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New Zealand Post YouPost in testing

Posted on 18-Jul-2012 08:39 | Filed under: News

New Zealand Post is making good progress towards bringing a new digital service to the market this year that will benefit both sending and receiving customers.

The company says �YouPost� is a secure online digital service, designed to make people�s lives easier to manage, taking care of the important things you need to do, all in one place.

The new service helps users sort, organise and pay for their bills. You can pay right there, or plan ahead by scheduling payments.

You can also use YouPost to store digital backups of your legal documents, warranties, manuals and any other important things you want to keep safe. And it's available on multiple devices � from laptops to your smartphone � so anywhere you go, it goes.

New Zealand Post has been developing YouPost for 12 months and is currently in a beta testing phase. YouPost is available on multiple devices and is accessible by browser or using mobile apps for Android and iPhone. YouPost is a major advance on eBill which New Zealand Post ran previously, with significantly more functionality and mobility.

YouPost is recognition of the changing needs and demands of its customers � both receivers and major senders such as large enterprise companies and other businesses. The explosion in digital means customers have to deal with deluges of email, the annoyance of spam, concerns over security and having to access multiple websites to connect with billing and payment.

YouPost addresses these issues and provides additional functionality including data storage, your profile and verified address management, alerts, reminders, billing and payment. It has been designed to help people deal with life�s logistics. It will be free for consumers.

YouPost will complement New Zealand Post�s physical network which already covers letter and parcel mail and courier items.

New Zealand Post has already signed up several major organisations to utilise YouPost as a channel to customers and this list will be growing in the coming months. The service is expected to be launched directly to customers of companies that have signed up as senders before the end of 2012. A wider general launch is expected in the first quarter of 2013.

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