Stamps.com® today announced a new program to provide its online mailing and shipping software to all U.S. senior citizens aged 65 and over without its customary monthly service fee (typically $17.99) during the current COVID-19 pandemic crisis. Stamps.com hopes that senior citizens in regions all over the country will benefit from this program allowing them to safely mail and ship all of their letters and packages without leaving their own homes.
“This pandemic has impacted the lives of the senior citizens of this country more than any other group. We hope that this gesture on our part perhaps might help some of these citizens of our country in these difficult times,” said Ken McBride, CEO and Chairman of Stamps.com. “We want to do our part to help out our senior communities and to make them as comfortable as possible as we all go through this unprecedented time together.”
With many counties and states across the U.S. issuing stay-at-home orders to slow down the spread of the COVID-19 virus, citizens are unable to visit their local Post Offices or other retail locations to handle common mailing and shipping needs. Using the Stamps.com online postage software, any user is able to print postage for any USPS letter or package, domestic or international, using only their computer and any ordinary printer. Stamps.com users may then simply place the mailpiece or package in their mailbox, schedule a convenient package pickup at their own home, or simply leave it for their mail carrier to pick up for free at a safe social distance.
Stamps.com’s online mailing and shipping software now also offers the ability to buy and print labels for UPS® domestic and international packages. The UPS service will be offered without a monthly service fee to all senior citizens 65 and older. Through its partnership with UPS, Stamps.com is able to offer customers UPS discounts as much as 62 percent off Daily Rates, including various waived surcharges. The UPS customer discounts are available immediately when customers sign up, with no existing volume or qualifications needed.
To sign up for the Stamps.com Helps Seniors program, please visit https://www.stamps.com/seniors/
Stamps.com Helps Seniors Program Detailed Information
- The Stamps.com Helps Seniors program waives all monthly Stamps.com subscription fees which are typically $17.99 per month, during the COVID-19 crisis
- The program will go through at least July 31, 2020, and may be extended longer depending on the circumstances of the COVID-19 pandemic at that time
- When the Stamps.com Helps Seniors program ends, no monthly service fees will be charged unless a customer takes further action to register for an account with a monthly service fee
- Customers will be asked to verify their age after sign up
- Accounts are for personal use only, not for business usage
- Customer must pay for actual USPS postage or UPS costs, and any relevant supplies they may need
Stamps.com (NASDAQ: STMP) is the leading provider of postage online and shipping software solutions to customers including consumers, small businesses, e-commerce shippers, enterprises, and high volume shippers. Stamps.com offers solutions that help businesses run their shipping operations more smoothly and function more successfully under the brand names Stamps.com, Endicia®, ShipStation®, ShipEngine®, ShippingEasy®, ShipWorks®, GlobalPost and MetaPack™. Stamps.com’s family of brands provides seamless access to mailing and shipping services through integrations with more than 500 unique partner applications.