Simply Noted launches new website and product upgrades

Sending handwritten notes is a thing of the past, right? Tempe-based Simply Noted says no. Even in this age of email and instant messaging, a handwritten note goes a long way. 

Simply Noted sends automated handwritten notes to customers, clients or employees on behalf of businesses to improve communication and build relationships. 

Founder and CEO Rick Elmore developed a proprietary technology that puts real pen and ink to paper in less time than it takes to actually put pen to paper. Businesses can personalize the note’s message and choose from several different types of handwriting styles, all named after Disney characters. The notes are automated, but they look like the real thing. “Real pen, real ink, real impressions,” the company’s website says.

Speaking of websites, Simply Noted has launched a new website that features several upgrades to its products and services. One of these products includes better integration with services like Salesforce, Mailchimp and Shopify, among others. 

Elmore’s a former defensive specialist for both the University of Arizona and the Arizona Cardinals. After he retired from football, Elmore found an opening in the entrepreneurial world. That opening came from learning that the open rate for handwritten letters is 99%, significantly higher than automated emails. It seems that automating letters is where the past and future come together.