Promotion Includes TurboTax Giveaway for New Customers; Also Plans Special Discounts on All Intuit Products through Online Store

SANTA MONICA, CALIF. – February 10, 2000 – In advance of tax season,™ (NASDAQ: STMP), the fastest-growing Internet Postage™ company, today began offering its new customers free copies of Quicken® TurboTax®, the best-selling tax preparation software. In addition, also plans to soon begin providing Intuit software products, including popular Quicken and TurboTax products, at discounted pricing through its online store.

“’s Internet Postage service and Intuit’s TurboTax software both provide the time-savings and convenience customers need during tax season,” said President Loren Smith, “By teaming up with Intuit, has made it easy and convenient for small businesses and individuals to mail their taxes on-time.”

The leading Internet Postage company with well over 100,000 customers to date, does not require the purchase of an additional hardware device, such as a meter, electronic vault or dongle. With just an online connection, computer and printer, customers are able to leverage the Internet to give them immediate access to purchase and print postage right from their desktop. has customer support analysts available 24 hours a day, seven days a week in order to provide exceptional customer service around the clock.


Founded in 1996, Santa Monica-based is the only commercially approved true Internet Postage service. The company’s innovative technology eliminates the need for specialized hardware by giving customers the flexibility to print postage over the Internet – securely, accurately and fast. Through partnerships with major companies like America Online, Hewlett-Packard, IBM, Microsoft, Office Depot, Intuit and 3M, has tremendous reach into the small office/home office and consumer markets. More information about the company can be found at.


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