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July 24, 2009

Pingg – Send Stylish Invitations, Online and Offline

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Evite has long been the most popular online invitation site, but we have our doubts that its reign is going to last much longer if users discover all that Pingg has to offer. Pingg is an online invitation site launched early in 2008, and it’s also a hassle-free way to send invitations online or even in the real world.

Since event planning has the potential to be so incredibly stressful, we definitely like that the service is so easy to use. But where Pingg shines most is in the detail put into the cards. If you’d like, you can pick from the designer series and choose a design from one of your favorites (Martha Stewart, for example). But what’s even better is that you can also design your own, uploading your own image, and even including video or pictures. You can also send your invites through email, print them out, text them, or even upload them to social networking sites.

All of this makes Pingg a convenient and worthwhile way to send invitations. They say that their invitations and announcements are “worthy of print” and we definitely agree. Perhaps the best thing about Pingg is that when the invitation is sent there aren’t any pesky links to click on—the cards are beautiful, detailed, and have a personal touch you don’t always find in other online invitations.

Practical Uses:

  • Send party invitations for your child’s birthday
  • Design thank-you cards for your baby shower
  • Announce your engagement and send wedding invitations

Insider Tips:

  • Check out the designer series and search for your favorite designer
  • Click “Changing the Present” to have guests make a charitable donation

What we liked:

  • Dashboard makes it easy to manage all of your cards
  • Plenty of design options and customization features
  • E-cards and invitations are consistently beautiful

What we didn’t like:

  • We liked everything

Alternatives:

Company Info:

  • Launched: February 2008
  • Privately Held
  • Headquarters: New York, New York
  • Founded by: Lorien Gabel and Matt Harrop
  • Web site: http://www.pingg.com

Costs:

  • Free
  • Printed invites $1.50 each