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 max40
 
posted on May 7, 2010 05:20:47 PM new
I've been using PP for my postage and labels, and have no complaints. However, I just received a program from Stamps.com. Sounds interesting. Is anybody using Stamps for their labels and postage?

 
 fluffythewondercat
 
posted on May 7, 2010 06:56:58 PM new
Nope. You have to pay Stamps.com, plus you have to (last time I looked) buy expensive multi-part labels.

PayPal uses generic 2-up 8.5 x 11 labels. Cheap.

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 shagmidmod
 
posted on May 7, 2010 07:27:24 PM new
Actually, you can use any label with stamps.com and you don't have to use stamps purchased from them.

the problem i have with stamps.com is that they charge $15.99 a month for basically the same thing you get from Paypal. there are a few benefits to stamps.com.

1) you get a free scale (5 lb)
2) you can track your postage a bit easier.
3) you can print stamps from stamps.com however there is a catch. you get one chance to print them correctly. if there is a misprint, you can't reprint them. you can generally get one refund for a misprint, but you are on your own after that. doesn't seem to be a biggie, except that it is impossible to use the same stamp page to print stamps as you need them. the stamp labels begin to peel and jam your printer, creating misprints... and lost money. I just buy my stamps at the post office, grocery store, or even wells fargo sells stamps at their atms.

the other downside it seemed easier to copy and paste the address into stamps.com to print labels.

stamps.com is better than click n ship, but at $16 a month, I'll stick with paypal and buying stamps at the post office.


 
 hwahwa
 
posted on May 7, 2010 08:23:43 PM new
One disadvantage of using Paypal is that you cant use your Paypal debit card as a credit card and get 1 1/2 % rebate from Paypal.
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 aprins
 
posted on May 7, 2010 10:23:41 PM new
I use stamps.com all the time, they have a batch import so you don't even have to type in the addresses.
You can use regular 2 parts labels or print on plain paper and use tape.
I do use the stamps. and have had only have to send a few in for refund.
did get my refund pretty quickly.
They also offer Fex Ex shipping at a discount.
I like the stamps because I can print 1st class international for small cheaper items.
Also You can use their insurance (cheaper then at the postoffice).
I pay them with paypal and get my 1% bonus.


 
 shagmidmod
 
posted on May 8, 2010 01:43:43 PM new
stamps.com was well worth printing labels with, especially if you ship tons of items. I used it when I was shipping 25-50 items a week and it helped tremendously.

If you are a low volume shipper, I would weigh the cost out. You can always try the trial of it get all of the freebies including the scale, a bunch of free postage, etc. and then cancel if you don't like it.

When the economy tanked, stamps.com was one of my first things to cut from my budget and I don't think I will go back.

 
 shagmidmod
 
posted on May 8, 2010 01:47:01 PM new
just curious, but does stamps.com automatically update your auction tracking info once you ship an item, or do you have to import that info to eBay?

I ask because when you use Paypal to print labels, it automatically sends notification to the buyer and updates the shipping status on eBay without you having to do anything. Paypal also automatically has the tracking/delivery confirmation info in their system in case of a chargeback. I like these automated features built in.

 
 APRINS
 
posted on May 8, 2010 02:56:51 PM new
It does it automatically when you use the batch printing option.
It also send tracking info to the buyer
The only thing i had happen one time I had 2 different buyer for a multi item listing and it only imported one. and after printing the 1st one it did import the next one
I ship about 20 to 30 items a week.
deliver tracking is all on one page and shows when delivered.
I think use the free trail and see how it works for you




 
 max40
 
posted on May 8, 2010 07:08:56 PM new
Thank you all.

 
 hwahwa
 
posted on May 8, 2010 07:50:24 PM new
When is Amazon going to integrate some kind of shipping software for its individual sellers?
it could go with stamps.com
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 fluffythewondercat
 
posted on February 8, 2011 11:59:02 AM new
When is Amazon going to integrate some kind of shipping software for its individual sellers?

They have, which I'm sure you know by now. Stamps.com gets a small fee for each postage label printed through Amazon.

'Course if you go FBA you don't have to worry about postage. I was shocked to get a merchant-fulfilled order yesterday -- I thought I'd sent everything to FBA. Took some hunting to find the book.

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