What a strange and innovative idea: it’s not quite postal mail and it’s not quite email. Users send email just as they would normally, but instead of the email being delivered to a person’s inbox, it’s delivered to a corresponding Zumbox, which is affiliated with that person’s postal address. This opens up the number of places people can be reached, as businesses may have an email address on file, but not a postal mail address.
The site has a pretty well though-out approach. Advertisers benefit by reducing mailing costs and customers can avoid adding piles of paper to their trash bin every week. The goal would be to get to a point where customers view advertising on their Zumbox in a more favorable, opt-in manner.
Using Zumbox is easy as advertisers can dynamically choose what the simulated envelope will look like from a series of templates, as well as use letterhead templates or upload their own artwork entirely. Zumbox is pretty authoritative – having access to over 150 million postal mailboxes across the US but also requiring an address verification process of any new member to mitigate fraud.
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Nothing quite like Zumbox but another online mailing service we liked: