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Earth Class Mail

By: Hayley Grieve - Published: Aug 30, 2008 • References: earthclassmail
Earth Class Mail founder Ron Wiener says he is doing for mail what the cell phone did to the landline; enable our lives more mobile!

One reason we see the whole postal system as so “snail mail” these days is because even as we move around the globe more frequently, our mail is still being delivered to our same old home address.

Earth Class Mail is a huge orchestrated center capable of receiving your mail, scanning envelopes and pages, posting it securely online, and waiting for your further instructions. You can have the real papers sent anywhere in the world at anytime, and you always have the virtual record for reference. The best part still is that you can feel sooo good saying Sayonara with a mouse click to the evil paper ads that are crowding our landfills. Everything you trash is shredded and recycled.

Because they have centers around the US, you can have a posh street address on Park Ave, San Francisco, or Hollywood. The whole idea seems especially cool for employees working abroad who need a mail “home” and don’t want to wait on shipping of critical documents.

I first found out about the company when watching an episode of the new TV show Start Up Junkies via free iTunes download. Check out the video interview on CNBC.