Stamps.com is an online postage purchasing and shipping label printing solution designed for small office mailers, online sellers, warehouses, and more. The solution allows users to calculate postage costs, buy postage online, print postage on plain paper, labels, or directly onto envelopes, and track packages. Orders can be imported from eCommerce marketplaces, shopping carts, and CSV files, with import automation through integrations with Amazon, eBay, Shopify, WooCommerce, Etsy, 3dcart, and more. The online reporting dashboard allows users to track mailed packages, and shipping spend by mail class, zone, customer, and more.
I have used stamps.com for over 6 years, at about 4 different places that i work, i know its a popular system and easy to use. other Pros if you are a new to shipping, they offer a free 1 month trial and free 5lbs scale, and a pack w sticker sheets, postcard stamps, i believe you just pay for shipping.
Printing postage for something as simple as postcards is a real nightmare,
I really really dislike how the set up is for post cards you have to purchase seperate sheets to print out the postage then stick them 1 at a time on your post cards, this is not efficient, esecially when you have thousands of post cards to send out.
another con is the monthly fee. If you are selling on any platform like ebay, etsy, amazon you can purchase postage directly from them, for sometimes less than you can on stamps.com which defeats the purpose of paying a monthly fee for a "discounted shipping rate"
Im not a fan, they lure you in w free things but at the end of the day after paying for their special stamp paper and monthy fees we dont save anything in fact im sure we spent more than we needed to.
In addition be being an author, I also have a home office in which I do legal typing for attorneys in solo practices, which generates A LOT OF PAPER and correspondence. Stamps.com has consistently saved me time, money, gasoline, and having an horrific meltdown from standing in line at the post office. I'm sure other post office customers are relieved also.
It's quite easy to use, ordering supplies is simple and they arrive within a couple of days at the most. I especially like being able to print mail on either blank stamps or envelopes, and if necessary, print out parcel post mailing labels. It's also very helpful with keeping an online "meter" of my funds balance and allowing for instantly adding to my funds without having to leave the page. This program is one of the best time savers I use.
I use two different printers: an inkjet for printing individual stamps and a laser printer for printing the postage on envelopes, so I have to be careful to make sure the correct printer is indicated for the proper function. Not much of a problem, though, and everything else far outweighs this minor annoyance.
Ease of batch printing. Multi-platform. Ease of international postage.
Seems to work well overall. Import of orders rarely fails. Works well with several platforms. Easy enough to learn and to teach to employees. Easy international shipping.
The inability to control the high ink use which also means SLOW printing. They say it is required by post office, but PayPal, eBay and Amazon do not require high ink print for postage printed from their websites. Accidentally close the program? Guess what? You just lost your ability to reprint any failed stamps. It is ABSOLUTELY ridiculous. I can go back to eBay and Amazon at any reasonable length of time from the first printing of the stamp and REPRINT. I don't have to worry about accidentally closing the program or a power failure. Also, why can't we use the program at the same time as our employees? There should be multiple log-ins available. eBay is now offering a FREE multi-platform shipping service and I am looking into it. However, you guys do have very good customer service and I really wonder if eBay can match that.
The ease of signing up and immediately starting to print postage is nice. You can sign up in about a minute. When you sign up, initially for a trial, you receive some sign-up benefits like in free postage and others. Most of the benefits, however, are fairly useless. If you connect an e-commerce account, it can import all of your orders. This is extremely useful to quickly print postage and it will automatically upload the tracking information to your e-commerce account so you don't have to later.
The monthly fee and difficulty in canceling are the two biggest downsides. It is not too expensive, but you can find other cheaper options if your shipments per month are on the very low end. Another downside is that it logs you out fairly frequently and then takes a while to load each page even when you're logged in (I have a fast internet connection and computer, so I know it's not me). Last downside is if for some reason you damage the shipping label you just printed and have navigated away from that page, there is no way to reprint the label. You have to void that one and print a new one. A refund for the first label won't be given for two weeks at the earliest. This is highly annoying.
Saves time at the post office, and you get a discounted rate on the labels versus paying at the post office.
Easy to use software. Saves a lot of time at the post office being able to simply drop all the packages off without needing to stand in line to get them weighed. You get a discount on the shipping label prices too!
We sell primarily on ebay, and they have their own label system. However, Stamps.com works a lot better printing international labels with our Dymo LabelWriter. It also gives you the additional option of printing labels for an untracked flat or printing stamps. It has been great from Day 1, and I have no plans to stop using it.
I really don't have anything bad to say about this software. We use it on a daily to almost daily basis, and it has been a real time saver.
$15.99 monthly service fee, plus the cost of postage.
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Types de licences disponibles pour Stamps.com :
À partir de: $16/mois
Type de licence: Abonnement
version d'essai gratuite: Disponible
$15.99 monthly service fee, plus the cost of postage.
Fonctionnalités du logiciel Stamps.com :
Utilisateurs habituels du logiciel Stamps.com :
Entreprises de taille moyenne, PME
Langues dans lesquelles Stamps.com est disponible :
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Applications s'intégrant à Stamps.com :
BigCommerce, Infiplex, Magento, Magento, QuickBooks, Shopify, VersAccounts, Webgility Unify Online, X-Cart, ecomdash
Ressources d'aide disponibles pour Stamps.com :
FAQ, Base de connaissances, Support en ligne, Support téléphonique, Tutoriels vidéo