Zumbox and Greenopia today announced a strategic partnership that includes providing local, green-business information to consumers while helping Greenopia’s rated green businesses to utilize Zumbox as a method for reducing their environmental impact, saving money, and better connecting with neighborhood customers. The initiative is initially focused on the cities of San Francisco and New York.
Greenopia publishes local guides to green businesses, organizations, and service providers for San Francisco, New York City, and Los Angeles. Each listing features a detailed rating and review based on Greenopia’s sustainability criteria. Greenopia also maintains an online community at Greenopia.com that features daily editorial content and reviews for more than 14,000 green businesses nationwide.
“Zumbox is the solution that Greenopia and our merchants have always needed but wasn’t available,” said Greenopia CEO and Founder Gay Browne. “For those who send paper mail, it’s an easy way to reduce their environmental impact by transitioning to a paperless system. And for reaching local customers, there is no more efficient way than sending paperless mail to a mailing list or geographic radius via Zumbox. This can include menus, coupons, and other types of offers that a local business can make available to its immediate neighbors on an exclusive or non-exclusive basis. So we are very enthusiastic about making Zumbox available to merchants as a revolutionary new marketing tool. Zumbox can truly become the backbone of the buy local and shop local movements.”
Zumbox has created a web-based platform that powers the world’s first paperless postal system. For every U.S. street address, there is a corresponding Zumbox – a digital mailbox – which enables postal mail to be sent as digital files and received online with no paper and no scanning. This new category – paperless mail – represents the first practical alternative to traditional postal systems. Local businesses can use Zumbox to send mail, including special offers, to every street address within a very small geographic area for a fraction of the cost of sending it on paper and with zero waste. Consumers can control the mail they receive via Zumbox, which leads to greater efficiencies for all parties.
“This partnership makes sense in many different ways,” said Zumbox Vice President of Marketing Rob Reed. “First, Zumbox launched in two of the three cities where Greenopia has its greatest presence – San Francisco and New York. Which means that Greenopia can deliver its locally relevant content via Zumbox to those who will find it most useful and valuable. Zumbox also offers a more sustainable mail solution for Greenopia-rated businesses, thereby enhancing their green score. Finally, Zumbox provides a one-of-a-kind marketing channel for local businesses.”
As part of the partnership, Greenopia is delivering locally relevant content to residents in San Francisco and New York City via Zumbox. The company is also promoting Zumbox to consumers on its website and via e-mail to its merchants. In addition to rating, reviewing, and promoting local green businesses, Greenopia provides additional services that help these businesses and organizations succeed in the new digital economy. Zumbox represents a new service offering, which includes a free trial provided exclusively through this partnership.
Greenopia (Greenopia.com) is the leading online directory for green, sustainable and socially conscious, daily purchase decisions. Greenopia provides the market's only independent rating and ranking of green services and products. The company’s rankings and ratings are based on a review of publicly available information and reflect an in-depth evaluation of such information. Greenopia provides consumers with high quality information to help them reduce their impact on the environment through their daily purchasing decisions by providing extensive green business directories, product directories, and brand directories, as well as offering a growing community, news articles, blogs, and tips to help everyone eat, shop, and live green.
Zumbox (Zumbox.com) is the world’s first and only paperless postal system. The company has created a web-based platform for the delivery of paperless mail. For every U.S. street address, there is a corresponding digital mailbox – a Zumbox – enabling mail and other content to be sent as digital files and received online with no paper, printing or postage, and no scanning. Zumbox represents a more cost effective and environmentally responsible way to send postal mail. It also represents a secure alternative to commercial e-mail with no spam. As a marketing channel, Zumbox offers precise segmentation and analytics capabilities, while empowering consumers with greater control and convenience. Zumbox is a closed system with bank-level security and complies with PCI, HIPAA and BITS security standards. Zumbox is privately held and based in Westlake Village, CA, with offices in New York City.