Still Driving to a PO Box? Get Your Mail Online!
A Seattle-based company called Earth Class Mail is offering individuals and businesses an interesting mail service. Currently people in more than 100 countries are using their service. The company calls the online postal service “Earth Class” because it is global and delivers mail electronically anywhere on earth. Whether you are at home or on the road, you simply log-in, check your mail and decide whether to keep or shred each piece. Since Seattle in one of the leading cities in USA when it comes to recycling, the company emphasizes the environmental benefits of using their service on their Web site.
“For every ton of paper we recycle, we reduce the air pollution produced by new paper production by 74%, and water pollution by 35%. We also keep more toxic ink, formaldehyde, and other chemicals out of the landfills. For every ton of paper we recycle, we save 204 trees and consume 8,190 fewer gallons of petroleum.”
A local Seattle TV station King 5 covered this service in their newscast. Earth Class Mail explains how their service works:
“Once you sign-up for our service and change your address to one of our 18 locations throughout the U.S., we scan the outside of each incoming envelope and post it in your online account. You log-in, review the envelopes and direct what should be opened, scanned, recycled, shredded, or forwarded to you. We will soon have check processing, so we can even deposit your checks for you.
Earth Class Mail manages standardized process mail, such as claim forms, invoices, and checks, more efficiently and cost-effectively than ordinary document management and storage solutions. For businesses, mail addressed to specific departments or account numbers can also be set up with “automatic rules” to be opened and scanned upon arrival, with the case of warranty cards, surveys, or other forms of process mail.”
Check out Earth Class Mail’s Web site for more details.