We have come a long way since the days of going to the local post office. Businesses used to have to queue with other businesses and members of the general public to have their mail sent and after waiting in line, it would take some time more before their mail could be processed. A member of staff could be gone for a period of time away from their desk to complete the task, resulting in downtime for the company. Then there was the physical aspect of getting the parcel to the outlet and if there were multiple bulky parcels, that could result in a further issue with the further time involved. We have moved on now and stamps can easily be bought online.

For small domestic letters or small parcels where weight or size is not an issue, books of stamps can easily be purchased from a wide range of suppliers including the Postal Service and Amazon. Stamps can usually be delivered within one working day and shipped directly to your home or place of business for your convenience. If you are purchasing stamps in this way, it is important however to make sure that you use the correct stamp for the size of your parcel as using the wrong stamp could incur delays with the delivery.

For businesses or for members of the public who are mailing regular and multiple items you may check OnlineStamp.net, it may be worth considering other options for mailing your letters or packages as discounts may be available. If you go online and use the search engines, you will be able to access solutions. There are online solutions which will let you print your own postage stamps, saving your business time and money. Stamps can be printed using a regular computer, you do not need any specialist equipment to do this.

Here’s how it works:

  • Select your online provider (reputable providers have an easy to use website which will take you through the process step by step)

  • Enter your item’s dimensions and weight and select your preferred time scale for delivery.

  • If your package contains contents which are valuable, you can opt for insurance which will allow you to recoup any costs in the event of a loss.

  • Decide upon when you need delivery and then select your shipping method

  • Enter all of your customer details. Your customer will automatically receive email confirmation, saving you time and effort and your account will be updated with the transaction.

  • You should then package your item carefully, print off your label and attach it to your parcel.

  • Your parcel can be dropped off at a designated drop point, there is no need to wait for items to be weighed and measured, or it can be collected.

  • You may also be able to customise your postage label with your company’s logo.

It is important for you to consider your needs or that of your business as for regular postage use, an online solution has the potential to be able to save you considerable time and could be a very cost effective option.

 

Published by Peter Garlow