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 Mail 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 …

Charles DDigital Mail for Financial Services

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

2019 Roadmap

A quick update on our roadmap for this year. We started the year committed to getting an iphone and android app developed. As we started down this road we realised there was significant work required in the backend to make sure this changed was successful. This sadly means we have decided to postpone the app development for next year. This …

Gareth Foster2019 Roadmap

Carbon Offset

Private Box is committed to a carbon zero future. We now commit to offsetting our carbon footprint for our business enterprise. This includes offsetting the carbon for the mail we receive, send and for our offices. This study by Pitney Bowes estimated the carbon emissions for one piece of mail between 7.6g and 36g. We received and sent 31,035 mail …

Gareth FosterCarbon Offset

Recommendation: Nomad Capitalist

Nomad Capitalist helps people to find the best places to live, bank, invest, incorporate, start a business, hire, date, and more. Andrew Henderson is the managing partner of Nomad Capitalist and the most sought-after expert on global citizenship and he lives by five magic words: “go where you’re treated best”. After nearly a dozen years visiting and living in 100+ countries, Mr. …

Gareth FosterRecommendation: Nomad Capitalist

2018 Road Map

Over the last 6-months we’ve been thinking about the vision & mission of Private Box. Our Mission is: To lead the transition to smart mail services for business and every-day people while providing an awesome customer experience. This in turn has helped to inform what we want to achieve in the next year. So here are the big steps that …

Charles D2018 Road Map

Onslow College – Young Entrepreneurs

Our friends a Sub Urban (a co-working space in Wellington) approached us with a great idea – why not help students in their last year of high school with getting some real world experience in business? So that’s what we have done. We sponsor Sub Urban to work with Onslow College students who are working on starting their own business. Sub Urban …

Charles DOnslow College – Young Entrepreneurs