Now You Have To Pay To Send eGreetings?
from the great dept
There goes another free online service. Just as more and more people are thinking about sending anthrax-free electronic holiday cards instead of those crazy paper ones, American Greetings has announced that they’re going to start charging an annual fee to anyone who wants to send online greeting cards at any of the sites it runs, including AmericanGreetings.com, Blue Mountain Arts, and eGreetings. I wonder who would actually pay for this? I mean, this is the type of thing that really only makes sense as a free service, and it’s easy enough to build. So, there’s no reason why people will pay when they can just use a free alternative. Hell, why not just install your own greeting card system on your own site?