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Stamps.com and TrueShip Partner to Offer a Powerful Ecommerce Shipping Solution(April 27, 2009)
LOS ANGELES, CA and SCOTTSDALE, AZ -- (Marketwire) -- 04/27/09 -- Stamps.com® (NASDAQ: STMP), the leading provider of online postage for shipping software solutions, and TrueShip(TM), a leading shipping software developer for small and mid-sized businesses, today announced that Stamps.com's PC Postage® will be integrated into every download of TrueShip's ReadyShipper. The integration enables printing of USPS shipping labels for both domestic and international destinations via the Stamps.com API, greatly enhancing the powerful ecommerce shipping solution already found in ReadyShipper. Users do not need to go outside of ReadyShipper to buy postage, validate addresses, print shipping labels, or void orders.
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. Individuals, home offices and small businesses can manage their mailing and shipping operations more efficiently and securely than with postage meters or regular stamps. For businesses, Stamps.com is up to 80% cheaper than a traditional postage meter and allows for easy tracking and reporting of postage expenditures.
ReadyShipper is a turnkey solution that streamlines the shipping process. It routes orders, creates shipping labels and packing lists, and works with many popular ecommerce systems. ReadyShipper is a Mac® and PC compatible system that is simple for the small business shipping a few packages a day and robust enough to support the enterprise that ships thousands of packages. The integration brings new levels of shipping automation to Stamps.com account holders, incorporating PC Postage for both domestic and international shipping and customs documentation.
ReadyShipper 4 Mac delivers enterprise-level shipping efficiency in a clean and easy to use Apple inspired interface. The integration allows Stamps.com to break into the Mac market and greatly expands Stamps.com's potential market reach with available integrations for many major ecommerce, order management and accounting systems including Amazon®, Network Solutions®, ShopSite®, PayPal®, QuickBooks®, OrderMotion and more.
"By joining forces with TrueShip, we are excited to deliver our PC Postage service to the large customer base that uses ReadyShipper," said Stamps.com chief marketing officer Jim Bortnak. "As market leaders in our respective areas, our combined strengths will deliver a professional product from brands that people trust."
"We constantly seek new ways to drive growth for our customers and provide meaningful solutions for small business consumers and this new offering with Stamps.com made tremendous sense," said Alex Ljungberg, Director of Product Development for TrueShip. "Through our new combined product, we are making it easier than ever for small and mid-sized businesses to ship packages professionally."
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.
TrueShip is a Scottsdale, Arizona, based company. TrueShip is committed to delivering best of breed shipping software and product returns solutions designed to compliment today's popular ecommerce, accounting and order management systems.
Many businesses, both large and small, have difficulty assessing how their business is impacted by poor shipping or fulfillment practices. Shipping inefficiencies can eat away at the bottom line and have an adverse effect on customer service.
The shipping solutions developed at TrueShip work with the software and systems that are common to most businesses. With this approach to streamlining the shipping processes, TrueShip delivers big business functionality at a price any business can afford.
"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.
Stamps.com, the Stamps.com logo and PhotoStamps are trademarks or registered trademarks of Stamps.com Inc. All other brands and names are property of their respective owners.
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