/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
, 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:
- Create an account online at www.avery.com/postage and load postage account with funds
- Create and print Avery® shipping labels and postage
- 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
, 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
at select retailers. It comes with four weeks of service,
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
. The Digital Postal Scale (25-lb. capacity) also includes four weeks of service,
worth of postage, software CD, and sample sheets of Avery Mailing Labels, Avery Shipping Labels and
, all for a suggested retail price of
. 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