Denmark introduces digital postage stamps

Denmark introduces digital postage stamps

In a move to remain relevant as communications move online more and more, Denmark’s post office has introduced a digital postage stamp system, Springwise reports.

The new system has the sender scrawling a series of characters onto the envelope before sending the letter off. Customers purchase their post stamp code via text message, and the post office scans the code on the envelope as it processes mail.

So really, everything about the new system is digital, except for the stamps.

Something similar already exists in Germany in an effort to help people save time, but I’m not sure how much time it really does save. At least where I live, the roadside postbox doesn’t really exist anymore and you end up at a post office to send that once-a-year snail mail anyway.

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