CHICAGO, IL--(Marketwire - Nov 8, 2012) - Consumers frustrated by email overload are getting relief with the latest release from ZigMail, a privately-held software company that provides a hub for your transactional life. ZigMail today announced a new version of its ZigMail application that expands integration with most IMAP compliant email services, adding to its support for popular email services such as Gmail, Yahoo!, AOL and iCloud.
ZigMail reigns in the estimated 70 percent of commercial email that overloads personal email inboxes, making email more efficient for consumers, which also means better engagement with marketers. A new infographic on the state of email overload shows that despite the growth of social media, email remains the number one way consumers spend their time online, with volumes surging due to emails sent from companies. View the infographic: http://www.zigmail.com/infographic.
"Email is far from dead, but it's clearly broken," said Richard Gerstein, CEO and co-founder, ZigMail. "We're encouraged to see large email providers beginning to recognize the fundamental problem with email, but the answer is not to overhaul legacy email systems which were designed for personal communication. We started ZigMail to rethink the entire email experience and give social-mobile consumers a new way to manage the commercial side of their lives."
ZigMail is a free solution that eliminates personal email overload by managing, sorting and organizing messages consumers receive from retailers, financial institutions, travel providers, media portals and other organizations. ZigMail integrates with the user's current email service(s), automatically separating and categorizing daily deals, catalogs, receipts and account alerts, and delivering a once-a-day summary to their primary email account. With one click, ZigMail users can also share their favorite emails via Facebook and Twitter.
Improving Marketing Insights
A former chief marketing officer of Sears Holdings, Gerstein sees an opportunity for startups like ZigMail to bridge the divide between consumers and marketers. He adds, "Whether they're busy moms managing household accounts or dads juggling the kids' Christmas shopping wish lists, consumers are overwhelmed by all the communications that take place in email. ZigMail gives them a simple environment that makes online shopping fun again."
ZigMail Adoption Grows, Company Achieves Major Milestones
ZigMail's continued growth underscores the pain consumers are experiencing with email:
- 4 Million+ transactional messages organized by users via ZigMail.
- 16,000+ hours of "email-free" time saved by ZigMail users who no longer have to sort through email messages manually.
- 70% less email cluttering users' personal email inboxes per day using ZigMail.
- 2012 industry accolades: Winner, Best Email Innovation 2012 (About.com); Selected to launch on-stage at DEMO Spring 2012; Finalist, 2012 Chicago Innovation Awards.
Availability & Pricing
ZigMail is free and available immediately. Sign-up at www.zigmail.com.
ZigMail is a privately-held, angel-backed provider of applications that simplify a user's transactional life. Designed to thwart email overload, ZigMail makes email less of a headache for consumers and more impactful for marketers by automatically capturing, sorting and summarizing transactional communications from companies, such as offers, deals, account summaries and receipts. With Zigit™, consumers can share ZigMail content across social networks with one click. ZigMail works with a user's current email account without downloading anything to your desktop, tablet or mobile device. Founded in 2011, ZigMail is an Outhaul, LLC offering. Visit www.zigmail.com.
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