Pitney Bowes's pbSmartPostage™ Offers Time-Saving Solution for Small Businesses Facing Time Crunch on Tax Returns

STAMFORD, Conn., April 07, 2011 - Small business owners who plan to mail in their tax returns on or near the Monday, April 18th deadline can avoid the trip to the Post Office by using pbSmartPostage™. Pitney Bowes’s (NYSE: PBI) new shipping and mailing service allows the printing of shipping labels anytime directly from any PC with an Internet connection. Tax filers can print everything they need to mail and track their returns, then hand them off to their postal carrier or nearby US postal drop box.

“With the extended deadline this year, there is a strong likelihood many small businesses will use the extra weekend to complete their taxes and then be faced with losing a part of Monday waiting in line to mail their return from the post office,” said Debra Thompson, Vice President, Marketing, North America, Pitney Bowes. “Business owners using pbSmartPostage have the solution at their fingertips to eliminate the need to go to the post office.”

pbSmartPostage includes free Delivery Confirmation™ when using Priority Mail® and discounted Signature Confirmation® that can both be printed and saved for your records. By printing out all that is needed to mail a return, business owners save time and have peace of mind knowing that the return has been received. The pbSmartPostage service, with cloud technology, can be easily accessed by registering online from any PC with Internet access. In a few minutes, new users are able to print completed shipping labels. Plus, there is no software to download, and no worrying about postage rate changes (note: the USPS rate change will go into effect on April 17), pbSmartPostage users benefit from the same convenience for all of their shipping and mailing needs however regular or infrequent throughout the year.

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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 more than 30,000 worldwide. Pitney Bowes: Every connection is a new opportunity™. www.pb.com