outbox http://kut.org en Austin Snail Mail Disruptors Outbox Shutting Down http://kut.org/post/austin-snail-mail-disruptors-outbox-shutting-down <p>Less than a year after expanding, an Austin startup is shutting down.</p><p>As <a href="http://kut.org/post/austin-startup-says-you-ll-never-touch-snail-mail-again">KUT reported in February of last year</a>, “<a href="http://www.outboxmail.com/">Outbox</a>&nbsp;picks up its customers’ mail, scans it, and makes it available online. … Outbox workers open and scan letters, catalogs and flyers. Customers log in to Outbox’s website to see their – now-digital – mail.”</p><p>At the time, Outbox had expanded its operations into California after testing its service in Austin. But citing a litany of issues impacting its service, <a href="http://blog.outboxmail.com/post/74086768959/outbox-is-shutting-down-a-note-of-gratitude">Outbox announced today</a> it was ceasing operations.</p><p> Tue, 21 Jan 2014 20:51:39 +0000 Wells Dunbar 9606 at http://kut.org Austin Snail Mail Disruptors Outbox Shutting Down The Austin Startup That Says You’ll Never Touch Snail Mail Again http://kut.org/post/austin-startup-says-you-ll-never-touch-snail-mail-again <p><strong style="line-height: 1.5;">Update </strong><span style="line-height: 1.5;">(Jan. 21. 2013): Outbox has announced it is ceasing operations. </span><strong style="line-height: 1.5;"><a href="http://kut.org/post/austin-snail-mail-scanners-outbox-shutting-down">Read more here</a>.</strong></p><p>An Austin company is expanding its concept of undoing the work of the United States Postal Service.&nbsp;</p><p><a href="http://www.outboxmail.com">Outbox</a> picks up its customers’ mail, scans it, and makes it available online. The company announced today that it will start serving San Francisco and parts of Silicon Valley, after testing its service in Austin since 2011.</p><p>Outbox workers open and scan letters, catalogs and flyers. Customers log in to Outbox’s website to see their – now-digital – mail. You never have to go to your mailbox. The cost? About 5 bucks a month.</p><p> Tue, 26 Feb 2013 11:25:00 +0000 Mark Dewey 6737 at http://kut.org The Austin Startup That Says You’ll Never Touch Snail Mail Again