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August 08, 2011 11:52 ET

Zumbox Forms Industry Advisory Board to Drive the Future of Digital Postal Mail

Senior Executives From 3i Infotech, Computershare, Crawford Technologies, DST Output and Ricoh Production Print Solutions Attend First Zumbox Advisory Board Meeting

LOS ANGELES, CA--(Marketwire - Aug 8, 2011) - Zumbox, the leader in digital postal mail services, today announced the formation of the Zumbox Advisory Board, established to give leaders in the mailing industry the ability to provide strategic direction into, and gain insights from, the future of digital postal mail. Visionaries from leading high-volume output service and technology providers were selected to provide business, technical and market guidance, and best practices for the development of digital postal mail as the next-generation of customer communications. The formation of the advisory board underlines the emergence of digital postal mail as a critical communication path for businesses and significant benefits for consumers in their management of household mail.

The members of the Zumbox Advisory Board, who will have a direct impact on the future of digital postal mail, include:

  • Ernie Crawford, president, Crawford Technologies
  • Frank Delfer, executive vice president, technology and CTO, DST Output
  • Kathy Hamburger, executive vice chairman, 3i Infotech Billing & Payments
  • Bernie O'Connor, president, Computershare Communication Services
  • Enrico Parodi, vice president, software and professional services, Ricoh Production Print Solutions

"At InfoTrends, we closely monitor the digital postal mail space, and have seen the landscape evolve significantly over the past several years," said InfoTrends analyst, Matt Swain. "Our analysis shows that first class mail volume in the US is continuing to drop, highlighting a clear shift in how organizations and consumers prefer to communicate with one another. Participating in the first Zumbox Advisory Board meeting in June gave me the opportunity to tap directly into a group of individuals at the forefront of the digital postal mail revolution, and I'm excited to see the impact they'll have on the industry in 2011 and beyond."

Selected by the CEO of Zumbox, based on the recommendations of key industry players and influencers, the Zumbox Advisory Board represents the issues most important to mailers and consumers. Advisory board members have direct access to the company's key executives and board members, and play an integral role in the development, evolution and continued success of the digital postal mail industry.

"The advisory board represents key market knowledge and invaluable insight that helps guide our strategic path, ensuring that commercial participants can easily capitalize on the immense cost-saving and sustainability benefits digital postal mail offers while making sure the product is attractive and useful for consumers," said John Payne, CEO of Zumbox. "Collectively, the members of the Zumbox Advisory Board process, or provide technology to process, more than seven billion pieces of mail annually, reaching virtually every household in the country. Their experience will help guide us during this exciting time of accelerating growth for the company and the digital postal mail industry. We are pleased to have their participation and look forward to our next formal meeting in November 2011."

Zumbox has created a digital mailbox for every street address in the US, connecting large transactional, financial and government mailers to consumer households for the secure, on-time delivery of postal mail online. Zumbox presents mail to consumers in a secure, central online environment, instead of on paper and archives it forever, for free, giving consumers increased flexibility in where and how they receive, manage, and store their postal mail.

For more information on Zumbox, and the advisory board, please visit our website, follow us on Twitter at @zumbox or check us out on Facebook.

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. Zumbox is available through print service providers DST Output, KUBRA, 3i Infotech and others as well as on a direct basis to the largest mailers in the country. 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. For more information, visit http://www.zumbox.com.

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