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UK service supports printable postage

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.




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  1. adrian_milliner

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    interesting...

    ... but I fail to see the Mac angle..

    Still, nice to see people notice my little island off the coast of Europe :))

  1. JulesLt

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    Ebay

    Wonder how long before ebay manage a direct integration?

  1. Donevan

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    the Mac angle

    "... but I fail to see the Mac angle.. "

    The Mac angle is simple enough... Macs can use the service. Invariably when national postal services have instituted comparable online postage services of this nature, they were only usable via Windows.

  1. WiseWeasel

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    hacked

    My bet is this system gets hacked within the month for free postage...

  1. zl9600

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    hacked, whatever

    why haven't you seen massive hacking within the month of fedex.com or ups.com? i guess they've only been around offering online shipments for about 6 years now.

    so, any day now.. .i swear it.

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