Hi Reddit! I'm the founder of Quarantine PenPals, a business I started during quarantine that connects strangers and friends with postcards. Ask Me Anything!
My name is Jeff and I'm the creator of Quarantine PenPals a penpal service that connects friends and strangers across the US.
I wanted to find a way to give back and lift people's spirits during this weird time, and so a couple weeks ago I launched my mailing service.
On the site, users connect with 2 people per sign-up, as their postcard sent to a stranger across the US and they also receive a postcard from a stranger (one sent, one received).
It's been a great learning experience building this service and website during my downtime and our initial customers seem to be loving it. Ask me anything about the service, starting an online business, or anything else you can think of!
Edit: Guys this was fun...kind of....didn't expect the reddit pitchforks. Was just trying to do something fun and unique for the community during this weird time. A lot of questions were about percentage of proceeds to go to local food banks. I’ll work on adding a tool on the site to show how much money is being donated for transparency. Thanks for your time and feedback (both positive and negative).