dpd1 - 1:03 am on Sep 1, 2010 (gmt 0)
The other nice thing about stamps.com is that the address block is just one square instead of a form for each line, like on usps.com. It is loads faster. Except for international, which is still wiggy. I have figured out that for international on stamps.com, you need to put the city, province, and postal code on the same line with no commas, country spelled out on the next line, then let the software keep the province on the same line as the city. It goes through okay then.
Thanks, good to know. I'm sure I would have struggled with that. I do a lot of int stuff.
As far as UPS goes... If you're doing a ton of stuff and have a dedicated rep... I'm sure the way you're treated is completely different. However, I only use them for my larger orders once in a while, so I'm just one of thousands of people they deal with everyday, and I just don't have any juice.
I agree that I am for the most part totally happy with USPS. When you think about what all your stuff has to go through, it works pretty well. Though now that I said that, I probably jinxed it. But I still get amazed sending something to all these other countries and it actually works. I sent something to the Czech Republic the other day, express... and I'll be damned if it didn't get there in 5 days. But I just happen to see an article today where they were slamming the service and whining about the deficit they have, and how they're going to raise the postage again. I don't know... .46 cents for a good size letter across the whole country. I really don't get what the big deal is. But bagging on the post office has become an American past time. That and Amtrak. What's funny is that the same people that say we don't need it, are the same people complaining about prices. Well, if you don't need it, then why would you care what the prices are?
FYI... I noticed the other day that Staples had the Avery Laser shipping labels on sale, $10 off each box of 200. I bought a bunch and saved a bundle.