At first glance you may have thought this article was about hiring someone to read and sort your email. But that’s not so. What we’re talking about here is your “real” mail – the letters that arrive in your physical mailbox, delivered in person by a human being.
So why would you want to outsource your mail?
Let’s say you subscribe to the philosophy espoused in the Four Hour Work Week. You like to work hard for a while, then travel for several months at a time. Outsource your mail.
Or maybe you prefer the ease of interacting and reacting to your mail in a digital world – where you can delete with the click of a button. You want to review it, but don’t want to spend the time to recycle the paper involved. You prefer to spend your time elsewhere. Outsource your mail.
Perhaps you want a prestige address in a city where you don’t reside – even a European address. You can easily protect your home address by having your mail go to a completely different city or country. That’s possible when you outsource your mail.
So how do you do that? By using a new service like a mail processor.
For as little as $ 10 per month, a mail processor service will receive your mail, open and scan it, then send it to you. They take care of shredding and recycling the paper. Plus they can forward your packages or you can pick them up.
They will scan everything you typically have to look at including letters, bills, ads, catalogs – all of it. Naturally you can set the “rules” for what you want to see.
Think this is just a whim? The national post office of Switzerland has already contracted with a mail processing service to handle their business on a nationwide trial to augment their physical postal delivery. Given the recent economic woes of the U.S. Postal Service, can they be far behind?
Look into it now and consider outsourcing your mail.
Dr. Jeanette Cates is an Internet strategist who works with Online Business Owners who are ready to create their online success. Outsourcing your mail is just one way to organize your business. Claim your free organizational workshop for your online business at http://OrganizeYourOnlineBusiness.com
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