**NOTE** – the Stamps.com landing page may appear as if you only get $5 in Postage. However, if you read the “see offer details” link that appears at the bottom of the box that the woman is holding on the right side of the screen, this (below) is exactly what appears – HERE
Stamps.com is AWESOME!
I’ve posted about Stamps.com before but this time I went through the process myself. Here’s my take…
The service that they provide is a huge asset in that you can print your own postage from your own computer. Without ever having to leave the house you can mail letters, packages and items that you sell on eBay. You can print shipping labels with postage on them or you can print paid postage directly onto envelopes.
Have you ever had to wait in long lines at the post office? Had to deal with those lovely postal employees? Would you rather avoid the risk of someone “going postal?” Is the nearest post office 15 minutes away? Did they close your rural post office? Do you work during the hours that the post office is open? Is your time valuable? Do you sell a lot on eBay?
If you answered yes to any of those questions then Stamps.com is for you! PLUS they will give you a bunch of FREE Stuff for joining them.
So I signed up online (it literally took just a couple of minutes) and immediately was given access to $5 worth of postage after I installed the FREE Stamps.com software. (They also send you a FREE CD Copy of the software if you need it.) I actually used some of the postage right away to mail a letter (I printed the postage right on the envelope) and a small package.
I received a package from them just 3 days later with the promised FREE Stuff.
When you sign up for Stamps.com they will send you a brand new digital USB scale for FREE. This scale is a $50 value. It is a sleek stainless steel scale with a digital LCD screen on the front and the Stamps.com logo. The scale has a 5 lb. limit and comes with a 1 year warranty as well. It is powered by your computer via a USB cable. Plug it in and it is ready to go! This is the FREE Scale that I received in the mail.
Stamps.com will also include four FREE sheets of printable postage labels. Each sheet is a different type (sizes and styles). The top sheet in the image below is really cool! You print your postage directly on patriotic labels that feature images of the Statue of Liberty, the US Flag and an American Bald Eagle. These FREE Labels are worth $5!
One sheet of each of the following is included for FREE:
► Original NetStamps Labels
► Themed NetStamps Labels (Patriotic)
► 3 Part Multi-Purpose Labels
► Premium 2-Up Shipping Labels (4×6 for packages)
You will also notice in the photo with the scale that there are two $10 Postage certificates. These are redeemable if you decide to continue the service past the 4-week trial period. You can only use one per month so you would have to continue Stamps.com service for at least 2 months past the 4-week trial period to take advantage of them.
In addition, as a subscriber to Stamps.com, you have access to exclusive discounts. For example, a small first class package that I routinely mail normally costs me $2.08, but with Stamps.com it was only $1.69. That’s a savings of about 19%!
If I decide to continue my service with Stamps.com, which I fully intend to, it will cost me $15.99 per month.
I got a digital scale, postage labels and $5 postage with my initial sign up. I did have to pay about $10 shipping. I plan on keeping the service so I will also get another $20 worth of Postage. The total value is $80 but I paid $10 shipping so I received $70 worth of FREE Stuff from Stamps.com.
The question you have to ask yourself is this: Is it worth $10 to get a $50 digital scale, labels and $5 postage? I think, yes.
Then ask, is the time and the convenience of the Stamps.com service worth the $15.99/ month service charge? If yes, great do nothing and get your additional $20 postage.
I highly recommend Stamps.com for convenience, savings and FREE stuff!