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Subject: electronic postage not allowed to this address?
Date Posted: 1/9/2008 11:41 PM ET
Member Since: 6/25/2006
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I recently tried to print a electronic postage label to address in MA

i was told that electronic postage wasnt available (or allowable) to that address?

does anyone know why?

Date Posted: 1/10/2008 3:55 AM ET
Member Since: 8/26/2006
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I had that happen to me, Mark, and I finally thought to look in the help docs:


I am getting the message "electronic postage cannot be used for this address".  What does this mean?

  • This message "electronic postage is currently not available for this address" is an error message from endicia.com, our online postage provider, and often it just goes away if the sender tries again to print after a few minutes.  
  • If the address is not validated by USPS,  you will also see the above message.  In the case of an invalid address, the requestor can go to this site  to try to find the "validated" form of his or her address.  Printed postage can't be used to send a package to an address that has not been validated by USPS. 

In my case, I kept trying to print it, and a day or two later it worked.  Usually it should fix itself much faster.

Date Posted: 1/10/2008 10:25 PM ET
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thanks I just didnt print the label and I went to the post office and got some APC but here

I goofed and printed $2.41 (intstead of 2.47) snce i didnt have any change and I didnt want to charge 6cents on my debit card I printed another APC sticker for  $1.00


Date Posted: 1/10/2008 11:33 PM ET
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you could have just gotten $0.06 worth of stamps because as long as there is some sort of trackable postage the rest doesn't matter.

and FYI if you hadn't finished your transaction (said you were done) at the APC when you noticed you were $0.06 short you could have continued with the transaction and printed another stamp for just the $0.06.  as long as the first stamp is $1 or more, you can do any other denomination of postage that you need

Date Posted: 1/11/2008 9:42 PM ET
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live and learned (I didnt notice the apc stamp till it was printed..


Date Posted: 1/12/2008 8:00 PM ET
Member Since: 2/11/2007
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My P O has a regular stamp machine stocked with .41's and .01's next to the APC itself.