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Timing Is Everything

PaperlessPOBox.com scans snail mail and E-mails to intended recipients. Customers use regular post-office boxes, and couriers pick up their mail and bring it to a facility near Las Vegas for processing.

The service was first aimed at frequent road warriors who wanted to see their mail as soon as possible. But PaperlessPOBox .com launched Sept. 11-just in time to see business ...

PaperlessPOBox.com scans snail mail and E-mails to intended recipients. Customers use regular post-office boxes, and couriers pick up their mail and bring it to a facility near Las Vegas for processing.

The service was first aimed at frequent road warriors who wanted to see their mail as soon as possible. But PaperlessPOBox .com launched Sept. 11-just in time to see business travel decimated by the terrorist attacks. Since then, company founder David Nale says, the anthrax scare has spurred inquiries from businesses considering the service to distribute mail companywide. The app can also put customer letters into CRM-related databases.