PaperKarma® – Snap a Photo. Stop Junk Mail.

What is PaperKarma®?

PaperKarma® is a mobile app that stops junk mail – real paper mail sent to your home or work, not email. The app was started by two guys who detest unsolicited paper mail. Our mission is to help you take control of your home or business mailbox and to receive only what you want. As it turns out, most businesses want this too. They don’t want to waste printing and delivery costs and have their material go directly into the trashcan. We work closely with the source companies to help you unsubscribe from catalogs, magazines, credit card offers, etc.

Why was PaperKarma® started?

Each US household receives about 850 pieces of unwanted junk mail per year. For every mail you want, you receive about 20 unwanted ones. This adds up to more than 100 BILLION pieces of mail per year for the US, about 44% of which goes into landfills without even being opened! The damage to the environment, carbon footprint, wasted energy, etc. are considerable. And let’s not forget about the frustration and wasted time – you’ll spend about 8 months of your life dealing with unsolicited mail. We started PaperKarma® to simultaneously address this environmental problem as well as to help reach a happy compromise between customers and marketers: receive only want you want, and ideally get most of what you want in electronic form.

How does PaperKarma® work?

The PaperKarma® app enables you to to stop junk mail.  Simply snap a picture of your unwanted mail, press Send, and get unsubscribed. That’s it – just snap your unwanted mail away! In about 24 hours you’ll receive a notification that you’ve been unsubscribed. You can always use the app to check on the status of your unsubscribe requests.

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