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Instant Web Companies Announces Participation as Test Site for PostalOne!

Press release from the issuing company

Chanhassen, Minn. (March 5, 2001) - The Instant Web Companies, a combination of printing, envelope conversion and mailing services, announced today the company's participation as a beta test site for the United States Postal Service's PostalOne! program that will benefit direct mail marketers. PostalOne! is expected to streamline the mail acceptance and postage payment process, improve tracking and access to information, eliminate paperwork and provide consistent verification. "Developing and testing PostalOne! with Instant Web allows the usps to troubleshoot technological challenges. Instant Web‚s unique ability to comingle mail, including profit and non-profit standard mail as well as all types of postage payment - meter, stamp and permit mail, into one large mailing to generate postage savings sets us apart from other mailers," said Kevin Nielsen, Instant Web, director of operations-mailing. "Instant Web is committing significant programming resources to developing the PostalOne! solution." PostalOne! aims to broaden electronic data exchange between the USPS and its business customers. Upon future certification, Instant Web‚s direct marketing customers will be able to access mailing information through the Internet in real time. PostalOne! will report mailing activities including postage charged, dates shipped and entry point mailing arrivals.