Pitney Bowes Expands Strategic Alliances to Build Mailer Density for Volly™ Secure Digital Delivery Service
Thirty Large-Volume Mailers and Service Bureaus Sign Agreements to Offer Innovative Service
STAMFORD, Conn., December 01, 2011 - Pitney Bowes Inc. (NYSE: PBI) announced today that it has signed thirty strategic alliance agreements with large third-party mailers for the Volly™ secure digital delivery service. The signed agreements are with large volume mailers and service bureaus that represent over 4,000 companies and consumer brands. Together, these mailers send out nearly six billion mail pieces annually for their customers in the automotive, banking, brokerage, cable, credit union, consumer products, direct mail, financial services, state and local government, gaming, healthcare, insurance, loyalty, marketing, mutual fund, non-profit, payroll, publishing, retail, telecommunications and utilities industries.
"Density is key – and relationships with high-volume mailers and service bureaus will be the fastest route to achieving it,” stated said Matt Swain, associate director, Document Outsourcing, InfoTrends. “Pitney Bowes is doing a great job of leveraging its extensive relationships with high-volume mailers across the United States to help reach the density necessary to make Volly an attractive consumer destination.”
“Building density to create an experience that consumers really use and depend on can only be done with trust— trust not only between solution provider and mailer, but also trust between consumer and mailer,” explained Chuck Cordray, president, Volly, Pitney Bowes. “The Volly™ secure digital delivery system was purposefully designed so that it supports the mailer’s brand while offering a new, powerful channel for customer communications. Brands control their messaging, and consumers control their chosen senders, creating a powerful, interactive marketplace.”
The Volly™ secure digital delivery service is a cloud-based digital mail communications platform that will empower consumers to receive, view, organize, and manage bills, statements, direct marketing, catalogs, coupons and other content from multiple providers using a single application. Volly™ is an opt-in, consumer-focused consolidation service which also includes online bill pay, and will be made available at no cost to U.S. consumers.
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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 30,000 worldwide. Pitney Bowes: Every connection is a new opportunity™. www.pb.com