In business, particularly in the sales arena, time is money! Our selling time is both a precious and valuable asset that must be utilized in the most productive manner possible. As any craftsman will tell you, there is a proper tool for every job, one that will help to ensure your success with the project at hand. It is the same in business. I utilize many tools and services on a regular basis that help me to be the most efficient, effective and productive with my sales time.
Although email and RSS feeds are the dominant means of disseminating information to our customers and prospects, the use of our good, old-fashioned US Mail remains a necessary part of our everyday business activities. I maintain a PO Box for my business mail which requires regular visits to my neighborhood Post Office, however 24 hour access enables me to avoid any traffic and line issues. I no longer have to wait in line to mail anything, and you can do the same. This freedom has saved me hundreds of dollars and plenty of frustration!
Think of your lost time spent waiting in line at the post office as opportunity cost. If your local post office is similar to mine, there are frequent long lines and too few tellers, especially at peak hours and during holidays. I have great disdain for waiting in line for anything, especially if it is depriving me of time where I could be doing something else to enhance my sales productivity. My selling time is simply too valuable to waste waiting in line.
Three years ago, I discovered the freedom, savings and time-recovery of printing my own postage from the comfort of my office. With Stamps.com you can print postage 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. The premise is that you sign up for an account and then pre-purchase an amount of postage which you can then use as needed. You may print directly to an envelope, a sheet of labels or to a Dymo printer with roll-style postage labels. This is the format I use. You can also print individual stamps for later use, priority mail, express mail and any other product as needed.
In my office, Stamps.com prints postage directly to my Dymo label printer including the actual postage, return address and the destination address complete with bar code for increased accurracy, further guaranteeing delivery!
The software is well designed and ever so easy to use, utilizing either the direct entry of address information or selecting destinations directly from a variety of programs such as Outlook®, Act®, etc... It even confirms accuracy of the address before printing! I have literally saved many hundreds of dollars by utilizing this service.
Stamps.com is making it even more attractive and easier than ever to get started with a current promotion offering $25 in free postage a free digital scale and free supplies! The small monthly fee, labels and printer are all tax-deductible business expenses making this decision a true no-brainer!
I make no secret of the fact that I am an affiliate for Stamps.com, having chosen to represent this exceptional package because of their obvious benefits and my personal experience with it. Stamps.com and their long-time partner Dymo are an indispensable duo, especially for those working from a home office. These are products that truly work for you and I highly recommend them!