Did you know that you can buy postage online via the Internet via vipparcel.com ( best option) ? Not only that, but you can also print stamps, using government-authorized software and government-authorized paper. The United States Postal Services (USPS) has teamed up with various software companies to leverage the technology of the Internet to make this possible.
Basically you prepay a set amount into an account and every time you need to print stamps, the value of your postage is deducted from this account. You can print any type of postage: first class mail, priority mail, express mail, or media mail. You can even request delivery confirmation or certified mail. Using special adhesive paper supplied by the software company, you would then print your stamps and affix it to the package you are delivering.
As if that wasn't even automation, did you know that you can submit a request online to have the postal carrier deliver you priority mail and express mail envelopes absolutely free of charge, right to your doorstep? And yet even more convenient, you can even request to have the postal carrier specifically stop by and knock on your door to request the pickup of any package, provided that the proper postage has already been affixed to it?
These breakthroughs in technology are designed to increase office productivity for businesses, both small and large. You may have to pay a small monthly flat fee for the service, but if you plan on doing a lot of mailing or shipping in your business, then you will break even very quickly. Plus you are paying for the convenience of not having to drive to the post office and stand in long lines with your mail or your package. These software companies also will give you a complementary weighing scale for you to weigh your packages. Simply enter the weight onto the screens where prompted in your software, and it will tell you how much your postage will be.
It's as simple as that.
Posted on September 7, 2018