Q: I use a Mac. What online stamp service would work best for me?

A: Thanks for your question! Going to the post office can be a hassle if you own a small business, or if you frequently use stamps in general. You’re in luck though, because you can buy all the stamps you need from the convenience of your computer with an online stamps service.

Which online stamps service should I use? 

While we liked all three services that we tried, we feel Stamps.com was the best option for Mac users. Stamps.com has as an easy interface for users that doesn’t require you to download software. This intuitive service allows you to print postage through its website, making it one of the most convenient services.

Stamps.com also comes with a bunch of great signup bonuses. New customers get a free digital scale to weigh postage, $45 in coupons, a free 4-week trial and a supply kit with address and postage labels as well as a handy user manual. You do, however, have to pay for the shipping of the scale. The scale plugs into the USB port on your computer so you can take it on the go for your convenience.

How much does Stamps.com cost?

Mac users will have a hard time finding a better deal than with Stamps.com. It charges $15.99 per month, not including the cost of postage. There’s no cancellation fee either, so you’re not stuck if you no longer want the service.

While we liked Endicia, it charges nearly the same as Stamps.com ($15.95) for Mac users, which is $6 more per month than for PC users ($9.95). Customers are also required to download software to use it and purchase a scale separately. It does come with a 30-day free trial, though.

pbSmartPostage.com also comes with a 30-day free trial, but it’s not compatible with Macs, immediately taking it out of the running for Apple users. For people who prefer PCs, pbSmartPostage costs $15.99 per month and comes with a free digital scale, but you have to pay $11.99 to ship it and its customer service is harder to reach than the other two services.

Bottom Line: Overall, Stamps.com is the best option for Mac customers thanks to the free scale, stamp coupons and the ease of using the program on its website without required software to download.