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October 9, 2009

Paperless Post – Personalized Invitations Straight to the Inbox

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When it comes to special occasions, one of the most tedious parts is invitations. Ordering them, mailing them out, handling all the RSVPs—it can get to be a lot of work. Now, in the age where the term “green” doesn’t just mean money anymore, Paperless Post is here to help you take all your invitation needs to the Internet without losing the fancy, personalized feel.

Basically, Paperless Post allows you to create the same kind of invitations you could order with two exceptions: it’s cheaper, and they’re all sent to inboxes, not mailboxes. Paperless Post offers tons of options for all your invitation needs, whether it be for a wedding or just a friendly get together. The pricing options are affordable for anyone in any situation, whether you need just the first free 25 or up to 500.

Everyone gets junk mail, so why clutter up their mailbox even more? With the way of the internet now, people are more likely to respond to something instantly rather than a paper invitation where they have to mail back a card or give someone a call. Simply confirm or deny the invitation and it’ll be sent back to the sender immediately! Save some trees, and money, and go paperless today.

Practical Uses:

  • Put more money towards food and flowers by sending your wedding invitations online
  • Tell you girlfriends about you bachelorette party through email
  • Environmental organizations can send online invitations to watch speakers talk about saving the environment, while lending a hand themselves

Insider tips:

  • Monitor when your guests receive their invitations
  • Manage multiple invites even easier by creating a free account

What we liked:

  • The cost—not only is it cheaper than sending letters through the mail, but the money saved on the actual invitations alone can add up to hundreds, if not thousands, of dollars depending on the size of your event
  • You create each invitation yourself so you’ll never send the same template twice

What we didn’t like:

  • Paperless Post is still in beta stages, and we experienced a few hiccups along the way

Alternatives:

Similar (but not quite the same):

Company Info:

  • Launched: Summer 2008
  • Privately Held
  • Headquarters: New York City, NY
  • Founded by: Brother and sister Alexa and James Hirschfeld
  • Web site: http://www.paperlesspost.com

Costs:

  • First 25 are free, then choose from a variable price structure based on the number of invites sent