Paperless post: evite alternative

March 29, 2010

I have blogged about evite in the past and now I have to mention it again.

Traditionally people organize events by sending emails to everybody, having private one-on-one conversations for specific things, and at the end, if it is a big event, you don’t know who is going, who is bringing what etc…

There are several online tools that help you out when organising events. The most notable is evite, but there are many others, like mypounchbowl, and other more niche doing specific things like doodle (simple but efficient to decide a specific time) or aimado (if you want to charge for the event/concert or whatever).

Evite, if you have used it through time, you know is a headache with tons of advertising, spamming you often and even you it is powerful because it let you create lists of things to bring to a meeting, for me it is not an option. In fact there is plenty of ads free clones/alternatives like Socializr and Anyvite, and even a site for alternatives.

If most of your friends are in Facebook, then you can organize an event with facebook, it has the familiar interface and it is pretty good.

If you want to try something new, then try paperless post, a with a nice design with visually stunning results.

Paperless Post does not accept advertising.

Paperless Post makes its money through pricing units called “stamps.” If you buy a batch of 20, they’re 20 cents each; if you buy 300 or more, they’re 5 cents apiece. It takes one stamp to e-mail each invitation. (Using a special “envelope liner,” which looks like the ones in a stationery store, requires a second stamp; affixing a photograph to each invitation requires another.)

Even if you add every conceivable extra to your stack of online invitations, the cost of each remains tiny, measured in nickels.

If Paperless Post succeeds in persuading hosts of wedding parties and other formal events that its e-mail invitations are the equal of printed ones, its future seems bright indeed. This is where the company’s initial efforts are concentrated.

2 comments

  1. Comment by Pavel

    Pavel Reply October 2, 2010 at 7:24 pm

    I use a site http://www.events-x.com . It very simply and clearly.
    Create the guest list, choose an invitation card, send invitation by Email.

    • Comment by herzco

      herzco Reply December 24, 2013 at 6:45 pm

      Paperless Post has gone down to the bottom of the heap in my estimation. Poor customer service when you have a question (IF they actually read your query, they tend to send a stock answer that is not relevant)

      More importantly, it seems they don’t even know what is going on in their own website – This year I sent out 600 holiday cards. In their admin section of the site they ask you to give a PRIVATE title to your card, for your own reference and not to be seen by the readers – OOPS! Not accurate: I sent out 600 CARDS that are entitled “xmas2013non-weddingmailinglist” How embarrassing. (And even after THAT, their explanation was weak)

      So….I would not recommend Paperless Post, ever.

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