If you want to get the most out of Shipmondo, we recommend that you install Shipmondo's Print Client.
Once the Print Client is installed on your computer, it runs in the background and communicates with your Shipmondo account, giving you access to a range of extended printing options, file integration, etc.:
Print your shipping labels faster as, you don't have to open your browser's print dialog. Read more here.
Connect an unlimited number of printers to your Shipmondo account. Read more here.
Set it up so that shipping labels are printed automatically, immediately upon booking. Read more here.
If you're using our public API, you'll be able to control which printer should be used to print of a specific label, from your third-party application. Read more here.
Create a file integration with Shipmondo. Read more here.
Shipmondo's Print Client supports both Mac and Windows, and works with most printers (both standard A4 and label printers).
If you are looking for a label printer, you can find an overview of printers that we recommend and links to retailers here.
Note! If you use a Mac, the printer used with Shipmondo's Print Client requires the CUPS printing protocol.
Fortunately, most printers support CUPS, but there are some that do not.
Install Shipmondo Print Client - 4 simple steps
1. Install the Print Client
The print client works for both Mac and Windows.
Download the installation file for the Print Client for your system and install it.
Download Print Client
macOS Catalina 10.15
Windows 8 (64-bit) / Windows Server 2012 R2 (V6.3.9600)
Download installation files
1. Double-click shipmondo.dmg and drag Shipmondo.app to the Applications folder.
1. First install .NET 5.0 Desktop Runtime Installer. Double-click windowsdesktop-runtime-5.0.17-win-x64.exe and follow the instructions on the screen.
2. Double-click ShipmondoSetup.exe and follow the instructions on the screen.
Note! If you have an older version of Shipmondo's Print Client installed on your computer, make sure that it is uninstalled or that the Windows service for it is stopped.
2. Generate API key
Log in to your Shipmondo account and go to Settings > API > Access.
If the fields User and Key are empty, tap Generate API keys.
These two keys will be used in step 3.
3. Set up the Print Client
Start the Shipmondo application that you installed in step 1.
If the API user and API key are not already set up, you will see a screen display where you can insert the keys. You can always change/update them under Settings.
Fill in API user and API key with the keys from step 2 and click Save.
Printer settings (required only for Zebra printers with ZPL format)
For each ZPL printer you wish to set up, a configuration file must be sent to the printer. This file contains the required images (carrier logos and such) and has the font to be used for package labels.
Go to Calibration > ZPL configuration.
Select the printer you wish to configure from the drop-down list and then click Print.
It may take a few minutes for the printer to be fully configured. When it is done, the printer will print a label and inform you that the setup is complete.
The program is now installed and set up correctly.
4. Make sure your Shipmondo account is connected
Shipmondo Print Client must be connected to your Shipmondo account.
If there is a connection error, the error will appear under Activity > Activities. If you have a connection error, try steps 2 and 3 again. Also, double-check that the API keys inserted in the application are the same as those generated on your Shipmondo account.
5. Connect a printer to your Shipmondo account
When the Print Client is installed on your computer, then you can connect your printer(s) to your Shipmondo account, so that you can automate printing of your labels and other documents.
You can see how it done in the guide Connect a printer to your Shipmondo account.
Automatic startup on Windows Server
If you use Windows Server and want the Shipmondo Print Client to start up automatically when the server restarts automatically (for example, with system updates), then you can use the Autologon program. Read more here.