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Postage printing on Mac

Endicia for Mac I currently run a small urban vinyl toy shop where we run all of the shipment processing from mac-based software.

At the moment we exclusively use USPS for all shipping (both domestic and international), and lucky for us there is some software that helps streamline that entire process.

Endicia for Mac provides an interface for calculating, weighing, printing postage, and a few dozen other things. It has probably cut package processing time in half (if not more).

What has really be fantastic is that it will fill in all the various customs forms for you instead of having to hand write it all yourself which not only helps cut down on time but helps eliminate mistakes.

We use Endicia in conjunction with a DYMO LabelWriter 400 to quickly print off postage, delivery confirmation, and address labels.

A couple of other highpoints:

  • Discounted domestic and international postage (up to 8% in some cases)
  • Automatic Address Verification – Helps avoid mistyped addresses
  • Mailing Log – Very useful when needing to find a previously shipped package
  • Bulk postage payment – Purchase your postage upfront in “bulk” instead of having to pay one transaction at a time
  • AppleScript integration

5 Responses to “Postage printing on Mac”

  1. @Matt: I wrote it all myself. We initially launched it with a hacked together combo of CubeCart and our own stuff but it just never worked quite right so I threw it all out and built everything from scratch.

  2. Dude I didn’t know you ran fugitive toys! I love that site…I’ve wanted to order something but can’t bring myself to spend my money on something like that on a college budget though.

    Well very sweet.