Pitney Bowes Agreement with ConnectShip® Expands Customer Options for Global Shipping Logistics
Growing Network of Transportation Management Services Positions Company for Further Growth
STAMFORD, Conn., April 26, 2011 - Pitney Bowes Inc. (NYSE:PBI) today announced it will utilize ConnectShip® technology as the compliance engine for its next generation of shipping software solutions. The agreement provides Pitney Bowes a technology platform for deploying global transportation carriers. This will allow Pitney Bowes, recently named the leading supplier of transportation management systems worldwide by ARC Advisory Group, to broaden the options it offers customers in managing their logistics process. The agreement positions the company for further growth in the space.
“As the leader in transportation management solutions worldwide, Pitney Bowes is committed to bringing our customers more value by providing increased functionality and carrier compliance,” said Mark A. Williams, Director, Distribution Solutions, Pitney Bowes. “This agreement is a key component in our global strategy to deliver a more complete enterprise solution and a defining step toward securing our position as the preferred provider in this market.”
ConnectShip enables compliance for multiple parcel and less than truckload (LTL) carriers domestically and in 49 countries worldwide. The patented ConnectShip multi-carrier technology will provide a sustainable and scalable means for supporting shipping logistics directly within Pitney Bowes’s shipping solutions. As Pitney Bowes continues to look for ways to provide its customers with streamlined and efficient shipping services, ConnectShip will allow Pitney Bowes to do so with a standardized global platform for rating and shipment processing. This can help Pitney Bowes customers have critical shipping documents that are fully carrier compliant, reducing risk and expense to the shipper.
About Pitney Bowes:
Delivering more than 90 years of innovation, Pitney Bowes provides software, hardware and services that integrate physical and digital communications channels. Long known for making its customers more productive, Pitney Bowes is increasingly helping other companies grow their business through advanced customer communications management. Pitney Bowes is a $5.4 billion company and employs more than 30,000 worldwide. Pitney Bowes: Every connection is a new opportunity™. www.pb.com
ConnectShip®, Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of UPS®, is a multi-carrier shipping software solutions provider. The ConnectShip® technology includes a powerful patented multi-carrier compliance engine for ERP, WMS, TMS and other solution providers that need multi-carrier compliance. More information is available at ConnectShip® at www.connectship.com.