Stamps.com Automatically Updated With New USPS Postage Rates
EL SEGUNDO, CA -- (Marketwire) -- 01/28/13 -- Stamps.com(R) (NASDAQ:
STMP), the leading provider of USPS postage online and shipping
software to over 400,000 customers, today announced that its mailing
and shipping solution was automatically updated with the new U.S.
Postal Service(R) rates that went into effect yesterday. This update
ensures that Stamps.com customers are able to seamlessly transition
to the new USPS rates and services and can calculate and print
postage for their letters and packages. The automatic update is free
for all Stamps.com customers.
"For business owners, changes to postage rates and shipping services
can create new opportunities and challenges," said CEO and Chairman
Ken McBride. "To make this transition easy for customers, the
Stamps.com mailing and shipping solution instantly provides new USPS
rates and services the second they become available."
Highlights of the 2013 USPS postage rate increase include:
-- Postage rates increased for all USPS mail classes, including letters.
The one-ounce letter rate increased from 45 cents to 46 cents, while
the rate for additional ounces remained the same at 20 cents. The
postcard rate increased from 32 cents to 33 cents.
-- First-Class Mail International(R) packages have been renamed
First-Class Package International Service(TM). The service now
includes Commercial Base discounts of up to 10% off retail Post
-- Online postage customers (such as Stamps.com customers) continue to
receive discounted rates for Express Mail(R), Priority Mail(R),
First-Class(TM) Package Service and international package shipping.
The discounted rates offer up to 63% off retail Post Office prices.
-- A First-Class Mail Global Forever Stamp has been introduced to send a
one-ounce letter or postcard to any country in the world for $1.10.
Small businesses can learn more about the 2013 USPS postage rate
increase at http://www.stamps.com/usps/postage-rate-increase
Stamps.com (NASDAQ: STMP) is a leading provider of
Internet-based postage services. Stamps.com's service enables small
businesses, high volume shippers, enterprise 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
currently has PC Postage partnerships with Avery Dennison, Microsoft,
HP, the U.S. Postal Service and others.
Stamps.com, the Stamps.com logo and PhotoStamps(R) are trademarks or
registered trademarks of Stamps.com Inc. All other brands and names
are property of their respective owners.
Stamps.com Investor Contact:
Stamps.com Investor Relations
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