Update (Jan. 21. 2013): Outbox has announced it is ceasing operations. Read more here.
An Austin company is expanding its concept of undoing the work of the United States Postal Service.
Outbox 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.
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.