This article about Interactive Barcodes in Newspaper Ads: The Next Frontier for Google? from Mashable reminded me of a conversation that myself and Himself had yesterday about stamps. I wasn’t sure what type of stamp a particular size envelope would require. Not an uncommon query I would imagine and I’d figure I’d find the information easily on An Post website which I did. But it occurred to me that wouldn’t it be a lot simpler if you could just buy postage online? Using a system like the coupons from Pigsback.com you could print out a barcode onto your chosen label size et voila – another punch in the belly of the regional Oifig an Phoist, thank you very much Rosie.
There is a North American Company already doing this called Stamps.com. How integrated and forward thinking.