Avery Dennison and Stamps.com Debut Complete Internet Mailing and Shipping Solution

BREA, Calif., Dec. 2 /PRNewswire/ — Today, Avery Dennison Office Products and Stamps.com unveiled the Desktop Postal Center as part of Avery’s Mailing Center service, a comprehensive set of tools and services for mailing and shipping needs. Together the Avery Dennison and Stamps.com alliance provides the most convenient and cost-effective postage solution for small businesses and home office professionals, helping them accomplish all their day-to-day shipping and mailing projects. By transforming a computer/printer into a shipping machine, the Desktop Postal Center can save time and resources by accurately calculating exact postage with a postal scale, automatically verifying addresses through Stamps.com, tracking packages via e-mail notifications and eliminating the need to ever go to the post office again.

“With our alliance with Stamps.com, we can provide a cost-effective and complete end-to-end solution for business professionals – no matter what the mailing or shipping project,” said Adam Bratter, director, labels marketing for Avery Dennison Office Products. “Perfect for small businesses, the Desktop Postal Center is a one-stop shop for all their daily shipping needs, increasing their efficiency.”

The integrated shipping solution includes a postage software service that allows quick and easy printing of U.S. postage right from a desktop computer. Business professionals have access to all classes of U.S. Postal Service delivery service. Shipping products from home or office is a simple and easy three-step process:

1. Create an account online at www.avery.com/postage and load postage account with funds
2. Create and print Avery® shipping labels and postage
3. Apply labels and postage to package and leave for postal carrier

“In this current economy, small businesses continue to seek ways to cut costs, increase productivity and enhance efficiency,” said Ken McBride, president and CEO of Stamps.com. “Together with Avery, we are bringing the best of both worlds — our leading postage services with Avery’s leadership in professional label products, providing an invaluable resource for busy and time-constrained professionals.”

The Avery® Desktop Postal Center Starter Kit is available now for a suggested retail price of $12.48 at select retailers. It comes with four weeks of service, $45 worth of postage, a software CD, a free 5-lb. capacity scale offer (redeemable by mail) to help determine accurate postage for packages, and sample sheets of Avery Mailing Labels, Avery Shipping Labels and Avery Stamps. The Digital Postal Scale (25-lb. capacity) also includes four weeks of service, $45 worth of postage, software CD, and sample sheets of Avery Mailing Labels, Avery Shipping Labels and Avery Stamps, all for a suggested retail price of $149.98. In addition, the following refill packs will be available:

* 32402 — Avery White Shipping Labels – $16.13
* 32403 — Avery 3-Part Multipurpose Mailing Labels – $16.13
* 32404 — Avery Stamps – $12.48

For more information on the Avery Mailing Center and a list of retailers, please visit www.avery.com/postage.

SOURCE Avery Dennison Office Products