NCR SYSTEMEDIA GROUP AND STAMPS.COM FORM STRATEGIC ALLIANCETO OFFER CO-BRANDED INTERNET POSTAGE SUPPLIES THROUGH MULTIPLE OFFICE SUPPLY CHANNELS NATIONWIDE
NCR Expands Its Presence in E-commerce Marketplace as the Exclusive Provider of Stamps.com Branded Labels, Envelopes and more for Stamps.com Internet Mailing Services
DAYTON, Ohio – April 18, 2000 – NCR Systemedia Group (NYSE: NCR), a developer of world-class consumables, and Stamps.com™ (Nasdaq: STMP), the leading provider of Internet mailing and shipping services, today announced a strategic alliance which extends the Stamps.com brand to retail locations and other office supply channels throughout the country and makes NCR the exclusive supplier of co-branded address and packaging labels, envelopes and other mailing supplies for Stamps.com Internet Postage™.
“We are delighted with this partnership and are optimistic about the success of this easy-to-use Stamps.com Internet Postage service,” said Chris Dunn, vice president of sales and marketing for NCR Systemedia Group’s retail and distributor channels. “We can offer our retail and distributor customers this exclusive, co-branded product line, and also participate in cutting edge, rapid growth technologies. An additional benefit to market will be the numerous cross promotional opportunities we intend to develop with Stamps.com and its partners.”
Stamps.com services are ideal for home offices, small offices or small businesses looking to streamline their mailing and shipping operations and reduce costs. With an online connection, computer and printer, Stamps.com customers can leverage the Internet to purchase and print postage right from their desktop. The NCR and Stamps.com co-branded business products – include fluorescent labels, shipping labels, folding note cards and post cards, bi-fold and tri-fold brochures.
The two-year exclusive agreement furthers the convenience of the Stamps.com service by making the Internet Postage-supported products available through NCR’s many distribution channels including office product superstores, computer superstores, food and drug stores, warehouse clubs and chain convenience stores.
“NCR’s investment to work exclusively with Stamps.com on the retail distribution of mailing supplies is a testament to our success as the number one Internet Postage service on the market, with our rapidly growing base of more than 187,000 customers,” said Loren Smith, president and COO at Stamps.com. “Our customers can now benefit from NCR’s long history of innovative and high-quality products with specialized labels and paper products designed specifically for Internet Postage and available through NCR’s huge network of retail channels.”
The NCR products will also be available through the Stamps.com online store, offered as samples in the Stamps.com “Welcome Kit” for new customers, and through other promotional offers.
NCR Systemedia Group develops world-class consumables designed to maximize system uptime, minimize the total cost of ownership and enhance system capabilities. Backed by world-class technology and more than 100 years of experience, Systemedia specializes in consumables for the financial, retail and manufacturing industries, as well as the small and home office environment. For more information, contact NCR Systemedia Group on the World Wide Web at http://www.ncr.com/sorters/suppliessorter.asp.
About NCR Corporation
NCR Corporation (NYSE: NCR) is a recognized world leader in providing Relationship Technology™ solutions for the retail, financial, communications, travel and transportation, and insurance markets. NCR’s Relationship Technology solutions include privacy-enabled Teradata(R) warehouses, ATMs and store automation. The company’s business solutions are built on the foundation of its long-established industry knowledge and consulting expertise, value-adding software, global customer support services, a complete line of consumable and media products, and world-leading hardware technology. More information about NCR and its solutions may be found at www.ncr.com.
Stamps.com™ is the easiest, smartest way to mail or ship letters, packages or small parcels anywhere and at anytime. Anchored by its partnerships with the U.S. Postal Service and United Parcel Service (UPS), Stamps.com has three customer-centric business units focused on providing its unique Internet mailing and shipping solutions to small businesses, large corporations and e-commerce companies. Stamps.com’s services allow any size business to choose the best carrier, cost and delivery terms for every mailing or shipping transaction based on sophisticated, real-time rating, tracking and pricing tools.
Stamps.com has strategic partnerships with major companies such as America Online, eBay, Hewlett-Packard, IBM, Intel, Mail Boxes Etc., Microsoft, Office Depot, Intuit and 3M. Visit sdcmainprod.wpengine.com for more information.
NCR is a registered trademark of NCR Corporation in the United States and other countries. All brand and product names appearing in this release are registered trademarks or trademarks of their respective holders.
“Safe Harbor” Statement under the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995: This release may contain forward-looking statements that involve risks and uncertainties. Important factors, which could cause actual results to differ materially from those in the forward-looking statements, are detailed in filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission made from time to time by Stamps.com, including its annual report on Form 10-K for fiscal year ended December 31, 1999. Stamps.com undertakes no obligation to release publicly any revisions to any forward looking statements to reflect events or circumstances after the date hereof or to reflect the occurrence of unanticipated events.
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