Managing mail when you are constantly on the move

Whether you are on the move on an OE (overseas experience), abroad for work, or as a Digital Nomad, or around NZ as a grey nomad. Private Box is a great way to have one address where you can receive mail. But how do you manage mail once it’s in your Private Box account? Regularly moving around makes it difficult …

Charles DManaging mail when you are constantly on the move

Case Study: Application Processing

When a Medical Professionals Registration Board needed a digital solution for their paper-based application process, they turned to Private Box. When the COVID19 lockdown started many entities weren’t prepared for all the operational challenges they faced when staff were sent home. Sure, modern telephony and cloud-based solutions could be deployed and rolled out, but what happens when medical professionals send …

Charles DCase Study: Application Processing

Forwarding parcels from New Zealand to the World

So you’ve found something that you’d really like, but it’s only in New Zealand – and they only ship domestically? Here’s how to buy locally in NZ, and ship it to almost anywhere in the world. Most NZ based e-commerce websites only ship domestically, even though they accept credit cards from around the world. So to get the item you …

Charles DForwarding parcels from New Zealand to the World

3 ways Lifestyle Designers use Private Box to Automate their Business

The book The 4 Hour Work Week (4HWW for short), by Tim Ferris helped popularise the idea of Lifestyle Design – the idea that you can design your dream life, and escape the 9-5 rat race. Tim’s book specifically covers how to create a business (or ‘muse’) that operates automatically without the founder working crazy hours, allowing them to go …

Charles D3 ways Lifestyle Designers use Private Box to Automate their Business

Getting an New Zealand Business Number (NZBN) – For Sole Traders

A New Zealand Business Number (NZBN) is essential when running a business in New Zealand. The NZBN allows you to: Access government services for your businesses Confirm the right business when transacting with other businesses As a Sole Trader (someone who does business without incorporating a company) you can get an NZBN with the following: IRD tax number RealMe login …

Charles DGetting an New Zealand Business Number (NZBN) – For Sole Traders

Working from home. Was your business ready?

Wait…what happens to all the mail? Pandemic or no pandemic, the mail keeps coming, even if your office is in lockdown mode. That includes paper mail, which is still very much a part of the business world. So what’s going to happen if no one is there to open your mail and route it to the proper recipient? What’s going …

Charles DWorking from home. Was your business ready?

Digital Mailroom Solution for Financial Services

  The Challenge A major Financial Services company was struggling to manage multiple customer communications channels whilst staying compliant with increasing regulation, particularly security and PCI DSS compliance. Customers were contacting them via multiple email addresses, the phone, web forms, Facebook, Twitter, fax and via paper mail, and providing a consistent, reliable and manageable platform to manage these communications was …

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The 5 Most Common Mistakes Businesses Make With Mail

Whether we like it or not, receiving and sending paper mail will always be a part of doing business, albeit in reducing volumes. The challenge is how to manage this communication channel without creating yet another workflow process.  Below are 5 mistakes often made by businesses when addressing, or not addressing, paper based communications 1. Assuming snail mail is history …

Charles DThe 5 Most Common Mistakes Businesses Make With Mail

Managing business risk during the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak

The global response to the Coronavirus Pandemic has affected many people and business. Governments are asking people to practice social distancing and companies and organisations are looking for ways to enable their employees to work from home. Now is a great time to thing about your Business Continuity Planning (BCP). How will you manage if you need to close your …

Charles DManaging business risk during the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak

Strike for Climate Change – 27 September 2019

On Friday 27 September 2019, Private Box will be closing for the day to take part and support the worldwide Climate Strike. Climate change poses a significant threat to all of our futures.  Therefore, we are going to stand in solidarity with millions of people worldwide on Friday 27th September to call for urgent action on the climate crisis. Many …

Sarah MiltonStrike for Climate Change – 27 September 2019