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.
Our mission is to help you take control of your home or business mailbox so you receive only the mail 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 and more.
How does PaperKarma work?
The PaperKarma app helps you stop junk mail. Simply snap a picture of your unwanted mail and press “Unsubscribe” to remove yourself from one of our partners’ marketing lists.
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.
Does PaperKarma help the environment?
Each US household receives about 850 pieces of unwanted junk mail per year.
Think about that number, for a moment. It’s staggering! In other words, 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. Moreover, 44% of these solicitations go into landfills unopened!
The damage to the environment, carbon footprint and wasted energy are considerable. In addition, let’s not forget about the frustration and wasted time – you’ll spend about 8 months of your life dealing with unsolicited mail.
Therefore, we started PaperKarma to address this environmental problem. In addition, we want to help reach a happy compromise between customers and marketers: receive only want you want (ideally in digital format).
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