Stamps.com Video – New Features of Version 8.9

July 20th, 2011 Comments off

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 Comments off

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!

Stamps.com Video – Highlights of Version 8.8 Shipping Features

March 23rd, 2011 Comments off

With the launch of Stamps.com Version 8.8, we’ve put together a video highlighting the new shipping features that have been added to the software.

This video focuses on three key communication tools that have been added for ecommerce sellers, including Order Detail Visibility, Packing Slips and Customizable Shipment Notification Emails.

 

Stamps.com Version 8.8 is free to download at http://www.stamps.com/download/

Packing Slips and Other New Features Now Available!

February 23rd, 2011 Comments off

We are pleased to announce the launch of Stamps.com Version 8.8 – a free upgrade for Stamps.com customers!  Here are some of the major new features included as part of Stamps.com Version 8.8:

New Feature #1 – Print Packing Slips

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Available on the “Batch” tab, customers who import their ecommerce orders from popular marketplaces like Amazon, eBay and PayPal can now print packing slips alongside their shipping labels.  Packing slips will show Order Date, Billing and Shipping Address Info along with Item ID, Description and Quantity for up to ten products.  Packing slips have been one of our most requested features and we are very excited to add this feature to Version 8.8.

New Feature #2 – Ship Without Delivery Confirmation

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While Delivery Confirmation is free for Priority Mail and tracking is free for Express Mail, the USPS charges $0.19 for Delivery Confirmation for First Class Packages, Parcel Post and Media Mail (if you purchase Delivery Confirmation at the Post Office, the cost is $0.70-$0.80).  Previously, all eligible shipping labels were printed with Delivery Confirmation regardless of whether or not the service was included for free.  Based on customer feedback, we have made the $0.19 Delivery Confirmation for First Class, Parcel Post, and Media Mail an optional service in the Version 8.8.

New Feature #3 – Customize your Shipment Notification Emails

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Stamps.com Version 8.8 has added customization options for your Ship Notification Emails.  You can now control what is listed in the “From” and “Subject” fields as well as customize the text that is included in the body of the email.  Additionally, you have the options to include order details such as Quantity, Item ID and Product Description in the email.   If you are already running version 8.8, click here to make changes to your Ship Notification Email .

Important! You must download Version 8.8 in order to use these great new features.   Download Version 8.8 today at www.stamps.com/download – it’s free for existing customers!

To learn more about the great new features in Version 8.8, join us for a free webinar on March 1 from 9 AM to 10 AM Pacific Time.  Click here to reserve your spot today!

International Shipping Insurance and other features now available!

July 28th, 2010 11 comments

version-8.7We are pleased to announce the launch of Stamps.com Version 8.7 – a free upgrade for Stamps.com customers!  Here are some of the major new features included as part of PC Postage Version 8.7:

International Shipping Insurance

Available at the same discounted rates as domestic insurance, Stamps.com now offers insurance for international shipments up to $2500 in value.  International shipping insurance from Stamps.com is an inexpensive, easy way to ship any international USPS mail class worry free.   With Stamps.com, you can insure packages to any country that the USPS delivers to with insurance prices starting at just $2.03 for insurance of up to $100.  Stamps.com will even keep a record of all of your insured shipments, to help make filing a claim as easy as possible.  To get started using international insurance, just enter an amount in the “Insure For” field when preparing any domestic or international mailpiece.

Support for international SCAN forms

Now when you drop off international packages off at the Post Office, you can quickly obtain proof of mailing by checking your items in with Shipment Confirmation Acceptance Notice (SCAN) forms for international packages.  SCAN forms are a great way to show to your customers their package has been dropped into the USPS mailstream, which is particularly important for international mail because of its longer delivery times.  To get started, simply print out all of your packages and then follow these SCAN form instructions.  SCAN forms are also available for domestic shipments.

Batch Shipping Improvements – Including Item Description Import

We’ve worked to make batch order fulfillment from eBay, Amazon and other marketplaces easier than ever by adding some great new features.  Now you can import item descriptions as part of the Stamps.com batch interface.  Additionally, we’ve added the ability to print on more media types using batch and we allow for address cleansing during import.  Another great feature is that you now have the ability to ship multiple orders to the same recipient as a single batch shipment order.

Important! You must download Version 8.7 in order to use these great new features.   Download Version 8.7 today at www.stamps.com/download – it’s free for existing customers!

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