcode labels for inventory items directly from BackOffice on any Mac or Windows computer. Install the DYMO drivers, customize optional label settings, and start printing to your DYMO LabelWriter 450.

Before printing labels, visit the DYMO LabelWriter Setup article to learn how to set up the DYMO printer and connect it to a computer.

Watch our DYMO Printer Setup video:

DYMO Label Printer Setup

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ShopKeep Label Printing vs. LabelWriter

There are two ways to print labels for inventory items: from ShopKeep’s BackOffice or via DYMO’s LabelWriter software. Learn about the advantages of each method first to decide which solution is best for your business.

ShopKeep Label Printing

ShopKeep’s BackOffice solution for printing labels. Use this if you:

  • Prefer to print directly from BackOffice.
  • Want to print labels for only a few inventory items.
  • Need to print Butterfly, 1″ x 1″, 1″ x 1.5″, or 1.25″ x 2.25″ labels.
  • DYMO LabelWriter Software

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

  • Prefer to print your inventory from a spreadsheet.
  • Want to print labels for multiple different items at once.
  • Need to print 1″ x 1.5″ or 1.25″ x 2.25″ labels.
  • Visit our DYMO LabelWriter article to learn how to print labels using DYMO’s software.

    DYMO Installation

    With your label printer connected, install the DYMO drivers on your computer to get it ready to print labels.

    1. Download the latest version of the DYMO Label software from DYMO support.

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

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

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

    3. Follow the prompts to proceed with the installation.
    4. Click 'Close' to complete setup.

    Label Customization Settings

    Customize how labels look with the following optional settings. Enable prices, add currency symbols, and change what prints in a label’s description field.

    1. In BackOffice, click 'Settings' and select 'Label Printing'.
    2. Change the settings as desired.
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      Description Source | What prints on a label’s first line. Description (item name), Department, Category, or Blank. These are taken from the item information entered at item setup.
      Print Price on Label | Sets whether item prices appear on labels. Prices are taken from the item information entered at item setup. If Yes, prices will print. If No, this will be blank.
      Show Currency Symbol | Enable or disable a currency symbol from printing next to the price. If enabled, enter a currency symbol ($, €, etc.) in the field below.
      Currency Symbol | If Show Currency Symbol is enabled, enter a currency symbol here (up to 4 characters).

      Click to view a completed label with the above customizations enabled

      The business’s Store Name also prints on every label. Visit your Receipt Settings to change or customize the Store Name.
    3. Click 'Update' to save changes.
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    With the printer set up and label settings customized, select an inventory item in BackOffice to start printing labels. Steps will vary for printing basic item labels versus item with variant labels.

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

    Basic Item Label Printing

    Basic items are unique inventory items that are not sold in different variations. Follow the steps below to print labels for basic items.

    1. In BackOffice, click 'Items' and select 'Item List'.
    2. Search for and select a basic item.
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    3. Click 'Label Printing'.
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    4. Choose a 'Style' and enter a 'Quantity'.

      For Style, select from: 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 basic item label styles

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    5. Click 'Print' to send the label(s) to the printer.
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    Items with Variants Label Printing

    Items with variants are inventory items that have variations, such as a t-shirt that comes in multiple sizes and colors. Follow these steps to print labels for items with variants.

    1. In BackOffice, click 'Items' and select 'Item List'.
    2. Search for and select an item with variants.
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    3. In the 'Item Variants' section, click the label printing link for an individual variant.

      If Track Inventory is on:
      Click the ‘Actions’ arrow & select ‘Print Label’.


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      If Track Inventory is off:
      Click ‘Print Label’ in the ‘Actions’ column.


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    4. Choose a 'Style' and enter a 'Quantity'.

      For Style, select from: 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 item with variants label styles

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    5. Click 'OK' to send the label(s) to the printer.
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    6. (optional) Repeat steps 3-5 to print labels for the item's other variants.

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