Zumbox, Inc. announced today the availability of its Zumbox paperless postal platform as a locally deployable, carrier grade white label software offering for license by postal authorities and commercial entities around the world. As part of the announcement, the company declared its plans for the formation of a subsidiary known as Zumbox Software, Inc. to actively pursue opportunities related to licensing the company’s offerings worldwide.
Designed for those who wish to quickly go to market with a digital post offering for transactional, government and financial mail, the Zumbox platform has been live as a hosted consumer service in the United States since February of 2009. Zumbox has created a web-based platform that powers the world’s first paperless postal system. For every street address, there is a corresponding Zumbox – a digital mailbox – which enables postal mail to be sent as digital files and received online. This new category – paperless mail – represents the first practical alternative, or complement, to traditional paper based postal systems.
“The trend toward adoption of digital post offerings is driven by requirements for cost management, environmental efficiency and a basic consumer demand for the convenience of digital vs. paper based delivery,” said Adam Schneider, VP and General Manager of Zumbox Software, Inc., a subsidiary of Zumbox charged with the licensing of the Zumbox Platform™. “We expect licensing to be an important aspect of our business and look forward to aiding our postal and commercial customers in getting to market with a paperless postal offering much more quickly than was previously possible.”
The offering consists of a license for Zumbox Platform™, the deployable version of the company’s offering, plus training, documentation, systems integration services and an ongoing software maintenance agreement that will deliver updates to the service. The maintenance agreement includes second and third tier technical support for each of its licensees. In addition to providing services directly, the company anticipates that it will shortly announce partnerships with leading consultancies that provide IT services to the postal marketplace for distribution and professional services delivery.
The Zumbox Platform™ is a white label offering that supports complete, private label branding by licensees with administrator control panels that provide flexible configuration of many elements of the service by authorized licensees or third party service providers they may use. The offering is designed to support the postal address database of any country where a licensee may operate.
Zumbox is the industry leader in street-address-based paperless postal systems. The Zumbox Platform™ provides the only complete solution for securely processing, in digital media, the types of transactional and marketing mail currently sent through traditional postal systems.
Zumbox supports a host of industry standard tools and interfaces that help dramatically reduce the time and effort in integrating mail senders, supporting thousands of clients. A powerful, sender facing middleware platform adapts the system quickly and easily to the variety of digital mail stream delivery practices commonly found in the marketplace. This platform includes a flexible suite of API’s that speed integration and minimize ongoing maintenance. The platform operates with online bank-level security and complies on an ongoing basis with PCI, HIPAA and BITS security standards.
Zumbox Developer API’s allow licensees to develop their own tools and open their systems up to the third party development community to create new and exciting applications that increase functionality and improve the user experience.
Automated monitoring of the flow of mail and reports related to usage provide customers with information not currently available through traditional postal systems, leading to efficiency, maximized revenue and increased profits.
Interested parties can contact Adam Schneider, VP and General Manager of Zumbox Software, Inc. via email at adam[.]zumbox.com or by telephone at +1 818-707-7418.
About Zumbox Software, Inc.
Zumbox Software (zumbox.com) is the licensing arm of Zumbox, the world’s first paperless postal system. The company has created a web-based platform for the digital delivery of postal mail. In the United States, there is a Zumbox – a digital mailbox – for every street address, enabling mail and other content to be sent as digital files and received online. The company has been operating its consumer Internet service on a hosted basis in the United States since February of 2009. In May of 2010, the company formed a wholly owned subsidiary, Zumbox Software, Inc., for the purpose of responding to worldwide demand for its digital mail platform by postal authorities and commercial entities. Zumbox is privately held and based in Westlake Village, CA, with offices in New York City.