You’ve got mail! In the future
Clea Caulcutt · 17 Jul 2012, 09:00
Published: 17 Jul 2012 10:40 GMT+02:00
Updated: 17 Jul 2012 09:00 GMT+02:00
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Well, they haven’t exactly invented time travel but it’s close enough.
The principle is quite straightforward. Clients hand Mailenium the products they want to send in the future, which are then stored in a warehouse near Paris. The entire process can be done over the internet.
Mailenium then asks its clients to inform them when they want to send their packages. A couple of months or years down the line, they ship the goods.
38-year-old entrepreneur and mother Sylvie Gamet set up the company after giving birth to her first son.
“I had put some photos and objects aside. I wanted to make a package and send them to him when he turned 18. I imagined he'd love to think I made this parcel ages ago,” Gamet told daily Le Telegramme.
“But I didn’t really have the room to keep the parcel at home. That’s why I decided to create Mailenium,” she said.
Of course, clients are allowed to revoke their order whenever they feel like it. Gamet doesn’t want her clients to suffer the embarrassment of sending ex-partners love letters in the future if they have shacked up with someone else.
What's her tallest order so far? She has one parcel with a delivery date set for 2022.