Stamps.com Introduces Collegiate PhotoStamps
Forty-One Top U.S. Universities and College Teams Now Available
LOS ANGELES October 9, 2006 Stamps.com® (Nasdaq: STMP), the leading provider of Internet-based postage services, today announced the launch of collegiate PhotoStamps®, allowing customers to order PhotoStamps with designs featuring the teams of top U.S. colleges and universities created under a license with The Collegiate Licensing Company. Customers that order collegiate PhotoStamps by October 18, 2006 will also receive a unique collectible first-release insignia on their sheet to mark the first-ever release of postage featuring U.S. college and university teams.
“College sports are known for having some of the most enthusiastic fans in the U.S., and our new collegiate PhotoStamps will allow them to show support for their alma mater or their favorite team in an entirely new way,” said Ken McBride, Stamps.com President and CEO. “In addition, the schools will directly benefit from each purchase because a portion of the proceeds will go to the selected college or university.”
The new collegiate PhotoStamps are currently available with at least two designs for each school, including the school logo and an additional design such as a mascot, football helmet or seal. Additional designs for each school are expected to be available soon. To order, customers simply visit www.photostamps.com/college, choose their school and then choose their design. Each specially designed sheet includes a school insignia and 20 PhotoStamps. Collegiate PhotoStamps are valid postage and can be used just like ordinary postage to mail envelopes, postcards or flats.
“We are very excited about the collegiate PhotoStamps initiative from Stamps.com,” said David Kirkpatrick, Vice President of Non-Apparel Marketing for The Collegiate Licensing Company. “The artwork on the PhotoStamps looks terrific, and we are confident that college fans and alumni will gravitate to this unique concept.”
At launch, collegiate PhotoStamps will be available for the following 41 U.S. colleges and universities: Auburn University, Boston College, Georgetown University, Gonzaga University, Kansas State University, Louisiana State University, Marquette University, Marshall University, Northwestern State University, Oklahoma State University, Oregon State University, Pepperdine University, Providence College, St. John’s University, Texas Tech University, Tulane University, U.S. Air Force Academy, U.S. Military Academy (Army), University of Alabama, University of Miami, University of Arizona, University of Arkansas, University of Colorado, University of Georgia, University of Illinois, University of Kentucky, University of Louisville, University of Maryland, University of Massachusetts, University of Memphis, University of Michigan, University of Missouri, University of Nebraska, University of North Carolina, University of Rhode Island, University of South Carolina, University of Tennessee, University of Texas at Austin, University of Washington, Villanova University and Washington State University. Additional schools are expected to be available soon.
A portion of the proceeds from each collegiate PhotoStamps order will go to benefit each individual school through the licensing program. If a school is not yet participating, consumers can contact their college or university and ask them to join this Stamps.com program through the school’s licensing organization. Colleges or universities wishing to participate in the program may also contact Stamps.com directly via email at [email protected].
About Stamps.com and PhotoStamps
Stamps.com (Nasdaq: STMP) is a leading provider of Internet-based postage services. Stamps.com enables small businesses, enterprises, and consumers to print U.S. Postal Service-approved postage with just a PC, printer and Internet connection, right from their home or office. 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.
PhotoStamps is a patented Stamps.com product that couples the technology of PC Postage with the simplicity of a web-based image upload and order process. Since launching PhotoStamps for the second market test in May 2005, more than 19 million individual PhotoStamps have been ordered by customers. PhotoStamps is currently available under authorization of the U.S. Postal Service for its third phase market test, with an initial authorization for one year through May 16, 2007 and an option for the Postal Service™ to extend the test for a second year. Photo NetStamps are available under the same market test as PhotoStamps.
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