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Topic: Mailing with stamps? Still get tracking!

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Subject: Mailing with stamps? Still get tracking!
Date Posted: 7/8/2015 9:30 PM ET
Member Since: 8/18/2008
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Just in case someone is not aware, now that tracking is free through the USPS, but we can no longer print just the tracking number and add stamps--what to do?

Well, go to the USPS website here and order Tracking Labels (stickers) for free.  Once you get them, print your PBS label as normal, add your stamps, then add the tracking label.  Under 13 oz can be mailed from home or dropped in a blue box.

Thought I'd share since mailing with stamps is still an occasional option for me with smaller books.  Enjoy!

Date Posted: 7/9/2015 12:14 AM ET
Member Since: 6/30/2007
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I have been doing this when I use my dymo stamps/endicia postage and/or regular stamps, and it is convenient because these stickers have the code on the part you keep so you can have the tracking number. But, just as an FYI, if you go to the counter to buy the postage, with or without any other options, the USPS prefers that you let them put the tracking barcode on it since it goes through through their system to generate the barcode/number and also to print out on the receipt.

Date Posted: 7/9/2015 12:22 AM ET
Member Since: 3/12/2007
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thanks sheila, i just ordered some. free shipping on them also.

Date Posted: 7/14/2015 12:23 PM ET
Member Since: 6/20/2007
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Thank you--I just ordered some as well.