Online Stamps

Updated 10-13-2014

Whether you're constantly driving to the post office or replacing the ink in your metering machine, all the little tasks involved in the shipping and mailing process can get tedious. That's where online stamps services come in. These sites allow you to print exact postage straight from your home or business printer, while providing you with other perks such as instant tracking information, free USPS supplies and more. Our online stamps reviews look at the pros and cons of the different providers so you can find the right service for your postage needs.

Services: Our Ratings: Bottom Line:
Stamps.com Rating:stars
Easiest navigation and printing process; intuitive site, good value and shipping discounts make it our first choice
Endicia Rating:stars
Cheapest solution for PC users, great customer service and intuitive printing; requires software download
Pitney Bowes Smart Postage Rating:stars
Good value with nice printing interface, but not compatible with Macs and customer service falls short

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Online
Stamps
Overview

Why Should I Sign up for
Online Stamps?

If you do a lot of shipping and mailing for your business, then signing up for an online stamps service can save you time, money, and help you get organized. When you have the ability to print stamps and labels straight from your home or business printer, you eliminate tedious trips to the post office, get tracking information instantly and keep your postage spending records all in one place, not to mention the free USPS supplies and discounts you can score with each of the services. No more expensive metering machines; with online postage you can calculate shipping and print exact labels in just a couple of clicks.

How Did We Review These
Stamps Services?

Our in-house reviewers signed up for and tested each of these services. They looked at everything from the value, site navigation and types of features, to the ease of the sign-up process and customer support. Most importantly, our reviewers printed postage from each of the services to test how intuitive the process is for each. They focused heavily on how user-friendly and useful the service is for both individuals and businesses.


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