STAMPS.COM HELPS SMALL BUSINESSES, ENTERPRISES AND ADVANCED SHIPPERS GET READY FOR THE POSTAGE RATE INCREASE
Free Webinar to Show Business Owners Smart Ways to Lower Mailing Costs
LOS ANGELES – April 23, 2009 Stamps.com® (Nasdaq:STMP), the leading provider of online postage to approximately 400,000 small businesses, enterprises, and advanced shippers, today announced a free webinar to inform customers and prospective users of PC Postage about the 2009 USPS postage rate increase and tactics they can immediately implement to help lower their mailing and shipping costs. The webinar will teach small business owners everything they need to know about the new USPS postal rates and options to lower costs such as discounts available on Priority Mail, Express Mail and International Postage. To register for the Postage Rate Increase – Smart Ways to Lower Mailing Costs webinar, go to http://sdcmainprod.wpengine.com/webinars and select the date that is most convenient for you. Date options include:
Friday, May 8, 11 a.m. PDT
- Monday, May 11, 11 a.m. PDT
“Stamps.com understands that our small business, enterprise and advanced shipping customers are continually looking for ways to save money and time in this challenging economic climate,” said Stamps.com president and CEO Ken McBride. “The US Postal Service and PC Postage continues to be an affordable shipping solution.”
The new USPS rates will go into effect Monday, May 11 and includes a 2-cent increase in the price of a First-Class Mail stamp to 44 cents. PC Postage® includes everything customers will need to calculate the new rates, and unlike postal meters and other postage vendors, Stamps.com does not charge any fees to update rates.
“We have a postage meter and I’m none-too-happy about the fees ranging from Postage Meter Rental Fees, Postage Refilling Fees, Rate Change Card Fees to Maintenance Fees! We are under lease until next April and then it’s gone, and we’ll be 100% on Stamps.com,” said Stamps.com customer Shellie Benton, Benton Insurance Agency. “Stamps.com Customer Service is helpful and a pleasure to work with. We love our Stamp.com account! It saved us time and money!”
PC Postage is a software-based service that allows customers to use existing PCs to calculate and print valid U.S. postage for letters, packages and international mail without having to go to the Post Office. PC Postage tracks postal spending using customers’ client codes and can recommend optimal delivery methods, formats and more. Small businesses, enterprises and advance shippers can manage their mailing and shipping operations more efficiently and securely than with postage meters or other shipping software. PC Postage offers exclusive USPS rate discounts for Priority and Express Mail which are not available with a postage meter or at the Post Office. For businesses, Stamps.com is up to 80% cheaper than a traditional postage meter and allows for easy tracking and reporting of postage expenditures.
Get more info on the 2009 USPS Postage Rate Increase at http://sdcmainprod.wpengine.com/usps/postage-rate-increase.
About Stamps.com and PhotoStamps
Stamps.com (Nasdaq: STMP) is a leading provider of Internet-based postage services. Stamps.com’s online postage service enables small businesses, enterprises, advanced shippers 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 PC Postage partnerships with Avery Dennison, Microsoft, HP, Office Depot, the U.S. Postal Service and others.
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. PhotoStamps is currently available under authorization of the U.S. Postal Service for its fourth phase market test with an authorization through May 16, 2009. Customers may create full custom PhotoStamps with their own digital photograph, or they may choose a licensed image from one of many PhotoStamps collections such as NFL® or Collegiate. Since launching PhotoStamps in May 2005, more than 70 million individual PhotoStamps have been shipped to customers. Stamps.com currently has PhotoStamps partnerships with Apple, Google/Picassa, HP/Snapfish, Costco, Adobe, and others.
“Safe Harbor” Statement under the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995: This release includes forward-looking statements about our anticipated results and our PhotoStamps spend that involve risks and uncertainties. Important factors, including the Company’s ability to complete and ship its products, maintain desirable economics for its products and obtain or maintain regulatory approval, which could cause actual results to differ materially from those in the forward-looking statements, are detailed in filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission made from time to time by STAMPS.COM, including its Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2008, Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q, and Current Reports on Form 8-K. STAMPS.COM undertakes no obligation to release publicly any revisions to any forward-looking statements to reflect events or circumstances after the date hereof or to reflect the occurrence of unanticipated events.
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