Does the idea of wasting another lunch or personal hour in line at the post office get you down? Well, go ahead and perk up because now there are all kinds of snazzy postage services available on the Internet. Buy and print postage and mailing labels, purchase stamps and even schedule your packages to be picked up at your home or office-all courtesy of the World Wide Web.
What Are the Advantages of Using Online Postage?
Buy and Print Postage
If you ship large envelopes or packages regularly or even just from time to time, buying your postage and printing your mailing labels online can save you loads of time.
Online Postage stores like Stamps.com let you buy and print postage directly onto envelopes or special labels with any ink-jet or laser printer. Just enter the destination address and the package weight. Stamps.com then calculates the right postage, which you can print and affix to your package.
Via the United States Postal Service, you can print mailing labels on regular paper or labels and affix them to your envelope or package. They also allow you to schedule at pickup with your mail carrier right online.
What You'll Need:
Buy traditional stamps in all shapes, sizes and cents in Online Postage Stores like the U.S. Postal Service's Postal Store. Simply locate the stamps you want, purchase them, and they'll arrive via mail in about a week. There's usually a small shipping/handling fee, but it's around a dollar-probably less than the gas to the post office.
A Few Online Postage Hot Spots
If you're always looking for new ways to make doing business easier and more efficient but, instead, you're spending a lot of time driving to and from or standing in line at the post office, try using Online Postage. It's another amazing and timesaving online tool that can help clear some space in your busy day. For some other online tools that might save you time and money and allow you to enjoy your clients and your life more, read our "10 New Exciting Online Tools" article.
Pricing information compiled via online survey on 1/15/08; all information accurate as of that date and subject to change per service provider.
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