I was just turned on to Earth Class Mail, a service that scans your postal mail and shows you images of it online and then allows you to shred it or forward it to the location of your choice, by Chris Knudsen. I haven’t signed up yet, due to the lack of a Salt Lake City street address, but I can’t wait to sign up once they get one.
ECM is one of the last barriers to working remotely that I’ve been facing. I’ve got phones handled. I can deposit checks while on the road, but I wasn’t sure of the best way to receive those checks. I’m currently using temporary forwarding by the USPS, but that isn’t nearly as ideal as ECM.
My wife’s first question was “How do you know they’re not stealing your mail or your identity?” Well, I don’t, except that they’ve been featured on CNBC and Mogo HD so I figure they’re a real company that really wants to stay in business.
They appear to be in early startup mode, so I’m assuming within a few months they’ll have addresses in every major metro, ready to go. Hopefully they’ll have street addresses because then they can receive UPS and FedEx packages as well.