Customs Documents can be set up to be generated and printed automatically as your shipping labels are booked in. 



Enable Customs Documents Generation

To turn this feature on, click on your account name in the top right of any page in Shiptheory and under Advanced, select Import/Export Documents:


From here, you can select for which carriers Shiptheory should automatically generate and print Customs Declaration forms (CN22 & CN23). Simply select the slider next to each carrier on your account to enable/disable form production.



Advanced Options

In the bottom left of the Import/Export Documents settings page, click the Advanced Settings icon. From here, you further customise your generated customs documents.



Declaration Currency

If not available from your imported shipment data, select the currency in which your order data should be declared on documentation.



Shipping Origin Country

If not available from your imported shipment data, select the country from which your order data should be declared as originating.


Auto-fill Product Data

If you would prefer to not have Shiptheory automatically list your order product data and instead generate blank customs forms, set this option to "No".



Consignment Category

Select the category that best describes your shipments. You can select from:

  • Gift
  • Sample
  • Documents
  • Other



Upload Signature Image

You can upload a signature image to be printed on your Customs Documentation. Ideally, this should be the person named on your Shiptheory account.

We recommend to take a photo of a clear signature on white paper and, using photo editing software, resize the image to a maximum of 450 pixels wide by 100 pixels tall and save the image in JPG or PNG format.


Alternately, Docsketch offers a free service to generate a signature image online.



Upload Company Stamp

You can upload a company stamp image or logo to be printed on your Customs Documentation.

We recommend using photo editing software to resize your image to a maximum of 450 pixels wide by 100 pixels tall and to save the image in JPG or PNG format.



Automatic Printing
To enable automatic printing of customs documentation, you will first need to enable Automatic Printing within your Shiptheory account. Please follow this guide here on how to do this.


Once enabled, you are able to select from which of your Shiptheory-connected printers each document will be printed


CN22 Customs Declaration

Required for any international shipment under £270 in value. CN22 forms are 4" x 4" (103mm x 103mm) in size. Select "Print with shipping labels" to have the document produced in the same PDF document as your shipping labels or select any other printer from which to print.



CN23 Customs Declaration

Required for any international shipment over £270 in value. CN23 forms are A5 (210mm x 148mm / 8.3" x 5.8") in size. Select "Print with shipping labels" to have the document produced in the same PDF document as your shipping labels or select any other printer from which to print.



Commercial Invoice

Required for all international shipments. Commercial Invoices are A4 (297mm x 210mm / 8.3" x 11.7") in size. Select any A4 or larger printer from which to print.