Pitney Bowes Inc. announced that it has signed forty strategic alliance agreements with large third-party mailers for the Volly secure digital delivery service. The signed agreements with large volume mailers and service bureaus provide access to more than 5,000 companies and consumer brands. Together, these mailers send out over five billion bills, statements and account communication annually for their customers across major mailing segments, including the automotive, banking, brokerage, cable, credit union, consumer products, direct mail, financial services, state and local government, healthcare, insurance, loyalty, marketing, mutual fund, non-profit, payroll, publishing, retail, telecommunications and utilities industries.
“We closed 2011 with accelerating momentum to build participation in the Volly secure digital delivery system,” said Chuck Cordray, president, Volly, Pitney Bowes. “We know that success in this emerging industry depends on mailer density –the amount of mail the average household can receive digitally – and delighting the consumer with a great experience. Mailers want a secure digital delivery system that supports the mailer’s brand while offering a new, powerful channel for customer communications. With Volly, brands control their messaging, and consumers control their chosen senders, creating a powerful, interactive marketplace.”
The Volly secure digital delivery service is a cloud-based digital mail communications platform that will empower consumers to receive, view, organize, and manage bills, statements, direct marketing, catalogs, coupons and other content from multiple providers using a single application. Volly is an opt-in, consumer-focused consolidation service which also includes online bill pay, and will be made available at no cost to U.S. consumers.