Press release

Pitney Bowes and Pirate Ship Team to Offer Free USPS Shipping Software

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Pitney Bowes (NYSE: PBI), a global technology company that provides
commerce solutions in the areas of shipping and mailing, data, and
ecommerce, today announced it has teamed with Pirate Ship, a leader in
free shipping software technology, to help simplify shipping for
ecommerce startups and home-based businesses. Pirate Ship has fully
integrated Pitney Bowes Pure Post service into its software, enabling
clients to seamlessly access a host of USPS® shipping services through
their Pirate Ship account.

“Pirate Ship levels the playing field for small ecommerce merchants and
subscription boxes, offering them the simplest way to access the
shipping discounts they need to compete. We couldn’t do it without
Pitney Bowes,” said Cap’n Bjorn Borstelmann, CEO of Pirate Ship. “Free
shipping software is essential for small businesses. This new
partnership makes it possible for Pirate Ship to serve hundreds of
thousands of small shippers across the country, backed by the
performance, reliability and support of Pitney Bowes, the most stable
USPS partner.”

“We made a strategic decision two years ago that enables ecommerce
platforms to create simpler connections to USPS rates and services. This
is an exciting partnership for Pitney Bowes because Pirate Ship shares
the same goals we have,” said Rajeeb Mohapatra, Senior Vice President
and General Manager, Shipping Solutions, Pitney Bowes. “We’re excited
about helping more ecommerce merchants simply do more business.”

Pitney Bowes Pure Post service provides merchants with a modern RESTful
web service architecture that makes it easy for customers to integrate
and scale. Pure Post provides compliance, integration and label
generation for merchants looking to leverage the benefits of USPS
shipping, delivery and tracking services. In addition, it can provide
merchants with access to a wide array of ecommerce logistics services.
With Pitney Bowes Pure Post service, developers and merchants are able
to simply do more business.

Pirate Ship provides small startups with the simplest way to ship items
through easy-to-learn cloud-based shipping software. By using Pirate
Ship, merchants are able to import ecommerce orders from their store or
marketplace, quickly print a USPS shipping label, and then automatically
post tracking information back to the store. Whether a merchant prints
just a handful or thousands of labels a day, Pirate Ship gives them
instant access to the cheapest USPS shipping rates available for no
additional cost.

About Pirate Ship

Pirate Ship believes it should be fun & free to buy USPS-approved
postage at the cheapest rates available, which is why it has offered
free shipping software since 2014 with absolutely no markup, hidden
costs, or monthly fees. Hundreds of thousands of small businesses use
Pirate Ship’s fast & modern shipping software to quickly ship their
ecommerce orders. Come aboard and start shipping in seconds at

About Pitney Bowes

Pitney Bowes (NYSE:PBI) is a global technology company providing
commerce solutions that power billions of transactions. Clients around
the world, including 90 percent of the Fortune 500, rely on the accuracy
and precision delivered by Pitney Bowes solutions, analytics, and APIs
in the areas of ecommerce fulfillment, shipping and returns;
cross-border ecommerce; office mailing and shipping; presort
services; location data; customer information and engagement software;
services; and financing. For nearly 100 years Pitney Bowes has been
innovating and delivering technologies that remove the complexity of
getting commerce transactions precisely right. For additional
information visit Pitney Bowes, the Craftsmen of Commerce, at