[WorldKings - Wowtimes - Almanac Events & Achievements 2023] Pitney Bowes's 103 years of service and solutions for mail processing and document management (1920)

29-08-2023

(worldkings.org) Pitney Bowes Inc. is an American technology company most known for its postage meters and other mailing equipment and services, and with expansions into e-commerce, software, and other technologies.

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


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