A Culture of Innovation: The Right Thing the Right Way

Pitney Bowes champions innovation to benefit businesses with the latest in smart technology and software solutions for every shipping and mailing operation.

Since the invention and approval of the first postage meter, Pitney Bowes has focused on creating and perfecting state-of-the-art technology to streamline and automate shipping and mailing operations for clients and companies of every shape and size. 

The logistics are more complex than ever, but with smart technology, real-time data insights, and streamlined processes, Pitney Bowes has your business shipping and mailing needs covered for the next 100 years.


In 1920, the U.S. House of Representatives passed the first bill authorizing “mechanical stamps” on first-class mail, and the Pitney Bowes postage meter was the first approved by the U.S. Postal Service. That first invention was designed to help clients avoid postal service inefficiency, the rampant threat of stamp robbery, and germs spread by licking stamps — and it was the cornerstone of client-focused problem-solving and innovation in an industry Pitney Bowes continues to shape more than a century later.


Arthur Pitney (L) and Walter Bowes (R)

Arthur Pitney (L) and Walter Bowes (R)

Today’s enterprise solutions incorporate integrated Internet of Things (IoT) technology and cloud-based software as a service (SaaS) tools designed to cover your company’s current shipping and mailing needs — and easily scale as your business grows. With cutting-edge technology, real-time data and analytics, and streamlined workflows, your company’s global shipping strategy is enhanced with:

  • User-friendly shipping management technology
  • Scalable shipping solutions that grow with your business
  • Data-driven performance management and decision-making
  • Efficient, intuitive shipping workflows
  • Improved service delivery at a lower cost
  • Enhanced end-to-end shipment visibility

Every Pitney Bowes innovation serves the same goal — easier and more efficient shipping and mailing processes for your business. And in today’s business world, ease and efficiency come from smart technology and automation.


In the 1950s, Pitney Bowes developed an automated mail sorting machine for processing thousands of letters per hour — alleviating a bottleneck for more efficient mail delivery. And the next few decades brought new and better options to further automate and streamline business mailing and shipping, including desktop meters, updated interfaces, barcode systems, label printers, and end-to-end tracking services.

Today, Pitney Bowes equipment and software innovations incorporate smart automation to streamline critical shipping and mailing processes and improve efficiency for companies working with big-name carriers, including the USPS, UPS, and FedEx.



When a company is founded on problem-solving and innovation, it’s accustomed to anticipating what the market needs — and making it happen. Today, Pitney Bowes continues to champion innovation to benefit businesses with the latest in smart technology and software solutions for every shipping and mailing operation.

Explore shipping and mailing solutions for your business at pitneybowes.com.