MailThis

Send 📬 from your 💻.

No Employees
Founders Don't Code
Solo Founder
Communication
Productivity

COVID had me stuck at home. I wanted to send a letter, but had no stamps.

MailThis enables you to send snail mail from your device. Upload your document, specify address, and we'll send your letter via USPS right away.

February 22, 2021 Biggest day ever!

60+ letters sent in one day last week.

Biggest day ever!

I can't point to any specific improvement or change that led to this. And I don't market MailThis except here (and on various founders forums).

Sometimes you can't predict (or even learn later) what works and doesn't work. But hoping this momentum continues through 2021.

February 18, 2021 Added Address Auto-complete to Form

Frankly, this was long overdue.

I've just added address auto-completely to the MailThis form. It's using Google Places API.

I had some concerns about this -- as it is, no one has ever entered a mistaken address (believe it or not). So this isn't solving a problem, per se.

But at scale, even just a few problems could create a huge backlog. And I'm trying to make this product as minimal as possible -- no human intervention, to help with both scaling and document privacy/security.

February 5, 2021 Redesigned Website

I redesigned mailthis.co.

The previous design was just a bit stodgy. I've kept the all-white style, but I've created a few more panels and added more white space.

I've also upgraded the portal itself to a better system. I was previously having trouble with branded email receipts. All resolved now!

Still using Stripe to process payments.

May 7, 2020 Launched Explainer Video

Partnered with The Flo Studio to produce a 30-second explainer video for MailThis.

As always, my goal with the explainer video was to answer as many questions as possible in just 30 seconds. Why, how, and cost.

I wish this would have been done prior to our ProductHunt launch, but COVID threw a wrench into my schedule for a few weeks last month.

April 18, 2020 ProductHunt Launch

I launched MailThis on ProductHunt on April 18.

It took off. #2 product of the day, and thousands of visits to the website ensued in the following few days.

Several dozen paying customers, including many using the platform for things I had never before considered.

April 8, 2020 Created MVP

COVID-19 had me stuck at home. I wanted to send a letter, but had no stamps.

So I thought of MailThis and built it in one late night. I worked out the kinks after a (short) night's sleep.

I used tools I was already paying for with my other ventures. It was almost costless to set up -- just the URL and basic hosting.

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COVID had me stuck at home. I wanted to send a letter, but had no stamps.

MailThis enables you to send snail mail from your device. Upload your document, specify address, and we'll send your letter via USPS right away.