Why to Use Scanning and Shredding Services with PostalAnnex

July 31, 2018

In today’s digital age, more and more of our personal information exists in the mail, on the Internet, on our phones, and other devices. With all this easy access to sensitive information, it has become even more imperative to keep that information safe, organized, out of the hands of potential identity thieves. 

Here are three situations where PostalAnnex’s document scanning or shredding services can help you.

1. Buying or Renting a Home or Apartment

If you’ve ever bought or rented a home, you know all the paperwork that’s involved. Whether it’s filling out an application, signing a lease, or sending salary and bank verification paperwork to the bank, the paperwork can seem endless. Utilizing the scanning services at PostalAnnex gives you the advantage of having a digital copy of all the files you need to send. With an electronic copy of your lease, you can easily reference it at any time at your convenience. Moreover, by having the electronic copy, it allows you to shred excess physical copies to decrease clutter and save them from falling into the wrong hands.

2. College Students

If you are or have a kid in college, you know all the mail that piles up in a dorm or apartment. Whether it’s credit card applications or bank account info, it all needs to disposed of properly. It may seem easy to just throw these papers out with the trash, but it’s far safer and more efficient to shred them. This way, no one is using your name to fill out bogus credit card applications under a fake identity. Securely shredding these documents makes it much easier when it comes to moving at the end of the school year.

3. Small Business Owners

PostalAnnex operators know small businesses because they are small business owners themselves. As small business owners, there are a lot of papers that need to be kept on file for a period of time. While physical files are great when you’re at the office or when an auditor comes by, it’s best to also have digital files as a backup. If, for some reason, the physical files are destroyed, it’s easy to reference and even print out the electronic copies you have kept under password. Also, when it comes time to destroy these sensitive documents, simply stop on by your local PostalAnnex for secure, confidential document shredding.

If you fit in any of these categories or are just in the need of document scanning or shredding, consider calling or visiting your local PostalAnnex location.