Is Paperless Post Worth It?

Paperless Post Review

Though I generally appreciate the gravitas that comes with good, ol’ fashioned paper stationery – I also love modern touches with digital variations. We used Paperless Post for our rehearsal dinner invitations last year and was pleased with the experience. So when the Paperless Post team reached out for a review collaboration, I was excited to check out their latest offerings!

Paperless Post Features

Because Paperless Post’s roots are in technology, they have the most bells and whistles when it comes to features with their Cards, such as:

  • Email open tracking (useful in case you want to nudge a few folks who missed the invite)
  • Bulk uploading of contacts via CSV file (because I live in Excel and Google Sheets)
  • Customization of every aspect of the card (text, background, digital envelope liners, digital “stamps”, and more)
  • Event reminders & messages to attendees
  • Mobile support (they have their own app!)

Designs

But modern features are just that – features. Thankfully, these features come paired with beautiful designs for almost every occasion you can think of. Best of all, many of their designs are free!

However, some of my favorites are their Rifle Paper Co designs that start at just 2 coins per recipient. This comes to a total of $20 to send to 50 guests if you buy their 100 coin pack. Quite economical compared to traditional cards, which would easily be 10x the cost with paper varietals, not even including postage.

Above: Backdrop customization for one of their Fall-themed Cards
Above: Another killer design partnership – Gray Malin’s whimsical aerial photos can be incorporated as playful Card backdrops

New! Flyers

More recently, they’ve launched a fun, casual invitation product called Paperless Post Flyer, which is perfect for small and large gatherings alike. Unlike Cards, a Flyer comes with a link that can be shared on social media, text and more. Not only do their designs look great on desktop, they’re also automatically mobile optimized. The only con to this line is that they don’t currently support bulk CSV uploads of contacts. Here’s to hoping they add functionality in the future!

Above: A sampling of Fall-themed Flyers

Overall, I do think that Paperless Post is well worth the money for their designs, experience and convenience – especially when compared to traditional cards. Have you tried Paperless Post recently? Would love to hear about your experience!