Do you still send your mail by going to the post office in person? Or maybe you don't have the right stamp at hand and the post office is already closed?
You can save yourself a lot of time and stress by opting for the digital stamp without printing. You can use the digital stamp at home or in the office. You don't have to wait in a long queue at the post office or affix traditional stamps to each letter individually. The time you save can certainly be put to better use.
All you need for the mobile stamp is a stamp code, which you can easily create yourself online in just a few steps.
Send at any time of day: No matter what time it is or what day it is, with the digital stamp you can frank your mail around the clock and on Sundays and public holidays and drop it in the letterbox.
Easy to use: Creating the digital stamp is very simple. All you need is the right app and a dark pen.
Quickly done: Requesting an online stamp with code only takes a few seconds. Simply open the app, buy the code and write it on the letter - done.
All you need is an online code for a stamp, which you create using a smartphone or tablet app. You can get a suitable letter postage online code via a free app from Deutsche POST AG.
The Post & DHL app offers you other services besides the stamp code. The app is available for Android devices in the Google Play Store, Apple users can find it in the App Store.
You can pay for the stamp code online using a PayPal account. Alternatively, you can pay by credit card (e.g. Mastercard, Visa or American Express).
Once you have downloaded the app to your smartphone or tablet, you can start creating the code stamp. However, the digital postage stamp is only suitable for postage within Germany. For a better overview, we have created a step-by-step guide on how to create a stamp code online.
1. Open the app
First open the app if you want to buy a stamp code.
2. Select product
In the next step, select "Send" and choose "Letter" or "Postcard" in the desired quantity in the "Postage advisor".
3. Request code
Then select the postage and request the code via "As code for labelling".
Now pay for the digital stamp via PayPal or credit card.
5. Receive letter postage code
A postage code or several digital stamps will now be assigned to you.
6. Enter code with hashtag PORTO
You can then simply enter each code, which consists of the hashtag PORTO and an eight-digit sequence of letters and numbers, in two lines at the top right of your item. Write #PORTO in the first line and all the letters and numbers individually and legibly in the second line on the envelope. For postcards, you can also write on the edge of the pre-printed frame.
You now have 14 days to post your letter or postcard in a letterbox. After this time, the code expires and is no longer valid.
It is important that you use a black felt-tip pen or pencil that is easy to read. The sorting machines at the post office read the code automatically, so only letters and numbers in block letters are optimally legible. If the machine fails to read the code, the mail is checked manually and then, in most cases, safely delivered to the recipient.
There are no extra fees on top of the postage when you create a digital stamp via the app. You can buy up to 20 postage codes per transaction at once. However, additional services such as registered mail cannot be booked via the app.
Thanks to the digital stamp, you save a lot of time. Private users are using this form of letter dispatch more and more. Freelancers and self-employed people also don't want to bother with annoying stickers or long queues at the post office, but prefer to send their mail flexibly. The fastest way to do this is to use a digital stamp, which you can easily create around the clock in the Post app.