We are excited to announce that Postful has been acquired by Click2Mail, a leading provider of online print and mail services. Postful’s product line can now be found at Click2Mail.com, where you will also find far more product options, comprehensive live customer support, and an extensive nationwide print network.

While Postful will be shutting down on May 27, 2011, we have worked with Click2Mail to make the transition as smooth as possible for our existing customers.  Click2Mail has already incorporated the best of Postful’s email interface into the powerful Click2Mail print and mail management system with their Click2Mail Email-to-Mail service, and if you’ve looked for Postful’s postcards recently you already know about Click2Mail’s easy-to-send picture postcards.

To begin using Click2Mail.com all you need to do is sign up for an account with Click2Mail then email Postful customer support (support@postful-inc.com) with your primary Postful email address and your new Click2Mail username. We’ll handle transferring your balance.

Please note that your Postful mailboxes and order history will not be transferred. If you need access to this information, you can log in to your Postful account until May 27.

We greatly appreciate your past use of Postful and look forward to continuing to serve you as a part of Click2Mail. If you have any questions or need help, please contact us at support@postful-inc.com and we’ll be glad to help in any way possible.

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New Dispatch Times

October 13, 2008

Over the next week, we’re going to be adjusting the time at which letters are dispatched for printing.  After the transition, all letters will be dispatched at 1AM PST, Monday through Friday.  This change will allow us to more easily handle volume spikes and avoid mailing delays as volumes continue to expand.

Please let us know if you have any questions about this change.

Volume Discounts

September 6, 2008

One of the key questions many clients ask us when signing up is for details on volume discounts.  Volume discounts are now available for all users, vastly expanding the range of mailings for which Postful is appropriate.

Discounts are based on the size of the payment.  For example, a user adding $100 would see the price of a single page letter drop from $.99 to $.89 for the next $100 of orders.

Postful has always been the best deal available for individual mailings, now we’re able to extend that to much larger runs.  Combined with our unmatched integration options and ease of use, we think that this will open up a lot of new uses.

Postful Adds Postcards

September 5, 2008

The biggest feature we’re launching this week is the addition of postcards.  It’s now easy to send custom postcards with your own photos and designs.

To try things out, just go to our site, upload a photo, and add your message.  You can preview the card, set the recipient, and send in minutes.  It’s only $.59 for a single 4.25″x6″ card.  Volume discounts take things down from there.

It’s a great way to send reminders, thank you notes, vacation postcards, holiday cards, and more.

Of course, for many of you, sending individual cards isn’t your key concern.  You want to integrate this directly with your application.  Through our API, you have full control of the postcard printing system, including complete control of the design on both sides of the card (both sides full color).

If you’re interested in getting more details, just contact us and we can help you to handle the integration process.

For everyone, let us know what you like and, just as importantly, what you don’t like.  We’re looking forward to hearing from you.

Postful Launches from Beta

September 4, 2008

By now, many of you have noticed the major changes with Postful.  We’re thrilled to be launching out of beta this week at the Office 2.0 conference where we’re one of the Launchpad companies.

We’ll be talking a lot more about the new features that we’re launching over the next few days.  For now, let me just start by thanking all of the users who have helped us so much through the course of our beta development.  Your feedback, patience, support, and excitement have been invaluable.

And, I’d like to also welcome all the new users who are joining us for the first time.  We look forward to hearing your thoughts.

Postful at Office 2.0

August 26, 2008

We’ve been working on some major updates recently, and we’re excited to say that we’ll be announcing them in just a little over a week at the Office 2.0 conference.

Aside from the obvious draw that Postful provides, there is an incredible group of panelists and speakers lined up.  More, there are going to be a lot of people that we’re looking forward to meeting in person after long online interactions.

There are still some spots remaining, so if you have a chance, register now.  Ismael Ghalimi and his team are putting together what looks to be a wonderful program, but it’s always the community that defines any conference, so we’d love to see as many of you there as possible.

For those who can’t make it, we’ll be posting updates here as well.

Downtime Tonight

May 23, 2008

Postful will be briefly down tonight for a server upgrade. This is scheduled to begin on Saturday, May 24 at 0000 PDT (0700 GMT). We’re allocating 3 hours for this, although we expect it take far less than that.

[Update 5/24/08] We’re back up and everything is running smoothly again.