Where to Buy Stamps Other Than The Post Office
The most common place to buy stamps from is obviously the post office. But for some people, they can’t find the time to go to the closest USPS Post Office location near them because they may work during post office hours. The closest post office near me is a few minutes from my house. It is a very small building and not many people work there, so they don’t have the same hours as other post office locations. I am always working when they are open and on Saturdays, they are only open for 2 hours in the morning so it isn’t often that I can make it in during business hours to purchase stamps and get my items shipped.
If you are in a pinch and don’t have the time to go to the post office, there are many other places you can buy postage stamps. Also, because post offices are closed on Sundays, you can’t purchase stamps there. The same is true with federal holidays. Because post offices are always closed on federal holidays, there are other places you can buy stamps from when the post office is closed.
So where can I purchase stamps from on a Sunday or on a holiday? Below are some secondary places you can purchase postage stamps from.
Disclaimer: Not every store in these categories sell stamps, but you can go to your local stores and ask to find out.
The best place to buy stamps is online. It is much easier than going to a store to buy stamps and often times, buying stamps online is cheaper. You can print stamps online on stamps.com and all you need is a normal computer printer and a stamps.com account.
Stamps.com offers a free trial where you can print stamps for free and just pay the value of postage. Also, if you go to a post office to mail a normal piece of mail first class, it costs $0.55 and on stamps.com it costs $0.50 so you end up saving money. If you mail a lot of things, it adds up and you can have big savings. And if you print your postage online, all you have to do is put it in your mailbox with your flag up so your mail carrier takes it to be mailed. You can also drop them off to one of the mailboxes near you. If you need to mail a package, you can also print shipping labels online using Stamps.com.
After your free trial of Stamps.com, if you don’t cancel your subscription membership, you will be charged $17.99 per month until you cancel. When you sign up for a stamps.com free trial, they have a Special Offer where you get $5 in free postage to use during your trial period and they send you a kit in the mail with supplies like mailing labels and more. They also give you a free mailing scale if you are a new customer, you just have to pay for shipping. Another benefit they give you is $20 in free postage to use after your free trial expires. You can use $10 of the $20 in your first month and the remaining $10 in the second month of your membership. You can cancel your membership at any time, but if you cancel your membership you may not be able to use your free postage that you got when you signed up. To get the special offer go to stamps.com and use the promo code STAMPS100.
Online Custom Photo Stamps Discontinued
There are also used to be services and websites online that you used to be able to create personalized and custom mailing stamps. If you are sending invitations and save the dates for your wedding you could create photo postage stamps using pictures from your wedding. Also, with thank you cards you can do the same. Minted.com, Vistaprint.com, and PhotoStamps.com used to offer these services but when the United States Postal Service ended their customized stamps program all of these services could no longer provide custom stamps and customized stamps have been discontinued since June 9th, 2020.