Thanks to the ability of ordering postage online, no longer will you have to worry about how tight of a schedule you’re on when you need to mail a letter right away.

Have you ever needed to get a letter out around Christmas? Whether it’s your Christmas cards, a document you need to mail to the bank or any other time sensitive letter, if you were out of stamps you used to have to wait in line, no matter how long, to get the letter postmarked and out the door.

Thankfully, those days have come to an end as long as you have access to a computer. You can order from home and have them shipped to your doorstep with the day’s mail. You can even print them out from your printer.

The process is simple. You can either treat your purchase like a trip to the post office, where you order a set amount (such as a roll of 100), and have them shipped to you, or you can set the exact amounts you need and print them yourself.

In order to print your own, you will need to use special software, licensed by the postal service. In many cases this takes a quick download from the USPS website or a company that they have licensed.


Stamps.com lets you do it yourself 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.. It’s the easiest, most convenient way to manage your mailing needs. All it takes is a PC and a scale to print USPS-approved postage for envelopes, packages, and even Priority Mail right from home or office. You may never have to go out unnecessarily again.


The next step is deciding what you want. If you just want plain postage, that is simple enough, but there are also options for custom. If you are doing a holiday mailing, or commemorating a special event, you may want some that is keyed into that theme.

If you are welcoming a new baby into the family, how much cuter would your cards be if the stamp on them had a picture of the newborn bundled in a blanket. Likewise, if you are announcing your wedding, what a perfect way to finish the invitations by putting the bride and groom-to-be‘s picture on.

There are a number of companies that have been licensed to let you create and order these. There are some rules. They must be in good taste and there cannot be any profanity or other questionable content on them. The companies that are taking your order will look at the design and make sure it is acceptable.

If you are used to shipping a lot of packages, there is another service you can use to make your job easier. The postal service will deliver their priority mail and express mail boxes and envelopes right to your door, instead of having to keep going to the post office and hoping they have the right size.

If you haven’t checked out how the Internet can make your life easier, what are you waiting for? By being able to order your shipping materials and even ordering postage online, it really doesn’t get any easier than that.

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