Direct Mail Delivery
You can use BiblePay to make physical deliveries of mail (including letters, postcards, greeting cards and gift cards).
Example Use Cases
Let's assume you want to send a friend a catch-up letter, or someone a thank you letter, or an invoice. You can create the text of the letter inside biblepay, add them as a delivery contact, and click Send. BiblePay will print the letter in full color and physically deliver the letter.
What if you want to mail a postcard to many recipients for a marketing campaign? You can do that too. You can create a 4x6 postcard and mail this to all of your recipients on your contact list.
How about a greeting card? Yes, you can create a Christmas card, and have this instantly sent within the convenience of BiblePay.
Finally, you can also create a greeting card with a virtual gift card in it. The way this works is you pick the target amount (in USD) of the virtual gift card. BiblePay will create a "pass phrase" for the gift. We will include a piece of text in the greeting card explaining that the recipient has received a gift for N amount of USD in BBP, along with the passphrase and the instructions to claim the BBP. When that user launches BBP, they can type the phrase directly into BiblePay and unlock the funds.
Note that as of April 15th, 2021, these features are in testnet and the expected launch date is July 2021. As of April, we currently have one Greeting Card and one Gift card option. The rest of the features will be added during our development cycles based on demand.
Before moving further, please set up your environment first. The "From Address" needs to be populated before you can send any mail deliveries.
First we need to store your from address information (this is used for the front of the mailing and comes into play if a mailing is undeliverable - this lets the carrier mail it back to you). This information only needs entered once and we automatically re-use it. NOTE: This information remains private and is NOT stored in the chain! It is stored in a local cookie on your computer!
Navigate to https://unchained.biblepay.org | RPC Console Type:
setaddress "john doe,1001 main st,goodwin,AL,30500"
Note that we require the address information to be Name,Address-line-1,city,state,zip as above (comma separated) and *inside quotes as above*. If you do not use quotes, the command will FAIL.
User Data Protection and Security
Note that we understand the need for your data to be secure and that no one wants their home address and or friends stored in the block chain. Therefore the way this solution works is Your personal information (Your name, address, city, state, zip and contact info) is stored in unreadable binary as hex in your config file (we do not store this in the chain or on the network or in the data files, but in the biblepay.conf file). Next, when you send a mail delivery out to a recipient, we do not store the recipient on the chain either. This ensures privacy of your delivery contact information. We will never store your address or recipients on the chain or outside of the core client in this solution.
How do I create a Christmas Card and have it delivered
Note that we plan on adding more than one type of card, but for now we only have a Christmas card. Additionally in this first phase, most of the text is not configurable, but we allow you to insert a customized paragraph, and a customized Gift-card. Of course, the To information is customizable, and your signature is customized based on your From information (we automatically sign the card in cursive script for you).
From unchained.biblepay.org click Greeting Card.
Populate the page.
The cost of this service is currently $1 per one-page card (that includes the gift card too). Therefore if you send a gift of $10 to someone, the cost is $11. If you send it without a gift, the cost is $1.
What is a proof? A proof is the rendered card that will be delivered in the form of a PDF. To test this system, set your delivery information and paragraph and send "0" (for dry run). The command will output a "PDF" row with a URL (this is the proof). Open this in a web browser and review it. If you are happy with it, go ahead and send it with "1".