Sweden and Denmark Set to Introduce Text Message Stamps

 - Mar 10, 2011
References: thelocal.se & engadget
Sweden and Denmark are set to modernize its postal service with the introduction of the text message stamp. The text message stamp is being offered as an alternative to a regular stamp and is set to be introduced sometime after the summer in Sweden and on April 1st in Denmark.

The text message stamp may sound complicated, but it is actually an incredibly simple and ingenious idea. Users wishing to mail a package weighing up to two kilograms would simply send a text message to a certain number. That number would send a code back that users could write on their letter in lieu of attaching a stamp. Whether or not the text message stamp will save the postal service is debatable, but it is nice to see postal services trying to modernize and get with the times. USPS, take notice.