Why do you need my credit card information if I'm on the free Starter plan?

ShippingEasy loves small businesses! We offer a subscription-free Starter plan for shippers sending 50 or less packages each month. Even then, we ask for your credit card at sign up and keep it stored within your SUBSCRIPTION & BILLING settings for a few reasons:

Faster account set-up.

When registering your ShippingEasy account, we'll automatically create a free Stamps USPS postage account account for you. Stamps will store your credit card data within their secure site at Stamps.com and use this billing information to replenish your postage balance. Here are some of our most popular articles about Stamps:

Small businesses grow.

And we want to be there when you do! Once you start shipping more than 50 packages a month, you'll receive a notice that your account has reached its limit. Having a valid credit card will allow you to upgrade to Basic at the click of a button. Learn more about the perks of upgrading.

Insure your shipments.

We partner with Shipsurance to provide competitively priced insurance with a no-hassle claim process. If you choose to insure your shipments via Shipsurance, we'll bill this to the credit card on file. A valid credit card ensures that you can insure your shipments. Here are some of our most popular articles about shipment insurance:


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