Stampit License for Swiss Post
Swiss Post uses Stampit system for PC franking operational trialBonn, 01/08/2003, 10:30 AM CET
After the resounding success of STAMPIT in Germany, other European postal organizations are eager to try it out for themselves. In May of last year, Swiss Post decided to test the software on selected customers in Switzerland. Following the successful conclusion of the test operation, a contract is to be signed today in Bern between Swiss Post and Deutsche Post for licensing of the STAMPIT system. The STAMPIT customer software will be adapted here for a pilot operation for business and private customers and suited to meet the needs of Swiss Post. Deutsche Post has been also commissioned to operate the central STAMPIT server for Swiss Post. Thereby, the basic requirements for the start of an extensive operational trial in Switzerland are met.
STAMPIT software is already installed on more than 40,000 PC's in Germany, and thousands of convinced customers use the innovative service. Each STAMPIT customer can frank his postal items from the Internet 24 hours a day, 7 days a week quickly, easily and with little effort. Apart from the software, all the customer needs are a standard Pentium PC with Internet access and an inkjet or laser printer. Postage is purchased in advance by the user at "Postage Point", the virtual postage stamp counter on the Internet.
PC franking is primarily suited to small offices, self-employed or associations, that generate or address their letters by PC. The franking appears as a matrix code together with the recipient address on the envelope, label or directly on the document in the case of window envelopes. Current information as well as the STAMPIT software for free download can be found under www.stampit.de.