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This article was published on March 31, 2011

    Denmark introduces digital postage stamps

    Denmark introduces digital postage stamps
    Joel Falconer
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    Joel Falconer

    Joel Falconer is the Features Editor at TNW. He lives on the Gold Coast, Australia with his wife and three kids and can sometimes be found g Joel Falconer is the Features Editor at TNW. He lives on the Gold Coast, Australia with his wife and three kids and can sometimes be found gaming or consulting. Follow Joel on Twitter.

    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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