postage post‧age [ˈpəʊstɪdʒ ǁ ˈpoʊs-] noun [uncountable]
1. the money charged for delivering letters, parcels etc:

• The industry's biggest cost variables are postage, paper and printing.

• The annual subscription is $60, plus $2 postage and handling.

2. postage paid if you send a postage paid envelope, card etc to a company, the cost of sending it has already been paid and there is no need to use a stamp; = Reply-Paid Bre:

• Every month, more than 200 people receive the survey, which comes with a postage paid return envelope.

3. postage and packing also postage and packaging abbreviation p and p or p & p a charge made for the cost of packing and sending something you have bought:

• All books are offered at 20% below publishers' prices (plus postage and packing).

4. postage and handling abbreviation p. and h. or p. & h. a charge made for the cost of packing and sending something you have bought

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postage UK US /ˈpəʊstɪdʒ/ noun [U] COMMUNICATIONS
the money that you pay for sending letters and packages by mail: postage costs/rates »

We have reduced postage costs by nearly $24,000 as a result of the direct deposit option.

Financial and business terms. 2012.

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