Punkpost, an app that lets you send cards as easily as writing a text message
Lex Monson, co-Founder of Punkpost, an app that lets you send cards as easily as writing a text message joins Enterprise Radio. Punkpost puts the boutique card experience in people’s pockets so they can send cards when they want to, on demand.
Listen to interview with host Eric Dye & guest Lex Monson discuss the following:
- What is Punkpost and how did the company first get started?
- Do you find handwritten cards to be a lost art these days?
- Tell us how to get started with ordering a Punkpost card?
- Punkpost recently got a face lift. Besides being a way for folks not to handwrite their cards, what are some of the main features?
- Who designs your cards and how are your cards made, and how about the paper quality, what can one expect there?
- If I were to order a card today, how long does it take to get out to a friend, family and loved one?
- Is this where you see the greeting card industry headed in the future?
- What is your advice to entrepreneurs who are looking to launch a new product? Are there any key takeaways you can provide?
- Has there been any learning lessons for you along the way or things you would have done differently in starting Punkpost?
Alexis “Lex” Monson and Santiago Prieto are the husband-and-wife team that created Punkpost. It all began when Santiago was on a work trip to Boston, about to present to a room full of bigwigs. Before going into the meeting, a “Good Luck” greeting card arrived to his hotel from Lex. Santiago was touched by the thoughtfulness. Being from Mexico, where the mail system doesn’t work, he was amazed that you could send a personal message to someone on nice paper, with artwork, that even came with a cool stamp. It was magic. That same day he tried to reply to Lex with a card. He quickly realized that sending true mail wasn’t all that simple. He couldn’t find a card that wasn’t cheesy or stamps. He couldn’t even find a pen. It simply wasn’t possible for him to send back the effect he received. The two decided the boutique-card-store experience should be more accessible. So they quit their jobs and started building Punkpost. They’ve each handwritten thousands of cards and have built a community of scriptists and artists.