Here is part two of my Paperless Post review. Last time, I talked about the flyer option and you can read my thoughts about it here.
For the cards, there are plenty of options and you can weed out the ones you pay for if you don't have two coins to pay for a card. Even then, there are about 50-70 free designs available, so it shouldn't be hard to find one that fits your needs. There's also the option to upload your own design. You could totally put your book cover on there! You can also add an additional photo or blank card for no extra coins.
One thing I noticed, though, was that while I could remove the background and card liner as those each cost a coin, if I wanted to use an envelope, that always charged one coin. The only way around that was to delete the envelope.
This is noteworthy because to send the card to someone is one coin per person. Each time you choose something that costs a coin, the price is per person. So if you have a card and use an envelope with a background that's two coins, and if you send that to five people that is ten coins. In short, coins add up pretty quickly if you're not careful. But, you can send a card completely free. It's just if you want to get fancy, you have to use coins.
The price of coins isn't bad, though. Of course, the more you spend, the better the deal. You can earn some coins with a referral link, but I'm too anti-social for that to be of use to me. LOL
Another noteworthy thing is for the text. You only get one text box and the way to move is basically resize it to the area you want. You can't outright delete the text block either, but that isn't too bad because once you delete the text inside it, nothing shows and it doesn't say "Insert text here" as a placeholder.
Would I use it?
Honestly, probably not the cards. If I'm going to send a card, I'll send a real one in snail mail. Usually because I'm adding money for a birthday. If Paperless Post had an option to link to PayPal or something or allow you to attach a gift card somehow that would make it more appealing to me because then I could send birthday cards and a gift.
Over all, I didn't find the site hard to use. In all my messing around, I didn't end up accidentally spending any coins. If I clicked out of the card I was fooling with, it put it in a draft state. It loaded relatively fast and I saw no lag. You can link up various accounts for easy access to emails, and save favorite card designs. Spending money is optional, so if you can be cheap and send a card with no bells or whistles or go all out.
It's a solid site, but I'm not entirely sure this fills a need i have. Either way, good luck to them, and thanks for letting me play around the site and give my opinion.
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