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    Question to all who use stamps.com. Is it cheaper using them and paying the monthly fee overall or is it cheaper using ebays shipping tool?



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    From what I have seen, ebay is cheaper. Stamps.com charge a fee to sell you USPS rates.

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    Don't do the stamps.com. Not only is there a monthly fee of $15, but you have to buy the stickers that you have to print the stamps on. It is convenient if you live a ways from the post office, but you pay for that convenience. As soon as I burn through my stickers, I am canceling my Stamps.com account.

    Edit: Thought of more stuff. You can print directly on the envelope. Another negative is if your printer f's up one of the sticker pages, its a PITA to get a refund from them. You have to send in the messed up page and all that.
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    Quote Originally Posted by pjost View Post
    Don't do the stamps.com. Not only is there a monthly fee of $15, but you have to buy the stickers that you have to print the stamps on. It is convenient if you live a ways from the post office, but you pay for that convenience. As soon as I burn through my stickers, I am canceling my Stamps.com account.

    Edit: Thought of more stuff. You can print directly on the envelope. Another negative is if your printer f's up one of the sticker pages, its a PITA to get a refund from them. You have to send in the messed up page and all that.
    Similar experience here. Once I found the rates on eBay/Paypal to be the same as what I am paying a monthly fee for I am now considering canceling once their "free" supplies run out

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    I haven't tried it, but can you print an ebay label on the stickers? I do print out my postage from ebay but wondered if I could somehow feed a sticker into my printer so I don't have to tape the label on the package. Maybe I can scotch tape a sticker to a regular sized piece of paper in the right place and make it work. Anyone do this?

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    It's much easier than that. Buy something like this:
    500 Round Corner Easy Peel Mailing Shipping Labels Paypal eBay USPS UPS FedEx | eBay

    In the eBay shipping setup, tell it not to print the instructions portion, and then you can use both labels on the sheet. It cost me about $0.045 per label to do it that way.

    I still tape the four sides down. I don't have complete faith in labels. But, it's still much easier and quicker than using paper.

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    One thing that is good about Stamps.com and you may find it worth while is the return label feature. Especially for scrap buyers, you can use a Parcel Select return label with your company logo to offer free shipping and the like.



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