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Zumbox digital postal mail service expects record growth in 2011, forms new partnerships and lowers mailing costs for companies

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Zumbox digital postal mail service expects record growth in 2011, forms new partnerships and lowers mailing costs for companies

March 02, 2011 - 03:18

LOS ANGELES, March 2, 2011 (Market Wire) -Zumbox, the leader in secure digital postal mail services, is experiencing rapid growth due to recent corporate activity and market maturation, increasing overall awareness of the digital mail services market. Citing $9.7 million in new corporate financing and alliances with major mailing houses including DST Output and KUBRA, Zumbox's growth and momentum has the company poised to deliver postal mail from more than 1,000 mailers directly -- and digitally -- to consumers in 2011.

"Consumers desire services that simplify their lives, and businesses -- now more than ever -- want to reduce costs and appeal to consumers' preferred methods of communication," said John Payne, CEO of Zumbox. "Bolstered by our recent funding and partnerships, Zumbox is uniquely positioned to deliver postal mail digitally to consumers worldwide, based on their household address. The option to receive mail electronically allows people to cut clutter, save the environment and pay all bills through a single website, meeting several consumer demands simultaneously."

Zumbox, led by former CEO Payne, archives and presents digital postal mail, an exact facsimile of paper mail, to consumers in a secure, central online environment. By creating a digital mailbox for every street address in the United States, Zumbox connects large transactional, financial and government mailers to households and ensures the protected, on-time delivery of postal mail online to consumers. Zumbox' simple, time-saving 'green' place to receive, interact with and archive important household mail for free, forever, eliminates the need for mailboxes, file drawers and bankers boxes.

The company's approach is to divert a digital copy directly from the existing process for generating paper bills, statements and other postal mail. This copy is delivered electronically based on a consumer's street address. Other digital mail services require consumers to make individual connections with each business from which they want to receive mail -- a cumbersome process. Zumbox' postal mail-related process is simple and efficient.

Zumbox' partnerships with DST Output and KUBRA, two of the largest customer interaction management solution providers, enable this alternative customer communications channel for DST Output's and KUBRA's clients, which include many of the largest healthcare, insurance, utility and financial services businesses in North America. As a result, Zumbox has access to more mailers than any other digital mail solution, and the potential to deliver several billion pieces of electronic mail per year.

About Zumbox
Zumbox is the world's first paperless postal system. It connects large transactional, financial and government mailers to consumer households for the delivery and storage of digital postal mail via the Internet. Digital postal mail is an exact facsimile of paper mail created from a redirection of the print stream originally intended for large mailing systems. For every U.S. street address, there is a corresponding Zumbox -- a digital mailbox -- enabling mail and other content to be sent as digital files and received online. Zumbox represents a more cost-effective, convenient and environmentally responsible way to deliver postal mail. As a closed system of known, verified mailers and recipients, Zumbox provides bank-level security and complies with PCI, HIPAA and BITS security standards.