Version 9.6 – New Automated Tools for E-Commerce Sellers

August 23rd, 2012 4 comments
New Automated Tools for E-Commerce Sellers added to Version 9.6
Stamps.com is pleased to announce the launch of Version 9.6 — a free upgrade for Stamps.com customers! The software introduces many automated features for e-commerce sellers, helping to streamline their shipping operations and increase productivity.
Some of the key new features included:
Batch Shipping Toolbar and Interface Redesign
– Redesigned user interface in the Batch shipping section.
– Features include an easy-to-use toolbar, a “print” button with options to print shipping labels and/or packing slips, and a quick-edit panel to make order adjustments to your shipping label.
Customs Forms Now Include Product Data on Import
– Insert product data from your external data source (eBay, Amazon, Shopping Cart, etc.) into your customs forms automatically.
– Allows you to batch print your customs forms.
Combine Multiple Orders from a Buyer into a Single Order
– Combine multiple orders from a buyer into one single order.
– Delivery Confirmation™ numbers will post back to all orders in a combined package.
Default Printers Created for Shipping Labels and Packing Slips
– Receive support for two default printers — one for printing shipping labels and a second for printing packing slips or customs forms.
– Print items simultaneously in one print query.
Enhancements to Current Features
– New address book functions for batch orders, Intelligent Mail Barcode printing on envelopes, and support for more postage scales.
– Many other features and fixes are also included.

Stamps.com is pleased to announce the launch of Version 9.6 — a free upgrade for Stamps.com customers! Download Stamps.com Version 9.6 now! The software introduces many automated features for e-commerce sellers, helping to streamline shipping operations and increase productivity.  Key new features include:

Batch Shipping Toolbar and Interface Redesign

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— Redesigned user interface in the Batch shipping section.

— Features include an easy-to-use toolbar, a “print” button with options to print shipping labels and/or packing slips, and a quick-edit panel to make order adjustments to your shipping label.

Customs Forms Now Include Product Data on Import

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— Insert product data from your external data source (eBay, Amazon, Shopping Cart, etc.) into your customs forms automatically

— Allows you to batch print your customs forms


Combine Multiple Orders from a Buyer into a Single Order
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— Combine multiple orders from a buyer into one single order

— Delivery Confirmation™ numbers will post back to all orders in a combined package


Default Printers Created for Shipping Labels and Packing Slips

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— Receive support for two default printers — one for printing shipping labels and a second for printing packing slips or customs forms

— Print items simultaneously in one print query

Enhancements to Current Features

— New address book functions for batch orders, Intelligent Mail Barcode printing on envelopes, and support for more postage scales

— Many other features and fixes are also included

Download Stamps.com Version 9.6 now!

Stamps.com Automatically Updated with New USPS Rates

January 23rd, 2012 20 comments

With the 2012 USPS rate increase, all Stamps.com postage printed on or after January 22, 2012 will reflect the new rates. No action is required of customers. Stamps.com mailing and shipping solutions are designed to reflect up-to-date USPS pricing and will transition to the new rates in real time, enabling customers to print postage without any service disruptions.  

Stamps.com Software Customers

  • Stamps.com Software will automatically reflect the new rates. No action is required.
  • To utilize the new 2012 USPS products such as the Express Mail Flat Rate Box or the Regional Rate Box C, Stamps.com Software customers will need to upgrade to Version 9.5Download Version 9.5 for FREE!
  • If shipping Media Mail and/or Parcel Post, Stamps.com Software customers will need to upgrade to Version 9.5 in order to incorporate the new Intelligent Mail Package Barcode. Download Version 9.5 for FREE!

Stamps.com Online Customers

  • Stamps.com Online will automatically reflect the new rates. No action is required.
  • Stamps.com Online will automatically incorporate the new 2012 USPS products. No action is required.

 New 2012 USPS Products

  • Express Mail Flat Rate Box — It’s priced at $39.95 and can be used for overnight delivery anywhere in the country for one price regardless of weight (up to 70 lbs).
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Express Mail Flat Rate Boxes come in 2 versions – top loading and side loading. Both boxes hold up to 70 pounds.

  

  • Priority Mail Regional Rate Box C — It’s the U.S. Postal Service’s largest and deepest box at 15” x 12” x 12” and can hold up to 25 lbs.
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Priority Mail Regional Rate Box C is 15″ x 12″ x 12″ and holds up to 25 pounds

  

  • First Class Package Service (formerly known as First Class Mail Parcels) — This mail class will now include the Intelligent Mail Package Barcode to provide FREE Delivery Confirmation.
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Free Delivery Confirmation is now included with First Class Package Service

  

 New 2012 USPS Commercial Base (Online Postage) Rates

Mail Class

2012 Price

2011 Price

First Class Letters – 1 oz.

$0.45

$0.44

First Class Letters – Additional Ounces

$0.20

$0.20

First Class Flat/Large Envelope – 1 oz.

$0.90

$0.88

First Class Flat/Large Envelope – Additional Ounces

$0.20

$0.20

Postcards

$0.32

$0.29

Express Mail – 0.5 lb.

$12.85 & up

$12.96 & up

Priority Mail – 1 lb.

$4.90 & up

$4.80 & up

First Class Package Service – 1 lb.

$1.64

$1.56

Media Mail – 1 lb.

$2.47

$2.41

Parcel Post – 1 lb.

$5.20 & up

$5.10 & up

Global Express Guaranteed – 0.5 lb.

$44.00 & up

$35.50 & up

Express Mail International – 0.5 lb.

$26.91 & up

$24.79 & up

Priority Mail International – 1 lb.

$22.09 & up

$20.19 & up

First Class Mail International –  1 lb.

$5.75 & up

$5.58 & up

Stamps.com Video – New Features of Version 9.0

December 30th, 2011 4 comments

We’re pleased to introduce a video highlighting the new features of Stamps.com Version 9.0. The software offers new time-saving tools to help e-commerce shippers maximize their mailing, shipping and much more.

The video focuses on four key features of Version 9.0 that consist of:

Stamps.com Version 9.0 is free to download at http://www.stamps.com/download/

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Stamps.com Video – New Features of Version 8.9

July 20th, 2011 11 comments

With the release of Stamps.com Version 8.9, we’ve put together a highlight video showcasing the new features that have been added to our USPS shipping software.

The video focuses on three specific time and money-saving tools including:

Stamps.com Version 8.9 is free to download for new and existing customers at http://www.stamps.com/download/

Regional Rate Boxes & APO/FPO Customs Forms Now Available

July 13th, 2011 8 comments

Stamps.com is pleased to announce the launch of Version 8.9 — a free upgrade for Stamps.com customers! Here are some of the key new features included:

#1 Priority Mail Regional Rate Boxes
Stamps.com now has  the ability to print shipping labels for Priority Mail Regional Rate Box A and Box B. Priority Mail Regional Rate Boxes are a great way for package shippers to lower their costs.  While the name implies short distances, Regional Rate Boxes are actually a great bargain for shipping packages nationwide.

Pricing for Regional Rate Boxes is “zone-based”  – the actual shipping cost will depend on the distance the package is traveling from its origin to the delivery address.   The USPS has established eight total shipping zones throughout the U.S.

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Stamps.com automatically determines the correct zone-based pricing for your package.   Once the delivery address is inputted and the Regional Rate Box option has been selected, the software will provide the appropriate Priority Mail postage cost  for Regional Rate Box A or Box B.

#2 APO/FPO Customs Form Support
Stamps.com now offers the ability to electronically complete and print U.S. Customs Forms when printing postage for all applicable military addresses (APO/FPO) and U.S. Territories.

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This process is completely automated — once a military or U.S. Territory address has been inputted into the address field, Stamps.com will automatically detect the APO/FPO address and will provide a Customs Form to complete in the Stamps.com interface. Note: This form only supports Priority Mail at this time for APO/FPO addresses.  Also, the “Plain Paper (letter) – 2976A – 3 sheets per label” must be chosen as the Printed On source for the Customs Form to print correctly.

#3 Avery 5160 and Avery 5164 Labels Support
Stamps.com now supports the ability to print postage onto Avery 5160 and 5164 labels. These are the two most popular labels Avery sells and small businesses will now be able to easily print postage for envelopes.

Using the “Envelopes” tab in the navigation, Customers can now print postage on one label and delivery address on a separate Avery 5160 label using their regular ink jet or laser printer.

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Avery 5160 Label

For the Avery 5164 label, customers will be able to print postage and delivery address on one single label using their regular ink-jet or laser printer.

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Avery 5164 Label


#4 Customized Promo Message in Shipment Notification Emails
Stamps.com now gives customers the ability to customize a default promo message in your shipment notification emails.   The promo text can be used for up-selling or cross-selling your products and will be highlighted with a blue background in the footer of your shipment notification email.  Ideas for promo messages include back-to-school promotions, product closeouts or your company special events.

To update your promo message, go to “My Account” and click on “Ship Notification Email.”

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Important! You must download Version 8.9 in order to use these great new features.   Download Version 8.9 today at http://www.stamps.com/download/ – it’s free for existing customers!

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