New technology enables web-based PC-franking with Stampit
Deutsche Post cooperates with eBay tool manufacturer AuktionMasterBonn , 05/13/2004, 11:30 AM CEST
eBay PowerSellers who work with the AuctionWeb Internet tool from AuktionMaster, a Rhineland-Palatinate based company, will be able to swear off gluing postage stamps in the future. A new Deutsche Post technology facilitates franking documents directly in this Internet application using the STAMPIT franking software.
In the context of a Deutsche Post cooperation with AuktionMaster, a process was developed for franking mail items via the Internet browser with STAMPIT. Previously, PC franking with STAMPIT was only possible for users with a Windows operating system and after installation of the STAMPIT software. With the new technology, PC franking will be possible in the future via Internet Explorer - without installing special software. In the process, communication and preparation of the so-called Internet postage stamp is conducted between the AuktionMaster GmbH and Deutsche Post servers.
The integration in AuctionWeb is made simple for the user: Following successfully concluded auctions, eBay PowerSellers can process their purchases fully automatically with the help of AuktionMaster's Internet tool. Apart from the previous application of producing such documents as delivery notes, now franking can be conducted with STAMPIT via AuctionWeb in the same working step. This is all done over a standard Internet browser, Microsoft Internet Explorer. With the franking integrated in the AuctionWeb, letters, merchandise and book items as well as small packets can be produced ready for sending. Before this, the postage is purchased at a virtual postage stamp counter, the Postage Point, and paid by direct debit. The PowerSeller identifies himself for the franking step via his personal STAMPIT password, so as to gain secure access to his Internet postage account.
The new technology also makes it possible to integrate the online franking into other Web applications, for which Windows platforms are no longer needed.
More details about STAMPIT for download and free-of-charge testing of the current business version can be found at www.stampit.de or www.auctionweb.info.