TMCNet:  Pitney Bowes Launches SendSuite® Live: Delivers Time and Cost Savings for SMBs Prior to Hectic Holiday Shipping Season

[November 22, 2012]

Pitney Bowes Launches SendSuite® Live: Delivers Time and Cost Savings for SMBs Prior to Hectic Holiday Shipping Season

MISSISSAUGA, ON, Nov. 22, 2012, 2012 (Canada NewsWire via COMTEX) -- Pitney Bowes Inc. (NYSE: PBI) today announced it will expand its shipping solutions portfolio in Canada to include SendSuite(®) Live, a web- based global logistics management solution, just in time for the holiday season. The scalable platform provides SMB and enterprise shipper's broad access to global carriers for significant cost savings, helping businesses overcome holiday season shipping costs.


As retailers are preparing for the increase in orders during holiday time, SendSuite Live's powerful network of carrier connections provides shippers with extensive options to reduce inbound and outbound shipping costs and gain greater control of their shipping operation. In fact, Pitney Bowes estimates shippers can save up to 20 per cent of their shipping costs while simplifying the carrier payment process.

"The global logistics environment is becoming increasingly complex and traditional Transportation Management Systems aren't keeping up, often because of technology limitations and IT constraints", said Bill Mackrell, general manager, Pitney Bowes Canada. "SendSuite Live changes this by leveraging web services to create a unified, best of breed, global logistics management platform that streamlines logistics processes, reduces business risks and delivers cost savings on a local and global scale." SendSuite Live provides access to a wide range of global parcel and freight carriers' rates and services, allowing a shipper to choose the best delivery and cost options. It offers origin point shipping for international shipping and cross-border rating and consolidation.

Access to multiple carriers and services will provide businesses with the flexibility and options to remain profitable, even when often customers now expect free shipping. SendSuite Live, with easy to use applications, also offers the ability to optimize routing and streamline the logistics process with carrier and vendor compliance, and effectively manage regulatory compliance concerns, such as SOX and Export requirements.

It is a fully scalable solution that integrates easily with internal ERP, WMS and CRM systems. By integrating with Connect+ Customer Communication Series mailing solution, mailing and shipping costs can be tracked throughout the organization. The desktop capability provides the ability to allow on site and remote employees access to rate shopping with various carriers, and can provide company specific negotiated carrier rates.

SendSuite Live combines Pitney Bowes's heritage of mail service shipping with a superior platform that integrates with cloud-based applications to deliver a wide range of transportation management services to businesses of any size, simply and economically. Complemented by the company's nationwide customer service, along with flexible financing options, any organization can leverage cost savings and improved operations management with this shipping management solution.

SendSuite Live was developed through an agreement with Pierbridge, Inc., a software development firm specializing in supply chain processes, and customized for SMB market applications. In an associated move, Pitney Bowes also has an agreement with ConnectShip(®), a technology platform that provides increased functionality for deploying global transportation carriers and compliance through the SendSuite Live platform.

About Pitney Bowes Pitney Bowes provides technology solutions for small, mid-size and large firms that help them connect with customers to build loyalty and grow revenue. The company's solutions for financial services, healthcare, nonprofit, public sector and retail organizations are delivered on open platforms to best organize, analyze and apply both public and proprietary data to two-way customer communications. Pitney Bowes is the only firm that includes direct mail, transactional mail, call centers and in-store technologies in its solution mix along with digital channels such as the Web, email, live chat and mobile applications. Pitney Bowes is a $5.3 billion company with 29,000 employees worldwide. Pitney Bowes: Every connection is a new opportunityTM.

Pitney Bowes of Canada Ltd., the Canadian subsidiary has a direct sales and service force of approximately 1,300 professionals located in offices throughout the country. The head office for its operations in Canada is located in Mississauga, Ontario. For additional information on the company, its products and solutions, visit www.pitneybowes.ca.

SOURCE: Pitney Bowes To view this news release in HTML formatting, please use the following URL: http://www.newswire.ca/en/releases/archive/November2012/22/c2432.html SOURCE: Pitney Bowes Media Contact: Genna Schnurbach Hill+Knowlton for Pitney Bowes Canada (416) 413-4742 genna.schnurbach@hkstrategies.ca

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