GoCodes has three options for labels, each with unique pros and cons.
1 - Print Your Own Labels
All GoCodes accounts allow customers to print their own labels or temporary labels on an office LaserJet printer using an Avery 6576 label template. You can even print some for testing on regular paper. The advantage of this option is the speed to get going and the ability to reprint as needed. The main disadvantage is the lower quality of the labels and lack of customization. They all have a standard GoCodes design.
2 - Standard 2 x 1 Inch Poly Labels
Next up, our standard 2 x 1 inch BS5609 standard poly labels are water and chemical resistant, can be customized with your unique text and logo and are printed in under 2 days from proof approval. In many cases we can print and ship them the same day we receive your proof approval. These labels are included as standard in all Premium and higher level account orders and work well in a wide range of customer applications. The disadvantages are they may not be tough enough for extended outdoor use or harsh operating environments.
3 - Custom Labels
Lastly, we offer custom label specs that include metal and metal foil, custom sizes, hang-tags and more. These can be fully customized to your unique project requirements and in most cases ship in 8 business days from proof approval. In some cases the manufacture process can expedited for an additional charge. The advantage of these labels is the flexible range of options that can be configured for your unique needs, the disadvantages are the longer lead time and additional cost.
Shipping Domestic US
Our Premium and higher accounts include custom 2 x 1 inch poly labels and are shipped via UPS Ground to the continental United States. In most cases they arrive in around 4-5 days from shipment. Customers have the option to choose expedited shipping with next day service available for an additional charge.
We ship our label to international customers using either UPS or DHL and in most cases they arrive within 4 days depending on local import and customs processing times. If there are local import duties, handling charges and sales taxes due, they are the responsibility of the customer.
In a rush? How to ensure my labels arrive as quickly as possible?
1 - Provide the onboarding information soon after you order
Once you order, look out for an email message marked ACTION REQUIRED which includes a link to a form where we collect your label design information, shipping information and a few more details required to complete your order. We cannot start the label proof design process until we receive this information from you. We send periodic reminders as needed. Not seen these emails? Check your spam folder and whitelist gocodes.com. They are sent from our ERP system, so even if you have received emails from us before these emails could still be marked as spam.
2 - Approve your proof label design promptly
Once we receive your onboarding information, we complete your label design proof. We then send you an email with an Adobe PDF label design attached. You must reply with any change or mark it as approved before we start the print/manufacture process. As before, if you have completed the onboarding information and not seen your proof design check your spam folder just in case.