updated 05:10 pm EDT, Tue September 19, 2006
Printable postage in UK
The UK's Royal Mail today unveiled a new service allowing Mac as well as Windows users to purchase and print postage stamps online. Customers can pay for postage online by selecting the amount for their parcel, then paying via credit card, debit card, or a pre-pay account, according to Macworld UK. A unique barcode is printed directly onto envelopes, labels, or paper before posting in the usual manner. The new service requires no subscription fee, and costs the same amount as normal postage. Online postal options are not limited in any way, allowing users to send mail First Class or internationally. The service also allows users to print numerous forms online, according to the report. "The service is perfect for busy people, but it is also aimed at home workers who post small quantities of mail on a regular basis as well as people who sell goods via auction websites," said Alex Batchelor, marketing director for Royal Mail.