Endicia

Endicia figured out how to give us back hours that would have been spent standing in line at the post office.

The holidays are here and most of us are getting ready to ship packages to family and friends, and send out cute Christmas cards. Endicia will make your life so much easier; no standing in line at the post office! They’ve partnered with the USPS to create mailing and shipping solutions you can track packages, get signature confirmation, send domestic and international packages, print postage, and run postage reports from your home or office. 

Endicia's shipping solutions are used by individuals, sellers on Etsy, Ebay and Amazon, and businesses of all sizes. They have solutions in place for individual sellers, all the way up to Fortune 500 companies, major retailers in multiple locations. Some of their larger customers ship more than 10 thousand items each day.  Ujena Swimwear in Mountain View uses them to ship hand made bathing suits all over the world. 

If you frequently ship packages to Brazil and Mexico,  Endicia Global Service can serve as a good option for your online business. With Endicia Global Service, packages clear customs in hours instead of days, typically arriving in the customer’s hands in eight to 10 days.

Endicia is on Castro Street, but you won’t ever need to go there. It’s just fun to know that they’re in the same space that used to be Meyer Appliance. It feels good to do business with a company that’s based right here in Mountain View, and of course they’re supporting our local downtown restaurants.

And stamps, can we talk about those cute custom stamps? Amine Khechfé, founder of Endicia, showed me around and the best part of the tour was the massive printer that makes the custom stamps (PictureItPostage). He told me that pictures of dogs are one of the most popular custom items for the holidays. So what did I do? Went home and uploaded a photo of my dog in her camo hoodie and she looks adorable on a stamp! I flipped through a big stack of custom stamps that were about to be sent out to Endicia customers and most of them were company logos, family photos and a few monograms for wedding invitations. 

Now that I know that I can use Endicia, and not ever have to stand in line or deal with trying to park at the post office downtown, I’m inspired to sell a few things on eBay. In the past, I’ve done it, but I would always say "no international buyers" on my listings because I didn't want to stand in line at the post office. Problem solved!

Endicia has been is business for over 25 years and they keep evolving and developing new technology in order to keep up with demand. Their solutions have helped thousands of large and small businesses print more than $14 billion in postage and they're right here in downtown Mountain View. When I learn about companies in Mountain View solving problems for people all over the world, I feel proud of my community and of the technology that makes it happen. I love Mountain View.