How to: Purchase "First Class" Postage Online
Posted in Trading Post
If you have traded with me, I have most likely asked you this question:
"Can you please send 1 Penny to My Paypal?, I will refund it~It just allows me to Purchase and Print Out Postage Online"
Some of you have obliged, Some of you have not for your own personal reasons.
It's actually not really much of a problem for me either way, However, It makes things much easier for me + Allows me to get your shipment out A lot faster in most cases.
I just thought if I explained what I'm doing when I ask this, It might clear up any confusion~As now that I look that question over, I see how it could be taken as a bit shady.
So! Here we go:
I Purchase then Print Out Postage VIA USPS.COM Whenever I can, Then Schedule a Carrier Pickup for my Packages/Trades.
USPS.COM (United States Postal Service) Allows you to log into there Website, And Purchase (Almost) Any of the offered Shipping Services that your would be able to get at your local Post Office, Online.
After you have purchased your Postage, You then Print it out.
Then you just affix the printed out postage to your package/parcel, And either drop it off at any USPS authorized location-OR-log back into your USPS.COM account, And schedule a Pickup from your doorstep (from your daily mail person).
That's the basic shipping and carrier pickup procedure VIA USPS.COM.
This does not require Paypal however.
UNLESS~You would like to send VIA one of these options: FIRST CLASS, PARCEL POST, MEDIA MAIL.
But, Never Fear!
There is a Loophole.
EBAY *snake hiss* has a joint venture with Paypal AND USPS (And UPS).
Ebay wanted to allow its users to purchase and print out postage via first class and the other options that usps was not before offering (And still does not officially offer on there USPS.COM website to the casual user), USPS obliged and Paypal provided the "Missing Link" that would allow you to do so.
In short (I know, Long probably confusing read, Sorry).
If someone sends you ANY amount of money through Paypal~You will then be allowed the option in the PayPal menu (next to the transaction) to "Print Shipping Label" and instead of directing you to the USPS.COM website that DOES NOT allow all shipping services be purchased online, It keeps you logged into paypal while also logging you into the USPS systems and allowing you to purchase and print out ANY shipping (HOORAY FIRST CLASS!) All through Paypal.
The only problem with this is that your paypal account MUST BE attached to you address, As the postage destination prints out to this.
For example: So if you sent me a penny from your buddies Paypal (And its under his address) the postage destination would be under his address.
Hope this makes any bit of sense, Ill try and clean it up later, If you have any questions or need me to clarify anything just ask!