As an avid scrapbooker, I was sad back in the day when scrapbooking went digital. I love touching paper! But now, many years later, I must admit, I've climbed on the digital scrapbooking wagon, and I'm not sure I'll ever go back to the old way . . . maybe . . . I still love touching paper!
I feel the same way about invitations, cards, and announcements. So when I was asked to review the site www.paperlesspost.com I was curious. Is it just another "e-vite" type of website? I am not a fan of digital invitations. I know nearly everyone uses them. (I do use Facebook events and Twitter announcements.) But are we losing touch with the fine art of a handwritten card or a snail-mailed announcement?
Well, after playing with and testing the Paperless Post website, I'm happy to share my review with you.
The first thing I noticed about Paperless Post was that they utilize an interesting array of well-known designers for many of their collections - such as Anthropologie, kate spade, Liberty Fabrics, Paddington, Rifle Paper, Sesame Street, Vera Wang, and many more.
Here are the additional points I noticed about Paperless Post:
1. The website is user friendly, easy to navigate, and visually appealing.
2. You can send a test card to yourself before paying for the final version to be sent out.
3. If you're interrupted, your project is automatically saved in your drafts folder.
4. Similar to E-Vite, your guests can RSVP to events and view the guest list online.
5. Paperless Post seems much classier to me than E-Vite, but that could simply be personal preference.
6. While it does cost money to use Paperless Post, their site is clean and free from third-party advertisers.
7. The cost per use is reasonable. You can purchase 25 "coins" for $10 or purchase in varying levels up to 1000 coins for $100, making it less expensive the more you purchase, and it costs about 4 coins to send a card.
8. Paperless Post is a great investment for a business that wants to send out professional-looking cards on a regular basis or a socially-active individual who is looking for a fresh design.
9. With over a 100 million users already, Paperless Post is on its way to becoming a true force in the industry.
10. The more I used Paperless Post to send out interesting greeting cards to people, the more I wanted to use it! It's fun!
1. Your card recipient is added to the marketing email list of Paperless Post. Your contact will have to "unsubscribe" to get off the list.
2. As a user, you are added to their marketing email list. And they send out a LOT of emails. I thought there'd be a way to update the setting in my account, but I had to click at the bottom of a promotional email in order to update my preferences. I simply unsubscribed from the promotional emails. This has not deterred me from wanting to utilize the site more.
As you can see, the pros definitely outweigh the cons.
Paperless Post is a fun and classy way to send out cards, invites, and announcements to friends and business associates. I highly recommend their easy-to-use website.
[I received free coins on the Paperless Post website in exchange for an honest review. This in no way influenced my opinion.]