Thursday, 28 September 2017

Review: The Paperless Post

I am a lover of all things stationary: greeting cards, invitations, postcards. This made me super excited to try our Paperless Post when they contacted me about reviewing their service.

They have tons of e-card options for any occasion, holiday or event. I found the designs to be charming as well.

I sent a beautiful thinking of you e-card to my best friend who recently moved out to LA. I loved all the options for customizing the e-card- you can choose different stamps, envelope colors, envelope liner designs and even a background for the card to sit on. If you are sending an invitation you have options to customize the RSVP card as well. The only thing I didn't like was that I couldn't remove the RSVP card for the greeting cards. I was sending the card to my BFF so I wasn't too stressed out about asking her to respond to my well wishes- and she did with a sweet message- but if I was sending the cards to a casual friend or co-worker I would feel awkward about asking them to respond to a "get well", "sympathy" or "thinking of you message."

I also scheduled a birthday e-card to be sent to my mom later this week. If you are the type of person who sends a lot of e-cards this is a great function as you could essentially schedule your cards for the entire year in one session. I do this with my paper greeting cards. I choose one for each recipient and address and stamp the envelopes and file them by month. As the month nears, I write messages inside them and mail them out.

Paperless Post also offers the option to send print copies of many of their designs which I think is awesome as I love the designs. I had a hard time selecting a card for my mom because I found many that I thought suited her personality. The only downside I saw to this is that while you purchase coins to use for the e-cards (and each card is different number of coins and you can upgrade or downgrade), you can not use the coins to purchase actual cards. I'm never a fan of sites that make you pay in various ways. I wish it were a little more streamlined. I can understand the thought process for not using coins but it just makes life for the consumer slightly more difficult. This being the case, I would not order paper cards just to avoid the hassle.

Overall, I really liked the site design and found it intuitive to use. Another neat feature is the sight saves any cards you are sent through the site. When I signed up, I was delighted to find a copy of a wedding invitation from a friends wedding several years ago. Also, there are several free e-card options so you can try it out before investing in an upgraded serviced.

*This review was sponsored by The Paperless Post but all opinions are 100% mine and 100% honest.