How to Choose a Bonding and Notary Supplies Company

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.

Legal Disclaimer: The American Association of Notaries seeks to provide timely articles for notaries to assist them with information for managing their notary businesses, enhancing their notary education, and securing their notary stamp and notary supplies. Every effort is made to provide accurate and complete information in the American Association of Notaries newsletters. However, we make no warrant, expressed or implied, and we do not represent, undertake, or guarantee that the information in the newsletter is correct, accurate, complete, or non-misleading. 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 notaries' best practices, federal laws and statutes, and the laws and statutes of each state, we have gathered this information from a variety of sources and do not warrant its accuracy. In no event shall the American Association of Notaries, its employees, or contractors be liable to you for any claims, penalties, loss, damage, or expenses, howsoever arising, including, and without limitation, direct or indirect loss or consequential loss out of or in connection with the use of the information contained in the American Association of Notaries newsletters. It is your responsibility to know the appropriate notary laws governing your state. Notaries are advised to seek the advice of their states' notary authorities or attorneys in their state if they have legal questions. If a section of this disclaimer is determined by any court or other competent authority to be unlawful and/or unenforceable, the other sections of this disclaimer continue in effect.

Notary bonds and errors and omissions insurance policies provided by this insurance agency, American Association of Notaries, Inc., are underwritten by Western Surety Company, Universal Surety of America, or Surety Bonding Company of America, which are subsidiaries of CNA Surety.

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