Will this crazy Startup hit the big time? #GreetingsFromGermany

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Greetings from Germany is a website whose statement says We send you a handwritten postcard from Germany to anywhere in the world.  ……..

Oliver Schonmehl of Stonehill Media, one of the founders tweeted me this statement recently and I replied – Why ??   Good for him though he tweeted back – Why NOT?

I really wasn’t being rude, I was genuinely asking the question, why?  If you know me, you know that if I can I will support Startups where I can, I have great admiration for all the hard work they put into to their project to make it work, and I’m sure they think its the best idea since Paypal, Craigslist or even Amazon which people thought at the time were crazy start ups … but to get this far, others also must have thought that Greetings from Germany was an amazing idea.

However, I just don’t get it. 

Will this crazy Startup – Greetings from Germany hit the big time?

Greetings from Germany guarantee that their postcards are sent from Germany with a german stamp and a postmark



The postcards are beautiful from all different parts of the country.

I asked Oliver: “Why would I want to use this service?”

He replied

You can use the site to send postcards while you are there in Germany or if you forget to send them while you are away you can use this service to send them when you return home.

You can even use Greetings from Germany to pretend that you are on holiday in Germany – haha say if you are a spy or don’t want anyone to know where you are.

I just don’t get it

However, I still don’t get it, if it were very cheap then maybe because the cost of a stamp and a postcard is very little, that’s why we send them, but to use this site of course is a lot more.   Do people even send postcards anymore, I can’t actually recall the last time I sent or received one!

Have a look at Greetings from Germany, tell me what you think, would you or do you see a need for this service? Is it just because I don’t often go to Germany (at all)  Do you know of another reason this service could be used?  Businesses maybe?

I wish them all the best with it of course and I hope they do very well.

Images were taken from the website Greetings from Germany, if you want me to take them down, please let me know.