STAMPS.COM AND INTUIT TEAM UP TO OFFER INTERNET POSTAGE INTEGRATED WITH THE NEW QUICKEN 2001 PRODUCTS
SANTA MONICA, Calif. – August 23, 2000 – Stamps.comTM (NASDAQ: STMP), the leading provider of Internet mailing and shipping services, and e-finance leader Intuit, Inc., (NASDAQ: INTU) today announced the Stamps.com Internet PostageTM service will be integrated into the 2001 versions of Quicken Basic, Quicken Deluxe, and Quicken Home & Business. Stamps.com’s service will be available to all Quicken 2001 personal and small business software customers, providing them with the convenience of printing U.S. Postal Service-approved postage in a few easy steps.
Quicken 2001 Basic, Deluxe and Home & Business users will be able to sign up for Stamps.com’s service from various points within each of the products. The Stamps.com Internet Postage service integrates with Quicken 2001 so users can leverage their Quicken address book information to print postage for individual or batch mailings. Customers will also have access to special services from Stamps.com including tools for pricing, tracking and shipping packages and ordering supplies online. In addition, the option to print postage with business forms has been added to Quicken 2001 Home & Business, giving small businesses the ability to postmark invoices, checks and customer statements right from their desktop.
“We are extremely pleased to provide our simple-to-use, time-saving Internet mailing and shipping services through the enormous reach of Quicken’s loyal user base,” said Doug Walner, senior vice president and general manager, Small Business Unit at Stamps.com. “By integrating Stamps.com’s Internet Postage service with Quicken 2001, we are saving small businesses and consumers that regularly mail invoices, checks and statements valuable time and resources by eliminating the hassle of making trips to the post office.”
“We are continuously listening to our customers to identify ways to provide even more value. By including Internet Postage within Quicken, our users will save time and manual entry, which will allow them to more efficiently manage their finances,” said Ann Gnuse, group marketing manager for Quicken products, Intuit Inc. “This is a real win for small businesses since they will be able to leverage the customer information they already have in Quicken to print business forms and associated postage in one place.”
About Intuit Inc.
Intuit Inc. (NASDAQ: INTU) is the leader in e-finance, including financial software and Web-based financial services for consumers and small businesses. Intuit develops and markets Quicken®, the leading personal finance software; TurboTax®, the best-selling tax preparation software; and QuickBooks®, the most popular small business accounting software. An innovator in delivering Web-based financial tools, Intuit is the leading provider of tax preparation and filing and online mortgages. Intuit is also breaking new ground as a leader in online bill presentment and payment. Intuit’s Quicken.comTM Web site (http://www.quicken.com) is a leading financial site, offering a comprehensive set of financial news, information and tools, including insurance, mortgage, investment and tax preparation services. Intuit’s products and services enable individuals, small businesses and financial professionals to better manage their financial lives and businesses.
Stamps.comTM provides the easiest, smartest way to mail or ship letters, packages or parcels anywhere, anytime. Stamps.com 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. Stamps.com’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. Stamps.com International will extend the company’s reach into foreign markets. Visit sdcmainprod.wpengine.com for more information.
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