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Safe Stamps™

Safe Stamps™ would be a software product that aims to save letter transportation costs and provide much faster delivery of letters, while ensuring that letters are not intercepted. Safe Stamps™ would do this through messengers, who would use the software and collect and deliver the letters. A sender could write a letter as usual and deliver it to a messenger. The recipient would receive the Safe Stamps™ version of the letter hand delivered to them like an important package.

A messenger at the source location would collect the letter from the sender and scan it into the system with the app. Then the messenger could shred the original for security once he confirmed it was accurately scanned and stored. The app would "send" the contents of the letter securely over the Internet. Another messenger at the destination would print the Safe Stamps™ letter from the app and deliver it to the recipient.

Observation: Many people today still want to send and receive physical paper letters from time to time, for some reason or another. Most mail consists of media that could be digitized.

Benefits: Since the contents would be sent securely over the Internet, there would be no physical letter to get lost, damaged, or intercepted in transit. Safe Stamps™ would save cargo transportation costs and provide much faster delivery.

Security: To ensure that the messengers themselves wouldn't intercept the contents of the letters, they could be known trusted contacts to the sender and recipient. Most of the people who would send paper letters and wouldn't use the app, probably do know somebody they trust in their general location who would use the app and could be a messenger.

Other ideas: Put a special stamp on an envelope or parcel, bring it to a location, have it picked up by a service, integrate with the post office or an existing shipper, or use special provided devices. Have the mailing digitized (scanned, recorded, etc.) on departure, send over the Internet, and reconstituted (printed, bound, recorded on CD/DVD, etc.) at the destination.

Could have portable scanning and printing equipment in delivery vehicles.

Could provide special virtual-mail-boxes, so the virtualization of the mail could be as transparent as possible to the user, so people wouldn't need to be technically literate to use it.

Verified Author: Serafino Software™
Maturity Idea 
Type: Software Product, Letter Delivery Service
Date Claimed: 31 August 2017

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