After the Canada Post strike a while back I decided to take a look at Epost to see what it was all about. After being a student for the last five years (* cough cough*) I moved in and out of my living quarters about every eight months. Moving around all the time can make things difficult because you need to change addresses often for your credit card companies and banks.
Once I found out what to do after university I finally settled down in one address. But while moving around its hard to keep all of your addresses organized. When you’re trying to order anything online and it requires you to insert the billing address of your credit card, you can’t remember which of the last three addresses you used!
The other day I became serious with Epost and signed up for all of the mailers (companies that use it) I could. I like the style of the service as well as the idea behind it because it saves a lot of time. In the long run it helps on the organization of my life, which is greatly needed.
Epost – Welcome To The Digital Realm
To start off, you can sign up for the service and from there you can add mailers. Most mailers who are already signed up with Epost are from the big companies like the big banks, as well as credit card companies. You can set your province to which will filter the results so only the companies relevant to you will appear. From there, you can see what is available for you to sign up for.
For me, I was able to sign up for my CIBC statements (they send them to me anyways, no matter how many times I ask them not to online), Manitoba Hydro (natural gas and electricity), Rogers (cell phone), as well as my BMO MasterCard. The only service I was a little disappointed not to see was my internet/TV provider (MTS), but hopefully that will be something they are working on. During the process I found that some employers also offer Epost as way to keep track of your paystubs so you don’t have a large stack of them in a filing cabinet somewhere. I had a summer job where I had to sign up for this and the best thing about it was my T4 was online. So when you have to do your own taxes you don’t have to rip apart your house looking for that T4 you lost!
I think it’s a great feature to have since everything is digital and it gives you another way to have your files backed up. There are of course, additional backup methods you can buy through their service, but between the individual companies’ databases, plus the standard features of Epost I won’t be signing up for those anytime soon.
Notifications To Email And Phone
Every time you receive Epost mail you get an email sent to you notifying you to check your inbox. You can also have notifications sent you your phone via text message.
Other than that, I think every company should probably resort to this method when paying their employees. It helps save on costs immensely, plus it has that ecofriendly aspect to it as well!
Do you use Epost? What are your thoughts?