Cost of Online Greeting Cards
Sending Greetings is Never A Burden
Cost of Online Greeting Cards
If you’re the kind of person who like to send out forwarded emails or inspirational quotes on a regular basis, chances are you’ll like – if you haven’t subscribed already – to an online greeting card service.
But not only leisurely internet users find the use of online greeting cards useful; executives of big companies or business people use online greeting card services to send out greetings to clients and business contacts and associates as a way of politely saying that “I value our business relationship” without taking up too much time on both sides.
The online greeting card has totally changed the way we send greeting to other people. Although a lot of services also offer the option of making your online greeting card into a real greeting card, many choose the online versions for their efficiency, unique features, and speed of delivery to the intended recipient.
Price and Costing
One of the things, of course that people first ask is, “How much is it going to cost?” The thing is, there are a couple of factors involved in costing regarding an online greeting card service.
First and foremost, of course, is a subscription fee. Especially if you plan to (or are currently using) an online greeting card service often, that in itself is value enough for your money. To top that off, most services cost only about $17 to $25 A YEAR in membership fees – some even have a free trial period. This covers the use of all the features, pictures, and all the other personalization options available to subscribers.
Next of course, is the cost per card. Some charge a small fee for each card you send out, some don’t – but there’s always a catch somewhere in an offer like this, so best keep your wits about you before committing to anything.
Other online greeting card services offer to print out hard copies of your cards (there’s won’t be any electronic features, of course) and send them out. Some online greeting card services recognize that some customers still prefer doing their greetings the old fashioned way. Of course, there will be a charge for each card printed out and sent. Some services also offer discounts for bulk orders, so you have the best deal when you want to send out a lot.
Where Does It Go?
Don’t think that just because it’s online, it’s supposed to be free. Good quality online greeting card services use your money to pay for good artists and graphic designers, music rights, video rights, and all the other features you see on the website. And since consumer’s tastes are always evolving – not to mention that many customers want a unique design – quality online greeting card services invest a lot of money to pay for all those customization options – fonts, colors, music, designs, and so on – so that their clients never run out of things to doodle with when designing a card of their own.
Also for those who send out hard copies of their cards, you have to pay for the printing and the paper – and the price also varies based on what type of paper you want to use – and the postal fees.