Thursday, October 18, 2012

I fell in love yesterday.

I've fallen in love with an inanimate object.

It may not whisper sweet nothings in my ear, but it sends out a gentle hum, gives me exactly what I want, and leaves me more time to do other things.

I'm talking about the DYMO 4XL. No idea what that is? Well before I get the side eye from someone wondering what kind of joy I'm talking about that comes from something with DYMO! and XL! in the name - it's a thermal printer.

Gone are the days of hand-typed (or, god forbid, HANDWRITTEN) address labels, secured with three strips of packing tape, plus a wait for who-knows-how-long at the post office to weigh and buy postage for each and every package.

Now with just a few clicks on shipstation.com, this printer copies all the info from an Etsy purchase, makes a little *bzzz*, and spits out a sticky label with ALL of the info and postage I need (even customs forms!). And it's thermal, so it doesn't use ink or toner and the only materials I will ever have to purchase from here on out are the labels (which, by the way, are super cheap over at royalmailers.com).

This will be a much much cheaper and faster way to package all of my shipments. And it come with double bonus points because I won't be waiting in any more post office lines! Just walk in, drop in the bin, and go back home to caress my 4XL.

I swear this isn't an advertisement, I'm just really really happy about my new friend.


My 4XL with his new buddy, the 35lb scale.



2 comments:

Katie said...

So cool!

Joy said...

Efficiency is such a wonderful thing! I'm vicariously happy for you because I totally understand why you love your new buddy!:)