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FREE 5lb Digital Scale

As a new Stamps.com customer you will receive a FREE 5 lb. Digital Scale. The scale is a $50 value and is yours to keep with no additional obligation. Just pay for shipping and handling (typically $9.99 or less).

$25 Postage Offer

As a new Stamps.com customer you will receive $5 in free postage that you can use during your trial period. After you complete your trial period, you are eligible for an additional $20 in postage. We will give you two $10 postage coupons. You can redeem one coupon per month once you complete your trial. If you stay with Stamps.com past the trial period, you will be charged $15.99 a month for the Stamps.com service, you can cancel your services at any time.

FREE Supplies Kit

To help you get started we will ship you a free Supplies Kit that includes free postage labels to use with the service (a $5 value). However, you don't need to wait for the Supplies Kit to arrive in order to print postage. You can immediately take advantage of features such as printing shipping labels on plain paper or printing postage directly on envelopes!

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Postage meters cost more than you think.

Postage meter companies have you where they want you. First they lock you into a long-term contract, then they bludgeon you with unexpected fees and charges. Here are just a few of the extra expenses the Postage Meter companies try to stick you with…

Costs/Month Stamps.com Postage Meter
Rental Service Fees $25-$50
Reset Fees Included $5-$10
Ink Costs None* $15-$20
Scale Cost None $5-$10
Package Insurance Discount 10% None
Total Costs $50-$90
Savings 68%-82% None

*Print postage using your existing laser or inkjet printer.

Postage meter ink - up to 100 times more expensive than inkjet printer ink!

That’s up to $0.10 per print! Stamps.com uses the standard ink used in your desktop printer and ends up costing about $0.001 per print. Postage meter ink is about 100 times more expensive than even the most expensive inkjet printer ink or laser printer toner!

Equipment insurance, shipping & handling and maintenance agreements

These additional fees may be added to your monthly bill and can add significantly to the total cost. Some are one-time fees, like the $25 to ship your postage meter to you or to replace it if something goes wrong (yes, you pay for replacement shipping, not them). Other charges are incurred every month, such as equipment insurance (up to $12 per month).

Reset fees

Reset fees are “processing” or other charges added to the amount of postage you buy. For example, if you load $200 into your postage meter, there is often a $5-10 fee that is charged on top of the postage. Many current sales reps will tell you that they no longer charge reset fees, but most existing meter contracts still have them.

Mandatory fees to update USPS postage rates

As you know, postage rates usually increase every January and May. WIth postage meters, this simple 30-second software upgrade may cost you hundreds of dollars. What choice do you have? None. Most meters won’t even function without the upgrade. It’s just another way the postage meters can get more money out of you. At Stamps.com, you’ll never be charged a fee. Postage rates are automatically changed for you.

Property tax or “Return-to-inventory” fees

You’ve got to be kidding. Property tax is an added fee you must pay each year based on the percentage of the value of the equipment. A return-to-inventory fee is a charge you may see even after your lease obligations have been met. That’s right, meter companies actually charge you to return their equipment.

Automatic annual price increases

Many postage meter companies will raise your rates every year depending on how much postage you used in the prior year. Here’s the theory: the more that you are actually using your postage meter, the more you probably need it for your business. They can raise the price every year and you probably won’t cancel because you need it. They’ve got you right where they want you.

Charges for a company logo or seasonal images

If you want to print a logo or other message next to your postage, meter companies will charge you up to $95 per image! Actually, the cost to them is minimal and it uses a lot more of their expensive inks, so they win both ways. With a Stamps.com solution, images and logos are free - add as many different looks to your mail as you want!

Extra telephone line

Postage meters need phone lines in order to add postage to the the account. Since most companies don’t want to tie up their phone lines, they are forced to purchase an extra phone line. That’s a lot of money every month. With Stamps.com all you need is your existing internet connection to add money to your postage account.

Stuck in a meter lease? We can still save you money.

Simply shut off your meter and start using Stamps.com instead. The postage meter fees and charges alone (on top of your monthly lease fees) add up to much more than the cost of Stamps.com service, so you’ll save money just by turning off your meter and avoiding all the extra postage meter expenses.

Try Stamps.com for 4 Weeks!

Every new customer account starts with:

  • Free 5 lb. Digital Scale, connects via USB
  • 4-week trial
  • $5 in free postage to use in trial period
  • Free Supplies Kit including postage labels
  • Additional $10 postage coupons to use after trial

*pay only s&h fee

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