Pitney Bowes Provides Online Postage Solution for ebay and PayPal Customers

New Internet Postage Solution Allows Customers to Print Shipping Labels and

Pay for Postage Through PayPal

Mar 09, 2004, 00:00 ET from Pitney Bowes Inc.

    STAMFORD, Conn., March 9 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Pitney Bowes Inc.
 (NYSE:   PBI) today announced that eBay, The World's Online Marketplace,
 selected Pitney Bowes as the technology provider for a completely
 browser-based online postage solution that gives both eBay.com and PayPal
 customers quick and easy access to shipping services.  Available today, the
 new online postage solution simplifies the process of calculating and paying
 for postage and accessing shipping services offered by the U.S. Postal Service
     "We are very pleased to team up with eBay to deliver the world's first
 completely browser-based Internet postage application," said Neil Metviner,
 President, Pitney Bowes Direct, which serves the small business marketplace.
 "Our application represents the next generation of Internet postage
 technology.  It is designed to deliver maximum customer convenience and postal
 revenue security.  This solution is another step in our strategy to deliver
 innovative mailing solutions to an expanded customer set, including consumers
 and small businesses."
     The new solution, which is based on Pitney Bowes' Internet postage
 technology, enables customers to select a shipping option, print the shipping
 label and pay for the postage via their PayPal account.  This new streamlined
 process eliminates the need to download software, provide unique registration
 and pre-fund a postage account.  Once the label is purchased, both the buyer
 and seller will be able to track the delivery status of the package online.
     "Now, without leaving the eBay or PayPal sites, our customers can simply
 purchase postage online and print shipping labels from their computer," said
 Gary Dillabough, vice president of eBay Strategic Partnerships.  "The
 technology provided by Pitney Bowes is an integral part of eBay's Online
 Postage solution, allowing us to make shipping more integrated, fast and
 reliable for eBay buyers and sellers."
     For more information or to access the new online postage page on eBay,
 visit http://pages.ebay.com/usps.
     About Pitney Bowes
     Pitney Bowes is the world's leading provider of integrated mail and
 document management systems, services and solutions.  The $4.6 billion company
 helps organizations of all sizes engineer the flow of communication to reduce
 costs, increase effectiveness and enhance customer relationships. Pitney Bowes
 pioneered Internet Postage technology as early as 1985 and commercialized this
 effort with its ClickStamp(R) Online offering in 1999.  The company's 80-plus
 years of technological leadership has produced many major innovations in the
 mailing industry and more than 3,500 active patents with applications in a
 variety of markets, including printing, shipping, encryption, and financial
 services. Pitney Bowes' new Internet postage solution for eBay positions the
 company to become the world's leading provider of Internet postage.  With
 approximately 33,000 employees worldwide, Pitney Bowes serves more than 2
 million businesses through direct and dealer operations.
     About eBay
     eBay is The World's Online Marketplace(R).  Founded in 1995, eBay created
 a powerful platform for the sale of goods and services by a passionate
 community of individuals and businesses.  On any given day, there are millions
 of items across thousands of categories for sale on eBay.  eBay enables trade
 on a local, national and international basis with customized sites in markets
 around the world.  Through an array of services, such as its payment solution
 provider PayPal, eBay is enabling global e-commerce for an ever- growing
 online community.
     About PayPal
     PayPal, an eBay Company, enables any individual or business with an email
 address to securely, easily and quickly send and receive payments online.
 PayPal's service builds on the existing financial infrastructure of bank
 accounts and credit cards and utilizes the world's most advanced proprietary
 fraud prevention systems to create a safe, global, real-time payment solution.
 Founded in 1998, PayPal has more than 40 million accounts and is available to
 users in 38 countries around the world.  More information about the company
 can be found at https://www.paypal.com/.
      Media Contacts: Jennifer Caukin   Amanda Pires       Dan Burris
                      eBay              PayPal             Pitney Bowes
                      (408) 376-7432    (408) 967-1005     (203) 351-6477
                      jcaukin@ebay.com  apires@paypal.com  daniel.burris@pb.com

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