First Class Stamps increase to 49Â¢ onÂ January 26, 2014Stamps.comÂ isÂ AWESOME! Iâ€™ve posted aboutÂ Stamps.comÂ and hereâ€™s my takeâ€¦ The service that they provide is a huge asset in that you can print your own postage from your own computer. Â Without ever having to leave the house you can mail letters, packages and items that you sell on eBay. Â You can print shipping labels with postage on them or you can print paid postage directly onto envelopes. Have you ever had to wait in long lines at the post office? Â Had to deal with those lovely postal employees? Â Would you rather avoid the risk of someone â€œgoing postal?â€ Is the nearest post office 15 minutes away? Â Did they close your rural post office? Â Do you work during the hours that the post office is open? Â Is your time valuable? Â Do you sell a lot on eBay? If you answered yes to any of those questions thenÂ Stamps.comÂ is for you! Â PLUSÂ they will give you a bunch ofÂ FREEÂ Stuff for joining them. So I signed up online (it literally took just a couple of minutes) and immediately was given access to $5 worth ofÂ FREEÂ postage after I installed theÂ FREEÂ Stamps.comÂ software. Â (They also send you aÂ FREEÂ CD Copy of the software if you need it.) Â I actually used some of theÂ FREEÂ postage right away to mail a letter (I printed the postage right on the envelope) and a small package. I received a package from them just 3 days later with the promisedÂ FREEÂ Stuff.
When you sign up forÂ Stamps.comÂ they will send you a brand new digital USB scale forÂ FREE.Â Â This scale is aÂ $50 value. Â It is a sleek stainless steel scale with a digital LCD screen on the front and theÂ Stamps.comÂ logo. Â Â The scale has a 5 lb. limit and comes with a 1 year warranty as well. Â It is powered by your computer via a USB cable. Â Plug it in and it is ready to go! Â This is theÂ FREEÂ Scale that I received in the mail.Stamps.comÂ will also include fourÂ FREEÂ sheets of printable postage labels. Â Each sheet is a different type (sizes and styles). Â You print your postage directly on patriotic labels that feature images of the Statue of Liberty, the US Flag and an American Bald Eagle. Â TheseÂ FREEÂ Labels are worth $5! One sheet of each of the following is included forÂ FREE: â–º Original NetStamps Labels â–º Themed NetStamps Labels (Patriotic) â–º 3 Part Multi-Purpose Labels â–º Premium 2-Up Shipping Labels (4Ã—6 for packages) In addition, as a subscriber toÂ Stamps.com, you have access to exclusive discounts that are not available if you print directly from the USPS Site or visit a local branch office. For example, a small first class package that I routinely mail normally costs me $2.08, but with Stamps.com it was only $1.69. Â Thatâ€™s aÂ savings of about 19%! If I decide to continue my service withÂ Stamps.com, which I fully intend to, it will cost me $15.99 per month. I got a digital scale, postage labels and $5 postage with my initial sign up. Â I did have to pay about $10 shipping. Â I plan on keeping the service so I will also get another $20 worth ofÂ FREEÂ Postage. Â The total value is $80 but I paid $10 shipping so I received $70 worth ofÂ FREEÂ Stuff fromÂ Stamps.com. The question you have to ask yourself is this: Is it worth $10 to get a digital scale, labels and $5 postage? Â I think, yes. Then ask, is the time and the convenience of theÂ Stamps.comÂ service worth the $15.99/ month service charge? Â If yes, great do nothing and get your additional $20Â FREEÂ postage. If itâ€™s not worth it to you, simply cancel the service and keep theÂ FREEÂ Digital Postal Scale,Â FREEÂ Postage Labels and theÂ FREEÂ $5 Postage. â–ºÂ FREEÂ Priority Mail Shipping Boxes and Supplies Save time and money with Stamps.com. Sign up today for an $80 offer!Â IÂ highlyÂ recommendÂ Stamps.comÂ for convenience, savings andÂ FREEÂ stuff!