sendIT
sendIT 3.8.8
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Verify US postal addresses, calculate shipping costs, and more.   Demo ($39.95)
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sendIT saves you up to $0.70 on delivery confirmation and $0.40 on signature confirmation for each package you send, compared to USPS retail fees. All your USPS domestic shipping needs in one simple to use program.
  • Domestic and international shipping. International shipping customs forms.
  • Multiple return address.
  • Print first-class labels without confirmation
  • Verify and correct US addresses
  • No ongoing subscription
  • Print shipping labels with or without delivery or signature confirmation
  • Integrated
What's New
Version 3.8.8:
  • Added new licensing code to allow connection to licensing servers patched to fix the OpenSSL Heartbleed flaw
Requirements
Intel, OS X 10.4 or later



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ccprstuff reviewed on 08 Sep 2013
sendITt is one of the best software purchases our office has ever made -- it's that good.

Our office uses a postage meter with an attached scale. It's easy to weigh a mail piece and manually input the weight and other required info into sendIT, have the program calculate the postage from a menu of mailing options, and then print out the label, complete with delivery confirmation info, from our laser printer.

We then just paste the printed label on the mail piece with a glue stick, stick on the postage meter label with the correct postage, drop the piece in the mail, and DONE. Tracking info is saved automatically.

No more time consuming trips to the Post Office just because we need delivery confirmation for a mailing piece.

The resulting postage savings are a nice bonus.

We also use the address confirmation feature of the sendIT quite a bit -- it's easier than looking up the same info on the Post Office site.

We were just about ready to look into installing a Windows component into our all Mac office -- so that we could use the USPS online delivery confirmation services without having to go to the Post Office -- when we came across sendIT. Our 20-year record of never using Windows in our office can remain unblemished. Thanks!
[Version 3.8.5]


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Brinscall Software (developer) commented on 21 Nov 2012
We have a new Beta that prints to 4x6 labels (Specifically the Dymo 4XL, but it should work with any 4x6 label printer.
Please email me if you have a 4 x 6 shipping printer and would like to try this Beta.
[Version 3.7.14]

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Kurtois replied on 22 Nov 2012
I have been considering the 4XL. Have you been happy with the output of this printer?
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Brinscall Software (developer) replied on 06 Dec 2012
The print quality is comparable to the other Dymo printers. Its not amazing, but more than enough for a shipping label.
If you contact us through the email address on the website with an address, I'll gladly send a label created by sendIT on a 4XL.
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Kurtois commented on 18 Oct 2012
This software used to be $9.99 in 2009. What happened?
[Version 3.7.14]

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Brinscall Software (developer) replied on 21 Nov 2012
The economics of selling this program at $9.99 did not work.
I have never charged for updates. Anyone with version 1 had free updates to present. I add scales when requested. The $9.99 version did not do International labels or Customs forms. I add features requested by our users, including new scales, and new printers.

This is a very niche product. I sell at most 1 or 2 copies a month (even at $9.99 we sold the same amount). Some months we don't sell a single copy. I don't get rich selling this, it is a labor of love.

The cost of incorporating my company last year was more than we took in revenue. I don't do this to get rich, and occasionally don't cover costs, yet alone make any money for the time spent.

Adding a feature or different scale can take hundreds of hours of my time. I then add this feature for free.

If you use this product to ship parcels with confirmation fees then it can easily pay for itself in no time at all. This is the only non subscription service that allows you to add delivery confirmation to First Class mail. If you ship your items First Class and need Delivery Confirmation. Using sendIT it is 19c, at the Post Office it is 85c. That is 66c for every item you send.
You get free Delivery Confirmation on Priority Mail shipped with sendIT, which you can also get using the USPS web site.

It doesn't fit everyones need. It makes sense to those who ship a lot of First Class items, or want a convenient interface. I suspect most people who use it have already recouped the cost in the saving they see. One customer told me he ships 1,000 packets a year, he saves twice as much a year in shipping costs than I make selling the program.
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Kurtois replied on 21 Nov 2012
Thank you very much for taking the time to explain the increase in cost.

"If you use this product to ship parcels with confirmation fees then it can easily pay for itself in no time at all."

In the interest of full disclosure, the USPS does offer a free software package (used to be called Shipping Assistant) that does provide the feature you mention as being a cost savings in your software, i.e. Delivery Confirmation on First Class packages.

One could feasibly use Parallels or VMWare Fusion to provide the functionality you mention at no cost.

That said, this software package for the OS X platform is definitely the only one out there that does not require a monthly subscription (Endicia for Mac). Also, the printer and scale interfaces look to be novel, as well.

Again, thank you for the background on why you decided to increase your product's cost.
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Brinscall Software (developer) replied on 21 Nov 2012
I should have clarified I specifically meant this was the only Mac OS solution. My apologies for that. I presumed as this was a Mac software site it would go without saying. It wasn't meant to decieve.

It may even be possible to use Wine with their shipping assistant. I have never tried it though.


I actually offered the program to USPS for Mac users, but they said the "shipping Assistant" you mentioned was planned to work on Mac as well. That was over 2 years ago, it still doesn't. It would have been great for them to maintain the software. It makes me no real money.
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Craig42a reviewed on 05 Oct 2012
I continue to use this on a daily basis. And, yea! Latest version has multiple return address option for those like me who ship from two addresses. Developer is highly responsive.
[Version 3.7.14]


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Benjamin D. Shore reviewed on 13 Sep 2012
I have been a satisfied user for about 2 years. Until recently, I had been inserting parcel weights manually. I recently purchased a DYMO M25 USB scale and found it did not interface with the program as I had hoped. When I contacted the developer to see if they could help out, they responded that they would take a look and see if something could be done. The developer spent 4 days working with me and finally rewrote the program so that the scale worked. It works perfectly and I could not be more pleased. So now I have a great program that works with my particular scale and a developer I know will make the extra effort to ensure customer satisfaction. Buy this program with complete confidence.
[Version 3.7.13]


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Islandmike commented on 12 Mar 2012
Nice to see the update where the shipping notification email is emphasized (and shows automatically if data is in the field) -- it could be easy (before) to forget that an email that had been used with a prior shipment was maintained by the software and so accidentally used in shipments coming after [especially between sessions] -- those people would get confused why they got package shipping notices!. Today's update will help us avoid that embarrassment. This program continues to get tweaks and improvements -- it is greatly appreciated.
[Version 3.7.12]


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Islandmike reviewed on 25 Jan 2012
This is a good alternative FOR PACKAGE mailing -- for us doing low volumes or who just want to avoid another monthly service fee or the need to invest in pricey labels and printers. This seems to me to be a GREEN alternative to some other methods.

There are alternative subscription mailing services that charge recurring monthly fees -- like stamps.com ($16/mnt if you really want to use a PC emulator!) or endicia.com ($16/mnt)

Subscription services may prefer & in some cases require that you use special "label" stock, and pre-purchase postage that you may lose after printing or damage in the printer -- sometimes non-refundable.

The label stock itself is for subscription services is not free and must come from the provider. You can't always just use your normal home printer -- so carefully add all the costs when you make considerations of one method to another.

Ourselves the convenience of doing USPS click & ship with their automatic discounts does satisfy most of our PACKAGE shipping needs -- however sendIT is a valuable bridge I would not want to burn especially concerning small packages which would not be as cost effective if we just upgrade small shipments up to the smallest flat rate option, which costs currently $5.15 (retail) a pop. Not every package you ship should cost a minimum of $5.15 but that's the only on-line click and ship option open to many of us. SendIT opens that up to us and gives us more options.

Currently USPS does not give us the ability to print all types of postage (like first class for small packages).

For our smaller packages using sendIT provides to us a significant cost savings, and it is a great time saver as we can prep those packages and pre-stamp them before we leave to take all our collective shipments to the PO. Many times in the past we would put small packages into the small flat rate just to avoid standing in the PO lines (with USPS click a& ship you drop off and don't need to stand in line typically).

Our postal clerk has gotten so used to the accuracy of our packages since we have been using SendIT that we can hand them over and she just takes them -- besides the handing to the clerk it is almost as fast as the click and ship portion!

Versus just going directly to the PO, you not only save the time of waiting in line but also on fees such as on delivery and signature confirmation -- these can really add up if you use them and most of us shipping packages do these days.

You have to put actual stamps on your packages or wait in line to buy postage -- no postage will print out from SendIT. We handle that by pre-buying some bigger unit stamps (like the $1 kind) and some smaller units and pre-afflix at home, if we were to not have postage -- the PO clerk can just scan the label and know exactly what to collect from us!

In our case, we save a couple of bucks using SendIT versus just sticking it into a flat rate envelop each time we have used it -- so the software paid for itself fairly fast.

SendIT can be a valuable alternative to get your packages out the door and delivered when snags occur with USPS. USPS simply has gone down a couple of times on us during the last year -- a program like SendIT is helpful to bypass USPS when it can't do the job.

SendIT confirms addresses and has has at times had better address handling results than the on-line USPS system; we have had the personal experience of having their system refuse to make a label to an addresses the customer had for 15 years -- but that was not the case with SendIT, the address went right thru and our happy customer got their coffee when we switched their package into SendIt software!

Works with some USB scales -- we have always used it in manual mode with no problems -- but nice to know that option is open to us.

The software keeps a copy of tracking and of your actual label, so you can re-print or have a "receipt" -- can interface with your Apple address book, and there are some other features thrown in that I never used and don't remember but it is a well thought out "one trick but an outstanding trick pony"

I found a few minor things very early on, emailed back and forth with the developer who did respond and eventually took care of matters in one release fairly quickly and another which was nothing serious and resolved that in a later update. I have been using it since October 2011, so now have had experience with it some 4 months. I would buy it again, and wish I had incorporated it into our system a few years ago instead of months ago.

It's stable, has a developer who does communicate and keeps it up to date, you can obtain savings using this software you can't by going to the post office, it's a good back up to relying solely on USPS on-line if that's all you happen to use at this time -- a niche filler for those of us who ship PACKAGES.

The MacUpdate rating system for some reason froze my stars -- guess they froze when I went in to write -- I'd give it all 5 stars if I was allowed to :)-
[Version 3.7.10]

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Kurtois replied on 18 Oct 2012
Thanks for this write up. Any chance you are using a USB scale yet? If so, which one?
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Brinscall Software (developer) commented on 25 Jan 2012
Here is a PPC build of 3.7.10, provided as-is. No warranty, and no guarantee it will be updated in PPC after this.
http://brinscall.com/sendITPPC.zip

Apple turned our hand and building for PPC involves two code bases.
[Version 3.7.10]


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Pony (developer) commented on 12 Jan 2012
Due to PPC being dropped from our development tools. This version (3.7.8) will be the last version to support PPC. We will only support Intel applications moving forward.
[Version 3.7.8]


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Brinscall Software (developer) commented on 16 Sep 2011
Just a quick update.
We are working on a new build (free update) that will add support to print to two dymo 30256 shipping labels instead of one half letter size label.
We also have support for the Dymo s100 and s250 shipping scales.
Better Apple Address Book integration.
Option to print postage cost on the label.
Stay tuned!
[Version 3.7.5]

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Brinscall Software (developer) replied on 08 Oct 2011
Following user feedback we chose the Dymo 99019 label format instead of two 30256 labels.
There are currently no troubleshooting comments. If you are experiencing a problem with this app, please post a comment.


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Pony rated on 03 Jun 2012

[Version 3.7.13]



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Islandmike rated on 05 Apr 2012

[Version 3.7.13]



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Pony rated on 13 Mar 2012

[Version 3.7.12]



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Pony rated on 06 Feb 2012

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Islandmike rated on 25 Jan 2012

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Szq rated on 25 Aug 2011

[Version 3.7.5]



Hubert A. Shaffer rated on 28 Jan 2011

[Version 3.7.1]


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sendIT saves you up to $0.70 on delivery confirmation and $0.40 on signature confirmation for each package you send, compared to USPS retail fees. All your USPS domestic shipping needs in one simple to use program.
  • Domestic and international shipping. International shipping customs forms.
  • Multiple return address.
  • Print first-class labels without confirmation
  • Verify and correct US addresses
  • No ongoing subscription
  • Print shipping labels with or without delivery or signature confirmation
  • Integrated history with live tracking
  • Request and cancel carrier pickup
  • Electronic confirmation rates (save up to $0.70 per item)
  • Add logos to domestic mail labels


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