Although stamps are quickly becoming old-fashioned, they’re still used to this day to pay bills, create invitations, or send a letter.
In Canada, finding stamps is pretty simple.
You can either go to the mail station, visit a drug store chain, or simply buy them at Walmart.
If you’re wondering where to buy postage stamps in Canada, here’s a complete guide.
Read this article if you’re wondering where to buy stamps in the U.S.
Major chain pharmacies, like Shoppers, sell postage stamps.
They’ll have some booklets in their drawers, and some pharmacies may even offer to sell single stamps, although those are mostly only sold at post offices.
In some pharmacies, they’ll require you to purchase stamps according to your package weight, so they’ll weigh your letter and parcel first.
If your package weighs less than two ounces, they’ll refuse to sell.
A lot of banks in Canada are offering postage stamps, and their prices may be the same as post offices without additional charges.
You can check the bank in your area for an outlet.
The good thing is, you’ll probably find them selling single stamps.
ATMs that sell stamps aren’t widely spread, but you may be lucky enough to find one in your area.
Buying stamps at an ATM saves you the hassle of visiting a store, especially in the current Covid situation.
Anywhere in the US or Canada, there’s probably a Walmart store near you.
It’s one of the best places for selling stamps other than post offices, and there are branches everywhere, so it won’t be hard to find one nearby.
Walmart sells Forever postage stamps in booklets—usually with 20 stamps each.
These stamps maintain their rates, so their prices don’t go up and down.
Office Supply Retailers
Some office supply stores in Canada, like Staples, sell postage stamps.
There are a lot of Staples branches in Canada, so you can easily find one close to your house. You’ll find them selling booklets rather than single stamps.
A lot of grocery stores sell postage stamps in Canada, but your luck is better with major chains.
You can visit a Loblaw or a Sobey’s branch, and you’ll find them selling booklet stamps.
They’re not always displayed, though, so you may have to ask a sales assistant for them.
A lot of national chains sell postage stamps, including Eleven, Circle K, and similar places.
They’ll offer booklets of 20 stamps, and some rare stores may sell single ones.
Alternatively, you can opt for eBay (or Amazon).
eBay now offers first-class and forever stamps in singles and booklets, which is a huge bonus. Mostly, only post offices sell single stamps, but eBay solved that problem for you.
Knowing the places that sell postage stamps around you comes in handy when you’re in a hurry. Now, whenever you need a stamp for a letter or a postcard, you know where to go.
If you want to buy a lot of stamps at once and store them, eBay is your best bet.
On the other hand, if you want to buy singles, go directly to the post office or any pharmacy.