Pitney Bowes Launches SendPro, the First-of-its-Kind Cloud-based Multi-Carrier Shipping Solution for the Modern Office
STAMFORD, Conn., April 26, 2016 - Pitney Bowes Inc. (NYSE:PBI), a global technology company that provides innovative products and solutions to power commerce, today announced the launch of the SendProTM family of office shipping, mailing and payment solutions. The SendPro solution revolutionizes shipping for businesses of all sizes by streamlining the sending process in a single, one-of-a-kind multi-carrier office shipping solution, which includes the U.S. Postal Service, FedEx and UPS.
The SendPro solution is an integral part of the Pitney Bowes Commerce Cloud, a commerce enabler, providing access to solutions, analytics and APIs across the full commerce continuum with speed and agility to help clients identify customers, locate opportunities, enable communications, power shipping from anywhere to everywhere, and manage payments. The SendPro solution is also available through the Windows Store and featured on the Windows 10 platform. Pitney Bowes unveiled SendPro today at a client reception in New York City at the flagship Microsoft store.
From addressing and label printing to comparing shipping options, package tracking and consolidated reporting, the SendPro solution allows users to manage multi-carrier shipping online or from one of a series of devices. Customers have access to the best rates available across carriers through the SendPro solution. The software allows users to access via the cloud the information they need to select the best option for each item based on service level and price. With the SendPro solution, small and medium businesses can now cost-effectively utilize the same technology used by large shipping companies and online retailers.
“The Pitney Bowes SendPro family of integrated shipping, mailing and parcel receiving applications represents a breakthrough in convenience, simplicity and value much like the launch of the smartphone or the multi-function printer,” said Mark Shearer, Executive Vice President and President, Pitney Bowes Global SMB Solutions. “Businesses -- especially small and medium businesses -- are increasingly burdened by the growing complexity of sending parcels, flats and mail through multiple carriers with a variety of rate structures, service levels, and tracking and billing processes. Many companies don’t have the volume of parcels and mail or the resources to justify dedicated systems or personnel to optimize their sending. The SendPro solution takes the complexity out of multi-carrier sending and can be easily accessed through any smart device or through a new family of integrated shipping, mailing and parcel receiving systems.”
The new SendPro P Series mailing and shipping solutions unite the latest in mailing equipment with groundbreaking multi-carrier office shipping capabilities and inbound package receiving capabilities. The SendPro P Series integrates hardware and software in a single product that drives efficiency and delivers accountability and tracking in the mailroom. SendPro Desktop and Networked SendPro Kits round out the current portfolio of SendPro products. With scales, label printers and the SendPro software, each SendPro Kit delivers sending simplicity to any small office or desktop. Clients sending as little as one envelope or package a day will reap immediate savings from this new, integrated sending system.
Feedback from beta test users confirms that the SendPro solution delivers convenience, simplicity and value:
- “This is by far the most efficient and user-friendly shipping tool I have come across. I have used them all, and this is the best.” Jeremy Kershaw, Director of Shipping and Receiving at the United Kennel Club, the largest all-breed performance-dog registry in the world.
- “This is so intuitive and much easier to use than I expected from a beta product.” Shannon Skubel, Vital Nutrients, a leading provider of supplements for the healthcare industry.
“We are excited to work together with Pitney Bowes to bring the SendPro Universal Windows app to more than 270M Windows 10 devices via the Windows Store,” said Kevin Gallo, Microsoft Corporate Vice President, Windows and Devices. “Windows 10 users can now easily access SendPro to initiate, track and pay for their shipping from their desktop, tablet or mobile. Users will be able to use Cortana for voice activated shipping that seamlessly connects with their address and contact management programs, including Outlook, Gmail and LinkedIn. This is the first in a series of innovative commerce applications by Pitney Bowes on Microsoft Platforms.”
Pitney Bowes is also expanding its Purchase Power® consolidated carrier billing, payments and credit offering to include USPS parcel payments. Every Pitney Bowes client earns Free USPS Shipping through the Pitney Bowes Shipping Rewards program. This further simplifies sending by consolidating billing and payments for mailing and shipping in a single monthly bill.
A global research study commissioned by Pitney Bowes revealed growing frustration with the lack of real choice of shipping software providers for small and medium businesses, which left hundreds of thousands of users with outdated, downloaded client technology that only provides single-carrier information, like Stamps.com. The research highlighted the need for an integrated, cloud-based, multi-carrier platform to simplify the sending of mail, flats and parcels for businesses of all sizes.
To address this growing need and showcase this revolutionary technology, Pitney Bowes is offering a three-month free trial of its multi-carrier SendPro solution for all new users. Current Stamps.com customers are encouraged to try this extended free trial of SendPro to see first-hand the value and convenience of managing multi-carrier shipping from one consolidated platform in the cloud.
For more information and to sign up for an extended free trial of the SendPro solution, visit Pitney Bowes SendPro.
About Pitney Bowes
Pitney Bowes (NYSE:PBI) is a global technology company offering innovative products and solutions that enable commerce in the areas of customer information management, location intelligence, customer engagement, shipping and mailing, and global ecommerce. More than 1.5 million clients in approximately 100 countries around the world rely on products, solutions and services from Pitney Bowes. For additional information, visit Pitney Bowes at www.pitneybowes.com.