SANTA MONICA, Calif. – June 30, 2000 –™ (Nasdaq: STMP), the leading provider of Internet mailing and shipping services, today announced that selected the company as one of the “most promising and competitive” players in the first annual Best of the Web: B2B (business-to-business) guide. According to, “ is the best place on the Internet to buy postage, beating out rival by extending its services to become the complete e-commerce shipping solution.”

This month, announced the iShip™ and iReturn™ services, adding to its breadth of mailing and shipping offerings for small businesses, large corporations and e-commerce companies. currently has more than 200,000 Internet Postage™ customers and expects to launch an enhanced version of the service later this summer.

The Best of the Web: B2B guide is an industry-by-industry list of 200 of the most important and promising players in B2B. judged each company on its strategy, execution and financial staying power. listed in the “Small Business” category with nine other companies offering a variety of services, each of which have built a new type of marketplace on the Web to help small business owners operate more efficiently.

To read about in the Best of the Web: B2B guide online, visit

About™ provides the easiest, smartest way to mail or ship letters, packages or parcels anywhere, anytime. operates three business units focused on providing valuable e-services allowing small businesses, large corporations and e-commerce companies to control costs and efficiently manage their mailing, shipping and returns operations. Its business is anchored in key relationships with the U.S. Postal Service and United Parcel Service (UPS) and other carriers, including FedEx, Airborne Express, DHL and Yellow Freight.’s subsidiary, EncrypTix Inc., leverages its highly secure, patented technologies enabling companies to provide value-bearing documents like tickets, coupons and certificates over the Internet to consumers. International will extend the company’s reach into foreign markets. Visit for more information.


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