Here's an innovative mobile service from the German Postal Service (Deutsche Post, DHL) I think I will use more often from now on: My big problem when getting things via mail is that I am usually not at home when the parcels are delivered. That leaves me with guessing when the parcels arrive, go home early to pick up the delivery failure notice and then drop by the post office before it closes in the evening. But now there's a better solution for it: Close to my office there's a so called "Packstation" to which my parcel can be delivered. Once it's there I automatically get an e-mail or SMS to inform me that I can pick it up. Great, I just have to walk over, insert my customer card, type in the PIN and the parcel is mine. Great mobile service, that's how I like it!