Pitney Bowes SMB Challenge

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starts on:
Sep 11, 2017, 01:30 PM
ends on:
Oct 10, 2017, 01:30 AM


Winners of Pitney Bowes Global Hackathon 2017

The "Pitney Bowes SMB Hackathon" in Sept-Oct 2017 attracted the best of the developers across the world from various developer communities.

Of the 65+ solutions submitted, Pitney Bowes selected four top applications based on their business potential, user experience and technical complexity. The company is evaluating these applications for product readiness and market fit over the next two months before integration into the SendPro C-Series device.

The four winning applications from the Pitney Bowes Global Hackathon are:

1st position:

Ordoro for C-Series: One-stop-app for shipping orders from all channels
Ordoro, Inc., Austin, TX

Developed by Ordoro in Texas. The application enables small and medium businesses to sell to multiple ecommerce marketplaces by managing inventory and printing labels directly from the Pitney Bowes SendPro C-Series device.

2nd position (tied):

TrackMyPackage: Real-time shipment tracking
Ian Noronha and Sharan Lobana from the Indian Institute of Technology, Roorkee

TrackMyPackage allows SMBs to track shipments in real-time on their C-series device. The application provides transparency to both the sender and the receiver creating better customer experience with reliable deliveries.

Same Day Delivery : Simplified On-demand hyperlocal deliveries for SMB
Santosh Bhutkar, Enterprise Solutions Consultant at TIBCO and Pratiksha Dixit, M.Des. Student in Srishti School of Art, Design & Technology.

Same Day Delivery enables same-day deliveries using UberRUSH on the C-series, making on-demand deliveries convenient for businesses. SMBs can deliver in-city shipments cost effectively using Same Day Delivery and know the shipment location in real-time.

3rd position:

ShipBot, A chat-bot for Self Service
Margaryta Ostapchuk, Technical Evangelist at Microsoft Canada

ShipBot is a Chat-bot that helps business owners manage customer support efficiently. The bot is powered by artificial intelligence and can be used for various shipping and mailing use cases. It can be used as a self-service tool for C-Series users to significantly reducing support calls

Calling all Developers to participate in the Pitney Bowes SMB Challenge

Calling all developers and hackathon enthusiasts to participate in Pitney Bowes SMB Challenge to create apps and solutions for over 1 Million Pitney Bowes' Small and Medium Business customers.

Call to developers for the Global Hackathon from our CEO Marc Lautenbach

“This is the first opportunity for developers to come together and develop on Pitney Bowes technology,” said Mark Shearer, President of Global SMB Solutions at Pitney Bowes Inc. “Collaborating on open platforms helps us create solutions that progress the digital transformation of our small and mid-sized business clients.”

For developers, the hackathon provides a great opportunity to leverage Pitney Bowes technology and build solutions across these broad business themes: Shipping and Mailing, Ecommerce, Address Management, Location Intelligence, Know your Customer, Marketing services, Payments, Hyperlocal, Productivity tools, Document Security and Social.

About Pitney Bowes

Pitney Bowes (NYSE:PBI) is a global technology company powering billions of transactions – physical and digital – in the connected and borderless world of commerce. Clients around the world, including 90 percent of the Fortune 500, rely on products, solutions, services and data from Pitney Bowes in the areas of customer information management, location intelligence, customer engagement, shipping, mailing, and global ecommerce. And with the innovative Pitney Bowes Commerce Cloud, clients can access the broad range of Pitney Bowes solutions, analytics, and APIs to drive commerce. For additional information visit Pitney Bowes, the Craftsmen of Commerce, at www.pitneybowes.com.

Participants are also invited to the offline event in Bangalore, Noida and Pune on 7th-8th October! You can participate online as well.

Date and Time: 7th October 2017, 12 PM IST to 8th October, 2 PM IST

Bangalore Address:
NASSCOM Startup Warehouse
Lower Ground Floor, DD3, Diamond District ISRO Colony, Domlur, Bengaluru, Karnataka 560008
Phone: 080 4169 3924

Noida Address:
Pitney Bowes Software India Private Limited
C-28-29, 5th Floor, Tower-B, Logix Cyber Park, Sector 62, Noida, Uttar Pradesh 201307
Phone: 0120 402 6000

Pune Address:
Pitney Bowes India, 5th Floor, Panchshil IT Park, Viman Nagar, Pune 411014
Phone: 9650010831


Shipping & Mailing
  • Optimized shipping rates across the carriers
  • Postal Apps of USPS, UPS with features like Informed Delivery, Pick & Drop etc.
  • Directly print shipping labels from Ecommerce portals/carts like Magento, Shopify
  • Identify insurance rates corresponding to product type, location etc.
  • Multisite Inventory Management
  • Returns Management/Reverse Logistics
Duties & Taxes
  • Ship internationally with known Duties & taxes
  • Integrate local tax rates into your billing
Productivity Tools
  • Directly ship from customer address data stored in Online spreadsheets
  • Build Cloud based SMB Customer Support using PB Partner APIs
Address Management
  • Cleanse and verify addresses
  • Add address autocomplete feature in your apps and websites
Know Your Customer
  • Provide single view of your customer
  • Assess potential risk that your customer have on your business
Grow Your Customer
  • Find target customer audiences using location based insights leveraging Pitney Bowes Locate APIs
  • Optimize and scale local marketing through Yext, Acquisio etc.
Document Security
  • Document Management: contracts and signed docs; electronic signature and digital transaction management
Location Intelligence
  • Find target customer audiences using location based insights
  • Track delivery through a live map; manage pickup & drop.
  • Manage pick up & delivery from a local courier network like Uber Rush, Lyft etc
  • Social CRM solution for SMBs


Further to the Main Prize, developers of innovative solutions get an opportunity to be a part of Pitney Bowes team and an opportunity to showcase their solution to Pitney Bowes leadership team along with our Strategic partners!

Main Prizes
$5000 Cash Prize for the Winning Team
USD 5000

The jury will pick the overall winner which will receive a $5000 cash prize. All participants will get an opportunity to present their ideas to industry players with the hope of launching real world pilots.

$2000 Cash Prize for the First Runner Up
USD 2000
$1000 Cash Prize for the Second Runner Up
USD 1000
Special Prizes
Offline Event Prize (2)

Participants at the offline event will receive special prizes.

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