EL SEGUNDO, CA--(Marketwired - Jan 27, 2014) - Stamps.com® (NASDAQ: STMP), the leading provider of USPS postage online and shipping software to approximately 500,000 customers, today announced a historic new discount for its customers who mail single piece letters. Using Stamps.com software, a one ounce letter today costs just 48 cents instead of the new 49 cents rate required elsewhere. This is the first time in history that such a single piece letter discount has been made available by the USPS.
"The increase in postage this year is a painful nearly seven percent jump from $0.46 to $0.49 but Stamps.com users get a nice price break as they only have to pay four percent more at $0.48," said Ken McBride, Stamps.com chairman and CEO. "Stamps.com and the USPS are doing their part to try to help small businesses save money and continue to recover and thrive in this economy."
The discount follows a more than decade long effort by Stamps.com to gain recognition for the cost savings that its customers provide to the Postal Service. By avoiding retail locations, bar coding their mail, and pre-cleansing their addresses, Stamps.com customers cost the Postal Service dramatically less than other sales channels.
Stamps.com mailing and shipping software was automatically updated with all the new USPS rates that went into effect today, including the new one cent discount for single piece one ounce letters. This automatic update, which is free for all Stamps.com customers, ensures a seamless transition to the 2014 USPS rates and new shipping services. To learn more about the 2014 USPS postage rate increase, visit http://www.stamps.com/usps/postage-rate-increase
Stamps.com (NASDAQ: STMP) is the leading provider of Internet-based postage services to nearly 500,000 customers. Stamps.com's service enables customers to print U.S. Postal Service-approved postage with just a computer, printer and Internet connection, right from their homes or offices. The company has been the leader in transforming the world of mailing and shipping for small business owners, e-commerce sellers, high volume shippers, and enterprise organizations alike. Stamps.com was recently named to Forbes magazine's "America's Best Small Companies" list for 2013, at number 32 on this prestigious list of 100 companies.
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