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New Royal Mail SmartStamp £5 a month and up to £30 quidco cashback - Good for eBayers and business

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New Royal Mail SmartStamp (£15) - Good for eBayers and business January 17th, 2007 We added Royal Mails SmartStamp programme to Quidco recently. This is a programme where you can print off a postag…
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New Royal Mail SmartStamp (£15) - Good for eBayers and business
January 17th, 2007
We added Royal Mails SmartStamp programme to Quidco recently. This is a programme where you can print off a postage label at home saving you the bother of lining up to have everything weighed and franked at a post office. The service costs £5/month with a minimum term of 3 months but weve got £15 Quidco cashback for signing up to the 3 month service which means that it will work out as a free three months. If you sign up for the 12 month service it is £30 cashback.

This is probably a great service for eBayers or other small businesses which involve a lot of postage. It should be more convenient and it will also make the parcels look more professional as you print off the whole address, company logo and postage in one shot.

Ignore the link and go via quidco for cashback.

Subscribe to SmartStamp® now and take advantage of our money-back guarantee. Try it for three months and if, for some reason, you don't want to keep it we'll give you your money back. (Read the money back guarantee terms and conditions.)


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#1
http://www.royalmail.com/IMAGE/MediaItemRepository/16300317_head_home.gif

This is very cold, without comments as well :x :x
You can print stamps from the R/M website for FREE. Why pay for Smartstamp?
1 Like #2
http://www.royalmail.com/portal/rm/jump3?catId=400043&mediaId=26800663

Print your postage online directly from your PC or Mac. The service is [COLOR=red]free [/COLOR](you just pay the normal postage price), easy to use and, because you can print your postage whenever you need it, you’ll never run out again.
#3
What will they think off next ?
1 Like #4
mrtootough
What will they think off next ?


I think it's a great idea. It's knocked SmartStamp on the head for most ebayers I know who used it.
#5
Dino, I managed to scrounge some sticky labels from work - 21 to an A4 sheet. Would I be able to print onto these from RM website ?

I can't find a try before you buy on their site.

Agree that this would be very handy.
#6
Thanks for the link Dino!

I've heard about SmartStamp before but felt retisent about having to pay for the service. Much better to be able to print the stamps at no extra cost!
#7
mrtootough
Dino, I managed to scrounge some sticky labels from work - 21 to an A4 sheet. Would I be able to print onto these from RM website ?

I can't find a try before you buy on their site.

Agree that this would be very handy.


i don`t think so..........you can print on to a dl envelope, half page label, quarter page label or a full page label.
#8
mrtootough
Dino, I managed to scrounge some sticky labels from work - 21 to an A4 sheet. Would I be able to print onto these from RM website ?

I can't find a try before you buy on their site.

Agree that this would be very handy.


When it first came out you could 'practice' but that was in April, I think.
Why not try it on a second class stamp?
1 Like #9
sounds good anyhow, just need RM to provide a service where the postie lists it on ebay for you, parcels it and collects it from your house, fights paypal disputes and puts the money directly into your bank account.
#10
I have been using smart stamp for about 2 months now, and at first it drove me mad and took a lot longer than actually going to the post office, but once you get the hang of it its good if you are sending loads of packages, and works out a lot quicker.

The free service you can only print one stamp at a time as far as I can see? I may be wrong of course.
With smart stamp you can print multiple stamps in one go, and print them onto sticky lables, so can just pop them straight on to parcels. Also you can have your company logo on the stamps, although I don't have a logo and can't be bothered to try and get one set up, so don't use that feature!

I guess it isn't for everyone, you have to weigh up really if it's worth paying the £5. I was spending up to an hour stood at the post office counter though, and people in the queue would get really annoyed!
#11
looks good if you sell lots of small items on ebay but the free service is just as good i would rather take 10 minutes doing each one separate than walk in the rain to the post office and get in a massive Q
#12
how do you get proof of posting ??
you will have to go to the post office anyway to post large items anyway

crap for ebayers
#13
paul.jacobs
how do you get proof of posting ??

crap for ebayers


V.good point! Absolute crap re Paypal disputes if we can't have proof of postage :whistling:
#14
I was just about to ask the same Paul - is there any way to get proog of postage????
Otherwise it would be great to avoid the queues
Claire
#15
paul.jacobs
how do you get proof of posting ??
you will have to go to the post office anyway to post large items anyway

crap for ebayers


I had this chat with a Post Office chap on ebays P&P board. The receipt you get when you 'buy' a stamp is your CoP.
Same for R/D but I prefer the Post Office.
People like me are keeping the Sub Post Offices open.
banned#16
I have an account at my Post Office - drop everything off at lunchtime with the Recorded/Special Delivery slips etc already filled out. They weigh, stick the paid labels on and all the other process stuff in the afternoon when it's quiet and I pay off once a month. If you're in the Post Office on a regular basis then you should ask about this as it's a benefit for both you and them.
#17
tkane
V.good point! Absolute crap re Paypal disputes if we can't have proof of postage :whistling:

[COLOR=red]Proof of Postage is NO good for Paypal. You cannot and will not win a dispute with a CoP/PoP.[/COLOR]
#18
Repo
I have an account at my Post Office - drop everything off at lunchtime with the Recorded/Special Delivery slips etc already filled out. They weigh, stick the paid labels on and all the other process stuff in the afternoon when it's quiet and I pay off once a month. If you're in the Post Office on a regular basis then you should ask about this as it's a benefit for both you and them.

Nice one. :thumbsup:
I have two Posting Books. 1 for R/D and the other for S/D / ISF.
#19
dinosteveus
[COLOR=red]Proof of Postage is NO good for Paypal. You cannot and will not win a dispute with a CoP/PoP.[/COLOR]


It does at least let you claim back upto 32 quid from royal mail though.
#20
jogu
It does at least let you claim back upto 32 quid from royal mail though.

Yes it does. :thumbsup:
banned#21
dinosteveus
[COLOR=red]Proof of Postage is NO good for Paypal. You cannot and will not win a dispute with a CoP/PoP.[/COLOR]


Good point, the robbers at PayPal need tracking info., and i'm sure there are a lot more tossers claiming non delivery in the last few months, just to pull a fast one:viking:
#22
LongDongDave
Good point, the robbers at PayPal need tracking info., and i'm sure there are a lot more scammers claiming non delivery in the last few months, just to pull a fast one:viking:


Yes.
It's a well known way of getting something for nothing.:x
#23
The free version is great, but very cumbersome. For instance, we abandoned it after printing two envelopes for christmas cards... Smartstamp is a bit more capable at that I believe.

As for proof of postage, they do a pre-printed card to be stamped, but you do (obviously) have to go to the post office. The annoying thing is that they don't allow registered mail, personally I'd take the risk between the postbox and the sorting office if they'd do it. But no, you have to go to the post office and manually fill in the sticker.

With any luck by next christmas they'll have expanded the service to allow mailing lists, address books, faster selection of non-first class postage, and maybe less cumbersome tracking.

Isn't proof of postage considered to be proof of delivery within English law?
#24
I've used smartstamp where i'm working and set it up to other 2 companies... it's great...
#25
Also note that if you sign up for the 3 month version of SmartStamp, there is a money back guarantee if you don't like it. The T&Cs seem pretty straightforward - just cancel your DD after the third payment, write and let them know you're cancelling, and they send you a cheque for £14.97 in 60 days (a bit slow, but still).

So by my reckoning, that's £15 Quidco plus you don't pay anything for those 3 months.
#26
What happens if your printer mis-prints or runs out of toner half way through printing?

Can you get a credit for duff prints?
#27
BristolDeal
Also note that if you sign up for the 3 month version of SmartStamp, there is a money back guarantee if you don't like it. The T&Cs seem pretty straightforward - just cancel your DD after the third payment, write and let them know you're cancelling, and they send you a cheque for £14.97 in 60 days (a bit slow, but still).

So by my reckoning, that's £15 Quidco plus you don't pay anything for those 3 months.

Exactly,that's why i posted it.It is basically a 3 month service that if you play your cards right you will get for free and £15 in your sky rocket from quidco.:thumbsup:
#28
Ugh, that's twice today I've posted "useful" information in a thread that someone else has already done. :x

:whistling:
#29
AndyToys
What happens if your printer mis-prints or runs out of toner half way through printing?

Can you get a credit for duff prints?

yes... you can send them a freepost letter printed from they site with details - if the stamp printed but not correct you need to send them that piece of paper/envelope... if the stamp didn't print at all you need to tell them exactly the date & time and they will refund the stamps...
I had problems a few times but I got my money back every time...
banned#30
Sounds like a **** up of an idea to me :p
#31
I tested this out when they released it but thought the cost was to much, if they did it as a pay as you go I would use it.

I like the idea and the printing of the stamp was easy.
#32
BritBrat - the service is EXACTLY "pay as you go". Liken it to a PAYG mobile phone; you topup your account with £xx and the money is deducted each time you print a stamp.
#33
BristolDeal
Ugh, that's twice today I've posted "useful" information in a thread that someone else has already done. :x

:whistling:

Sorry mate,I wasn't saying that i had already posted the info,i was simply agreeing with everything that you said and that was the reason that i had started this thread.:)
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Bumping up due to recent duplicate posting...

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