The United States Postal Service handled 158.4 billion pieces of mail last year. UPS added another 4.3 billion to that tally and FedEx another 1.2 billion. For many of those the sender had to wait in line to fill out all the paperwork necessary to get their package sent and on the other end many who were not home when their package was delivered had to wait in line to pick it up.
What if all this waiting in line were eliminated? What if you could drop off or pick up your package hassle free with the tap of a few buttons. That’s the idea behind Swapbox, a San Francisco start-up that aims to take the pain out of the $1 trillion mailing industry.