Send Your Invoices by Postal Service In One Click

April 17, 2006

Who sends over 1 billion pieces of mail through global postal services? Who counts the world’s largest financial institutions amongst its clients?

FreshBooks newest partner, that’s who.

We are very pleased to announce that FreshBooks newest release is almost ready for you to use. The big news is that this release will allow you to send your invoices through the ground mail postal service as well as by email (which we have always helped you do). Here are some excerpts from the email we sent to existing FreshBooks users last Thursday morning:

“Once you have chosen to send an invoice by ground mail, the service will print the invoice, put the invoice and a return envelope into an envelope addressed to your client, lick the envelope, and send it first class via the US Postal service.

It takes one click. No envelopes to buy. No trips to the mailbox. Beauty.”

We are delivering this service because you have told us what a pain it is to send that handful of invoices to those clients who demand to get their invoices in the mail. To tell you the truth, we have always been surprised by the number of FreshBooks clients who only use FreshBooks to create and print their invoices and NEVER send them by email. This service is going to be a big help for those of you who use your FreshBooks account like this to simply create, print and post your invoices.

Here is another scenario where the new services will really help you and perhaps your clients:

“Take a moment and imagine you (or perhaps a client of yours) have 5,000 clients that you manually send invoices to every month using the ground postal service. To mail all those invoices probably costs around $2,500/month in postage, plus materials, plus time and effort. Ouch. The total expense is probably about $50,000/year plus a whole lot of wasted time. How do you stop that kind of pain? By helping transition those 5,000 ground mail clients to 5,000 online clients. And by transitioning them smoothly.

Imagine you could save about $50,000 a year, simply by sending your invoices by email instead of by post. It really could be that easy. The trick is getting your clients from “snail mail” to email to save that money, and that’s where FreshBooks comes in. That’s what we are going to help you, your clients and their clients do.”

Finally, we invited all our users to have a look at the new service before we release it live to the public. If you want to try it, go here and sign up and we will send you an email when it’s ready for testing.

about the author

Co-Founder & CEO, FreshBooks Mike is the co-founder and CEO of FreshBooks, the world’s #1 cloud accounting software for self-employed professionals. Built in 2003 after he accidentally saved over an invoice, Mike spent 3.5 years growing FreshBooks from his parents’ basement. Since then, over 10 million people have used FreshBooks to save time billing, and collect billions of dollars. A lover of the outdoors, Mike has been bitten so many times it’s rumored he’s the first human to have developed immunity to mosquitoes.