So, Interfolio: does it work? Specifically, I mean the part of the service where job candidates sign up for the service, faculty members (or those in their employ) upload the letters, and then the service handles delivering letters of recommendation to the jobs for which the candidates are applying, regardless of whether the job wants the letters on paper or electronically. Is this true? Does it work as advertised? Is it really as cheap as it looks on the website?
I have to admit, I haven’t followed this corner of academic technology/outsourcing for awhile, and so while I’ve had sporadic dealings with Interfolio in one way or another, I didn’t fully apprehend that this was their business model. (I knew that departments could run their searches through Interfolio, but not the part where applicants could pay them to handle letters for them, or if I was aware of this I didn’t know that it was supposed to be something that could be used for non-electronic applications and that the ostensible price was so low. Seems too good to be true, but then again, so did GMail and Dropbox once upon a time.)