Digital postage company Stamp Free Limited has appointed Seamus Yendole in the role of business development director as the business progresses toward the commercial launch of its AI phone-based alternative to traditional mailing and returns.
According to the company, Yendole brings extensive experience from a range of senior commercial and technology roles, including seven years as VP of global sales at Escher Group. At Stamp Free, Yendole will be responsible for maximizing on the international interest for the company’s technology, further driving trials and the subsequent rollout.
Hugh Craigie Halkett, managing director of Stamp Free, said, “Stamp Free has ambitious plans for the remainder of the year and into 2023 and is at an exciting stage in its development with another fundraise by the end of the year and trials currently underway. Seamus will be key in helping us to achieve these ambitions and help us develop further in the logistics sector.”
The Stamp Free Digital Postage Solution allows businesses and consumers to use the Stamp Free or white-labelled app to send parcels and letters, as well as return consumer goods, without the need for a postage stamp or carrier label. Utilizing machine handwriting recognition as a core part of its technology, Stamp Free also benefits postal carriers by removing issues associated with postage stamps such as fraud, liabilities and the cost of printing.
According to the company, it is also beneficial for the environment with no extra machinery, stamps or printed postage labels required – just handwritten six- or eight-digit codes, essentially handwritten barcodes – which are scanned and validated by AI at the source by a smartphone (see image above) before the mail item is sent or returned.