One of the most stressful parts of moving is making sure to let everyone know your new address. Change of address forms have to be submitted at the post office, business and personal contacts need to be notified, and magazine subscriptions need to be updated. Updater is a tool that can cut down on the stress involved in this process by quickly, swiftly, and cheaply letting all the right people know about your impending move.
Instead of standing in line at the post office and filling out change of address forms, you can log onto Updater.com and make all the necessary updates in just three simple steps. Tell Updater who’s moving, when the move is taking place, and how long the postal service should forward your mail, then type in your new and old addresses. The last step is to create an account – which you can do by entering your email and selecting a password, or by logging in with Facebook or Google – and confirm your personal information. In addition to contacting the postal service, Updater will also send change of address notifications to all the businesses and organizations you select. When you use Updater, you can feel confident that your newspapers, magazines, professional journals, and charity newsletters will all arrive safely at your new location and important documents won’t get lost in the shuffle.
The real genius of Updater is that the application is able to update all this information without tipping off marketers. Users who pay $14.99 can prevent unauthorized businesses – like catalog companies, for example – from accessing their new address and personal information. This fee also goes toward activating a “spam filter” for paper mail. Updater automatically contacts any marketers who a user adds to his “Do Not Mail List,” and requests that the users’ information be removed from the marketers’ databases.
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