Pitney Bowes is launching Volly, a service that integrates physical mail into digital documents for companies. Which leads us to wonder when the USPS will do the same thing and how money it could save doing it?
Savings would be immense in infrastructure costs, but it would require the cost of a national email system and universal access to email via simple devices like your TV and cellphone. Critics would point to security issues which can be countered by the security issues that exist today when a credit card application, check and even cash can sit in a box outside your door even when you’re not home.
Would individuals pay to have all their mail scanned and emailed and checks deposited each day? Why not?