It’s very interesting that stamps are still so much important these days. Many businesses have to work with stamps and also they are big money maker for the governments.
Buying stamp from a post office is a hassle and we all know it. The lines, the long hours of commute to get to the actual post office..to name a few reasons why I avoid buying stamps from post offices.
There are a lot of places to purchase postage stamps outside of the post office. Some of the stores can be supermarkets, pharmacies, grocery stores, banks, some gas stations, courier services and wholesale clubs. Another option is to buy the stamps online, which is what I usually do and prefer.
The biggest benefit of buying stamps outside of post offices are the working hours. Usually, the places where you can get the stamps from are open 7 days a week and definitely have better working hours than the local post offices.
The fastest way to get stamps outside of post offices would be grocery stores. You probably have many in your neighborhood so just get to the closest one and chances are they will have stamps for you. But, the downside of buying stamps from a grocery store is actually going to the grocery store. Some people don’t live in rural areas and don’t have fast access to a grocery store, so other options may be preferable. You should also consider the cost of gas or travel costs to get to the store. You may even have to wait in lines to get to the actual stamps.
Another option is to buy stamps directly from the USPS website.
The cheapest option, however, would be to buy them on Amazon.
These packs are the ones I usually buy on Amazon, I definitely recommend them:
These 2 are sold by USPS themselves, so you can expect the great quality and affordable prices.
Without going into the benefits of buying stamps on Amazon, the main one is the ease of use. A few clicks and you’ll buy stamps. No lines, no commuting, no running errands.
There are many other options on Amazon, so you can choose stamps based on your likes and preferences. They’re dirt-cheap, they’re useful, and the bigger packs will last you forever.
The last option is to buy the stamp online and print them yourself. That way you could save yourself the trip and save valuable time, but you will need a proper paper so if you don’t have it already that could be an unnecessary cost.
Here is a small list of confirmed places that sell stamps:
- Walmart, Target, Meijer, and Telco
- Amazon and eBay
- Banks (Wells Fargo, US Bank, Fifth, and Third)
- UPS and FedEx
- Pharmacies (CVS, Rite Aide, Walgreens)
- Super Markets (Kroger, Publix, Giant, Ralphs, Albertsons, Giant Eagle, Food Lion, Safeway)