Does Publix sell stamps?
Short Answer: Yes Publix sells books of USPS Forever stamps at all of their locations for $11. Publix is the fastest growing employee owned business in America and its wide selection of food, drinks and everyday items now includes postage stamps. So next time you’re in store buying some groceries pick up some postage stamps and some envelopes and save yourself a trip to the post office.
If you’re looking for stamps it is worth noting they are not kept on the shelves and are usually kept at the registers or the customer service counter. This varies from store to store so the easiest way to find out is to simply ask an employee.
Types Of Stamps Sold At Publix
The stamps sold from Publix is a book (20 stamps) of USPS Forever stamps that usually feature the American flag. If you’re looking for different designs you might get lucky but you’re better off buying them online or from the post office where you’ll have more variety. Publix stores usually do not sell the stamps in smaller quantities so you’ll have to buy the full 20 stamps at a cost of $11.
Forever stamps are called as such because they never lose their value. Each stamp is valid to send one piece of first class mail forever so even if the price of stamps increases in the future they will always be able to send a letter.
Advantages Of Buying Stamps At Publix
A large number of businesses now sell postage stamps and each of them has their own mix of advantages and disadvantages compared to buying from other stores. Here are some advantages of buying stamps from Publix:
With nearly 1300 stores Publix is a large chain with plenty of stores to choose from. The 1300 stores are not spread out evenly through the country so if you’re in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee or Virginia there’s a much higher chance there’s a Publix near you.
If you have a busy schedule it can often be quite hard getting to the post office during business hours. When you buy your stamps from Publix you’ve got a lot more time during the day to pick some up. Most stores are open until 9pm or 10pm meaning you can pick buy stamps long after the post office has closed. On top of longer opening hours during the week you Publix is also a great time to buy stamps on the weekends when the post office is closed.
Other Mailing Supplies:
When you buy stamps from a gas station or pharmacy a lot of the time you can only buy the stamps. At Publix you can also buy envelopes, parcels, labels and anything else you’ll need to send a letter or package.
Frequently Visited: Unlike a trip to the post office purely to buy stamps a trip to Publix is probably a common occurrence. If you’re not in a rush to buy stamps you can simply add them to your shopping list and buy some next time you’re there.
Often times the post office is downtown and it can be quite hard to find a park. Add to that the possibility you might have to pay and it’s a big negative. Publix stores generally have large car parks so it’s easy to find a space and you don’t have to worry about paying.
Does Publix Sell Stamps Online?
At this current point in time Publix only sells stamps in store and not through their online store. When you’re buying in store there is a chance that they are out of stock so if the stamps are a must it’s often worth calling ahead and making sure the store has some available before driving down there.
Finding The Nearest Location
With new stores being built all the time or if you happen to be on holidays knowing where the nearest store is can be a little challenging. Luckily Publix has created a store locater which makes it simple to find the nearest outlet. You can also use this app to find the stores operating hours and their phone number if you wish to call ahead and check they have stamps in stock. You can access the store locator here.
Alternatively you can use an application like Google Maps on your mobile phone to find the nearest Publix as well as the best route to get there.
Frequently Asked Questions
Yes nearly all the large grocery store chains will sell postage stamps. The big chain stores like Walmart, Kroger, Publix, Costco and many more all sell at the very least a book of stamps (20 stamps).
Yes CVS does sell postage stamps usually in a batch of 20 (a book). The price for 20 stamps from CVS is $11 the same as at the post office.
The standard price for 1 Forever stamp in 2021 is 55c. This stamp is equivalent to sending 1 piece of First Class mail. When buying stamps there is not discount for buying in bulk so 10 stamps would cost $5.50 and 20 stamps would cost $11.
If you happen to be in one of the states where Publix is commonplace then they make for a great place for buying stamps. They have long business hours and also sell envelopes and everything else you need making it easy to pick everything up on your next grocery shop.
The main downside is stores only being located in a few states and the fact they only sell stamps by the book. If you’re only planning on sending 1 letter it can be quite annoying having to buy 20 stamps and although the hold their value forever they can still be misplaced or lost.
If you’re in one of the states where Publix is common and you’re looking to send a few letters then Publix is as good an option as anywhere.