Till now it was only possible to use such digital code for domestic letters, but as of 9 August 2017 customers can also produce codes for international letters.
Initially only letters and letter mail up to 2 kg with a destination in one of the European Union countries can bear the stamp code. Later this option will also be offered for letter mail from The Netherlands to other destinations. This will be announced with a UPU circular letter.
And this is how the stamp codes look like: a “P” for “postage”, “NL” for showing the origin from the Netherlands, followed by a random 9 letter / digit combination. Customers are instructed to write the letters and digits clearly in the top right corner of the mail item.
In the countries of destination mail items with such a code will be handled as any other item of the same category.
PostNL sees the stamp code as an attractive solution for those many cases that a sender doesn’t have a stamp at hand, and especially hopes to seduce young WhatsAppers.
For questions please contact Ms Joyce Hartog of PostNL (E: firstname.lastname@example.org)