The Voice Stamp
To send mail anywhere in the country, you still need a physical postage stamp. With the U.S. Postal Service, we created the easiest possible way to mail a letter: with your voice.
We turned USPS collection boxes into post office outposts. With the help of AI, you can now send mail without a physical stamp.
— Emmeli Osterdahl, Creative
A voice-activated device with artificial intelligence and an Internet connection — designed to fit every U.S. Postal Service collection box in the country.
We invented a whole new way to send mail — without the friction of looking for physical stamps or a post office.
By connecting voice authentication to existing USPS logistics and technology, we created 150,000 easily accessible points of sale for the U.S. Postal Service: the blue collection boxes.
We matched return addresses to users’ USPS.com payment methods — charging postage only when mail is scanned at processing centers. All of this is activated by the user’s voice.
The smart Blue Box and the Voice Stamp service is a patented prototype currently in testing in select locations. We continue to conduct research and collect data with the goal to put it into market in the very near future: empowering over 150,000 blue collection boxes with AI.