Stick some stamps on top of my head/I'm gonna mail myself to you
May 25, 2010 1:01 PM Subscribe
I am a lazy butt and hate going out of my way to mail things. USPS ClickNShip
works perfectly for my needs, but now that I'm doing BookMooch
I want to use a cheaper postage method, like media mail. What can I do?
posted by Madamina to Grab Bag (7 answers total) 12 users marked this as a favorite
I work in a university office, so I have access to the scales, mail carriers (handing packages over a pound directly to the carrier), tape, all that. But because I am not a terrible person, I can't just go using our postage meter willynilly for my personal packages. ClickNShip has been a godsend to me in the past, but it requires that I use Priority Mail, and that's twice as much as I want to spend.
I don't like going to the post office because it's out of my way at a time when I just want to get in and get out, and I never know if it's going to take forever. It usually does.
The majority of the packages will be either $2.38 or $2.77 (media mail for packages less than one and two pounds, respectively). I've looked into services like Endicia or Stamps.com, but most of them seem to want to charge a monthly fee in addition to the postage. I'm not willing to pay $12 a month extra to mail out, say, one book a week.
And yes, I could just buy stamps, but I hate coming up with various combinations of stamps and having to go back and buy booklets all the time. (I told you I was lazy!)