A Perfect Marriage: PhotoStamps Partners with Carlson Craft and WeddingChannel.com
LOS ANGELES – August 26, 2004 – Stamps.com® (Nasdaq: STMP) today announced that Carlson Craft, the nation’s premiere wedding and stationery company, and WeddingChannel.com, a leading on-line destination featuring comprehensive wedding-planning content and planning tools, will use their major distribution channels respectively to market PhotoStamps – the exciting new product that lets customers turn their personal photos into real U.S. postage.
PhotoStamps provides an exciting and creative way for couples to create a personalized wedding experience. Whether it is invitations, “save-the-date” reminders, or thank you notes, PhotoStamps allows the bride and groom to make all wedding-related mailings unforgettable and unique.
“A wedding is one of the most meaningful life events and using PhotoStamps will certainly add a unique and personal element,” said Stamps.com president and CEO Ken McBride. “We are very excited about our new partnerships with industry leaders Carlson Craft and the WeddingChannel.com which will allow us to more easily serve the wedding market.”
Ordering PhotoStamps is easy. Consumers simply upload a digital photograph or image file, customize the look and feel of the image, choose one of ten different border colors to compliment the photo, select the value of postage, and place the order online. The interface is fun, functional, and incredibly easy to use. Each sheet includes twenty individual PhotoStamps, and orders arrive via US Mail in a few business days. PhotoStamps are currently available for the most common sizes of mail or invitations in denominations ranging from $0.23 to $3.85.
About Carlson Craft
For over 55 years people have relied on Carlson Craft to help them express the perfect sentiment for wedding invitations, holiday cards, and other celebrations. Carlson Craft offers the largest selection of personalized products to help people communicate and celebrate life’s most important events.
Los Angeles-based, WeddingChannel.com offers couples comprehensive wedding-planning content and tools and one place to view all their gift registries. Nearly $100 Million of gifts were purchased in 2003 via WeddingChannel.com’s patented registry system that searches 1.5 million registries from its many retail partners including, Federated Department Stores (Macy’s, Bloomingdale’s, Bon-Macy’s, Burdines, Goldsmith’s-Macy’s, Lazarus-Macy’s and Rich’s-Macy’s), Tiffany & Co., Crate and Barrel, Neiman Marcus, Williams-Sonoma, Pottery Barn, Recreational Equipment, Inc. (REI), JCPenney and others. WeddingChannel.com publishes WEDDINGBELLS magazine, a national publication with local editions in 5 major U.S. markets.
PhotoStamps is brought to you by Stamps.com Inc. (Nasdaq: STMP), a leading provider of Internet-based postage services. In addition to providing the PhotoStamps product, Stamps.com 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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