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Thai post office in your pocket

PHUKET: Anyone who has ever had to deal with the queues at their local Thai post office understands just how frustrating it can be at times.


By Jean-Pierre Mestanza

Friday 25 April 2014, 04:21PM


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That’s why Thailand Post is offering customers the chance to instead use their smartphones to access their services through four newly-developed apps. Though only some of the apps are available for both iOS and Android devices, the new services will come as a sigh of relief for many expats.

Ipost-a-Card

As the name suggests, this is a postcard customisation app that allows users to take a photo, edit it, write a message, print and send to a friend. Users can even upload a 15-second video and print a QR code on the postcard for the recipient to scan.

This app comes from a partnership between four agencies: Thailand Post, an app development company, a printing firm, and a social media agency.

Available for iOS and Android.

PosteMart

In conjunction with the government, this app serves as the mobile extension of the post office's online portal of the same name. The shop offers local products including porcelain and Thai herbs as well as handicrafts and postage stamps.

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Available for Android.

StampAlive

This app brings stamps to life. Users take a photo of a particular Thailand Post stamp through their phone, the printed stamp then either becomes a piece of interactive media, complete with fun images and music, or a link to a webpage that is sent to the user with more details on the stamp.

Available for iOS and Android.

Track & Trace

This straightforward app lets users track parcels on their smartphones anywhere in the world. Users can check on the status of their package through notifications and maps. The app also shows the signature of the package receiver.

Not groundbreaking by any means, but nice to finally have it in Thailand.

Available for iOS, Android, and Windows.

 

 

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