Intuit’s Quicken to Provide Services

Financial software company Intuit
this week announced that online shipping services
Internet postage service will be integrated into coming versions of the
company’s personal and small business software packages.

Users of Intuit’s Quicken 2001 Basic, Deluxe and Home & Business
financial management software will be able to sign up for’s
service, enabling them to print U.S. Postal Service-approved postage,
negating the need for stamps or metered mail services.

Customers will also have access to special services from
including tools for pricing, tracking and shipping packages and
supplies online.

In addition, the option to print postage with business forms has
added to Quicken 2001 Home & Business, giving small businesses the
to postmark invoices, checks and customer statements right from their

“We are extremely pleased to provide our services through the
reach of Quicken’s loyal user base,” said Doug Walner, senior vice
and general manager of’s small business unit.

The deal most directly furthers the startup’s brand among
users, its most lucrative segment.

“This is a real win for small businesses,” said Ann Gnuse, Quicken
marketing manager. “By including Internet Postage within Quicken, our
will save time and manual entry, which will allow them to more
manage their finances.”

The deal is the latest in’s strategy of high-profile
partnering. currently offers its software with America Online‘s online
service and Hewlett-Packard printer products.
Last year, Microsoft began
offering’s services as an optional online add-on to its
Microsoft Office suite of business software.

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