Stamps.com Rolls Out Internet Postage Service
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Online postage finally became a reality Friday with Stamps.com's formal launch.
The company, whose service was recently approved by the U.S. Postal Service after a year of filed testing, claims more than 100,000 customers have pre-registered.
"Stamps.com has taken a very simple need -- postage -- and leveraged the widespread adoption of the Internet to fulfill that need," said Stamps.com (STMP) Chief Executive Officer John Payne.
"Stamps.com Internet postage is truly a revolutionary service for home office and small office users looking to save time and be more productive in their business."
The company offers two pricing plans. The business service plan starts at $3.99 and has a $19.99 maximum for unlimited postage. The personal service plan begins at $1.99 per month and costs $19.99 a month for 12 months and allows clients to use up to $25 in postage per month.
Features of the Internet postage service include:
- Printing postage -- users may print postage from laser or inkjet printers Postage may be printed on all standard mail pieces, including business-size number nine, 10, 11 and 12 envelopes, and number 6 3/4 personal envelopes
- Online addressing -- senders can print a return and delivery address on each mail piece. The online address matching system verifies the address and automatically supplies any missing information
- Account history -- customers may view reports on purchase history and available funds for postage in the account