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Zumbox

April 11, 2011 08:00 ET

New Zealand Post Licenses the Zumbox Platform to Deliver Digital Postal Mail

Cost-Effective, Secure, Digital Delivery Option for Mailers and Consumers Complements Traditional Postal Mail

LOS ANGELES, CA--(Marketwire - Apr 11, 2011) - Zumbox, the leader in digital postal mail services, today announced a licensing agreement with New Zealand Post to deploy the Zumbox Platform for Digital Postal Mail. New Zealand Post has licensed the Zumbox Platform and received a national exclusive on the use of the platform as it develops market offerings to provide mailers and consumers a cost-effective and convenient option for secure digital delivery and storage of postal mail.

The Zumbox Platform is a locally deployable, white-label software offering that provides postal operators and commercial entities a complete system for digital delivery of mail based on street addresses. Digital postal mail is a facsimile of paper mail created from a diversion of the existing print stream. It is presented and archived digitally for consumers in a centralized, secure online location, creating significant cost savings for mailers along with the environmental benefits of reduced paper production and waste.

"As customer preferences change with technological advancements, New Zealand Post is committed to a future that meets our customers' mailing needs both physically and digitally," said Sohail Choudhry, GM Integrated Communications of New Zealand Post. "We have identified a clear interest -- both among consumers and businesses -- in a digital postal system here in New Zealand, and we are eager to test this service on the Zumbox Platform."

According to a 2010 study by The Research Agency, 77 percent of consumers said they would likely use a digital post network if it were available. Further, the average consumer using the service estimated they would opt out of receiving 59 percent of their current paper mail while 42 percent estimated they would go paperless on more than 80 percent of their mail. The survey also found that the strong consumer interest was matched by businesses, with 77 percent saying they would likely use the service to deliver mail digitally.

Zumbox CEO John Payne says many postal operators have explored digital initiatives in recent years because of the compelling case for providing customers with an alternative. "In recent months, we have seen many posts around the world accelerate rapidly from exploration towards commercial deployment, and we are thrilled to see New Zealand Post seeking to be a key player in digital postal mail delivery."

With a digital postal system based on street addresses, the Zumbox Platform enables multi-channel delivery for postal operators who can now offer mailers the ability to deliver both physically and digitally in parallel until consumers opt out of receiving the paper version. Consumers benefit from a simple, time-saving and environmentally responsible alternative with permanent online recordkeeping of their important mail and documents.

About Zumbox
Zumbox provides the world's first platform for digital postal mail. It connects large transactional, financial and government mailers to consumer households for the delivery and storage of digital postal mail via local postal agencies and 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 street address in a country, the Zumbox Platform offers a corresponding digital mailbox, enabling mail and other content to be delivered and stored digitally. Zumbox represents a more cost-effective, convenient and environmentally responsible way to deliver postal mail. Zumbox is a closed system of known, verified mailers and recipients, which provides bank-level security, complying with PCI, HIPAA and BITS security standards. Zumbox Software is the licensing arm of Zumbox, Inc. For more information, visit http://www.zumbox.com.

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