NZ Post is set to launch a free digital service, YouPost, to let people manage and pay bills online and store digital backups of important documents.
YouPost has been in development for 12 months and is currently in a beta testing phase (you can sign up now to be notified when it launches).
YouPost is available on multiple devices and is accessible by browser or mobile app for free.
It follows on from eBill, a similar service launched more than 10 years ago to let consumers view and pay bills online, that was subsequently shut down.
While the eBill system was pulled due to lack of uptake, NZ Post says YouPost is a major advance with significantly more functionality and mobility – and of course, paying bills online is now just part of the fabric of everyday life.
According to NZ Post, YouPost has been designed to help people deal with life’s logistics in a world of digital overload.
NZ Post says it has already signed up several major organisations to utilise YouPost as a channel to customers.
The service is on track to launch directly to customers of those companies that have signed up as senders before the end of the year, and a wider general launch is expected in early 2013.