Pitney Bowes Timeline
Pitney Bowes Timeline:
1920. The birth of an industry.
Arthur Pitney, the inventor of the first commercially available postage meter, joins forces with Walter Bowes to form Pitney Bowes—and changed the way companies of all sizes do business.
1930. Stamp of product security.
The first Pitney Bowes logo symbolizes the security of the metered mail system, serving as a mark of product excellence and pledge of postal service.
1949. A desktop mail station.
The first mass-market meter designed to sit on a desk launches.
1950: Make the mailer’s life easier.
The brand power of the name "Pitney Bowes" is built through sales, service and advertising in national magazines. The theme is constant: Metered mail makes the mailer's life easier.
1957. Keeping pace with automatic mail sorters.
Pitney Bowes introduces the first automatic mail-sorting machine.
1961. Inserters increase productivity.
Pitney Bowes creates the mail inserter to boost productivity, drive precision and decrease costs in large volume mailing.
1968. Bar codes for retail.
Pitney Bowes produces the first bar code equipment for retail use.
1970. Crossroads of communication.
Pitney Bowes adopts a new logo, symbolizing the intersection of paper-based and electronic communication.
1978. Transferring funds electronically.
Postage by Phone® is introduced by Pitney Bowes, eliminating the need for businesses to make trips to the post office.
1986. Moving beyond mail.
Fax machines and scales with microprocessors are added to the Pitney Bowes product line.
1992. Integrated processing.
A new age of integrated mail processing begins with the launch of the Paragon® system, which automatically calculates and affixes postage based on weight and size.
1996. Empowering small businesses to grow.
Line of credit for postage allows clients to “mail now and pay later” for postage—ultimately improving their cash flow.
1998. Digital document delivery.
The launch of D3 software enables message management via hard copy, web, email and fax.
2009. Growing in software.
Pitney Bowes expands its software footprint through a variety of software acquisitions including Group 1 Software and MapInfo, and gains recognition as one of the world’s largest software companies, according to Software Magazine.
2012. Going global.
Pitney Bowes simplifies the complexity of overseas shipping for ecommerce clients.
2014. Social gets smarter.
Major social media platforms use Pitney Bowes’ Location Intelligence technology to enable more contextually relevant experiences.
2015. Rippling impact.
Pitney Bowes launches a new brand, expressing how the company delivers accuracy and precision across the connected and borderless world of commerce to help clients create meaningful impact.