This relates to a service run by Royal Mail where individuals, in their own homes can print barcoded labels to attach to letters and parcels which can then be posted in Royal Mail letterboxes or if too large can be handed in to a Post Office.  This Royal Mail service is for the UK only of course but other countries may have a similar service.  The cost is same as the postage would be at a Post Office

There are two ways of using the service, the first way allows one to go on to the website and use the service without logging on.  The second way is where you have previously logged on and entered your details such as name and address, payment details eg Paypal and it keeps a record of your use of the service.

Notes from the website:

It remembers your products and SKU’s – so you’ll only need to enter the information once

Imports your website and marketplace orders

Tells you how much you’ve spent on postage each day

Lets you create shipping rules to automate your despatch

It will let you set up and manage multiple trading names

It automatically uploads barcodes and tracking numbers to online stores

Offers you a range of label templates

Now provides online Delivery Confirmation for Royal Mail 24®and Royal Mail 48®Large Letters

A requirement in addition to a printer is a kitchen/postal scale on which to weigh the letters or parcels.  I have an electronic scale which will weigh up to 10kg by 1 gram increments and only cost about £6.  A wide range of suitable scales can be bought on eBay.

The main advantage is that you are able to post a letter or package without having to go to a post office.  It costs nothing to set up and you can be running in just a few minutes.  Very handy if you have run out of stamps and don’t have a Post Office nearby!

Full details from Click & Drop


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