An Post has launched its new digital stamp, which you can now purchase through its free-to-download app via the App Store and Google Play.
According to “Ireland’s leading supplier of postal, e-commerce and financial services”, a digital stamp is valid for 90 days from the date of purchase and can be bought for immediate use.
After buying, you can write its unique number, which can be twelve different numbers or letters, on the top right corner of your mail item.
Once the code has been created, its letter-sorting technology will recognise it as a ‘real live’ stamp as it is processed for delivery.
A postal worker then scans the code just before the post reaches its final destination.
An Post will notify the sender via email once the item has been delivered. You can also receive a push notification via its app or an SMS text to your mobile phone.
It says that the public can send letters, postcards and large envelopes weighing up to 500g anywhere within the Republic of Ireland using a digital stamp.
However, it states that you cannot insure mail sent with a digital stamp, as it is “not suitable for valuable items”.
You can drop off your mail at any postbox or post office nationwide.
Furthermore, it confirmed that you can purchase up to €200 worth of digital stamps in one transaction via its app.
An Post states that it will refund a sender the price of a digital stamp if their mail item is lost or has not been delivered within five working days after posting.
A digital stamp for a letter or postcard, with a maximum weight of 100g, can be purchased for €2.00, while one for a large envelope, with a maximum, weight of 500g, is priced at €3.80.
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