Does FedEx Sell Stamps?

There are three powerhouses of shipping in the United States: the United States Postal Service (USPS), the United Parcel Service (UPS), and Federal Express (FedEx). Based on the size and destination of your parcel, each company has its benefits. Based on the competitive nature of these companies’ relationship, it’s pretty understandable that FedEx does not… Read More »

Does CVS Sell Stamps?

There are many times when it’s worth the extra effort to send someone a handwritten letter. Are you prepared for such an occasion? When these times come around, you want to be focused on the task at hand; not running multiple errands as you look for the supplies you need. Fortunately for many cities in… Read More »

What is Expedited Shipping?

With the advent of Amazon Prime 2-day shipping, most of us have gotten used to the immediate gratification that expedited shipping provides. However, expedited shipping is not always cheap or easy. Depending on the carrier or marketplace you are shipping with, the price and timeframe of your expedited shipment can change drastically. Thankfully, expedited shipping… Read More »

History of the US Post Office

In modern-day times it’s easy to take for granted how instantly we can communicate with each other. It’s crazy to think that less than 200 years ago, even telephones didn’t exist. All communication was done either in person or through letters in the mail. People certainly didn’t have the luxury of overnight shipping, either. The… Read More »

Do Stamps Expire?

For over a century and a half, postage stamps have been required to send mail. Before postage stamps were an option, however, postal services operated on a COD (cash on delivery) basis. As you can imagine, this wasn’t a sustainable business strategy. A significant amount of shipments were never paid for, and to cover these… Read More »

27 Different Types of Stamps (Master List)

Stamps have come in all different types, shapes, sizes, colors, and features. Stamp Collectors may specialize in one kind of stamp, or collect stamps from all sorts of categories. Not all stamps are alike, and they serve various purposes. The different types of stamps include: “Regular Issues” Commemorative Airmail Precancels Perfins Official Postage Dues Semi-Postal… Read More »

What is the Cost of First-Class Postage?

First-class postage is the cheapest and easiest way to mail small items up to 13 ounces. This article serves as a quick guide discussing the cost of different types of first-class postage and how to purchase them. For a more in-depth look at how first-class postage could help with your personal or business postage needs,… Read More »

Famous U.S. Stamps – A History of “Firsts”

Much of our country’s cultural history is reflected by the stamps that are created. Countless faces of celebrities, presidents, and even fictional cartoon characters have graced some of the most prime (and printed) real estate in history. However, have you ever wondered who the first actress was to appear on a U.S. postage stamp? Or… Read More »

How Many Pages Can You Mail with One Stamp?

Since August 29, 2021, the regular first-class rate for stamps increased to 58 cents. Depending on what you’re mailing, there will be plenty of times when you’ll wonder if you need one stamp or two. It’s inevitable! However, if you often make the mistake of overestimating the postage you need to send a letter, you… Read More »