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The website itself is extremely simple, with only one page, and is self-explanatory. Users simply need to fill out the required fields on the form which is overlayed over an envelope, and then type out the letter.
It will then mail the letter as an actual physical letter, and to the actual physical location matched on the front of the envelope. Unfortunately, the site is for US-citizens only, so I am unable to use the service, but it makes sense due to postage fees.
How can it be free?
eSnailer is supported by ads. After you write your letter, you will be presented with some advertised offers. However, there is no cost or added hassle other than being shown these offers; it’s the only way such a site can offer such a service for free.Why use such a service?
I can think of four reasons why such a service could be useful to you:
I don’t know about you, but I can type much faster than handwrite or print. In addition, eSnailer will print out, stamp, envelope, and send your mail out for you. That means no more having to remembering to mail the envelope, and best of all, no more licking the envelope glue (although I’m sure some of you will miss that).
E-mails are a dime a dozen, but everybody reads snail mail. Just having something physically delivered to your house, and then physically opening it means a lot more to most people than receiving an e-mail.
Thus, such a service is a great opportunity to snail mail your clients, place a bid on somebody’s domain, or send a thank-you mail.
I HATE it when somebody tries to send me an E-greeting or online care for my birthday or Christmas. I always mark them as spam and actually get insulted when people send me them. However, I kind of enjoy snail mailed ones. It’s all in the effort, I believe.
eSnailer is perfect then, to use for birthdays, holidays, or anything when a standard e-mail just isn’t enough.
Taking everything else into consideration, you still can’t beat that you’re not paying any postage!
If you find this service useful, the owners would like you to take a moment to Digg them (consider it your way of thanking them for providing it for free):