LOS ANGELES, CA — (MARKET WIRE) — May 23, 2011 — Zumbox, the leader in digital postal mail services, today announced at CS Week the availability of its Zumbox Digital Postal Mail Gateway (DPM Gateway), a secure network appliance that will automatically and securely deliver postal mail via a digital channel to consumer households. Once the gateway is installed and configured, mailers simply direct their print stream to the DPM Gateway installed inside their corporate firewall. This allows mailers to achieve paper suppression targets, reduce postage and other mailing related costs and improve customer communications.
Designed for large organizations that send transactional mail to consumer households, the DPM Gateway provides direct, secure access to the Zumbox postal network. The appliance manages digital delivery with a simple interface, without the need for custom IT integration work. It delivers detailed reporting about mail recipient usage, including paperless requests, views, payments, printing and discards.
By diverting files headed to print, mailers can immediately push 100% of their files to Zumbox for delivery. This provides the lowest cost possible for delivery to the Zumbox postal network. Delivery of digital postal mail is free. Mailers only pay when users suppress paper, ensuring that any cost comes from real savings.
“A cost-saving alternative to paper mail, digital postal mail has been adopted and deployed by many leading technology and print service providers in conjunction with other physical channels,” said John Payne, CEO of Zumbox. “We’re now seeing demand for increased savings by large mailers who operate their own mail centers. This appliance is the perfect solution for them, enabling large mailers to offer a digital delivery channel to consumers that dramatically increases paper suppression rates and lowers postage costs.”
The DPM Gateway achieves three goals for in-house production mailers: (a) rapid, low-cost deployment with almost no IT resources required, (b) a highly secure, encrypted channel for digital distribution accessed inside the corporate network rather than “in the wild” over the Internet and (c) powerful reports and APIs that provide insight into paper suppression, consumer interactions and other consumer mail response and usage details.
Digital postal mail is an exact facsimile of paper mail, created from a diversion of the print stream before it reaches a mailing system. Zumbox archives and presents mail to consumers in a secure, central online environment, instead of on paper, forever, for free. 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. Ultimately, Zumbox gives consumers increased flexibility in where and how they receive, manage and store their postal mail.