Posts tagged: consolidator

Google Entering the Bill Delivery & Payment Market?

Matt Swain
 Mar 30, 2015

Last week, Re/code published an article which reported that Google is working on a project called Pony Express to help customers receive and pay their bills within their Gmail accounts. Google declined to comment.

In our 2011 study entitled The Emergence of Digital Mailbox Services, we explored the possibility of a leading consumer technology service vendor entering—and disrupting—this market. Here’s an excerpt from that study: Read more »

Intuit Rebrands Check to Mint Bills

Matt Swain
 Dec 16, 2014

Recent Intuit acquisition Check will now be known as Mint Bills.

When the mobile bill pay company’s acquisition was announced earlier this year, Check co-founder and CEO Guy Goldstein noted that his team looked forward to merging their “talent, mobile mindset and spirit of innovation with Intuit to build products that delight consumers and become a part of their everyday financial lives.” This rebranding helps to publicly solidify that intent to integrate the services.

Intuit has simultaneously used this opportunity to refresh the Mint logo, with each of its products having a subtle difference in the colored line in the leaf to distinguish them from one another. Read more »

You’ve Got Mail: Manilla Adds Value for AOL Users

Matt Swain
 Aug 13, 2013

AOL Bill Manager launched today, powered by Manilla. This is the first time that Manilla has done a deep integration to allow consumers to interact with its services at a site other than Manilla.com. It is an important milestone for Manilla–and the broader digital mailbox services category–because it reinforces the opportunity to reach large concentrations of potential users via integrations with existing consumer destinations. AOL Bill Manager has a prominent position on the Finance page and Manilla’s branding remains strong, as shown below.

Via the press release, Manilla CEO Jim Schinella had this to say:

“…[O]ur partnership with AOL represents the next step in our continued commitment to reducing paper mail and creating the best solution for our users. AOL Bill Manager is the result of Read more »

Digital Mail Updates: Payment, Promotion, and Partnership

Matt Swain
 Feb 14, 2011

In a post last month about Pitney Bowes’ Volly announcement, I also referenced doxo and Zumbox. The past few weeks have included newsworthy items from each of these companies. Here are the highlights: Read more »

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