Phil Gardener wrote:Does anyone know how to calculate first class parcel postage without going to a post office? (I have stamps of varying values.) USPS site only has more expensive rates on line, and I don't ship enough to pay the monthly fees for a print and mail service like stamps.com . It used to be possible to do this through Paypal, and even get a discounted rate, but they seem to have discontinued that. What's a small shipper to do?
R Scott wrote:USPS also has regional boxes, but they are not available at the post office--you have to order them online. If you are shipping 2-3 states away they were usually the best price. If you are shipping regularly, ordering the boxes and envelopes is a HUGE time saver vs. having to go try to pick them up, especially if your PO doesn't keep many on hand. and they are FREE--that often makes up for the extra price vs. UPS or Fedex for small items.
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