HipStamp and the American Philatelic Society Announce Strategic Partnership
Posted on Monday, August 22, 2022
Written by Josh Sparrow
Raleigh, NC & Bellefonte, PA – HipStamp and the American Philatelic Society announce a strategic partnership, bringing the APS’s StampStore marketplace exclusively to the HipStamp platform enabling world-class browse and search capabilities custom built from the ground up for stamp collectors.
With eCommerce playing an increasingly critical role in business, companies recognize the need for cutting-edge technology to deliver fast and intuitive experiences. At the same time, trust has never been more critical as marketplaces continue to define the eCommerce landscape. The HipStamp-APS partnership brings together a world-class eCommerce experience built for stamp collectors, by stamp collectors, with the trust and confidence of the world’s largest stamp collecting organization established in 1886.
For StampStore sellers, the APS will provide the same services as before: scanning, posting, fulfillment, and taking questions from buyers. The only change will be moving our complete inventory to the HipStamp platform. You will still work with APS staff to sell your stamps.
“We’re excited to welcome the APS’s StampStore, which will be moving exclusively to the HipStamp platform on October 1, 2022; at which time HipStamp will additionally be designated as the official marketplace of the APS,” said Mark Rosenberg, CEO & Founder of Hip eCommerce, which operates HipStamp. “This is just the beginning of our partnership, and our collective members can look forward to many exciting collaborations and marketplace features in the future. With both HipStamp and the APS focused on promoting stamp collecting for people of all ages, we’re excited by what we can accomplish together in the world of philately.”
“Since our founding, the APS and its membership have been critical to a safe and trustworthy marketplace, and this partnership ensures we’ll continue that mission in the 21st-century marketplace,” said Scott English, Executive Director of the APS. “At the same time, we’re going to meet collectors where they are aggressively, and we recognize the online community is an integral part of that. We’re glad to have HipStamp join us in that cause.”
To further establish trust through APS membership, HipStamp will bring an APS badging and filtering feature to listings and stores on the HipStamp platform later this year
HipStamp will also expand its presence at APS sanctioned events, including the Great American Stamp Show.
By leveraging HipStamp’s next-gen technology and more than 100,000 members, with the trust, confidence, and more than 26,000 members of the American Philatelic Society, the collaboration represents a bold leap forward in how both organizations address the needs of the stamp collection community.
Josh Sparrow, Associate Director of Brand Marketing, Hip eCommerce (HipStamp)
Scott English, Executive Director, American Philatelic Society
With over 100,000 members and $20 Million in annualized sales, HipStamp is the leading marketplace devoted exclusively to stamp collecting. Founded in 2016, HipStamp was built for stamp collectors, by stamp collectors.
With exclusive browse, search, and selling features which intuitively understand Country and Catalog Numbers, HipStamp provides collectors with unparalleled access to over 6.5 Million listings and counting. It’s free to buy on HipStamp and cost-effective to sell on HipStamp, which provides a wide range of additional benefits and features with each store subscription.
About the APS
With members in more than 110 countries, the APS is the world’s largest non-profit organization for stamp collectors. Founded in 1886, the APS serves collectors, educators, postal historians, and the general public by providing various programs and services.
The Society is supported by membership dues, gifts, and the sale of publications, specialty items, and services.
Membership in the American Philatelic Society offers various benefits and services, including the monthly journal, The American Philatelist.
We invite you to apply for membership today.