Paperless Post® is a company that designs customizable online invitations, cards and printed stationery. These beautiful and original designs show that it’s possible for personal, and well-designed communication, regardless of the medium. Recently, Paperless Post partnered with several world-famous designers and lifestyle brands, including kate spade new york, Oscar de la Renta®, Jonathan Adler™, and Rifle Paper Co., offering even more stylish selections.
When I went to set up my account with Paperless Post I found myself pleasantly surprised to learn that I already used their products! Many of the brands I work with use Paperless Post to manage their events to send online invitations, manage RSVPs and attendees. So technically, Paperless Post knew me before I knew them!
This is a sponsored post, I received complimentary coins to try out Paperless Post and write about my experience. Opinions are my own based on my use of the online service. Paperless Post is not responsible for the content of this article. I only share information with my readers that I feel is worthwhile.
Customized Online Cards with Paperless Post
Customized online invitations with RSVP tracking and attendee management is the larger portion of what Paperless Post offers. For the purpose of my review I’ll be customizing an online card, which is similar in process to their online invitations, just not handling responses
The timing for me to try out Paperless Post for myself was perfect, just in time for Dolly to send out Valentine’s Day cards to all of her friends. I’ve never sent online cards, but have experience with making custom cards online for print. But I’ve realized that is a waste of money and paper when I only send out half of what I have, yet use the e-version of the card to send via email. Paperless Post combines both of these features simply and better. I found my experience with making custom cards online for print transferred quickly and I set out to customize my first card.
Of course, since the Valentine’s Day card is from Dolly to her friends, I want to customize it with her photo and a personal message from us. I simply used the sidebar descriptions to select cards with one photo to show me all the choices I had for cards. I easily settled on the Big Heart knowing that Dolly would look adorable on it.
The Preview Experience is one of the many features we loved. Before you begin to customize the card, it shows you just how the card arrives in the recipients inbox and when they open it.
Another feature we like is the use of Coins. The more coins you purchase, the lower the cost of the coins, and the lower the cost of customizing options. The cost of the card we chose starts out at 2 coins, the tally shows five coins after customizing the envelope.
As we move through the customizing process we can monitor the cost of our card with the coin tally. You can change the backdrop of your card for additional coins.
When we finally got to customize the text and photo it took me a few tries to get the right photo to fit the card. The process is mistake proof you can undo and redo anything. Not to mention don’t worry about having to save your work, it’s always there, right where you left off.
After we finished the card, we went through the same process with the envelope, then on to setting up our mailing and scheduling it. That was it!
You can add emails individually like I did, or you can add an email list you already have or upload an existing file, making it easy to manage any mailings. Also, Paperless Post does not use your email addresses for marketing purposes.
Managing your account, invitations and cards, and mailings is easy from your Dashboard and Post Box. Remember the Coins? My card cost five coins and I sent 15 cards at a cost of $4.33 based on the number of coins I began with. I doubt if you can find a Valentine’s Day card for that price including postage.
I really enjoy using Paperless Post for sending Dolly’s online card. Not only that, her friends enjoyed receiving her card too. I can’t wait to send out birthday cards and my holiday cards now! I would definitely use them for online invitations if I needed to organize an event and mailings. I can recall the cumbersome and time-consuming method I used in my previous work experience, I would loved to of had access to it then.
Even with Paperless Posts’ unlimited choices, if for some reason you can’t find that perfect invitation or card, you can always upload your own design and still use Paperless Post for organizing and managing your mailing.
For those of you that aren’t completely ready to abandon paper and the post office Paperless Post still offers beautiful personalized stationery, and kids’ stationery.