MYSOFTWARE™ AND STAMPS.COM™ FORM STRATEGIC PARTNERSHIP TO DELIVER INTERNET POSTAGE DIRECTLY TO THE DESKTOPS OF SMALL BUSINESSES
PALO ALTO, CA – July 1, 1999 – MySoftware Company (Nasdaq: MYSW) today announced a strategic partnership with Stamps.com (Nasdaq: STMP), the innovator of Postage Server™technology. Under the partnership agreement, MySoftware will integrate the Stamps.com Internet Postage service with its family of direct marketing software products, offering millions of MySoftware’s small business customers the ability to purchase and print postage directly over the Internet.
“Partnering with a high-caliber company serving small business such as MySoftware Company is a phenomenal way for the Stamps.com service to reach the small business market,” said John Payne, president and CEO of Stamps.com. “This type of integration is an excellent example of how Stamps.com can become the online postage service for existing desktop applications. We are pleased to offer this unique solution to the small business professionals served by MySoftware.”
MySoftware will build Stamps.com’s Internet Postage service into its suite of Internet direct marketing software products. Applications such as MyDeluxeMailList, a product which enables users to easily organize mailing campaigns, will have the capability to print postage onto envelopes and labels using ordinary laser and inkjet printers 24 hours a day, seven days a week. The Internet Postage service developed by Stamps.com requires no additional hardware and has been approved by the U.S. Postal Service (USPS) for the final phase of Beta and market testing before commercial release. The integration with MySoftware will be available upon final USPS approval.
“We chose Stamps.com because their easy-to-use, convenient service best matches the needs of our millions of small business customers,” said Gregory Slayton, president and CEO of MySoftware. “Integrating Stamps.com’s postage service with MySoftware’s award-winning products is a significant step in positioning MySoftware to become a dominant leader in direct marketing services via the Internet.”
About MySoftware Company
MySoftware Company (Nasdaq: MYSW), the 9th best performer on all U.S. capital markets in 1998, combines powerful software with effective, affordable Internet and annuities solutions to easily turn any PC into a direct marketing powerhouse. MySoftware’s Internet services are dedicated to helping businesses find new customers (www.MyProspects.com) and to grow their businesses using the Internet (www.myeprospects.com). MySoftware actively works with some of the world’s best-known companies to provide Internet direct marketing solutions for their small business customers. More information on MySoftware and its alliances and products is available at www.MySoftware.com.
Stamps.com (Nasdaq: STMP) is a leading provider of highly secure transaction-oriented Internet services for the consumer, small business, and corporate users. Stamps.com partners include America Online, Inc. (AOL), Avery Dennison, MySoftware, Office Depot, Quicken.com, Westvaco, and other leading office supply and technology companies. The company was founded in 1996 with the mission of using the power of the digital age to streamline the way consumers and businesses purchase and apply postage. Stamps.com is located at 3240 Ocean Park Blvd., Suite 1040, Santa Monica, CA 90405,
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“Safe Harbor” Statement under the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995: This release may contain forward-looking statements that involve risks and uncertainties. There are several important factors which could cause actual results to differ materially from those in the forward-looking statements that are detailed in filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission made by MySoftware and Stamps.com.