Skip to main content
PBS logo
Want fewer ads?

Discussion Forums - USPS Postal Regulations USPS Postal Regulations

Topic: pre-printing postage Question ~

Club rule - Please, if you cannot be courteous and respectful, do not post in this forum.
  Unlock Forum posting with Annual Membership.
Generic Profile avatar
Standard Member medalFriend of PBS-Silver medal
Subject: pre-printing postage Question ~
Date Posted: 9/14/2007 12:08 PM ET
Member Since: 6/25/2006
Posts: 4
Back To Top

I've been trying to use the Paypal preprinted postage ~but I couldn't find any way not to add and pay for delivery confirmation.   Is it required?    I'm looking for a way to pre-print my postage without fees or having to buy delivery confirmation.......is there such a thing?  Or is it just a dream?   



annakanga avatar
Limited Member medalMember of the Month medal
Date Posted: 9/14/2007 2:31 PM ET
Member Since: 2/28/2007
Posts: 2,164
Back To Top

I had the same question a few days ago...I couldn't figure out any way to get around using DC for Paypal.  Which is too bad.

Last Edited on: 9/14/07 2:32 PM ET - Total times edited: 1
thebookpimp avatar
Member of the Month medalFriend of PBS-Diamond medal
Date Posted: 9/14/2007 3:27 PM ET
Member Since: 5/27/2006
Posts: 11,985
Back To Top

DC is required for any type of printable postage - whether it's paypal, stamps.com or anything else similar.

angelacisco avatar
Date Posted: 9/14/2007 4:17 PM ET
Member Since: 6/15/2006
Posts: 1,691
Back To Top

You can't print your postage at PayPal without a mailing address, so you can't pre-print it to have on hand when a book needs to be mailed out.  DC is really inexpensive when you buy postage electronically rather than attach the paper form the PO has.  And you don't need to worry about putting packages in a blue box if the postage is generated electronically.

That said, you can print  postage electronically to keep on hand from the APC.  And you can put it in a blue box.

electronically = not physical stamps

gingerkitty avatar
Standard Member medal
Date Posted: 9/15/2007 1:16 PM ET
Member Since: 4/25/2007
Posts: 12,304
Back To Top

For no fee, no, there is no way to not use Delivery Confirmation.

If you use a service like Stamps.com or Endicia, you can not do DC but you have to pay a monthly fee to use them.

Generic Profile avatar
Standard Member medalFriend of PBS-Silver medal
Date Posted: 9/17/2007 11:03 AM ET
Member Since: 6/25/2006
Posts: 4
Back To Top

thanks everybody!

I guess I'll just keep stocking up on $2, .10 and .03 stamps.....I just keep worrying about them weighing over 13 ounces.....I guess I will check amazon as I see others are doing.    I mail so many books that it just doesn't make sense to buy DC.   

if anyone has any other ideas, let me know!!!

Want fewer ads?