How to Look Ultra Professional in Three Steps

We were excited for the opportunity to publish a guest post in the Grasshopper blog. Here’s an excerpt from “Fake It ‘Til You Make It: How to Look Ultra Professional in 3 Steps“:

You only get one chance to make a first impression. First impressions often based on appearances, so it’s important that your business’s first impression is a professional one.

What pops into people’s heads when they see your email? What impression do they form when they call you? What do they think when they see your website? The more professional you look, the more customers will choose you and the more money they will spend with you.

But how can you make a teeny, tiny business look ultra professional? Here are 3 quick steps that will have you well on your way.

Earth Class Mail CEO Doug Breaker goes on to provide three excellent tips on putting your best foot forward:

  • Get a great domain name 
  • Sound like a business when people call you by setting up a service like Grasshopper
  • Get a business address that says, “This is serious business” using a service like Earth Class Mail

A professional business address says, “we’re a serious business”, and ensures that random prospects won’t be showing up at your house. Having a separate business address will also help you keep track of business versus personal mail.

Give the full post a read!

Earth Class Mail in Fast Company

We were excited to recently be featured in Fast Company’s “The Post Office in the Cloud” – a look at how startup companies are tackling digitization of snail mail.

 Here’s a quick snippet featuring Alex Polvi, founder and CEO of CoreOS:

One of the oldest mail digitization services, called Earth Class Mail, integrates with Google Drive, Box, and Dropbox to upload scanned mail and with Bill.com to process invoices and payments.

“Ninety percent of our mail that we actually need, after you weed out the junk, we can digitize it and just have it in our [cloud storage] and that’s good enough,” says Alex Polvi, the founder and CEO of server software company CoreOS, which uses Earth Class Mail as its virtual mailroom.

CoreOS has moved offices as it’s grown to its present size of about 40 employees, but it’s maintained a consistent, and somewhat anonymized, mailing address thanks to Earth Class Mail.

Administrative staff can simply handle the company’s mail online, storing necessary documents digitally and having packages forwarded to CoreOS’s physical office address, he says.

Give the full article a read!