According to the Environmental Protection Agency, the U.S. population consumes more than 4 million tons of paper each year. The average U.S. office worker uses about 10,000 sheets of copy paper every year. San Francisco based start-up HelloFax is built on the simple premise that most faxing is done to transmit signatures. Therefore, it allows you to download documents, sign, initial, or fill-in information on the document in your browser before sending to your recipient. With no sign-up fees, contracts, or subscriptions needed, it is built for both heavy and infrequent fax users with various pricing plans.
COST: Free to $39.99 per month, based on number of faxes sent.
LOU DUBOIS is a Philadelphia-based Social Media Editor for NBC Universal's local news affiliate (WCAU-TV). He is an experienced writer, editor and marketer who has worked with and written about Fortune 500 companies and small businesses, focusing on social media, emerging technologies, small business success, entrepreneurship, sports business and corporate policy. Previously he worked for Social Media Today, Sports Illustrated, the Associated Press and SOBeFit Magazine, along with various newspapers. @lou_dubois