Reduce your environmental impact while getting more organized. Kind of sounds like a win-win to us. Well that’s exactly what Zumbox, a “Digital Postal Mail” service, promises.
In case you’re as confused as we were at first by what the heck the phrase digital postal mail means, we’ll break it down for you. You provide Zumbox with the address at which you’re currently receiving physical mail. They verify your address, and then directly contact the mailers (companies like American Express and Verizon) to deliver you digital versions of the mail you’re receiving.
If, for whatever reason, you also need to continue to receive a paper version, you can. Or you can opt out and save the environment while saving yourself from excess clutter. In many ways, it’s even better than regular mail: it’s searchable, so no more wading through stacks of junk mail to find a bill. You can organize it into folders, add notes, and directly follow links to companies’ websites.
If you have old mail lying around that you would like to be in the same place as your incoming mail, Zumbox lets you upload content to a centralized location. If you need your mail away from home, you can access your mailbox from any computer or use the mobile-optimized site from your phone.
Did we mention that the service is completely free? Plus, it uses bank-level security, so you don’t have to worry about your information falling into the wrong hands.
Would you use this service? How do you combine organization with eco-friendliness? Let us know in the comments below or find us over on Twitter.