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,
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.
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
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/.
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