How to Create Discounted Shipping Labels by Yourself

Creating Discounted Shipping LabelsThe United States Postal Service (USPS) offers several shipping rates for domestic and international parcels, depending on the destination, size and weight of the parcel, delivery time, and some other factors. It is possible to ship even cheaper than the official USPS rates with discounted shipping labels. How to create discounted shipping labels by yourself?

A shipping label is a document that contains all the necessary information to carry out the delivery. Besides, the shipping label confirms that the sender has paid postage. When you ship a package from a post office, a USPS employee generates a shipping label and attaches it to the package. To save a trip to the post office, you can generate a shipping label online at the USPS website, print it, attach it to the package, and schedule a free pickup or drop the package off at a USPS location, skipping the line.

There are third-party services that allow to print valid shipping labels online at lower rates. Some people might think that this is some sort of con, but it is actually a legitimate way to save money on shipping. Shipping solution services negotiate better rates with carriers due to significant shipping volumes and offer discounts to their customers.

For example, the cost of shipping a 4lb package by Priority Mail International is about $63. If you use PostageMaker to pay postage and print a shipping label, you would pay only about $53. As an official partner of the United States Postal Service, we offer rates that are 5–12% (for domestic shipments) or even 15–18% (for international shipments) lower than the official USPS rates.

To create discounted shipping labels with PostageMaker you will need your computer, a printer, and an internet connection. Contrary to common misconception, you don’t have to use a special printer that prints sticky labels. Just print your label on a piece of paper using a regular printer and tape it to the package.

First and foremost, you need to sign up for PostageMaker and add funds to your account using PayPal or one of the other payment methods. Your PostageMaker account will be automatically billed for USPS labels without having to sign in to PayPal or use your credit or debit card each time you generate a label.

As soon as you have money in your account, you can proceed to filling out an online form to create a discounted shipping label. Once the label is ready, you can print it right away, save it as PDF, or email it to the person who’ll ship the package.

With PostageMaker, you can save money on shipping and gas money, as well as say goodbye to long lines at the post office. Create discounted shipping labels and ship within the United States or internationally for less!