Paid for Postage Journal Entry

Postage is the fee that we paid to deliver of package or letter from one place to another.

It is the price the company pays to mail a letter or package. The cost of postage depends on the weight and size of your letter or package, as well as the distance it needs to travel. You can buy postage at the post office or online. If you’re mailing a letter, you’ll need to purchase a stamp. If you’re sending a package, you’ll need to calculate the shipping cost using the USPS website.

When mailing a letter, you can use either first-class or standard mail. First-class mail is faster and more expensive, while standard mail is slower and less expensive. If you are sending a package, you’ll need to choose a shipping option based on how quickly you need it to arrive. The USPS offers several shipping options, including overnight, 2-day, and ground.

The cost of postage has gone up in recent years, so it’s important to be aware of the current rates before mailing anything. You can find the most current rates on the USPS website. Postage can also be done by private companies, such as FedEx and UPS. The cost of postage depends on the weight and size of the item being sent, as well as the distance it is being sent.

The cost of postage will be recorded as an expense on the company income statement. The service will be delivered almost instantly, so it is not important to wait for the service completion. The company can record it as an expense when they make payments.

Journal Entry for Postage Paid

When the company pays for the postage service, they have to record the expense at the same time. Some companies record it as other or miscellaneous expenses due to the low amount. However, we suggest using a separate account for each transaction and trying to minimize the other expenses account.

The journal entry is debating postage expenses and credit cash.

Account Debit Credit
Postage Expense $$$
Cash $$$

The transaction will increase postage expenses on the income statement and reduce cash from the balance sheet.

Most of the mail services do not allow the company to purchase on credit, so we have to use cash to pay for it.


Company ABC is the subsidiary of the parent company oversea. During the month, company has sent the original contract to the parent company. The cost of postage is $ 50, the accountant has paid the from the petty cash account. Please prepare the journal entry for the postage paid.

Accountant has used the petty cash to pay for the postage, so it will impact the petty cash balance and postage expense.

The journal entry is debiting postage expense of $ 50 and credit petty cash of $ 50.

Account Debit Credit
Postage Expense 50
Petty Cash 50