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What is Send By Post/Snail Mail and how does it work?

Send By Post or Snail Mail is mail that is not sent through the internet. Yes, that’s right! On real paper.

With FreshBooks, you have the option of sending an invoice to your client by email or by post.

As soon as you click your “Send by Post” button, your invoice is printed and placed in a double-paned envelope along with a return envelope and sent directly to your client’s address via first class business mail within one business day. That’s right, you don’t have to print the invoice, buy envelopes or make runs to the post office.


Every time you send an invoice through Snail Mail, it will cost you one Stamp. This Stamp includes the price of printing, envelopes and postage to your client (return postage not included). When you first sign up for FreshBooks, we give you two free stamps to try it out. The cost of additional stamps is listed here:

Note: Prices subject to change.

To buy more stamps, just follow this quick step-by-step:

  1. Log in to your FreshBooks account as the Administrator.
  2. Click on your Buy Stamps tab, found under your Home tab.

Every Snail Mail invoice has a perforated bottom section that your client can tear off, put into the return envelope and send back to you. Here is a what an actual Snail Mail invoice looks like:

A few things to note about Snail Mail:

  • FreshBooks Snail Mail is sent through the United States Postal Service (USPS).
  • Invoices sent via FreshBooks are circulated through USPS the following business day.

International Snail Mail

You can send by post anywhere in the world through FreshBooks. The only difference is that two Stamps are needed for international (non-US or Canada) addresses.

Snail Mail Accidentally/Incorrectly Sent

If you accidentally or incorrectly send an invoice by post using FreshBooks, there might still be a way to stop the mail from being sent out. Please contact us immediately and we will do our best to assist you.

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