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Stamps.com
 
4.3

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Most Liked Positive Review

 

Love their photo stamps!

I ordered a sheet of photo stamps from Stamps.com recently and received them within 4 days! I was able to upload my chosen photos easily and the photo I had selected to be printed...Read complete review

I ordered a sheet of photo stamps from Stamps.com recently and received them within 4 days! I was able to upload my chosen photos easily and the photo I had selected to be printed on each stamp came out really really nice. The pictures were very clear. I was able to choose from a selection of photos, sizes, borders and colors. I went for basic black and a touch of gray, but there are many bright colors as well that can be chosen. I always order photo stamps from Stamps.com around christmas and my family really likes to see our personalized pictures on the stamps. They also make a great gift idea as they are so personalized! I have purchased some other items from their website as well and I have been very happy with my online shopping experience!! It is so convenient and I am always able to find everything that I need! Stamps.com has eradicated my need to visit the post office and I love it!

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Making Your Mail More Fun!

Somehow last year I managed to "get it together" enough to actually purchase, write out and mail holiday cards out to our family and friends. For me, this was a huge...Read complete review

Somehow last year I managed to "get it together" enough to actually purchase, write out and mail holiday cards out to our family and friends. For me, this was a huge accomplishment. I wanted to send the cards with a personalized stamp, rather than the typical holiday offerings you might find at the post office. And a photo that my husband had snapped of our adorable two cats nestled into each other really fit the "not a creature was stirring" theme of the holiday. So I decided to visit stamps.com to order personalized stamps. **About Stamps.com**Stamps.com is a service that allows you to print postage from home for a fee. Their standard service is quite useful for people who send large volumes of mail. In fact, when I was liquidating half of our last house and library of books through eBay and Half.com, I used the standard mail service at stamps.com and was pretty pleased with the experience.

The photo stamps are an additional Stamps.com service, available at http://photo.stamps.com or via a link from their main site. With this service, you can upload your own photo or choose available PhotoStamps logos (for collegiate and NFL football teams, or NASCAR). Then you simply purchase a sheet of personalized, self-adhesive postage stamps with your chosen image on them.

**Using the Photo Stamp Service**The photo stamps service is very simple to use and the site is easy to navigate. Creating a login is easy and you just click on the "Create Photostamps" link to browse to an image on your PC or to choose a team logo. Once your image is uploaded, you can center it, rotate it or change the border color around it.

Because the stamps are so small, you don't need a high resolution image. Images that can be cropped into a square are the most suitable for these stamps.

Once your image is uploaded and centered, you can choose from a selection of different postage amounts, and request as many sheets (20 stamps each) as you would like. Then you click "Next" and are taken to your cart. From your cart, you can either check out, or create and order a new set of stamps.

**Pricing**My biggest problem with Stamps.com is that the stamps themselves are incredibly expensive. A sheet of twenty 39 cent stamps costs $17.99. If you purchase multiple sheets, the additional ones are two dollars less. But still, $17.99 for twenty stamps puts an exorbitant fifty cent premium on each and every stamp, above and beyond the stamp's 39 cent face value.

**Checkout, Processing and Delivery**Once you've checked out, be prepared to wait for awhile for your image to be approved. The site advertises a 3-5 business day time for processing, though you can expedite that for an additional fee. Stamps.com doesn't allow pornographic or indecent images, so they seem to manually review each order before moving forward with printing it. The process took the full 5 business days (and two weekend days) after I placed my order, and as I waited for that week, I grew more and more nervous about not getting my stamps in time to mail out my holiday cards.

Finally the order was completely processed and I was notified that my stamps had been mailed out via USPS! I was very excited. Once mailed, the stamps arrived quickly, within two days.

**Stamp Quality**The stamps look great, and they're big enough for the image to look good, but not so big as to dwarf the envelopes of our holiday cards. They peel off easily and adhere readily. I must admit, it's really cool to have a picture of my kitties snuggling up on the corner of each envelope, but it's an extravagance that I won't pay for often. Probably just once a holiday season.

If you don't like your stamps, Stamps.com offers  a 30 day satisfaction guarantee. You can return your order (presumably intact) within thirty days and they'll refund your money.

**Cat's Bottom Line**I definitely like the end result of the photo stamps I ordered from Stamps.com, but I didn't like the long wait time for "processing" my order, and I think the price is a little too high. I can see why they have to put a premium on these custom stamps, but I found it unreasonable that the premium actually cost more than the face value of the stamp itself.

If you're not one for sending out photo holiday cards, then this is a great way to get a cute picture on your correspondence. I recommend Stamps.com's photo stamp service with the only caveat that you should be prepared to pay the exorbitant price, and to wait a little while.

**Stamps.com: http://www.stamps.com**

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5.0

Easy as pie!

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from Crestview, Floriea

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I love my stamps program. I don't have to stand in line at the post office. I get fast service and accurate postage. What more can you ask for?

 
5.0

Have used stamps.com for years & would highly recommend!!

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from Wisconsin

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Easy to use, cheaper then other postage suppliers!

 
5.0

Great Company with which to work!!!

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from Minnesota

Comments about Stamps.com:

This is a great company for my rural bookkeeping business. It saves me time because I don't have to drive to town to buy postage, although the post office can deliver stamps to your mail box if necessary. The personalized stamps are great imaging to put on my envelopes and I love the priority mail services

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  • I received a sample
 
5.0

Addictive

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from TN

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I have thought about joining stamps.com for several years. Finally, I decided to take the plunge. I was skeptical about the ease of use that I had seen in advertisements. However, as soon as I downloaded the software, received my free selection of stamps, and hooked up the scale it was love at first sight. It is AWESOME! I no longer have to go to the post office for stamps or to send a package. Packages can be scheduled to be picked up at my home. You can even order shipping materials and have them delivered (some things are free). Try it out. It is addictive.

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  • I received a sample
 
5.0

Stamps.com listens and respond

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from Kalamazoo MI

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In my selling of jewelry that I make I've had a difficult time finding an affordable shipping option which will allow a printed label and tracking. This site allows me the options I need at an affordable rate.

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  • I received a sample
 
5.0

Great tool!

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from Fort Worth, TX

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Stamps.com is a great tool for postaging our ourgoing mail from my company. It is quick and easy to use. Anytime I have any problem, their customer service department is friendly and knowledgeable, and my issue is always resolved quickly and efficiently. Stamps.com is a great time saving alternative to having to go to the post office to purchase postage. I would highly recommend Stamps.com to anyone.

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  • I am an employee or otherwise affiliated with the brand
 
5.0

Continues to offer high proficiency after all these years

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from Hopkins, SC

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I was one of their original subscribers. I never have to go to the post office any more except to pick up a certified piece of mail or the few who send me USPS mail to our mail box there, that I no longer need. I don't have to stand in line to buy stamps for letters , boxes, or any outgoing mail.The techs, sales people, everyone with whom I spoke all these years are professional and caring.

 
5.0

I use and enjoy this product - can't do without it

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from Sacramento CA

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I am "Sunshine" person for a couple of organizations to which I belong and use Stamps.com when sending the birthday greetings or get well wishes to other members. It is so convenient for me to not have to remember to purchase stamps as I run out of postage usually on a Sunday afternoon when the post office isn't open. This is a great way to achieve my goal of getting the messages out and is not that expensive when you consider getting into the car and running off to the post office for postage. I can also mail packages as I received a scale to weigh my mailing item, so can prepare the labels to mail small packages with ease. It is GREAT!

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5.0

Stamps.com is a lifesaver!

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from Colorado Springs, Colorado

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Neither of above affiliations. It is so great and time saving to conduct business at home!

 
5.0

One Truly Honest Product

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from Verndale, MN

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Have been using Stamps.com for many years; seeing how they've continued to grow into being a real customer orientated business. Even when a problem comes up; and it's usually me who the finger is pointed at, they have worked with me to rectify it immediately. Since we are actually working closely with the USPS, there are many advantages which one never would dream about yet they are there. When I misprint a sheet of stamps, all it takes is following directions, sending in the paperwork, then usually 'within' 5 working days my money is back in my account; with no charges! Just recently I had a problem with my HP printer not wanting to print envelopes. All it took was for me to make a "10 minute phone call" to Stamps.com (not HP) and my printer was up and printing properly. In conclusion neighbors, there is truly not one thing negative in my 16 years with Stamps.com. For you who are not using this company, I'd like to encourage you to honestly consider giving them a try - whether for your home or for your business. You'll thank yourselves mighty quickly.

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