Stamps.com Lets People Have Their Two-Cents
First 12,000 New Customers Receive a Free Sheet of Two-Cent PhotoStamps to Coincide with New USPS Rates
LOS ANGELES May 14, 2007 Stamps.com® (Nasdaq: STMP), the leading provider of Internet-based postage services, today announced that it is letting people have their two-cents literally! Just in time for the USPS rate increase from $.39 to $.41 for a first class letter, Stamps.com is giving away a free $.02 sheet of twenty PhotoStamps, the popular personalized postage, to 12,000 first-time customers. Beginning today, first-time customers simply visit www.photostamps.com and click on the “Get Free $0.02 Postage” link to order their free postage.
“We wanted to make the transition to the new rates a little easier for consumers by offering the free two-cent PhotoStamps,” said Ken McBride Stamps.com president and CEO. “PhotoStamps have quickly become a favorite of consumers, allowing them to share their digital photos with friends and family in a fun and unique way. We thought this was a great way to introduce new consumers to PhotoStamps.”
People can use PhotoStamps to create customized postage with pictures of their children, pets, vacations, celebrations and more. PhotoStamps are also available with licensed images from all 32 NFL® teams, 65 colleges, and 3 NASCAR® drivers. PhotoStamps can be used as regular postage to send letters, postcards or packages and is currently available for the most common 2007 mail rates in denominations ranging from $0.26 to $0.41 to $4.60. Each sheet includes 20 individual PhotoStamps. The two-cent free sheet of PhotoStamps promotion is being offered by Stamps.com only to the first 12,000 new customers of Stamps.com and only for a limited time. The promotional $.02 PhotoStamps come with a preset image. When a customer includes a customized PhotoStamps or licensed image PhotoStamps in the same order, the customer will also receive free standard shipping on the order.
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 35 million individual PhotoStamps have been shipped to customers. PhotoStamps is currently available under authorization of the U.S. Postal Service for its third phase market test.
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