MailStation 2 vs. Stamps.com

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Save money – print your USPS postage online

Thinking of leasing a Pitney Bowes MailStation 2™ for your office postage needs? Make sure you do a complete cost comparison of postage meters vs. Stamps.com.

Monthly costs for postage meters can be significant with all the hidden fees that are included. Using Stamps.com, a small business owner could save an estimated $14.98 per month compared to the MailStation 2 machine. Plus, there is no hardware needed for Stamps.com – you just use your existing computer and printer!

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Try us out for 4 weeks!

Get $5 in free postage to use during your trial.

Mailstation 2

Stamps.com

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Customer Trial

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Trial period

Mailstation 2 : 

2 months

Stamps.com : 

4 weeks

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Agreement period

Mailstation 2 : 

12 months

Stamps.com : 

None

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Agreement early termination fee

Mailstation 2 : 

Yes

Stamps.com : 

No

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Monthly fees

Mailstation 2 : 

$24.99

Stamps.com : 

17.99
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Customer Trial

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Includes scale

Mailstation 2 : 

Yes

Stamps.com : 

Yes

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Maximum weight on scale

Mailstation 2 : 

2 lbs.

Stamps.com : 

5 lbs

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Shipping and handling fee for scale

Mailstation 2 : 

$9.99

Stamps.com : 

$9.99

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Start printing postage

Mailstation 2 : 

5-10 days

Stamps.com : 

5 minutes

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Postage Purchases

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Postage purchase required on sign-up

Mailstation 2 : 

$10.00

Stamps.com : 

$0.00

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Fee for adding postage (per transaction)

Mailstation 2 : 

$0.00

Stamps.com : 

$0.00

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Ink Cartridges and Labels

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Pitney Bowes proprietary ink cartridge

Mailstation 2 : 

Yes

Stamps.com : 

No

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Cost of Pitney Bowes proprietary ink cartridge

Mailstation 2 : 

$59.99

Stamps.com : 

$0.00

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Estimated cost per print

Mailstation 2 : 

$0.09

Stamps.com : 

$0.005

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Pitney Bowes proprietary shipping labels

Mailstation 2 : 

Yes

Stamps.com : 

No

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Cost of Pitney Bowes proprietary shipping labels

Mailstation 2 : 

$18.99

Stamps.com : 

$0.00

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Estimated cost of each label (for shipping)

Mailstation 2 : 

$0.063

Stamps.com : 

$0.004

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Prints USPS Tracking on labels

Mailstation 2 : 

No

Stamps.com : 

Yes

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Prints delivery address on label

Mailstation 2 : 

No

Stamps.com : 

Yes

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Misc.

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Verifies delivery address with USPS database

Mailstation 2 : 

No

Stamps.com : 

Yes

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Electronic postage refunds

Mailstation 2 : 

No

Stamps.com : 

Yes

Monthly costs are based on two years of service with one postage purchase every 30 days and 80 total prints per month (20 packages, 60 letters). Stamps.com and the Stamps.com logo are trademarks or registered trademarks of Stamps.com Inc. All other brands and names are property of their respective owners.

Free* 5 lb. Digital Scale with Sign-up

Every new customer account starts with:

  •  Free* 5 lb. Digital Scale with sign-up
  • 4-week trial
  • $5 in USPS postage to use in trial period
  • USPS rate discounts you can’t get at the Post Office
  • No long-term contracts, cancel anytime
  • Only $17.99 per month plus applicable taxes, if any, including the first month if you stay past the 4-week trial

*pay only S&H fee