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With a 47% increase in eCommerce sales, more retailers are offering incentives and rewards to their online shoppers. But when it comes to shopping online, are you safe from cybersecurity threats when you shop from your phone?
As Thanksgiving approaches, we are reminded of all the great things we have here at Earth Class Mail to appreciate: our customers, our team, and places we live around the world.
It’s the season of giving thanks. We have plenty of things to be thankful for–but we can also thank our virtual mailbox for making our lives a little easier. Considering digitizing your mail? Here are six reasons you’ll be thankful you did.
By all accounts, Will Gadea had made it. After starting out working in graphic design and theatre, he found a niche in digital animation and built a thriving business in New York City, where his studio won jobs from clients such as Ford and Verizon.
P.O. Boxes have been here since there has been mail to deliver. Getting a P.O. Box is considered one of the safest ways to receive and manage mail
With a virtual mailbox at Earth Class Mail, you can not only skip the line at the post office, but have a variety of options for sharing right on your phone or computer.
He figured he'd escape the frosty Minneapolis winter while enjoying the perks of other travel locations during his downtime. Instead, he embraced a long-term nomadic lifestyle that fits his corporate job and stumbled into a business market niche.
We’re excited to announce that Earth Class Mail has become part of the LegalZoom family. LegalZoom, the No. 1 online platform for business formation, and a leading provider of legal, tax, and compliance solutions, has acquired Earth Class Mail.
If you’re planning to move to another country, you have a lot of logistics to take care of before you set off on the adventure of a lifetime. Whether you’re moving away for a few months or forever, you may still want to keep a U.S. address. Why?
Luckily, USPS, like many other services, has recognized the growing need for regular deliveries and offers weekend mail delivery. The United States Postal Service delivers two types of packages on Sundays
We are proud to support the Android market with our virtual mailbox app, Earth Class Mail for Android. With our latest update, we just made it easier to ship or forward mail items around the world from Android devices.
Your virtual mailbox can receive most of the same packages any other address could. Here’s how we break it down at Earth Class Mail.
At Earth Class Mail, we keep the focus on our customers whether we’re designing new products or prioritizing projects. In fact, one of our key values as a company is that we act “to serve our customers.”
What parts of your job can a robot do for you? Business automation tools and software can eliminate the effort from some of your repetitive tasks, make your work easier, and shift your efforts to what really matters.
That’s plenty of sensitive information that you want to keep to yourself. Keeping your phone safe with key cybersecurity practices is just as important, if not moreso.
We’re excited to say we have now enabled every customer to add another layer of security to their accounts with an additional security feature known as two-factor authentication, or 2FA.
This year, the busiest shopping time of year and the busiest shipping season coincides with a new slowdown in the standards for how fast the United States Postal Service promises to deliver mail, postage price increases, and 10-year plan taking effect.
Earlier this year, the U.S. Postal Service unveiled a 10-year plan that aimed to save the postal service from bankruptcy. The plan came with higher prices for postage and shipping, reduced hours at facilities, and slower delivery times.
When mailing a flat envelope or package with the United States Postal Office, you have many options. USPS offers a wide range of shipping services that fit various needs. Which option you need to choose when shipping depends on your needs.
As a result of the pandemic, companies around the world realized the work doesn’t just happen in one specific building. It’s more than that. It’s a community of hardworking individuals in work environments that best suit them.
If there is one thing the pandemic has taught us, it is that we can do business from almost anywhere. With a laptop and internet connection, CEOs can run their boardrooms from beaches and can design the next big app from their bedroom.
Talent begets talent and some areas of the country are magnets for creative entrepreneurs starting businesses. But when a startup culture blossoms in one area, property values tend to grow with it.
If you’ve dreamt of touring the country but still need to keep a steady job, It’s not impossible. With a remote job and the right RV, your dreams of becoming a digital nomad can become a reality.
When submitting larger proposals and working with bigger clients, I needed to convince clients that they weren’t sending money to a side-hustler. I needed craft the image of a professional consultancy if I wanted long-term clients and higher hourly rates.
Business is hard. Starting a business, running a business and growing a business ...it’s all a lot of work. Luckily, tools exist to make running your business easier.
When you have a virtual mailbox with Earth Class Mail, you can find your digitized mail documents in Earth Class Mail’s user dashboard and in the cloud storage system within your account.
How do we transfer mail from all over the country and then the scans appear in your dashboard or app? Let’s take a peek behind the scenes to see how we get your mail scanned and sorted so that you can check your mail from anywhere.
Want to keep a remote team connected and productive? Here are our tips from our spread-out offices and team members
While some businesses can shift seamlessly to remote work, some aspects of the traditional office don’t make the transition as easily. How do you manage internal processes that need a physical location, like business mail processing, with remote workers?
We’re always working to make our virtual mailbox service better than ever, so we’ve introduced an interface that’s easier to use.
At Earth Class Mail, we keep our customers' mail secure and safely shredded and recycled. We know what happens to your mail every step of the way, so we can be confident that your mail doesn’t end up as waste.
We’ve shared ways to make your company paperless, but how can you eliminate using so much paper at home?
A virtual mailbox with automatic check deposit can make managing royalty payments and your business interests easier by allowing you to deposit royalty checks automatically. Here’s how:
A virtual mailbox with automatic check deposit can make collecting rent checks easier and safer.
Did you receive mail that isn’t yours and need to send it back? It happens. Can you return unwanted mail to the sender? Short answer: yes. But, there are a few reasons for returning mail to sender and a different way for each.
Do you have a package estimated to be delivered over the weekend? If your delivery is going to your PO box, keep in mind USPS has limited hours on Saturdays and are closed on Sundays.
Announcing the launch of our Android app in the Google Play store. For our Android customers, the new app allows access to their Earth Class Mail virtual mailbox account easier to access and allows for pop-up notifications when they have new mail.
Earth Class Mail tries to keep its services affordable for all its customers, which is why our entry level plans start at $19 a month. Some local storefront mail centers offer virtual mailbox options for $10 a month. What’s the difference?
You have a new address. Whether you’ve moved, signed up for a virtual mailbox or PO box, or have taken your business remote, you now need to communicate your new address with everyone.
If you’re mailing anything besides an ordinary letter, how many stamps do you put on an envelope? The number of stamps you put on letters or packages depends on the envelope size and its weight.
When you decide to make the change to a virtual mailbox service, you need to authorize your service provider to receive and open your mail. You do this with an official form called a USPS 1583.
A few weeks ago, I joined Earth Class Mail in July - both as a new customer AND as a new employee. After making the transition to a virtual mailbox, I wanted to share my experience on how I set up my account.
Are you ready to bring your mailbox into the digital age? It’s convenient, saves time, and keeps you from trekking to the post office or scanning in documents. But as with any technology, we have the early adopters and those who like to stay in the past.
Interested in a virtual mailbox, but unsure what to use? Take this quiz to see what plan fits your needs
When starting a business, you have a lot of decisions to make, from naming your company to hiring your first employee. Before that, you have to list an address on your business’s incorporation documents, and states require this to be a physical address.
PO boxes and virtual mailboxes are more different than alike. Both give a non-residential address to share, but similarities end there. A virtual mailbox gives customers a full-range of options to manage their mail, important documents and packages online.
Odd addresses or number mix-ups aren’t the only reason for mail delivery issues. If your address is difficult to deliver to, it can be a major inconvenience. .
Sometimes, where you do business can be just as important as what you’re doing. Much like how the location of a home in an exclusive neighborhood can help it sell, businesses can benefit from an office in the right spot.
Informed Delivery, a no-cost, opt-in U.S. Postal Service service, gives customers the ability to preview incoming mail electronically before it arrives at their mailbox. Users receive an email notification with a preview of some of their letter-sized mail.
What’s waiting for you in your mailbox? When you’re anticipating a payment, important paperwork, or a package, you don’t have to physically check your mail anymore to know what’s there.
In the last several years, trends have inched toward longer mail delivery times. We try to optimize our operations at Earth Class Mail to avoid delays, but we depend on the work of the U.S. Postal Service.
The USPS unveiled a 10-year plan. Preparing now for the changes the plan will introduce could save you from future headaches.
Even if you hardly ever visit the bank, you may still be one of the millions of people who receive check payments in the mail. Businesses still issue checks to respond to vendor invoices and if you’re a freelancer, your payments still come to your mailbox
Many nonprofits and small businesses don’t have the personnel or time to manage administrative tasks, such as processing and depositing checks.
When you see the mailing address of a local business, you probably don’t think twice about it. You might recognize the street name or at least have an idea what part of town it’s in based on the zip code.
Making the change to permanent remote work will require some logistical planning for businesses. They need some type of centralized way to communicate, a public-facing address and a way to manage their mail, banking, and document storage.
Why work from home when you can embrace international travel? Some countries recruit remote workers with special visas just for them.
During the height of the COVID-19 pandemic, working remotely became a necessity. But it didn’t give you much freedom when you could only get a change of scenery by going from one corner of your home to another.
Making your mail digital can keep your mail safer - as long as you find a virtual mailbox provider that follows security protocols.
The most sensitive documents collect in one spot before making it to the safety of your home: your mailbox.
About half of businesses in the United States operate from people’s homes. Even more startups - 69% of them— are home-based businesses, a number growing with the effects of the pandemic on small businesses.
Every day, we share vast amounts of personal data and information online. We share photos from a Bora Bora vacation on Facebook.
Almost everyone - 98% of people - open their mail the day they receive it, according to a U.S. Postal Service study. However, keeping it organized and finding a certain document when you need it can be another story.
Most households and businesses in the United States receive hundreds of pieces of mail a year. Junk mail makes up more than half of that, but what remains can often be important.
You can’t eliminate your carbon usage completely — every person and business uses some type of energy that affects the environment. So how exactly do companies, governments, and organizations become carbon neutral?
Junk mail is more than annoying, it hurts the environment. Learn how you can make sure all your mail is recycled without ever having to deal with it.
Even before the pandemic changed the world as we once knew it, more people were choosing a nomadic lifestyle than ever before.
As a small business owner, you’re always looking for ways to lean up, lower costs, and generally improve the bottom line without hindering productivity.
Since 2020 was a year of big changes in the workplace, we decided to make a continuation of our popular productivity tips blog for our readers.
Once an occasional employee perk or a way for employers to source top talent from the global pool, remote work is fast becoming the new standard of work culture.
As a small business owner, there will come a time when you’ll have to think about growth.
These days it’s easier than ever before to start a new life in another country. Countries like Belize have long welcomed expats.
Many of us are working from home these days and have been for quite some time. As the outlook for remote work looks like it will last for a while, we wanted to examine best-practices for staying productive under these conditions.
Considering the ubiquitous nature of digital communication, it’s surprising the post office even has a presence at all in this day and age.
Launching a new business is exciting, but there are many details to review before you start transacting.
The nomadic lifestyle isn’t for everybody. Despite that, there aren’t too many people who don’t find the idea attractive in some way.
Living in an RV affords you so much freedom. You can go where you want, live life on your own terms, and you’re in total control of your immediate environment—an abiding concern these days when we’re all trying to avoid COVID-19 exposure.
Starting a new business is not for the faint of heart. To navigate the process effectively, you must be ready to face many questions, challenges, and risks
At Earth Class Mail, we believe people are the foundation of building a great business--and our team members are our greatest assets.
It’s one thing to pack your bag for the average weekend getaway or a quick vacation across the country— but for many traveling full time is their everyday life, and deciding what to put in your bag can be a difficult decision.
For many reasons, traditional mailboxes aren’t right for everyone. Fortunately, many alternatives could fit your lifestyle or your business’ needs. One of the most common alternatives to a regular mailbox is a Post Office Box (PO Box).
Remote work has become the norm for many of us since the pandemic hit in March. 42% of the U.S. labor force is now working from home full-time, according to the Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research (SIEPR). Compare this to 3.4% before the
As a freelancer, you're running a one-person show. Unfortunately, that doesn't mean you only do one job. To land clients and gain their trust, you have to do many things big businesses do—but on a smaller scale.
If you are starting or running a business, you’re probably no stranger to paperwork. From signing contracts to signing up for all kinds of services, there’s a lot to juggle.
For entrepreneurs, scrappiness is a must. Easy-to-use services to get their business up and running can help save time and money - things company founders cannot waste.
In 2009, a Xerox study showed that American businesses spend $460 billion in salaries just to manage paper-driven information overload. That's right, billions, and for every dollar spent on printing documents, companies incur another
In the United States, as in most countries, when registering a business, you will need to provide a business address. Whether you decide to establish your business as a sole proprietorship, a c-corporation, or an LLC, you'll need to decide
”I want to travel and work from anywhere in the world. What's holding me down?" Let's be honest. During the past months of COVID-19, if we haven't thought this ourselves, if we haven't thought this ourselves, we know someone who has. According to the RV In
Founded in 1999 as 37signals, Basecamp offers a project management solution that helps remote teams of all shapes and sizes get organized and keep their work on track. Basecamp's team is also responsible for inventing the very popular programming framewor
Getting a new address is exciting, and with Earth Class Mail, getting a new address for your business or yourself is as easy as a click of the mouse. A virtual address establishes your presence in a new location.
In the past few years, the number of people choosing the freelance lifestyle has steadily increased. In fact, Website Planet reported that 35% of Americans were freelancing in 2019, compared to 7% in 2013. Projections suggest that this number will
When starting a business, there are a lot of questions to answer. Especially if you are a first-time entrepreneur, you may have never thought about many of the things you'll need in order to get your business off the ground.
It’s been going on eight months now since the team at Earth Class Mail has been working from home. With a team of five, spanning multiple time zones and locations, even before workplaces established COVID work from home policies, keeping everyone on the
It’s happened to all of us. You walk out to your mailbox, open the door, and pull out a thick, folded wad of unwanted mail. You can already see the coupons, credit card offers, and advertisements, so you go straight to the garbage can and start tossing.
Communication is vital for businesses to connect with customers. Often this communication is not done correctly with the customer in mind. New fixes, features, and updates are made to the product suite without proper communication to the customer
At Earth Class Mail, protecting our customers’ postal mail and personal data is our top priority. From monitoring our processing facilities to offering our customers the privacy of a virtual address, our products are designed with the security of your
You asked, and we listened. We’re excited to announce that our popular check deposit feature is now available in the iOS app.
On July 31st, the Earth Class Mail operations team and I were excited to see our new scanning technology, the Falcon, finally in production. We watched it quickly scan an envelope and automatically notify one of our customers about a new piece of mail.
The modern workforce has more flexibility than ever before. These days, it only takes a smartphone and internet access to enable remote work from anywhere in the world. But without regular access to postal mail, some individuals may feel held back from
Audra McMurray spent two decades living the life of a working mom. Then, in 2018, with her children grown and out of the house, she sold her belongings and started her own business—one that would allow her to travel the world helping people.
For a small, service-based business, the phrase “time is money” isn’t just a well-worn cliche. It's a fact. Every minute spent on administrative tasks is time not spent bringing in revenue.
The security of your postal mail is crucial. A few pieces of paper can hold significant amounts of private information and personal data.
For most companies, growth creates not only opportunities but also challenges. Successful organizations must decide where to focus their resources when growth makes their current systems unsustainable.
For 30 years, Desire Street Ministries has provided spiritual and community support to under-resourced neighborhoods.
Here are the questions you need to be asking when looking for virtual address and online mail management solutions.
Earth Class Mail, an online service for accessing postal mail, today announced updated pricing to deliver more value to its customers and welcomed a new leadership team. Over 50,000 individuals and businesses […]
If you jump into a discussion about the future of remote work after COVID-19, someone is sure to say, The cat’s out of the bag.
About 50% of all small businesses in the United States are home-based businesses. They come in every shape and size — from landscape designers freelancing out of their garages to a 30-person app development firm with employees all over the country and no
In the time of COVID-19, small businesses all over the world are getting a crash course in how to operate remotely. Companies that already used a distributed workforce are patting themselves on the back for their foresight.
In the final months of 2019, Owl Labs’ annual State of Remote Work report found that, of those surveyed, 62 percent of Americans work remotely to at least some degree.
Virtual addresses give individuals and businesses significant flexibility — they can receive and respond to postal mail items from anywhere in the world. Plus, freelancers or independent business owners can use a virtual address to keep their personal
As VP of Operations at Earth Class Mail, my last 8 weeks have been heavily focused on our response to COVID-19. I meet daily with my leadership team to monitor the situation, discuss any relevant developments, and make necessary adjustments to operations.
Visionary Law Group is a worker’s compensation firm that’s found a steady path to success by heavily investing in creating a world-class experience for their clients.
Every time you turn around, there’s a new productivity app doing the rounds as the number one thing you need to revolutionize your business. And we’ll be honest, there are lots of great ones out there.
Creating a business continuity plan is a bit like creating an estate plan — we all know we should do it, but we put it off because it doesn’t feel particularly urgent. Until it does. Startups in particular may not even think about business continuity.
Law practices around the world are hustling to transition their teams to remote work — identifying ways to ensure they continue to meet ethics and confidentiality standards, comply with statutory requirements, and keep clients front and center.
If you lead a remote team or manage some of the 4 million remote employees in the U.S., you’ve already noticed the heightened importance of communication. After all, remote teams forgo more immediate opportunities for collaboration, important
Founders and entrepreneurs leading a remote company face a unique set of challenges when it comes to employee engagement, business operations, and team communication. You’re creating company culture virtually, without the luxury of in-person management.
In this episode of The Lawyerist Podcast, Jess Garza, CEO of Earth Class Mail, sat down with Sam Glover, of The Lawyerist, to discuss how a virtual mailbox or digital mailroom can help attorneys keep postal mail and paper out of the office and enable
Earth Class Mail is excited to be exhibiting at the ABA TechShow February 26 - 29 in Chicago, Illinois.
2020 was Earth Class Mail’s first year sponsoring and exhibiting at the ABA TechShow. After weeks of preparing and planning, the conference flew by and it’s hard to believe that it’s already over.
For years, law firms of all sizes followed a similar pattern when it came to running their mailroom. These firms would dedicate time and labor to opening, sorting, and filing incoming mail that could be used for more pressing legal work.
Recently, Earth Class Mail was named CIO Applications Solution Provider of the Year for 2019. We’re very excited to share the news with customers and prospects on our blog. To read the article, please visit CIO Applications.
Happy New Year! As we kick off 2020 we’re also taking the opportunity to reflect on 2019. As a company we have a lot to celebrate given the growth we experienced in new customers, team members, and product enhancements.
Remote work is rising, with recent estimates stating that at least 43% of all workers now work out of the office at least part of the time. These rates are likely to increase exponentially in the coming years as digital transformation advances pose a
Earth Class Mail is excited to travel north from our San Antonio headquarters to spend a few days exhibiting at this year’s Dig-In conference at the Neal Kocurek Memorial Austin Convention Center in Austin, TX.
All businesses are challenged with managing huge influxes of paper bound information, the majority of which is inbound mail. In response, businesses of all sizes increasingly use technology and outsourcing to modernize and improve the efficiency of managin
We developed CheckStream with simple goals: help people save time and get paid faster by depositing checks straight from their inbox. With more than $120 million in deposited checks this year alone, we’ve accomplished our goals by saving you from unneces
We introduced the new Earth Class Mail interface in July 2018 and asked you to provide feedback. Since then, we’ve heard from hundreds of customers and have started to make some of your requested improvements!
Successfully growing a business is no small feat. It takes a great team, determination, and often a decent helping of luck. With so many things to contemplate, it is often hard to find a place to start seriously investing in your startup’s growth. Here are
Just a couple weeks ago, we proudly introduced you to the new Earth Class Mail and announced the release of our new user interface. In our effort to provide greater value to businesses looking to automate and streamline mail-related workflows,
The rapid pace at which both business and technology are developing means that there are a variety of tools for doing away with mundane tasks in order to focus on more integral work. Oftentimes, and especially for small companies, your business can lean on
Managing your postal mail doesn’t have to involve sorting through a giant pile of envelopes on the kitchen counter. Fortunately, virtual mailboxes are the go-to solution for modernizing your postal mail.
Email, chats, video conferences, document sharing, CRMs, phone bridges—we have no shortage of tools to power our businesses. We have unlimited options for tracking work, collaborating on documents, and managing our workload.
As data moves from client to firm and vice versa, it needs to be protected in transit and on the devices being used to access it, whether it’s your employee’s laptop or smartphone. In addition, your firm’s employees may need to receive and access that da
We’re excited to announce that the Earth Class Mail team will be attending Xerocon Atlanta next week. This conference brings together Xero partners and customers and will feature speakers, training sessions for accountants and bookkeepers, and opportuniti
Property managers deal with a wide variety of incoming requests at all hours of the day so it can be easy to feel buried under a mountain of emails, voicemail messages from contractors, appointments with prospective tenants, and government snail mail.
A lot of entrepreneurs choose to run their small business from abroad. For some it’s a way to get around work visa requirements, for others it may be a tax savings decision, and many are simply drawn to the expat lifestyle.
This is the inaugural post in the “remote work” tag of this blog. Earth Class Mail has employees across 4 different timezones (I myself am in Sweden), we take remote work seriously and try to be a remote-first company.
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