Publication 611 - Time-Saving Ways to Buy Stamps & Send Packages
April 2007


Look Inside for Quick & Easy Solutions

Stamps and More Wherever You Go

At the United States Postal Service®, we know you’ve got things to do and places to go. That’s why the U.S. Postal Service® offers you so many convenient ways to complete your mailing tasks.

The next time you’re out in your neighborhood, you can visit select retail locations to buy stamps at Post Office™ prices. If you want a fast way to send packages from your home or office, visit, and if you’re looking for added convenience the next time you visit your local Post Office, step up to the Automated Postal Center® (APC®)!

Providing "Quick, Easy, Convenient™" ways to meet your mailing needs is just another way the U.S. Postal Service is working for you.

At Your Home or Office

It’s easy to order stamps and send packages right from the convenience of your home or office. When you log onto, you will find "Quick, Easy, Convenient" ways to take care of nearly all your mailing needs. And if you just need stamps, you can order them online or by phone — all without leaving your home or office!

  • How to Get Started: Log on to to take care of your mailing needs.
  • What’s Available: A full variety of stamps,* flat-rate envelopes, collectibles, online mailing via Click-N-Ship® service, and Carrier Pickup™.

Stamps By Phone™

  • How to Get Started: Call 1-800-STAMP24 (1-800-782-6724).*
  • What’s Available: Rolls and booklets of stamps.

*A nominal fee will be charged for stamp purchases made online or by phone.

On The Go

Now it’s easier than ever to buy stamps and ship packages when you’re already out-and-about. Contract postal units provide mailing services and are located in a variety of retail locations. If you just need stamps, there are many additional retail locations that offer this service. Look for the symbols below to locate a convenient participating retail location for your postal needs.

Grocery stores and supermarkets
Convenience stores
Drug stores
Office supply stores

At Your Service

Next time you are at the Post Office™, bypass the line and head to the Automated Postal Center® (APC®) to take care of your mailing tasks. APCs save you time, and many are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week! They also offer services in both English and Spanish.

APC Services

  • Send Express Mail®, Priority Mail®, First-Class Mail®, and Parcel Post® items.
  • Purchase USPS® Insurance.
  • Purchase Delivery Confirmation™ service.
  • Purchase Certified Mail™ service.
  • Purchase return receipt service.
  • Buy stamps.
  • Search for a ZIP Code™.

©2007 United States Postal Service

Publication 611, April 2007
PSN 7610-07-000-5405

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