A startup that gets paid to read your mail

LogoOne of the reasons that profiling startups never gets boring is because of the constant stream of creative ideas and concepts that they come up with. Some create never-before-seen products, while others take ordinary, mundane processes and make them more interesting. Earth Class Mail, based out of Seattle, falls into the latter category.

The company deals with one of the common problem people face when they go out of town: their mail. And I’m talking about actual mail… you know, the kind that comes to your house. In the past, if you wanted to keep up on your snail mail while you were away from home, you would need to make an agreement with someone ahead of time to collect your mail and forward it to you.

Earth Class Mail changes that. By becoming their customer, you can arrange to have all of your mail (business, personal or both) forwarded to their massive warehouse located in Oregon. From there, they scan it all and put it online for your eyes only.

As a customer, you have the option of telling them what to do with each individual piece of mail. First, they scan each unopened envelope and display it to you. From there, you can tell them to open it and scan the contents into a PDF, shred it, or forward it to another location. The company is also planning to have a check-cashing feature up and running soon.

The company’s pricing plans run as low as $14.95 a month or $155 a year.

Earth Class Mail, which is being profiled on a new HD reality show called “Startup Junkies” on the MOJO network in January ‘08, is taking one step closer towards a paperless society. They just received $7.4 million in funding during a series A round.

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