by Barbara Lewis
I love my Mac computer, but it can be occasionally frustrating to find that some business solutions software are not compatible with Mac. Like Stamps. com ... it's only after you buy their scale that they tell you that the program is for Windows! Then they tell you they don't make refunds! Buyer beware!
When I was selling only on etsy, Paypal was great. But when the website opened and people paid by credit card it was a different matter. I tried Click 'n Ship with USPS but it didn't provide any mailing options other than priority, flat rate and express. Hey ... what happened to parcel post or mailing a letter! Perseverance pointed me in the direction of Endicia for Mac. I love this set up!
I bought the Dymo Labelwriter 4XL, which is perfect for printing mailing labels for packages. Here's what the program looks like ... I type, copy and paste, or use my Address Book to enter the address. Then I select the mailing service. The scale is attached to the computer via a usb, so, all I have to do is to click "Weigh" and the weight appears. Click prepare label for shipping and a new page appears with a preview of the mailing label and the shipping costs. At this point you have a chance to go back and change shipping options if you want to. Print the peel and stick label and that's all there is to it!
A Mail Log is maintained so later I can search by date or customer name ... to find shipping information. My life became so much easier with this program. I highly recommend it! They also make a Windows version.