Where to Buy Single Stamps + Where to Buy Envelopes (Costs Included)

Although postal mail is no longer the most popular way to send letters and documents, there are still times where you might have to send something through the mail. In a previous article, we covered places that sell booklets of stamps. While buying a whole booklet of stamps is convenient if you mail things often, you may only need to mail something a few times per year, in which case you probably will not get through an entire booklet of stamps before the price of postage increases. Fortunately, there are a few stores that sell single stamps and envelopes, and many that sell larger quantities of stamps and envelopes.

Below, we list the places that sell stamps and envelopes, and in what quantities. We also provide information about stamp prices and other ways you can mail a letter.

What We Recommend

If you’re looking to buy a single stamp along with an envelope, your best options will be your local U.S. Post Office, USPS Self-Service Kiosk, or UPS Store. You can also find single stamps and envelopes at Wegmans and WinCo, if these stores are located in your area. You can buy envelopes and larger quantities of stamps at USPS.com, but it does not offer single stamps online.

If you are willing to buy more stamps (i.e., booklets of 20 or rolls of 100), you can also buy stamps and envelopes at places like Walmart, Target, and Kroger. You can buy envelopes online at all of these places, and Walmart even sells stamps online. If you need specialized types of envelopes, office stores like Office Depot/OfficeMax and Staples sell stamps in-store and hundreds of envelope types in stores and online.

Where to Buy Stamps and Envelopes

Below, we list the places that sell single stamps and envelopes. Since there are very few places that sell single stamps, we’ve also included the stores that sell larger quantities of stamps as well as envelopes. We’ve ordered the list starting with the most convenient and best overall options.

You can use the table below for a quick comparison of availability, then click any store or scroll for more information.

Store Single Stamps? Other Stamp Quantities Envelopes? Online Option?
USPS Post Office Yes Rolls and booklets Pre-stamped, #10, etc. Yes
USPS Self-Service Kiosks Yes Rolls and booklets Varies by kiosk No
UPS Store Yes Rolls and booklets Double-window No
Wegmans Yes Booklets #10 and Kraft Yes
WinCo Yes Booklets None No
Walmart No Rolls and booklets #10 and Kraft Yes
Target No Rolls and booklets #10 and bubbler mailers Yes
Kroger No Rolls and booklets #10 and bubbler mailers Yes
Office Depot/OfficeMax No Rolls and booklets Hundreds of types Yes
Staples No Rolls and booklets Hundreds of types Yes
Giant Eagle No Rolls and booklets #10 and Kraft Yes
Hy-Vee No Rolls and booklets #10 and Kraft Yes
Jewel/Jewel-Osco No Rolls and booklets #10 and Kraft Yes
CVS No Rolls and booklets #10 and Kraft Yes
Walgreens No Rolls and booklets #10 and Kraft Yes
Albertsons No Rolls and booklets #10 and bubbler mailers No
BJ's Wholesale Club No Rolls and booklets #10 and Kraft (bulk) No
Costco No Rolls and booklets #10 and Kraft (bulk) No
Sam's Club No Rolls and booklets #10 and Kraft (bulk) No
Publix No Rolls and booklets #10 and Kraft No
Ralphs No Rolls and booklets #10 and bubbler mailers No
ShopRite No Rolls and booklets #10 and bubbler mailers No
Food City No Rolls and booklets #10 and Kraft No
Fry's Food No Rolls and booklets #10 and bubbler mailers No
Rite Aid No Rolls and booklets #10 and Kraft No

USPS Post Office/USPS.com

Note: In addition to buying individual stamps, you can buy stamp booklets and other shipping supplies, mail letters and packages, purchase money orders, apply for a passport, rent a PO Box, and more.

USPS Self-Service Kiosks

Note: Self-service kiosks are usually located right outside of a Post Office.

  • Single stamps? Yes
  • Envelopes sold: Varies by kiosk, but typically yes
  • Other stamp quantities: Rolls and booklets
  • Operating hours: 24 hours a day, seven days a week
  • Find a location; be sure to select “Self-Service Kiosks” from the drop-down menu.

Note: In addition to buying individual stamps, you can mail packages, flat rates, and letters up to 70 pounds. Parcels and letters can be mailed via Express, Priority, First Class, and International Mail.

UPS Store

  • Single stamps? Varies by location, and prices are higher than standard stamps (typically about $0.60 to $0.80 each)
  • Envelopes sold: Yes, double-window envelopes that are about the same size as a #10 envelope; around $30 to $35 for a pack of 250
  • Other stamp quantities: Rolls and booklets
  • Operating hours: Typically around 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  • Find a location

Wegmans

  • Single stamps? Yes
  • Envelopes sold: Yes; #10 envelopes and larger Kraft envelopes
  • Other stamp quantities: Booklets of 20
  • Operating hours: Typically around 8:30 a.m. to 9 p.m., but may vary by location
  • Find a location or order envelopes online

WinCo

  • Single stamps? Yes
  • Envelopes sold: No
  • Other stamp quantities: Booklets
  • Operating hours: Typically around 7 a.m. to 10 p.m., but may vary by location
  • Find a location

Walmart

Target

  • Single stamps? No
  • Envelopes sold: Yes; #10 envelopes and larger bubbler mailers
  • Other stamp quantities: Rolls and booklets — availability varies by location
  • Operating hours: Typically around 8 a.m. to 9 p.m., but may vary by location
  • Find a location or buy envelopes online

Kroger

  • Single stamps? No
  • Envelopes sold: Yes; #10 envelopes and larger bubbler mailers
  • Other stamp quantities: Rolls and booklets
  • Operating hours: Typically around 7 a.m. to 9 p.m., but may vary by location
  • Find a location or buy envelopes online

Office Depot/OfficeMax

  • Single stamps? No
  • Envelopes sold: Yes; hundreds of different types
  • Other stamp quantities: Rolls and booklets
  • Operating hours: Typically around 9 a.m. to 8 p.m., but vary by location
  • Find a location or buy envelopes online.

Staples

  • Single stamps? No
  • Envelopes sold: Yes; hundreds of different types
  • Other stamp quantities: Rolls and booklets
  • Operating hours: Typically around 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., but vary by location
  • Find a location or buy envelopes online

Giant Eagle

  • Single stamps? No
  • Envelopes sold: Yes; #10 envelopes and Kraft envelopes
  • Other stamp quantities: Rolls and booklets
  • Operating hours: Typically around 7 a.m. to 9 p.m., but may vary by location
  • Find a location or buy envelopes online

Hy-Vee

  • Single stamps? No
  • Envelopes sold: Yes; #10 envelopes and Kraft envelopes
  • Other stamp quantities: Rolls and booklets
  • Operating hours: Typically around 8 a.m. to 10 p.m., but may vary by location
  • Find a location or buy envelopes online

Jewel/Jewel-Osco

  • Single stamps? No
  • Envelopes sold: Yes; #10 envelopes and Kraft envelopes
  • Other stamp quantities: Rolls and booklets
  • Operating hours: Typically around 6 a.m. to 10 p.m., but may vary by location
  • Find a location or buy envelopes online

CVS

  • Single stamps? No
  • Envelopes sold: Yes; #10 envelopes and Kraft envelopes
  • Other stamp quantities: Rolls and booklets
  • Operating hours: Typically around 8 a.m. to 10 p.m., but vary by location
  • Find a location or buy envelopes online

Walgreens

  • Single stamps? No
  • Envelopes sold: Yes; #10 envelopes and Kraft envelopes
  • Other stamp quantities: Rolls and booklets
  • Operating hours: Typically around 9 a.m. to 9 p.m., but vary by location
  • Find a location or buy envelopes online

Albertsons

  • Single stamps? No
  • Envelopes sold: Yes
  • Other stamp quantities: Rolls and booklets
  • Operating hours: Typically around 6 a.m. to 10 p.m., but may vary by location
  • Find a location

BJ’s Wholesale Club

  • Single stamps? No
  • Envelopes sold: Yes; #10 envelopes and Kraft envelopes in bulk (boxes of 500 for about $14)
  • Other stamp quantities: Rolls and booklets
  • Operating hours: Typically around 8 a.m. to 9 p.m.
  • Find a location or buy envelopes online

Costco

  • Single stamps? No
  • Envelopes sold: Yes; #10 envelopes and Kraft envelopes in bulk (boxes of 500 for about $14)
  • Other stamp quantities: Rolls and booklets
  • Operating hours: Typically around 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., but vary by location
  • Find a location or buy envelopes online.

Sam’s Club

  • Single stamps? No
  • Envelopes sold: Yes; #10 envelopes and Kraft envelopes in bulk (boxes of 500 for about $14)
  • Other stamp quantities: Rolls and booklets
  • Operating hours: Typically around 9 a.m. to 8 p.m., but vary by location
  • Find a location or buy envelopes online.

Publix

  • Single stamps? No
  • Envelopes sold: Yes; #10 envelopes and Kraft envelopes
  • Other stamp quantities: Rolls and booklets
  • Operating hours: Typically around 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., but may vary by location
  • Find a location

Ralphs

  • Single stamps? No
  • Envelopes sold: Yes; #10 envelopes and larger bubbler mailers
  • Other stamp quantities: Rolls and booklets
  • Operating hours: Typically around 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., but may vary by location
  • Find a location

ShopRite

  • Single stamps? No
  • Envelopes sold: Yes; #10 envelopes and larger bubbler mailers
  • Other stamp quantities: Rolls and booklets
  • Operating hours: Typically around 7 a.m. to 9 p.m., but may vary by location
  • Find a location

Food City

  • Single stamps? No
  • Envelopes sold: Yes; #10 envelopes and Kraft envelopes
  • Other stamp quantities: Rolls and booklets
  • Operating hours: Typically around 6 a.m. to midnight, but may vary by location
  • Find a location

Fry’s Food

  • Single stamps? No
  • Envelopes sold: Yes; #10 envelopes and larger bubbler mailers
  • Other stamp quantities: Rolls and booklets
  • Operating hours: Typically around 7 a.m. to 10 p.m., but may vary by location
  • Find a location

Rite Aid

  • Single stamps? No
  • Envelopes sold: Yes; #10 envelopes and Kraft envelopes
  • Other stamp quantities: Rolls and booklets
  • Operating hours: Typically around 9 a.m. to 9 p.m., but vary by location
  • Find a location

Note: Rite Aid reportedly sells stamps but is not endorsed by the USPS.

Other Ways to Send a Letter

Although there are many places to get stamps (individual and booklets) and envelopes, it is often an inconvenience for people’s busy lives. Luckily, there are a few convenient ways to send a letter without having to drive around to multiple places looking for supplies.

Your Place of Work

The ability to mail a letter from work depends on your workplace’s policy/office culture. Most offices either have a mailroom or a metered mail machine, which stamps pre-paid postage onto an envelope (like those return envelopes you get from paper bills). Every office’s policy will be different.

Some offices have a dedicated coin jar for people to leave a few cents when sending mail through the office, and some offices will mail their employees’ envelopes for free. Of course, there are offices that prohibit employees from sending any kind of personal mail. The best thing to do is to ask your boss or whoever is in charge of the mailroom before using the service.

University/College Post Office

Typically, a college campus will have one or more post offices. These campus post offices will have basic mailing supplies available for purchase. This means that if you’re a student or faculty member, you’ll be able to buy both stamps and envelopes and have your mail sent out from one convenient location. Prices for supplies will vary, so you can call ahead to your campus post office for more information.

Mail a Letter Online

Through our research, we came across a website called Mail A Letter. Below, we explain its services:

  • How it works: Write a letter online directly on the site. After you write your letter, the service will print your letter, address the envelope, affix postage, and send your letter off by the next business day.
  • Delivery options: Mail A Letter sends the letters through the USPS First-Class Mail, unless you select a special delivery option like Express Mail or Certified Mail.
  • Account options: You can register for a personal account on Mail A Letter for free. A corporate account costs $9.99 per month but includes extra services such as multiple logins, full-color company logo on envelopes, and indefinite storage.
  • Prices:
    • First-Class Mail: $1.52 for the first page and $0.46 for each additional page
    • International letter: Flat fee of $2.54 for the first page and $0.47 for each additional page.
    • Express Mail: $32.54
    • Certified Mail: $8.80
    • Registered Mail: $25.85
  • Start writing a letter online

The Cost of a Single Stamp

As of this time, the current price for a single, standard-sized first-class stamp is $0.55. You can find more information about the price of stamps on the USPS website.

Although we’ve focused on buying single stamps for immediate use, it might be worth it to buy a booklet of forever stamps. Forever stamps never expire, and the value of a forever stamp will always match the current price of mailing a first-class letter. You can buy a booklet of forever stamps directly from the USPS.

If you’re not sure how many stamps you need, we recommend checking out our article about how many stamps you need to send a letter, package, etc.

In Summary

There are a few places that sell single stamps, including USPS Post Offices and Self-Service Kiosks, the UPS store, WinCo, and Wegmans. With the exception of Wegmans, these places also sell envelopes, so you can get everything you need to mail a letter at the same place. Other places like grocery stores, wholesale clubs, and drugstores also sell envelopes as well as rolls and booklets of stamps. You might also work at a place that lets you make use of the mailroom for a small fee or at no cost. If you’re a student, your campus post office should be a one-stop-shop for stamps, envelopes, and sending out your letter. Additionally, there are online services like Mail a Letter that can take care of everything for you including applying postage to an envelope and sending it out. Whether you mail letters often, or only a few times a year, there are several ways to find stamps, envelopes, and places to send letters for you.

Want to make it easy and just buy stamped envelopes? We also have the list of places that sell stamped envelopes.

2 comments

    • Lindsey Desmet says:
      First Quarter Finance logostaff

      Thank you for bringing this to our attention MrsB8T! We have corrected our article and updated it to include information about purchasing stamps at USPS locations.