Print–your–own postage stamps
Writing about web page http://www.royalmail.com/portal/rm/jump3?catId=400043&mediaId=26800663
This seems really useful, as it is so much easier (for me) to print a stamp when I need one rather than buying a book of stamps once a year from a Post Office, but what happens if the stamp is printed with an inkjet printer, gets wet and the ink runs?
Will the Post Office charge the receiver in the same way as when a stamp falls off a letter? or will they check the details in some other way (like cross-matching the receiver address with the stamp database)?
And do you think you can print onto normal paper and glue the stamp to the envelope or do you have to use labels? I can’t see it being used widely if you have to print onto the envelope (sure to cause a paper jam) or buy a set of labels!
It also says:
Post your mail by the end of the next working day after purchase
What happens if you forget? is it not delivered? Does it cost more?
I suppose I should be putting all this into the feedback form