The U.S. Postal Service has approved a system developed by Stamps.com that will enable users to print out sheets of postage stamps on their PCs. Currently, individual stamps can be printed out using computer software provided by private vendors, and the post office estimates that there currently are 390,000 registered customers using that system. The new service is called NetStamps, and requires special sheets of adhesive-backed label paper that contain watermarks. The sheets are priced at $3.99 for a pack of 125 labels and the company charges a monthly fee for the service, in addition to the stamps. (AP 17 Jul 2002) (full story)
My spin: For some reason I thought Stamps.com was dead and burried…(I have not heard a sound from there for a while and then the “rumors” of last year was it about the whole online postage industry tanking. In any case, it’s good to see that there’s some sign of life. But just because you issue a product, does not mean customers will purchase it.
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