MailStation 2 vs.

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.

Monthly costs for postage meters can be significant with all the hidden fees that are included. Using, 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 – you just use your existing computer and printer!

= Best Choice Mailstation 2
Customer Trial
Trial period 2 months 4 weeks
Agreement period 12 months None
Agreement early termination fee Yes No
Monthly fees $24.99 $17.99
Customer Trial
Includes scale Yes Yes
Maximum weight on scale 2 lbs. 5 lbs
Shipping and handling fee for scale $9.99 $9.99
Start printing postage 5-10 days 5 minutes
Postage Purchases
Postage purchase required on sign-up $10.00 $0.00
Fee for adding postage (per transaction) $0.00 $0.00
Ink Cartridges and Labels
Pitney Bowes proprietary ink cartridge Yes No
Cost of Pitney Bowes proprietary ink cartridge $59.99 $0.00
Estimated cost per print $0.09 $0.005
Pitney Bowes proprietary shipping labels Yes No
Cost of Pitney Bowes proprietary shipping labels $18.99 $0.00
Estimated cost of each label (for shipping) $0.063 $0.004
Prints USPS Tracking on labels No Yes
Prints delivery address on label No Yes
Verifies delivery address with USPS database No Yes
Electronic postage refunds No Yes
Estimated Monthly Cost: $33.45 $18.47
Swipe right to see entire table 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). and the logo are trademarks or registered trademarks of Inc. All other brands and names are property of their respective owners.

Free* 5 lb. Digital Scale with Sign-up

5 pound digital scale with envelope on top of it

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