How does ExpressBitcoinPostage work?
ExpressBitcoinPostage lets anyone ship a package or envelope and pay securely with bitcoin. We currently support international shipping from Hong Kong, China worldwide with Hong Kong Post, as well as domestic and international shipping from the U.S. with USPS Priority, Express, and First-Class mail service, as well as FedEx.
How quickly can I print my postage?
A Bitcoin transaction, by design, will get one confirmation after an average of 10 minutes. Even before a confirmation has been received, a transaction is generally irreversible. Our website can allow you to print shipping labels at the earliest sign of a confirmation, with systems in place to void the label if a confirmation is not reached by the time your label is in the mail. This means you can print your postage instantly. Once you reach the payment page and a payment is received, you will receive a link to print your postage.
What is bitcoin?
Bitcoin is basically digital money. It is similar to cash, except that Bitcoin not controlled by any central authority. All transactions are publicly listed in a ledger known as the blockchain. You can read more about bitcoin on Wikipedia.
Can you recommend a label printer?
All domestic labels for USPS or FedEx should be printed at least 4″ x 6″ and be securely attached to your box or envelope. A dedicated label printer is handy if you are shipping multiple items a day. We can recommend the following model:
DYMO LabelWriter 4XL Label Maker
International shipments, however, can generate paperwork labels and paperwork that is larger than 4″ x 6″. We recommend using a traditional printer for those.
Can I print my postage again?
You can print your postage as many times as you’d like as long as you only mail each unique label once. If you mail the same label twice, the package will be stopped and held at the post office and you will have to pay a fee to get it returned back to you. Such a process can be lengthy and expensive, so if you are printing multiple labels, we encourage you to check and make sure that you didn’t print the same one twice.
Do I have to sign up or create an account?
No account required. You can just create shipments directly from our front page.