Today we are looking at talk of USPS Voice Stamp Project. The way we think of our letter writing with our outgoing mail and postage, make that a stamp with our voice is truly amazing!
There was an article about it over at Linn’s Stamp News on Friday. The YouTube it was linking to is now showing as no longer available.
I’ve been able to locate a link to the two-minute video describing the USPS Voice Stamp Project and am including a few screenshots from it here in case that source becomes also unavailable in the future.
Where I found it was listed among an ADWEEK posting from June 06, 2017. “These 12 Amazing Projects Are the Pinnacle of U.S. Brand Innovation Today. See the U.S. entries on the Lions Innovation shortlist at Cannes
Company – U.S. Postal Service
Project – Your Voice Is Your Stamp
Agency – MRM//McCann, New York
“The Postal Service is pioneering technology that will let you pay for postage with your voice instead of a stamp.”
One of the recurring feedback points I read on Twitter were people remarking that it did not appear to be enabled for the deaf at this point.
From the Linn’s Stamp News article.
At least that’s the suggestion being made on a YouTube video that touts a proposed experimental postal project that would place a small electronic box on the top of those familiar blue mail collection boxes.
Officials acknowledged that the Postal Service is planning to test the “Smart Blue Box” concept, created by MRM/McCann, a New York advertising agency, but offered no details about when and where the project might begin.
… Asked to comment, the Postal Service described the device as a “prototype” that “combines the power of the Post Office with the convenience of the iconic blue USPS collection boxes.”
I’m definitely staying tuned to learn more about this future offering should any time frame ever appear!
USPS Voice Stamp Project Attribution & Thank you to the following I’m referencing today –
Linn’s Stamp News, June 09, 2017, POSTAL UPDATES – ‘Voice Stamp’: experimental USPS project could spell the demise of postage stamps. Washington Postal Scene — By Bill McAllister. @LinnsStampNews @USPS
ADWEEK posting from June 06, 2017. “These 12 Amazing Projects Are the Pinnacle of U.S. Brand Innovation Today. See the U.S. entries on the Lions Innovation shortlist at Cannes.” Company – U.S. Postal Service. Project – Your Voice Is Your Stamp. @ADWEEK. https://twitter.com/Adweek/status/872467186975113216. @MRM_McCann