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StampMaster Gains Postal Approval

StampMaster, Inc. said today that it won U.S. Postal Service approval of its beta service for postage delivery via the Internet.

StampMaster's Internet Postage service is an e-commerce system that delivers stamps and metered electronic postage on envelopes, labels or business documents using laser or inkjet printers. Additional hardware is not necessary.

"Electronic access to postage is a key element in meeting our customers' requirements in the rapidly changing technology age," said Postmaster General William J. Henderson. "This leading technology is a logical evolution of the services we have provided to the Nation for more than 200 years and will further enable us to bring convenient, secure access to postage directly to the customer," he added.

"Small businesses, home offices, and consumers in general can benefit from Internet Postage; the market potential for the technology is very broad," said Raymond Boggs, who directs Small Business and Home Office research at International Data Corporation, a market research firm in Framingham, MA. "By aiming at 'Internet intensive' prospects, StampMaster is looking to hit the heart of the potential market."

Another Internet postage company, E-Stamp won USPS approval in March. That system however, requires additional hardware.

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