CORREOS renovates its eCard application for sending postcards from the mobile phone
CORREOS has renovated with new functionalities Correos eCard, its application for mobile appliances, from which it is possible to design and send postcards to any place in the world based on any photograph made at that instant or any other stored in the appliances’ gallery. The most interesting feature in Correos eCard consists in its potential for using and retouching any image which we might have in our appliance and turn it into a physical photograph.
Among Correos eCard’s novel features, which are available both in iOS (iPhone and soon also in iPad) and in Android, are the possibility of choosing among different postcard formats, new options for retouching the photographs, such as making them turn or expanding their frames, and it includes artistic filters which expand the capacity to improve and personalize the postcards.
Equally, each user will be able to look up at the postcards which he or she has already sent, since they will be stored, and also to choose whether he or she wants it to be enclosed in an envelope. Another novelty included in the new application is the option of sending postcards from the mobile to email addresses for free.
Besides, it is possible to acquire from the application itself virtual coins, which users will be able to use later for paying both physical shipments and the new forms and special effects, which will be added to the four already available: black-and-white, sepia, brightness, and out-of-focus. With the purpose of facilitating users to know the new eCard, CORREOS offers the sending of the first card at no cost.
CORREOS eCard offers the opportunity of sharing the best moments (summer holidays, Christmas, celebrations, etc.) with the loved ones sending one postcard, and without having to take the trouble of looking for a mail box or buying a postage stamp. Sending the postcard is as easy as downloading the application, choosing the kind of postcard, including and retouching the selected photograph, writing a message, paying the tariff, and sending the postcard. CORREOS takes care of shipping it to any domestic or international destination, as if it were a physical shipment which will arrive to the addresses’ mail box in four-five working days.
The payment can be made through PayPal or making use of the above mentioned virtual coins. Tariffs, depending on the destination place, are frozen at 1.50€ for addresses in Spain; 2.50€ for the rest of Europe and Greenland; and 2.75€ for the rest of the world. The shipment in an envelope will cost a further 0.35€.
The application can be freely downloaded from Apple’s iTunes Store, the Android Market for Samsung mobiles, Android’s appliances, or in Samsung apps. It is also possible to download it from CORREOS’ website www.correos.com.
Correos belongs to Grupo SEPI, a corporate holding which includes a total of 16 state-owned companies in which it has a direct, majority shareholding participation, with more than 74,000 professionals in 2013, and to which is attached the state-owned radio-and-television corporation, as well as one public foundation. Besides, it has direct minority shareholding participations in a further 9 companies, and indirect ones in more than 100 companies.
Correos is the biggest company in Spain, both in terms of its presence and territorial scope, with around 10,000 points for gaining access to its services. It distributes over 4,000 Million shipments per year, and it reaches daily 28 Million households, companies and institutions. It has a human team made up by about 53,000 professionals who work to provide comprehensive solutions and a wide range of high-quality products adapted to the different customer categories, both in packaging and direct marketing, and in postal services based on the new technologies and financial services.
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