The company provides mailing and shipping services, global e-commerce logistics, and financial services to approximately 750,000 customers globally. Pitney Bowes is a certified "work-share partner" of the United States Postal Service, and helps the agency sort and process 15 billion pieces of mail annually. Pitney Bowes has also commissioned surveys related to international e-commerce. Pitney Bowes is based in Stamford, Connecticut and as of October 2021 employed approximately 11,000 people worldwide.
The company’s milestones:
1902: Arthur Pitney patented his first "double-locking" hand-cranked postage-stamping machine, and with patent attorney Eugene A. Rummler, founded the Pitney Postal Machine Company.
1908: English emigrant and founder of the Universal Stamping Machine Company Walter Bowes began providing stamp-canceling machines to the United States Post Office Department.
1920: These two companies merged to form the Pitney Bowes Postage Meter Company in 1920 with the invention of the first commercially available postage meter.
1933: Pitney Bowes creates a machine that can print various postage rates on both letters and parcels.
1939: Pitney Bowes unveils the “Mailomat” – a coin-operated postage meter and letter box.
1949: The company launches the first mass-market desktop mail station.
1971: The Pitney Bowes Credit Services Corporation is established to provide leasing of Pitney Bowes equipment to clients.
1978: The introduction of “Postage by Phone,” allows companies to order postage via telephone and have their meters reset electronically.
1998: The company branches into digital document delivery with the launch of its D3 software that enables message management via hard copy, web, email and fax
2004: eBay selects Pitney Bowes for its shipping label printing service.
2005: The Pitney Bowes Foundation focuses on literacy and education and deepens the community involvement of Pitney Bowes employees through volunteer grants and matching gifts.
2016: Pitney Bowes launches the SendPro 300, the first multi-carrier office shipping solution in the US, based on Cloud technology.
2022: Pitney Bowes announced it would test automated delivery trucks from startup Gatik for short hauls by supplementing existing routes in the Dallas, Texas, area.
According to en.wikipedia.org; pitneybowes.com