Which Is Better for a Small Business: Stamps.com or a Postage Meter Like Mailstation 2?


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The choice between Stamps.com and a service such as MailStation 2 depends on factors such as frequency of use and access to a printer. Stamps.com is a better overall value based on September 2014 pricing.

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Having a printer, Stamps.com users only need a digital scale, whereas the MailStation 2 requires a lease of the meter. Services offered by Stamps.com require hardware already at the place of business; additional usage costs come down to the price of printing paper and toner use. The MailStation 2 uses proprietary ink and labels, raising the initial cost further. The overall cost of using Stamps.com, when taking into account owning a printer, is less than the cost of using the MailStation 2.

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