Postage / Mail to Japan

Every year, more and more Americans cross the Pacific Ocean to visit or move to Japan. As a result, more and more of us find ourselves trying to make sense of Japanese addresses to send letters and parcels to friends and family abroad. This article outlines everything you need to know about sending postcards, letters,… Read More »

Postage / Mail to France

While France is one of the European countries closest to the United States, it is still very far away. Packages traveling to France must cross country borders and 4,775 miles of Atlantic Ocean to reach their destinations. As a result, international shipping can be long, arduous, and, at times, expensive. However, it doesn’t always have… Read More »

Postage / Mail to Canada

Shipping to Canada seems like it should be as easy as shipping within the continental United States; after all, it’s all part of the same landmass. However, shipments to Canada are considered international and are, therefore, subject to international shipping rates. This article outlines the best carriers for shipments to Canada, unique shipping requirements, and… Read More »

Postage / Mail to Puerto Rico

Mailing a postcard or letter within the United States is fairly simple: in most cases, you can affix a single stamp to the top left corner and send it on its way. However, when you start sending mail beyond the confines of the continental United States, the postage requirements become much more complex. One of… Read More »

10 Postage Printing Methods For Stamps (Master List)

Stamp printing has been around since the 19th century but is still relatively new compared to how long the postal system has been around. Various nations have used different methods, and the process of printing has changed numerous times over the last hundred years. Each method of printing was intended to thwart unauthorized reproduction or… 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 »

UPS vs. USPS

When you have a business that requires you to ship products around the country (or worldwide), shipping can quickly become your biggest expense. Therefore, keeping your shipping costs low is an essential business practice, both for your bottom line and your business’s competitiveness. Yet, with all the shipping options available, it is often difficult to… Read More »

Does USPS Deliver on Saturday / Sunday?

We all know there’s usually little reason to check the mailbox on Sunday. After all, there’s no post on Sundays. Yet, while this is true of your typical letters, it may not be true for your packages. Since 2013, USPS has delivered packages on Saturdays and select packages on Sundays. Below, we have everything you… Read More »

Does 7-Eleven (7-11) Sell Stamps?

If you’re like me, you probably do most of your personal correspondence on the weekend. However, there is no worse feeling than finishing a card and realizing you can’t complete the job because you don’t have any stamps (especially if your local post office is closed on weekends). Luckily, 7-Eleven (aka 7-11 or 711) is… Read More »