How can I print mailing labels?

In this article:

How labels are created in LGL

In order to generate mailing labels within Little Green Light, it is first necessary to create a mailing. The mailing is a framework containing the constituent name and contact information for who you are sending your communication to, in addition to other details. This framework allows you to send a letter or just envelopes or just labels.

When you have created your mailing, you can then choose for it to have labels, letters, and envelopes, just labels, or just envelopes. It’s not required to use a letter or envelopes in any given mailing. So whenever you want to create a set of labels only, create a mailing but don’t include a letter or envelopes within it.

Adding labels to your mailing

First search for the set of constituents you are sending your labels to, and then create the mailing. To create your labels, in step 2 of the mailing choose to add labels by selecting the Print labels checkbox, as shown below.

Once you have done this, the labels will be ready to print from the final step in the mailing builder. You can see where to preview a sample of or download all of your labels when you click the 4. Review, download & print button along the top of the screen:

Sorting your labels by ZIP code

It is possible to sort your mailing labels by ZIP code in two ways:

  • In LGL, by checking an option in the mailing
  • In Excel, by sorting on the ZIP code column

To sort the mailing labels by ZIP code within your LGL mailing, navigate to the Mailing options screen of your mailing and check the Sort by postal code box, as shown here:

If you want to export the constituents and their mailing addresses, you also have the option to sort them in your export spreadsheet by sorting on the "ZIP/Postal code" column within Excel.

Please note that all of the above described sorting simply sorts according to the Zip code column. No grouping is done so the above described processes might only play a small part in any "pre-sort" work done in preparation for trying to get Bulk Mail discounts through USPS. LGL does not offer Bulk Mail pre-sort services.

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