Version 10.5: New USPS Rate Shopping Engine, Certified Mail Envelopes

October 14th, 2013 Comments off
Stamps.com is pleased to announce the launch of Version 10.5 — a free upgrade for Stamps.com customers! Here are some of the key new features included:
NEW! USPS Rate Shopping Engine Added to Batch Shipping
Now you can easily find the optimum mail class and shipping rate using our new USPS Rate Shopping Engine. Based on pre-set requirements that you input, your package shipping can be simplified to automatically select the appropriate mail class based on cost, delivery date or box size. The software also includes a “best rate” star that highlights the lowest shipping cost option that meets your requirements.
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NEW! Print Certified Mail Postage on Plain Paper
You can now print Certified Mail postage on a plain piece of paper using our exclusive Certified Mail window envelopes. After printing the address information, Certified Mail tracking barcode and postage on a plain piece of paper, just fold it up and place it in the window envelope. All the printed items will be clearly visible through the window envelope.
Faster Batch Order Processing
Importing and printing orders in the batch shipping section is faster and easier than ever. Also, we have included more detailed status messaging for high volume order processing.
Faster Batch order processing
Our engineering team upgraded the Batch shipping feature. Now e-commerce sellers can process and print their shipping labels 49% faster than before. We also have included more detailed status messaging for high volume order processing.

Stamps.com is pleased to announce the launch of PC Postage Version 10.5 — a FREE upgrade for Stamps.com customers! Here are some of the key new features included:

NEW! USPS Rate Shopping Engine Added to Batch Shipping
Now you can easily find the optimum mail class and shipping rate using our new USPS Rate Shopping Engine. Based on pre-set requirements that you input, your package shipping can be simplified to automatically select the appropriate mail class based on cost, delivery date or box size. The software also includes a “best rate” star that highlights the lowest shipping cost option that meets your requirements. Get more info on USPS Rate Shopping Engine.

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USPS Rate Shopping Engine displays a Gold STAR next to the lowest shipping rate, based on box specifications

Example of how to set up the "Ship Method Definitions" in the new USPS Rate Shopping Engine

Whether your package needs to arrive in two days or ten days, the USPS Rate Shopping Engine can ensure that you never pay more than you have to. This screen shows how you can adjust the service level mail class based on standard shipping definitions.


NEW! Print Certified Mail Postage on Plain Paper
You can now print Certified Mail postage on a plain piece of paper using our exclusive Certified Mail window envelopes. After printing the address information, Certified Mail tracking barcode and postage on a plain piece of paper, just fold it up and place it in the window envelope. All the printed items will be clearly visible through the window envelope.

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Example of 9″ x 12″ Certified Mail Window Envelope. Postage, address and all Certified Mail documentation are printed on a regular piece of paper, and then inserted into the window envelope.


Faster Batch Order Processing
Our engineering team upgraded the Batch shipping feature. Now e-commerce sellers can process and print their shipping labels 49% faster than before. We also have included more detailed status messaging for high volume order processing.

Download Stamps.com PC Postage Version 10.5 today at http://www.stamps.com/download/ – it’s free for existing customers!

New Features of Stamps.com Version 10.1 (Video)

March 26th, 2013 Comments off

Stamps.com has released a new version our award winning postage software, PC Postage Version 10.1.  The software introduces new USPS products and services that increase cost savings and time efficiency for small business owners and shippers.

Features include postage printing for Parcel Select and Express Mail Flat Rate Padded Envelopes, hidden postage for international shipments and the addition of new USPS services including Electronic Return Receipt and Hold for Pick-up.

Download Stamps.com Version 10.1 for FREE at: http://www.stamps.com/download/

Stamps.com Video – Highlights of Version 9.6 Batch Shipping Features

September 21st, 2012 Comments off

Stamps.com has released the latest version of our award winning postage software, PC Postage Version 9.6.

This video showcases some of the new features that have been added, including the ability to combine multiple orders into a single order and a batch toolbar redesign along with many other features.

Download Stamps.com Version 9.6 for free at: http://www.stamps.com/download/

Version 9.6 – New Automated Tools for E-Commerce Sellers

August 23rd, 2012 Comments off
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 Comments off

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

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