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Claritus Earns Top Seat Among Hasler/Neopost Dealerships in U.S.A.

12 Aug, 2009

Claritus Earns Top Seat Among Hasler/Neopost Dealerships in U.S.A.

Lincoln, NE (August 5, 2009)  – Growth and expansion may remain a distant theoretical target for many companies given the current economic forces, yet one Nebraska organization continues to buck the trend, accumulating more employees, more revenue and more market share than other firms in its class throughout its 26-year history. That company is Claritus, a Lincoln, NE-based dealer of mailing equipment and recipient of the most recent National Dealer of the Year for Hasler, Inc., its primary vendor.

The award is symbolic of Claritus’ discipline and purpose. It can only be earned after a dealer demonstrates success across several key points which are validated by third-party customer surveys. Of the 250 authorized Hasler dealership in the U.S.A., Claritus emerged at the head of a list in 2009, leading the way in customer satisfaction, technical knowledge, product quality and annual revenue…aspects of business the company’s executives have put into Claritus culture from the very beginning.

The company itself has been a Hasler dealer since 1985. Today it sells the product line in each of its offices in Sioux Falls, SD; Sioux City, IA; Omaha, NE and Lincoln, NE. Throughout that quarter century, the dealership has grown from a small, four-man company in a single office to a well-established organization with 47 employees, 6,000 customers, $8 million in revenue and a 53% share of the available market. It didn’t happen over night of course.

“Back in the 1980s, it wasn’t all that easy to generate significant growth in the mailing industry, particularly when we were up against a dominant brand (Pitney Bowes) that commanded more than 90% share of the market,” said Jeff Krell, Claritus CEO. “We had to work really hard in order to draw notice from manufacturers before they would authorize us to market their product line.

I’ll never forget trying to become a Hasler dealership and they asked me ‘Who are you and where are you located? ‘. When we landed our first contract for 50 machines they agreed to sign us up.

We take great pride in, 24 years later, winning the number one dealership in the nation award.

About Neopost USA

Neopost USA is the fastest growing worldwide provider of mailing and shipping solutions. With its two flagship brands of Neopost and Hasler, it partners with customers to help them achieve higher levels of efficiency, control and value in their mailing operations. Neopost USA is known for its broad line of mailing and shipping systems and mail support equipment, such as mailing machines, postage meters, folder/inserters, address printers, tabbers, mail sorting and tracking systems and mail center management tools. Its equipment and systems are supported by a combination of direct sales and a continent-wide network of independent dealers providing sales, supplies and service to their customers. For more information on Neopost USA, visit www.neopostinc.com

For more information about Claritus, contact Jeff Krell at Claritus at 800-726-1553, or Jeffrey_Krell@claritus.com

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