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USPS Shipping Assistant Version 3.0 to Have a Sharp New Look

USPS Shipping Assistant®, the free and easy-to-use desktop application at®, has been redesigned with a new look and many new features. USPS Shipping Assistant Version 3.0 will be available October 30, 2006.

Version 3.0 will combine label printing and package management into one convenient location, helping customers save time and money. Mailers will be able to create domestic, international, and merchandise return shipping labels and customs forms, and they will be able to verify domestic addresses, schedule a Carrier Pickup™, and even compare postage rates. Mailers will also be able to review their shipping records and confirm the delivery status of their shipments.

The simplified version of Shipping Assistant will enable customers to save time by having fields prepopulated with frequently used data for their packages. Customers will be able to work offline or online, and they will be able to print labels immediately or save them in the Shipping Cart and print them all at once. Mailers must affix postage on each label.

USPS Shipping Assistant users can click on the "Shipping Assistant Message Center" tab to stay informed of timely news that could affect their shipments.

To download USPS Shipping Assistant 3.0 starting on October 30, 2006, go to

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