EPOST announced several leading Canadian companies that are now sending e-bills to customers through EPOST, the world’s first electronic post office. The new EPOST mailers include premier Canadian brands such as Canadian Tire, Enersource Hydro Mississauga, Sears and TELUS. These companies join the growing list of EPOST mailers, including Columbia House, The City of Toronto, Costco and Radio Shack, who are already sending mail through EPOST’s on-line delivery service.
In the coming months, the new mailers announced today will be joined by the Bay and Zellers, the retail brands of Hudson’s Bay Company, and several prominent Canadian retailers from National Retail Credit Services Company (NRCS). NRCS administers the private label credit card process for over 30 major retail organizations throughout Canada. Some of the first NRCS clients to launch with EPOST will include Holt Renfrew, Home Hardware and Petro- Canada.
“As the world’s first electronic post office, EPOST is digitizing the mail and defining a new market space in Canada. Our primary focus at this time is to build density in the electronic mailbox so that EPOST offers consumers a valuable service,” said Peter Melanson, President and CEO, EPOST. “With the announcement of these new mailers today, we believe we’ve taken another giant step forward in creating a service that will ultimately benefit all Canadians.”
Consumers who wish to receive and pay their bills through EPOST can do so by registering for a free Electronic Post Office Box at [www.epost.ca]. Once registered, customers create their personal list of mailers and begin receiving their mail on-line, including e-bills. Customers can modify their EPOST preferences at any time, adding new mailers to their list as they become available.
EPOST’s free service has many advantages for consumers including:
– Convenience — EPOST keeps mail organized by offering one, convenient location for receiving the mail consumers choose to move on-line.
– Privacy and Security — All mail sent through EPOST is electronically postmarked, providing a guarantee that the mail has not been tampered with.
– Choice — EPOST lets customers choose the companies who they wish to receive mail from, and it lets them receive any type of mail, not just e-bills.
– Access — EPOST is a web-based service that lets customers access their mail when they want, where they want.
EPOST is the world’s first electronic post office. An alliance between shareholders Canada Post Corporation, Cebra Inc. (Bank of Montreal’s wholly owned e-commerce subsidiary), and TELUS Corporation, EPOST delivers the mail on-line for Canada Post. In addition to having over 130,000 Canadians register for their free EPOST box, 90 companies have committed to participate with the service. EPOST was named one of the top Canadian e-businesses in an independent survey by Bain & Company and The Globe and Mail. EPOST ranked ninth in “The e25,” an exclusive report on the 25 hottest dot-coms in Canada. For more information on EPOST, visit [www.epost.ca].