I love seeing businesses embracing the web. When an offline service goes online it can make things much easier for its users.
This morning I was playing catch up on the various utility statements that had arrived over the last couple of weeks and happily dumping the useless junk that had been packed into the envelopes. I'm glad I did, as I found a rather nice letter from the company that collects my rubbish, AES. They've finally gone online!
Registration took a couple of minutes and now I have access to a lot of useful information that will save me time and headaches.
Once you've signed up for an online account you can access the online portal:
What it's particularly handy is that you can easily download copies of invoices and also see when your bins were last collected.
This may not be as "exciting" as some online services, but prior to this getting copies of invoices etc., for the accountant was painful.
Of course since January 2012 the tax relief on bin charges has been cut by the government, but if you're keeping an eye on your household running costs then the online portal is still useful.
Maybe now they'll stop sending me so much dead tree!
- Why is getting rid of rubbish such a chore? (blogs.confused.com)