Sweden Post plans to introduce a new service soon - the ability to pay for postage using text messages instead of traditional stamps. This will greatly simplify the procedure for sending letters and parcels.
In order to send a letter, you will need to send an SMS to a specific number (most likely, there will be several numbers - for different types of letters and parcels). After that, the required amount will be withdrawn from your mobile account, and in return you will be sent a text code that you will need to write on the envelope in the place where the stamp is usually pasted. This code serves as confirmation of payment.
Using the same system, it will be possible to send parcels weighing up to two kilograms.
| The Swedish Post has always been partial to technological progress.|
This Saab 99 electric car was specially designed for postmen.
Unfortunately, things did not go beyond one prototype. It was in 1977.
Anders Asberg, head of marketing and development at the Swedish postal service, said he expects a lot from the service. At the same time, he assured that its introduction would in no way affect the cost of sending mail messages.
The exact launch date of the service has not yet been announced. It is only known that this will happen closer to the summer of this year. Also, the launch of a similar service is now being considered in neighboring Denmark. Most likely, services in these countries will be launched at approximately the same time.