Friday, July 22, 2011
Zumbox is giving away almost $7 million in prizes, including a $1,000,000 prize for one lucky winner! You're automatically entered just for trying out the free Zumbox service. Zumbox is a free service that provides you with a combination digital mailbox and filing system - a Zumbox - based on your street address. They work directly with the mailers that currently send you important mail on paper to deliver exact digital versions of that same mail directly into your Zumbox, where you can view it, set reminders, follow safe links to pay bills, print specific pages and organize an archive of your mail that is available to you forever, for free.
Zumbox $1,000,000 Giveaway To sign up for the service, consumers go to Zumbox, enter their physical address, and then wait for a physical letter to arrive with their Zumbox PIN. That closes the loop between online user and home address, and is used to unlock their electronic mailbox.
Billing companies don't have to wait for consumers to connect to the service before they start using it. The idea is that they just start sending their electronic print runs of bills and such to Zumbox, which then files messages in mailboxes waiting for consumers to activate their accounts.
Once customers sign into an account, they can then--for each biller sending them statements--optionally turn off the paper delivery they've been getting. Zumbox can alert users' preexisting e-mail accounts when they have new statements ready for them. The consumer advantage over getting regular e-mail from a biller? It's a central, secure clearinghouse for bills, and it's archived at the Zumbox site. For the biller, the big advantage, as I said, is setup, since they already know their customers' physical addresses.