Labels can be downloaded from the internet from some
services. Payment for the postage is made via credit card or via services
like Ebay/Paypal. The label is generally downloaded as an Adobe "pdf"
file and printed on plain paper or a peel-able Avery label. This label is then taped or glued to the
package. Services for this type of label include the Endicia, USPS, Stamps.com and
Pitney Bowes Ebay/Paypal.
Some of these illustrations are taken from the United States
Postage Meter Stamp Catalog, Update 2001 and Updates published in the Meter
Stamp Society Quarterly Bulletin.
The use of various forms a PC Postage, including these
Internet download services became more practical as access to the
internet became available around the world. All these products require
frequent and reliable access. Internet access is available through most
telephone companies with DSL,
as well as most TV cable companies. The old "Dial-Up" is slow and clunky
by comparison but still necessary for those living far from metropolitan