This Story Posted:
July 22nd, 1999

The Weekly Spotlight
The Back Page - Our Love-Hate Realtionship With Apple
Ask Dave - Desktop Files Explained and B&W G3s
Computing With Bifocals - Building An Easy Web Page II, Basic HTML
The Name of the Game - Free Games On The Web At Shockwave.com
Today's News
Yesterday's News
News Archives
Reviews
MacOS News Around The Web
Awards
Contact Us
Home
 
 

[9:45 AM]
Simply Postage For Mac: Download And Print Postage Stamps
Neopost has announced Simply Postage for the Mac. Simply Postage allows Mac users to purchase, download, and print postage stamps on the internet. According to Neopost:

Simply Postage is a small (5 1/2" x 6 1/2" x 5"), highly secure, metered postage dispenser that connects to an iMac or G3's USB port and prints postage on US Postal Service-approved self-adhesive labels. The software component allows users 24 hour access to Neopost's Postage-On-Call® system for downloading and storing up to $500 worth of postage. The detachable Simply Postage automatically calculates the amount of postage needed for each "stamp" according to the class of postage selected and the weight of the package or envelope as determined by the accompanying digital scale, saving customers money on over paid postage.

The Simply Postage membership kit consists of 10,000 pieces of clip art, a greeting card application, and the software necessary for operating the hardware. Upon software installation and registration, and acceptance of the service agreement, Neopost will mail the Simply Postage hardware components to the customer. Neopost will also process, on the customer's behalf, the documentation necessary for obtaining the required US Postal Service metering license.

Neopost is exhibiting Simply Postage for the Macintosh at its booth (No. 972) on the main Macworld Expo exhibition floor, and in Apple's Small Business Pavilion.

The company has not released pricing or shipping information and the Neopost web site has not yet been updated with the Macintosh version of this product.

The Mac Observer Spin: How the world changes...This is one of those majorly subtle ways in which the Internet is slowly becoming pervasive. Within the next 5 to 10 years, stamps and other such products/services will have the majority of their purchases conducted online as new technologies come online that make special hardware unnecessary.

Neopost



Headlines For Friday, September 10th

Today's News
Yesterday's News
News Archives
Reviews
MacOS News Around The Web
Awards
Contact Us
Home

© All information presented on this site is copyrighted by The Mac Observer except where otherwise noted. No portion of this site may be copied without express written consent. Other sites are invited to link to any aspect of this site provided that all content is presented in its original form and is not placed within another frame.