Snapily: More Fancy Than Snappy
November 6, 2008
It sounds interesting, especially compared with the competition. Today, the new printing service launched, and was described at TechCrunch by Jason Kincaid.
For all the startups making customizable stationary and business cards available on the web, we really haven’t seen much in terms of innovation: most sites have almost the same options and features, and there isn’t much you can do beyond what you can find in traditional print stores. Today that changes with the public launch of Snapily, an online store for user-customized paper goods that can add moving effects to 2D images.
Being particularly interested in business cards and similar printables at the moment, I clicked over to register. But registration requires, not just the reasonable stuff like email and password, but also a phone number and a billing address, with no “Why do we need this now, before you’ve even thought about placing an order” button to click. That smacks of disrespect for my time and privacy.
But there is a “Feedback” button. I’ll provide feedback, linking to this post, and see what happens. If I get a halfway-sensible response, I’ll go back and take another look at Snapily. I hope that that time to find that I can register more… snappily.