Review of Touchnote online postcard service.

A couple of weeks ago I saw a Facebook message talking about the ease of sending postcards online. It peaked my interest and I was going to check out the site at a later date. The next time I remembered the online postcard thing is when Nick’s mom told us she received a postcard that had been mailed from Belize weeks ago.

Can you believe it? We had been in Belize for about five weeks and we mailed this postcard on the third day of our stay here. If we were actually on a regular vacation for a week or so, our postcard would have arrived several weeks after we returned home. Oops!

So I did what every computer geek does these day, I googled ‘Online Postcards’ and the top result was ‘Touchnote’.

Online Postcard Service Review

Touchnote lets you send your photos as beautiful glossy postcards for only $1.49, this includes postage. Yay! I just had to try it out right then and there.

Send An Online Postcard

It was very easy to get started with Touchnote and I had my first postcard ready to go just a few minutes later.

The hardest part was to pick the pictures I wanted to use, we have way too many to choose from. I ended up with five postcards, one to Germany and the rest to friends and family in the US. All I had to do was pay for them and even that couldn’t have been any easier. I clicked on the Paypal button, signed into my account and viola, my order was placed and I received a nice thank you message in my inbox.

All postcards are printed and sent on the next working day (Mon-Fri) and posted from the UK, Germany, US and Australia.

Confirmation from Touchnote, an Online Postcard Service.

Nick and Silke’s Confirmation from Touchnote

That all sounds good and fair, but how long did it really take to receive the postcards from Touchnote?

I placed the order on the night of Feb. 22nd, received an email that told me the cards where mailed on Feb. 24th. “We’ve posted your cards. The Touchnote order reference number is XXXXXXXXX”. We had confirmation from the recipients in the US and Germany that the cards had arrived on or before Feb. 29th.

Both Nick and I were duly impressed with Touchnote postcard service!

How long do postcards usually take to arrive?

  • UK: 1-3 working days
  • USA: 1-4 working days
  • Australia: 1-3 working days
  • Germany: 1-3 working days
  • Western Europe: 2-4 working days
  • Rest of the World: 1-3 weeks

Touchnote Mission Statement: To be the best way to send meaningful messages and gifts to the people you care about.

Touchnote certainly fulfilled their mission for us!

The next time you’re on vacation, or want to send a cool card, don’t waste your time looking to buy expensive postcards and trying to locate the local post office (with their long lines). Instead, use the Touchnote online postcard service and send your very own picture postcards. It’s easy, inexpensive and a lot of fun!

Check out the Touchnote Postcard Service for yourself. By the way, you can also send greeting cards with Touchnote.

Have you used an online posting service like Touchnotes? What was your experience? Leave us a comment below.

5 thoughts on “Online Postcard Service Review”
  1. We just started to use this Online Postcard service again while living in Hawaii. We had a problem with one of the cards and I emailed the company. I received a reply back within minutes! The issue was resolved shortly thereafter and we even received several free credits. :) We are very impressed with this service… all the postcards we’ve sent have arrived within 2 – 3 days (in the US and in Germany).

  2. Thanks, Silke – this will be great for those of us who live in Belize full-time and want to send cards to friends and relatives in other countries. It is more personal than many of the e-cards I have been using.

    1. You’re welcome Wilma!
      Now that I think about it, I haven’t sent an e-card in years, but I know what you mean and I agree. It’s so much fun being able to use one of your own photos, and you certainly take beautiful pictures perfect for keepsakes postcards :)

    1. Hi Tony, Have you guys used this or a similar service during all of your travels? Even with all of the ultra-fast, digital communications these days, I think it is still a nice thing to send a personalized postcard to your loved ones that they can ‘stick’ on their fridge or take with them to hand around at the office, etc. – Silke

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