Crawford Technologies and Zumbox Partner to Deliver Digital Postal Mail
Headquartered in Toronto, Crawford Technologies, a leader in print-stream transformation and document re-engineering software solutions, and Westlake Village, California-based Zumbox, a leader in digital postal mail services, announced a partnership to provide Zumbox enablers that will enable digital delivery via Zumbox as an integrated alternative output channel for their customers. The CrawfordTech Zumbox enablers will make it fast and simple for print service providers and large mailers to take advantage of digital delivery via Zumbox due to the enablers’ ability to support Xerox Metacode/LCDS, AFP, Postscript, PDF, PDF/A, PCL and Line data print streams.
CrawfordTech’s president, Ernie Crawford, spoke about how organizations with legacy print streams can leverage new technologies and output alternatives like digital postal mail during his “Legacy Print Streams: What’s the Big Deal?” session earlier this month at the Document Strategy Forum in Chicago.
By offering digital postal mail output, mailers can benefit from enhanced paper suppression programs that deliver cost savings of as much as 75 percent compared to production and delivery of paper mail. Print service providers gain a competitive advantage by adding digital postal mail to their portfolio of paper suppression solutions and benefit from a shift of relatively low gross margin print and mail solutions to much higher gross margin data services.
“Making it easy for our customers to implement digital postal mail as an alternative output stream is an exciting enhancement to our overall solutions,” said Crawford. “Digital postal mail enables large cost savings, a “green program” and improved customer communications for mailers and an important new product offering for print service providers that use our solutions.”
Digital postal mail is an exact facsimile of paper mail—created from a diversion of the print stream before it reaches a large mailing system—that is presented and archived digitally for consumers in a secure, central online environment instead of on paper. Digital postal mail is environmentally friendly, creates significant cost savings for mailers and provides consumers with a simple, time-saving and convenient channel to receive, interact with and archive their household postal mail forever, for free.