Is Digital Mail the Way of the Future?

Digital mail way of future

People across the world are moving more toward digital services than ever before – and some of that migration includes the mail service. To entice an increasingly digitally-minded population to use their services, one company is urging customers to go digital with their mail.

Digital Post Australia is currently offering their digital mailbox services for free to anyone who signs up. Interested individuals, currently living or doing business in Australia, can go to http://digitalpost.com.au to try the service for themselves.

The service allows individuals to have their mail sent to the Digital Post electronically by the companies participating in the program. Users can access digital copies of their mail in one place rather than surfing through different company sites for all of their statements and other documents. Documents can be stored in the system for as long as an individual desires rather than watching them disappear after a fixed amount of time as most company website delete older documents.

Users of the service are also invited to archive their items for access at a later time. The site encourages users to make copies of passports, driver’s licenses, and other important documents for safe storage. Digital Post offers bank-level security to protect those documents and promotes the high portability factor in accessing stored material anywhere in the world from an Internet-capable device.

Access to the service is currently free.

Do you think USPS would benefit from offering a digital mailbox to its customers?

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5 Comments

  1. Grannybunny

     /  April 10, 2013

    Yes, I believe there is a place for USPS to offer digital mailboxes.

  2. AW

     /  April 11, 2013

    I agree with Grannybunny, if the USPS could offer a super-secure website where businesses and people could sent and receive their mail – it could be done for a fee and perhaps help us get more financially sound.

  3. Anonymous

     /  April 11, 2013

    my credit union does that now…

  4. Michelle

     /  April 11, 2013

    As an employee for the USPS this is a great idea and something we need to capture now! We could also provide a secure email address with usps.com at the end of the email address vs. usps.gov that is currently used for employees!

  5. Jonn

     /  April 19, 2013

    I’m totally on board with this. I could check my mail on my phone instead of going to the box. Even if I still get physical mail on top of the digital version, I’ll know if a rebate check, greeting card, concert ticket, or a (gulp) bill came in today. If not, I’d probably only get the mail every few days to keep the box from overflowing with ads. Awesome idea!

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