STAMPS.COM SOFTWARE AUTOMATICALLY UPDATED WITH NEW POSTAGE RATES
Stamps.com’s Customers Avoid Crowded Post Offices
LOS ANGELES – May 11, 2009 – Stamps.com® (Nasdaq:STMP), the leading provider of online postage and shipping software solutions to approximately 400,000 customers, announced today that all Stamps.com PC Postage® products already include everything customers will need to calculate and print the new USPS® rates that go into effect today. Stamps.com solutions also include postage discounts not available at Post Office™ locations or through traditional meters. PC Postage customers can learn more about the postage increase at Stamps.com’s website. Stamps.com’s customers can completely avoid the Post Office – an even greater benefit whenever the USPS raises its rates and Post Office locations across the country become crowded as non-PC Postage users rush to get additional postage and to figure out the new rates.
Some of Stamps.com’s PC Postage features include:
Automatic rate updates for free – unlike providers of other solutions, such as traditional postage meters, who typically charge a fee every time a postage increase occurs.
- Easily print 2 cent stamps with NetStamps®, Stamps.com’s feature which allows customers to print postage that functions just like ordinary postage stamps.
- Savings of up to 80% over traditional postage meters by eliminating the need for proprietary ink refills, costly reset fees and expensive, long-term contracts.
- Postage discounts of up to 11% on Priority Mail®, up to 5% on Express Mail®, up to 8% on International shipping, and 10% on package insurance, versus rates at the post office. Even larger discounts are available to qualified high volume customers (contact Stamps.com to find out more).
- Free delivery confirmation and free package pickup with Priority Mail service.
- Hidden Postage® for discrete shipping charges for eCommerce businesses.
- Automatic address cleansing to avoid the cost and hassle of wasted postage.
“We are committed to delivering a seamless postage and shipping solution to our customers, particularly during rate increases,” said Stamps.com president and CEO Ken McBride. “That is why we have worked to make this and all upcoming rate changes as pain-free as possible for our PC Postage customers.”
Stamps.com is offering a free webinar today, May 11th at 11 a.m. PDT to teach small business owners everything they need to know about the new USPS rates, and about options that are available to reduce mailing and shipping expenses.
About Stamps.com and PC Postage
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.
PC Postage is a software-based service that allows customers to use their existing PCs and printers to calculate and print valid U.S. postage for letters, packages and international mail without having to go to the Post Office®. PC Postage streamlines a wide range of business processes by tracking postage spending, eliminating wasteful trips to the post office, verifying shipment accuracy and recommending optimal delivery methods, formats and more. Small businesses, enterprises and advance shippers can manage their mailing and shipping operations more efficiently, reliably and securely with PC Postage than with postage meters or other shipping software.
“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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