NetDespatch has launched a web-based bar-code label printing service that is set to transform all parcel-shipping systems.

By connecting to shipping data held on central servers, the NDLabels system allows bar code tracking labels to be printed from any web page, at any location and on any printer in pre-specified formats.

The new service can be utilised at head offices, hubs or depots, as well as at customer sites as part of a NetDespatch web-based shipping system.

The service is suited for collection and delivery operations that need bar-coded parcel labels, returns labels or re-labelling for forwarding to be produced at different stages of the supply chain.

Labels from a pre-configured selection are printed as soon as users click ‘submit’ on their web form – there is no need for the ‘right click and print’, which is said to have previously restricted web-based shipping systems to low volume operations.

NDLabels is a fully hosted, off-the-shelf, web service, and is paid for on a ‘per order’ basis so, apart from a small set-up charge, there are no special software or hardware requirements.

Underpinning business agility, custom-built solutions can be configured in a matter of days as NDLabels integrates in real time with existing systems and works seamlessly with other NetDes-patch web services.