Zumbox Joins Recyclebank Ecosystem

Leading digital postal mail provider rewards customers for adopting digital postal mail
Jan 31, 2012 9:28 AM ET

(3BL Media / theCSRfeed) Los Angeles, CA — January 31, 2012 — Zumbox, the leader in digital postal mail services, today announced that it has joined the Recyclebank® Ecosystem, a first-of-its-kind network of companies working together to motivate and reward people to take online and offline green actions. An exact digital copy of the paper mail sent to consumers, Zumbox delivers digital postal to consumers in a secure, central online environment. As a result of the partnership, Zumbox customers can now be rewarded with Recyclebank points that can be redeemed for discounts and deals at local and national businesses by signing up for their individual digital mailbox.

The Recyclebank Ecosystem is a coalition of like-minded brands and organizations who want to empower their customers and members to live more sustainable lives, with the ultimate goal of making a substantial collective impact on the environment. Zumbox joins a distinguished group of partners who include Barnes & Noble, Preserve®, MillionTreesNYC, thredUP, Earth911, Macy’s and UncommonGoods.   “Recyclebank realizes that to make a measurable environmental impact, we need to motivate millions to act in ways that create a more sustainable future. We cannot do this alone. Ecosystem partners like Zumbox are instrumental in helping us mobilize a massive network of people to make more sustainable choices,” said Ali C. Mirian, Recyclebank Ecosystem general manager. “Thanks to Zumbox, we are further expanding our network of eco-conscious brands and consumers working together towards the common good of the planet.”   Partners who join the coalition collaborate with Recyclebank to reward their customers and audiences for making more eco-friendly choices throughout their day. After completing a green action through a partner like Zumbox, such as opting for paperless bill pay, purchasing more sustainable products or engaging with educational green content, people earn points that can be redeemed for discounts and deals from local and national grocery stores, restaurants and retailers.   Digital Postal Mail powered by Zumbox is a service that consolidates essential postal mail and accounts, stores them in one place and creates notifications and reminders. Once the quick and free sign-up process is complete, users are able to go paperless and play an active role in greening their lifestyle. Their individual digital postal mailbox can be securely accessed from anywhere at anytime. The points earned by validating the mailbox can then be redeemed for rewards on Recyclebank.com in more than 10 categories, including food and beverage, health, beauty, home, clothing, accessories and gifts, to name a few.   “The Recyclebank Ecosystem is a strong network of brands and organizations seeking to help consumers and other businesses go green, a mission that matches a core value Zumbox provides its users,” said John Payne, CEO of Zumbox. “Digital Postal Mail powered by Zumbox offers a digital alternative to the US Postal Service that gives additional value to users, such as free online archiving of mail and rewards from Recyclebank. We’re proud to be a member of this important group of organizations.”   For more information on Zumbox’s partnership with Recyclebank, visit www.recyclebank.com/zumbox. For more information on the Recyclebank Ecosystem, visit www.recyclebank.com/ecosystem or contact ecosystem@recyclebank.com.   About Zumbox
Zumbox is the world’s first digital postal system. It connects large transactional, financial and government mailers to consumer households for the delivery and storage of digital postal mail via the Internet. Digital postal mail is an exact facsimile of paper mail created from a redirection of the print stream originally intended for large mailing systems. Zumbox is available through 3i Infotech, Computershare, DST Output, KUBRA, Ricoh Production Print Solutions and others as well as on a direct basis to the largest mailers in the country. For every U.S. street address, there is a corresponding Zumbox - a digital mailbox - enabling mail and other content to be sent as digital files and received online. Zumbox represents a more cost-effective, convenient and environmentally responsible way to deliver postal mail. As a closed system of known, verified mailers and recipients, Zumbox provides bank-level security and complies with PCI, HIPAA and BITS security standards.   About Recyclebank Recyclebank helps create a more sustainable future by rewarding people for taking everyday green actions with discounts and deals from more than 3,000 local and national businesses. Through its online platform and partnerships with municipalities, haulers, small businesses and corporate brands, Recyclebank is empowering individuals to make a collective impact on the environment by increasing household recycling, reducing household energy usage and taking other environmentally-preferred actions. Recognized as a Technology Pioneer by the World Economic Forum, a Champion of the Earth by the United Nations Environment Programme and for Outstanding Excellence in Public/Private Partnerships from the U.S. Conference of Mayors, Recyclebank is headquartered in New York City. For more information, visit www.Recyclebank.com.