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How to Choose a Bonding and Notary Supplies Company

by American Association of Notaries
It is critical to choose a very reputable notary bonding agency and a notary stamp and notary supplies company that is approved by your state to issue notary bonds and notary supplies. As with any notary insurance, you want an agency you can count on. One that will still be here tomorrow and for years to come.

Many states' notary administrators post approved bonding agencies; some states do not require notary bonds at all, but some do. Here are some important points to consider when choosing a bonding agency and/or notary supplies resource:

  • Return policy - do they stand behind their notary stamps and notary supplies?

  • Pricing of notary supplies - are the prices reasonable, and can you qualify for discounts?

  • Do they make notary stamps in-house?

  • What is the expected turnaround time for delivery of notary supplies?

  • Are their shipping charges reasonable?

  • How long have they been in business? Find a company with years of experience and expertise.

  • Will they be around in the future? You want to know when the time comes for your commission renewal that they'll be there.

  • Are they nationwide? Some companies only offer notary supplies for certain states.

  • Do they have a physical address in your state or just a post office box? You should always ask for a physical address.

Your best resource for notary supplies and notary bonds is a notary association that does it all - offers bonds, notary stamps, notary supplies, helps you process your application to become a notary, and offers excellent support when you need it.

The American Association of Notaries offers notary stamps and notary supplies in all 50 states and bonds in many states, as well as notary errors and omissions insurance, and we are highly reputable and reliable.

We process your application to become a notary and renewals from start to finish quickly and accurately and provide all quality notary supplies made according to each state's guidelines.

Membership in our Association means big savings for you and a ready resource if you need help! Once your notary commission is issued, keep us in your favorites for a quick reference if you need help, law references, products, or training. Already a member? Tell your friends.
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Legal disclaimer: The American Association of Notaries seeks to provide timely articles for notaries to assist them with information and ideas for managing their notary businesses, enhancing their notary educations, and securing their notary supplies but makes no claims, promises, or guarantees about the accuracy, completeness, or adequacy of the information contained . Information in this article is not intended as legal advice. We are not attorneys. We do not pretend to be attorneys. Though we will sometimes provide information regarding federal laws and statutes and the laws and statutes of each state, we have gathered the information from a variety of sources. We do not warrant the information gathered from those sources. It is your responsibility to know the appropriate laws governing your state. Notaries are advised to seek the advice of an attorney in their state if they have legal questions about how to notarize.
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