Published On: Wed, Feb 27th, 2013

Outbox, New business in California which digitizes and emails customer their physical mail

Outbox that is attempting to pick up where the embattled United States Postal Service leaves off — by digitizing physical mail.

This William Hartnell "Doctor Who" postage stamp might be welcome in your box, but you can now turn all your mail into digital files photo supplied Royal Mail

This William Hartnell “Doctor Who” postage stamp might be welcome in your box, but you can now turn all your mail into digital files
photo supplied Royal Mail

The slogan: Make your postal mail like email.

 Outbox drives, nicknamed the “unpostman,” visits Outbox subscribers’ homes three times a week, flipping through a thick ring of keys to open the wide variety of entryways and mailboxes.

The Unpostman collects the letters, bills, magazines and advertisements that were deposited there by official postal workers and delivers them to a warehouse. There they are opened and photographed, and the resulting digital files are sent electronically to the recipient through the Outbox website or iPad or iPhone apps.

The idea is that for $4.99 a month, someone can make their pesky physical mail disappear.

Using a mobile device or computer, Outbox customers can organize mail in files or forward them as e-mails, ask to be unsubscribed from junk mail, have unwanted items destroyed or request that important mail, such as a wedding invite or a postcard, be re-delivered to their home.

Here’s the summary:

Tired of junk mail? Same here. When viewing a piece of mail online, you can simply click “unsubscribe from Sender” and not only will you never see mail from that sender again, it will never be printed and mailed in the first place.

For more information, check out the Outobox website


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- Catherine "Kaye" Wonderhouse, a proud descendant of the Wunderhaus family is the Colorado Correspondent who will add more coverage, interviews and reports from this midwest area.

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