Earth Class Mail is a Seattle company that is trying to change the landscape. And it could mean a change for us in the future.
For $11.95, the company will assign an internal box number where a customer can have all the mail sent to the company's address. Earth Class opens the mail – letters, bills, catalogs and all – then scans and uploads it to the Web so all the correspondence can be read online.
The company then shreds, recycles or forwards the mail to the customer. Packages are sent directly to the customer's home or to one of 23 U.S. Earth Class Mail Centers.
The convenience has a cost: The $11.95 fee includes 50 pages scanned a month and unlimited recycling and shredding. Each extra page scanned costs 25 cents.
Read the Forbes article here.
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