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If we’re all about label free, why do we support over-labelling?

Stamp Free technology was born out of a real-world problem, no stamps available to post an urgent letter, but has grown into so much more than that. Our technology provides the ultimate in customer convenience by enabling anyone to send a letter, parcel and even a return with just a smartphone app (and a pen!). So, why do we support over-labelling?

Well, we recognise that changing from a barcoded label that has been used across the globe for sending parcels and returns for decades is not a simple switch. Whilst, our AI technology is convenient for customers, removing all labels, barcodes and QR codes could be a step too far for carriers and posts.

That is why we offer two solutions. Both give the customer the ultimate convenience of going label free but with our “customer label free” option carriers can over-label at any stage of the journey for their own convenience.

Our solutions can be implemented in two ways:

  1. Customer Label Free

All the digital and label free convenience for the customer and totally risk free for carriers. With this option a carrier simply over-labels the parcel on receipt and puts it through its operational network as usual. And as the Stamp Free code unique identifier is written on the item and already validated at source, the over-labelling can occur at any point or time downstream at the convenience of the carrier.

This solution is ideal for lockers and PUDO, ensuring that there is a unique identifier, validated at source, on every parcel to reduce lost parcels in the network.

  1. End-to-End Label Free

For those wishing to adopt a fully digital and sustainable route, our technology is fully compatible with most existing carrier technology to offer a completely label free option from first mile to last.  Stamp Free codes can be scanned and read on any item (letters, parcels and returns) in the same way as any barcode, fast and accurately, and our carrier app provides accurate tracking and rich data throughout the journey, all from a simple 6-8 digit code. In addition, removing the need for any hardware and the associated costs of generating parcel labels across the supply chain not only saves money but supports a more environmentally friendly agenda.

Whichever implementation option is preferred Stamp Free enables carriers to access new markets and customers by offering a sustainable, digital and more convenient choice with little to no impact on usual operations.

Want to discuss how we can help you access new markets and provide a better choice to customers, get in touch today.