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MailHaven iPhone App Now Available!

It’s official: The MailHaven iPhone app is now available for download in the App Store! What Does the MailHaven app do? Never again ask, “Where’s my package?” The MailHaven app is a simple way to stay informed during every step of the shipping process. Our easy-to-use app: Sends you package notifications Lets you manage your
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Internet of Postal Things 2017

It’s been a little over a year since we wrote about the Internet of Postal Things (or IoPT) on our blog. With our smart mailbox now available for pre-order, it’s a good time to take a look at what IoPT looks like in 2017. In this post we’ll focus on the general state of the
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Can You Save Money on School Supplies by Ordering Online?

It’s that time of year where it’s not uncommon to see frantic parents racing around town trying to grab the best bargains on three-ring binders and snatch up the Expo markers before they sell out. Is there an easier way to get this annual fall ritual done? It seems like shopping for your kids’ school
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MailHaven Joins the 500 Startups Family

If you saw the TechCrunch announcement introducing 500 Startups’ 22nd batch, you might have seen a familiar name on the list: Ours. MailHaven is thrilled to spend the next few months in San Francisco with 35 other amazing startups working hard to bring you the best products and services possible. What is 500 Startups? 500
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Before There Were Smart Mailboxes: A History of the Mailbox

Your front yard is about to move into the modern era of mailboxes with MailHaven (You signed up to pre-order our smart mailbox, right?). So, now feels like a really good time to talk about mailboxes past and show how the mailbox in the United States went from mere receptacle to our smart mailbox that
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Do Missed Packages Add to Idle Engine Time?

Summer means more than just cookouts and vacations, it’s also the time of year air quality alerts spike. Pollution doesn’t play well with summer’s longer days and increased heat. Asthma sufferers, other groups who have a hard time breathing, the elderly and young children rely on the EPA’s guide for air quality to know when
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Will Your Amazon Prime Day Package Be Stolen?

Yay, It’s Amazon Prime Day 2017! Amazon Prime Day is basically the Millennial version of Christmas in July. Except, Santa and his sleigh have nothing on Amazon. Last year, it was reported that Amazon sold 636 items per second on Prime Day – 20x Amazon’s typical daily sales. Multiply that by the 86,400 seconds in
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Amazon, Whole Foods, and the Future of Grocery Shopping

Amazon announced their intention to buy Whole Foods and the grocery store industry is all shook up. Stock prices for all other chains, including Target and Wal-Mart, took a dip. But what does this mean for shoppers? Could this be what it takes to make grocery store delivery services mainstream? The Past, Present and Future
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Reduce Greenhouse Gases One Delivery at a Time

If the thoughts keeping you up at night are equal parts “Where’s my package?” and “How can I fight global warming?”, then you’re who we created MailHaven for. From polar bears to the Paris Climate agreement, global warming has been a hot topic. The main focus of the Paris Climate agreement is for every country in
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