Need Postage Stamps? It’s Easier Than You Think

December 17, 2009 

Release No. 10-022 

Need postage stamps? They may be closer than you think. Save yourself a trip to the Post Office the next time you need stamps, because now you can get them wherever you are, even if you’re staying in.

Order online. Visit the Postal Store at for a wide variety of stamps. Just click “Buy Stamps & Shop” to make a quick purchase for a nominal fee. Or click “Click-N-Ship” to print postage for mailing packages online.

Order by phone. Call 1-800-STAMP 24 (1-800-782-6724) for the full line of stamps or to order specific stamps for a nominal fee.

While you’re “out and about,” you can pick up stamps anywhere you see the “Buy Stamps Here” symbol . . . like your local grocery, pharmacy, convenience and office supply stores. Even at banks and ATMs. Or to find the nearest location, visit and click “Locate a Post Office,” then under “Options,” select “Alternate Locations to Buy Stamps.”

From your mail carrier. Get your stamps by mail; pay no fee for ordering and get free delivery to your home or office. Ask your mail carrier for a mail-order form. Fill out the form, make a check or money order payable to United States Postal Service, and mail it to the Post Office. Your carrier will deliver your stamps within a few days.

By telephone. Use your credit card and the Postal Service’s 24-hour stamp hotline to order the postage you need. There is a small handling fee. Dial 1800-STAMP-24 (1-800-782-6724).

Save yourself a trip to the Post Office and standing in line. Use one of the above methods for obtaining your postage. Try it. You’ll like the convenience!

For more information about purchasing stamps, stamps by mail, postal regulations, a free subscription to USA Philatelic magazine, Post Office events, the location of the nearest postal store or contract unit, or for answers to your specific Postal Service questions, contact USPS at 1-800-275-8777, or visit To schedule a presentation for your community, club or group on how the Postal Service brings the Post Office to your home or office computer, call 239-573-9638.

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A self-supporting government enterprise, the U.S. Postal Service is the only delivery service that reaches every address in the nation, 150 million residences, businesses and Post Office Boxes. The Postal Service receives no tax dollars. With 36,000 retail locations and the most frequently visited website in the federal government, the Postal Service relies on the sale of postage, products and services to pay for operating expenses. Named the Most Trusted Government Agency five consecutive years and the sixth Most Trusted Business in the nation by the Ponemon Institute, the Postal Service has annual revenue of more than $68 billion and delivers nearly half the world’s mail. If it were a private sector company, the U.S. Postal Service would rank 26th in the 2008 Fortune 500.

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