My children and grandchildren live all over the country. I spend a lot of time on the phone with all of them, but I also like to send them cards and packages for their birthdays and holidays. A few months ago, my son introduced me to Stamps.com, and it has made dealing with the Postal Service much easier.I signed up for the 30-day free trial because I wasn't sure if I'd like it. Stamps.com sent me a digital scale and $5 in postage. I installed the software on my computer and started printing postage for the cards and packages. I soon discovered that I could get a discount on USPS's shipping rates (something like 5 percent off Express Mail, up to 11 percent on Priority and between 5 and 8 percent on international packages) and delivery confirmation for free (compared to 65 cents at the post office). I've even been able to schedule USPS to pickup packages that I'm sending out to my family.
It took me a while to find all of the features that Stamps.com has to offer. A lot of it seems better for business than for the average person, but it works for me because I send out a lot of mail. I did have some problems with Stamps.com customer service due to some misprinted postage. However, they were able to help me get my refund for the misprints and I kept using the service.