Features of a Good Online Greeting Card Service
Throughout the years, people have become increasingly influenced by the internet. Many purchases like clothes and gadgets, books and other like items can be found on the internet. The same goes with correspondence and communications – electronic mail or email has replaced the conventional letters, and we can talk to other people in different parts of the world at any time through chat rooms and forums.
With all these facets of life slowly becoming more and more manifest in the electronic world, it not too much of a stretch that the way we send out or greetings has become electronic as well.
Online Greeting Cards: Our Electronic His and Hellos
The online greeting card is, simply put, the electronic representation of the usual paper-based cards we see in gift shops and book stores. What sets the online greeting card apart from its old-fashioned descendant is not as much as the medium used to convey the message, but in the presentation and features it has that the other, older version does not.
Here are some characteristics that a good online greeting card service has:
A Wide Range of Choices
While paper-based cards do offer a wide selection for buyers, online greeting cards have a much bigger range. That, and add the high level of customization and personalization options available to subscribers, you can change fonts, designs (or even make your own), and colors.
You can also add photos, embedded audio files (some allow you to upload your own voice message) and video clips. This ensures the even if someone else around the world chooses the same message, you will still differ in the way that message is presented.
And no matter what the occasion, you’ll be sure to find a design, template or message suited to it. You can also print out your designed greeting to a hard copy if you still decide to send it the old-fashioned way.
A good online greeting card service provides quality features to its subscribers. That means that all content (such as music or video clips) is bought by them and is legally available for your use and distribution, and no expense is spared in acquiring the best and most creative designers to make designs for every season and occasion.
For about $17 to $23 a year in subscription fees, and a minimal amount for printed out designs and shipping and postal fees, you can save up to about half the amount it will cost sending out paper invitations or greetings. And even if you decide to have it printed out, it still costs less, and won’t have you calling up greeting card suppliers or printers for bulk orders. Some online greeting card services give a lower rate for bulk orders.
Ease of Use
Simply put, even with all the options and features available to you, a good online greeting card service will also be user friendly, allowing subscribers to fully use all the service’s elements in making a greeting card.
As the whole process is electronic, unforeseen circumstances and problems might occur, so there are always customer support representatives you can call when in need to answer all you questions and point you in the right direction.