In the “bad old days” the only place you could get it was from the Post Office, but these days, buying postage stamps online is a piece of cake, 24 hours a day!
For all the bad things people sometimes say about the US Post Office (and they do), you have to admit that the introduction of the online version is an innovative and necessary solution for consumers on the go.
It also allows you to purchase either regular or customized stamps for your own use. This works just like the usual ones you get, except that they must be printed out on your computer printer at home. This means it’s no longer necessary to trek all over town in search of a book of stamps. You can simply purchase from the comfort of your own office or living room (or wherever your computer happens to be located).
They are valid for both domestic and global parcels, as well as priority, express, airmail and parcel posts. And once you get used to taking advantage of these services, you’ll find it very difficult to return to the old way.
The website company must be an authorized vendor, verified by the USPS. These companies will provide you as a user with software which will assist you in creating what you need. This also allows users to personalize by adding a favorite photo or other image and easily transforming it into valid postage.
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.
Most authorized vendors accept payment by credit card and other online payment systems, so the entire transaction can be completed online. Most companies have a minimum order requirement, which is usually one sheet of 20 individual stamps or more. The ones you receive will carry a specified denomination of your choice. The most common denominations range from $0.24 cents to $4.05.
There can be no doubt that the introduction has made using the USPS an easier affair all the way around. The convenience and practicality of these services are worthwhile for individuals of course, but it is small business that will see the greatest increase in both time and productivity from using. And the savings can be substantial if your small or home-based business mails a great deal of correspondence or packages on a near daily basis (eBay businesses for one example).
Most vendors also keep of transactions for their registered customer’s, and these record can be accessed at any time to track mass mailing campaigns’ or determine a companies overall expenses for tax purposes.
Before using, remember that it should be placed on the front of your outgoing mail and stamps should never be folded over. Printing on self-adhesive paper is the easiest way to ensure yours “stick.” You can purchase self-adhesive paper online and at popular office supply stores.
This make your out-going mail more interesting, convenient and affordable–try it for yourself and you’ll never go back.