New Version 4.0 Dramatically Improves Customer Misprint Experience

SANTA MONICA, Calif–May 27, 2004 –® (Nasdaq: STMPD – News), the leading PC Postage® provider, today announced the release of Version 4.0. The new version provides customers with a dramatically improved experience for handling postage printing problems. Version 4.0 also improves the usability of NetStamps™, adds email notification capabilities, and broadens the availability of insurance.

“The advancements in version 4.0 around misprinted postage represent a big leap forward in solving one of our largest remaining customer issues,” said Ken McBride, CEO of “We expect this change to be well received by our customers.”

With new version 4.0, following a printing problem customers can now immediately reprint postage for all packages and envelopes. In addition, customer can easily request paperless electronic postage refunds (e/Refunds) directly through the product. Before version 4.0, customers were unable to reprint misprinted postage, and customers had to submit forms and physical evidence to receive credit for misprinted postage.

Version 4.0 also adds the following new capabilities:

  • Multi-Value NetStamps. Customers can now print a single sheet of NetStamps labels with mixed postage values in a single print run.
  • Automated Email Notification. Customers can now automatically send email to their recipients when a package is shipped and receive email delivery notification once that same shipment is delivered.
  • Insurance for any USPS Mailpiece. Customers can now purchase insurance for any mailpiece, including items using NetStamps or other forms of valid USPS postage. Previously, Insurance was available for a more limited set of postage features.
  • QuickBooks Address Book Support. Customers can now access contact lists directly from QuickBooks Pro 2004 via the address book. Version 4.0 is available now at

About (Nasdaq: STMP) is a leading provider of Internet-based postage services. enables customers to print U.S. Postal Service-approved postage with just a PC, printer and Internet connection. The Company targets its services to small businesses and home offices, and currently has partnerships with companies including Microsoft, CompUSA, EarthLink, HP, NCR, Office Depot, Vendio and the U.S. Postal Service.

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