Stamps.com Inc was founded in September 1996 and incorporated in Delaware in January 1998 as StampMaster, Inc. The Company changed its name to Stamps.com Inc. in December 1998 and completed its initial public offering in June 1999. It is a provider of Internet-based postage solutions. Its customers uses its service to mail and ship a variety of mail pieces, including postcards, envelopes, flats and packages, using a range of United States Postal Service "USPS" mail classes, including First Class Mail, Priority Mail, Priority Mail Express, Media Mail, Parcel Select, and others. Its customers include individuals, small businesses, home offices, medium-size businesses and large enterprises, and within these segments it targets both mailers and shippers. Its PC Postage solutions enable its customers to buy and print USPS approved postage and services with just a personal computer, printer and Internet connection, right from their home or office. Its PC Postage products and services includes PC Postage Services, PC Postage Integrations, Mailing & Shipping Supplies Store, and Branded Insurance. PhotoStamps is a patented form of postage that allows consumers to turn digital photos, designs or images into valid USPS-approved postage. With this product, individuals or businesses can create customized USPS approved postage using pictures of their children, pets, vacations, celebrations, business logos and more. The Company targets its PC Postage marketing at small businesses, home offices, medium-size businesses and large enterprises, and within these segments it targets both mailers and shippers, and market through affiliate channels, direct mail, direct sales, offline marketing programs, partnerships, remarketing, shipping integrations, traditional media, online advertising, USPS referrals, and enhanced promotion online advertising. The Company competes with Endicia.com, Pitney Bowes, Inc., Pitney Bowes, Neopost, FP Mailing Solutions, Hasler, eBay/PayPal and USPS permit manifest solutions. The Company is subject to continued USPS scrutiny and other government regulations.
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