Most shoppers don’t have to look for long to find many of the places that sell postcards. They may be available in hotels, drug stores, and even gas stations. Some cities have visitor’s bureaus that will offer people postcards for free, though they may limit number that any one person can take. Where to buy postcards depends much on the type a person is looking for.
For tourists, just about any store dedicated to tourism sells postcards with pictures of locations that are fun or interesting to visit. People can buy images of many different types at amusement parks, national or regional parks, visitor’s centers at points of interest, museums, zoos, and in lots of little stores in any place they visit. Hotels and motels may offer free postcards for tourist use, and they can also be purchased at most stationary stores, drug stores and some grocery stores. Especially in areas where tourism is high, the question may not be where to buy them, but how to avoid buying too many.
Postcards aren’t just for vacations though, and many use them to send a quick note to others while saving on postage. For more generic cards that aren’t printed with photographs of local points of interest, shoppers still have lots of choices. Probably the best option is local stationary or office supply stores for a few postcards with pretty or interesting pictures or drawings. Another option is to purchase blank postcards, which are often available at office supply stores and online, and illustrate them.
Some teachers have postcard exchange programs, and since money is often tight in schools, buying inexpensive postcards may be a good idea. Here, teachers may want to get in touch with city council or tourism boards in their area to see if they can get free postcards for children to send to kids in other towns or countries. Alternately, teachers could buy postcards that are blank in bulk at office supply stores nearby or online. This may help save money, and kids can draw pictures for their pen pals.
Businesses may also benefit from blank postcards, or from those custom ordered, to remind customers of appointments or to briefly advertise sales and specials. Since postage on postcards is less expensive, this can be a money-saving way to keep in touch with customers. Usually, the least expensive way to buy postcards that are custom ordered is online or through print, stationary, or office supply stores.
Another way to keep in touch with folks is by sending e-postcards, which some companies allow people to send for free. There are also some businesses that work specifically with company customers to send out reminder postcards to their clients. Smart programmers can also design their own postcards for business purposes. With an email address list handy, they can send them out to advertise specials or to remind clients of upcoming appointments or events.