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QR code stamps let senders attach video content to physical mail
Croatia’s Hrvatska Pošta scheme has already leveraged QR codes on stamps to help the country’s postal service track the whereabouts of mail. Now the Australia Post is making the technology useful for consumers, enabling them to attach a recorded video message to the physical envelopes they send through the Video Stamp. READ MORE…
Email addresses linked with physical location for item delivery
Given that people are always on the move, it can’t be guaranteed that they will be at home to receive their post, leading to failed deliveries. Belgium service Cardrops has already used consumers’ car trunks to ensure items are successfully delivered. Now, UK-based SoPost wants people to begin using their email addresses as a delivery location, which can be attached to multiple delivery points. READ MORE…
Chinese letters routed via spacecraft and postmarked from space
Earlier this year we featured a service launched by Beijing Post that delivers love letters seven years after the date of posting, to help married couples through the “seven year itch”. Now the latest initiative to encourage more use of paper mail from China Post enables letters to be routed via a spacecraft and postmarked from space. READ MORE…

In Croatia, postage stamps made trackable via QR code
As postal services around the globe struggle to keep up with the online era, we’ve already seen all-digital stamps rolled out in Denmark. Now it looks like Croatia’s own Hrvatska Pošta has come up with a different solution: postage stamps featuring QR codes that can be used to track the mail and confirm delivery. READ MORE…
 
In China, love letters with 7 year delay to tackle divorce rate

Addressing the problem of a growing divorce rate in Beijing, newly weds can send each other sealed love letters, which are stored by Beijing Post and delivered seven years later. READ MORE…
Denmark’s new digital postage stamps

The inevitable replacement of ‘snail mail’ by free, instant online  communication has seen postal operators around the world struggling to  maintain relevance. However, in Denmark at least, the post office is not giving up without a fight, with hopes that digitizing their  stamp system and enabling mobile payment will modernize the service. READ MORE…