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Put them at the front door 41 59.42%
Put them at the mailbox 18 26.09%
Both 10 14.49%
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Old 03-14-2010, 05:25 PM
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Where do you put your flyers

Well I pass out fliers in two neighborhoods for the most part, and one has a mail box at the curb of the homes where the other has mailboxes put on the porch or close to the house. I had always put the pliers on the curbside mail boxes until last year since it was my first year advertising in the other neighborhood I figured i will be walking there from house to house so I might as well put the fliers up at the door in the other neighborhood. I figured that puting fliers at the door would get more busnises and it did not, however I did land work in the other neighborhood where I had to walk to the door. I think I am just going to put fliers at the curbside mailbox in the one neighborhood, what do you do in this situation? Thanks- Ryan
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Old 03-14-2010, 05:45 PM
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I suggest you read the postal regulations. It is illegal to put fliers in or on any mailbox in the USA.

Advertising on a mailbox or its supporting post is prohibited.


Our regulations cover what can and canít be placed in a curbside mailbox or mailbox outside of your house, which generally includes only mail that has been sent through the USPS. However, our regulations donít govern what can be placed in a mail slot on your door.
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Old 03-14-2010, 05:47 PM
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I suggest you read the postal regulations. It is illegal to put fliers in or on any mailbox in the USA.

Advertising on a mailbox or its supporting post is prohibited.


Our regulations cover what can and canít be placed in a curbside mailbox or mailbox outside of your house, which generally includes only mail that has been sent through the USPS. However, our regulations donít govern what can be placed in a mail slot on your door.
I worded my post a bit wrong sorry, I never put them inside the mailbox I either rubberband them to the handle of the mailbox, or if there is a news paper box on it I put in in there I think that is allright a lot of lcos around here do it that way
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Old 03-14-2010, 05:53 PM
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It is against the law to put them in or on the mailbox. If i ever saw anyone messing with my mailbox, I would be pissed off.
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If i ever saw anyone messing with my mailbox, I would be pissed off.
Why? If they were allowed to do it so would you. I never say anything to someone who tapes something on my mailbox. If I dont like what it is they are selling I toss it in the trash just like the junk mail inside the mailbox.

The way I see it is I had to walk to the mailbox anyway, no skin off my back. Now what would bother me is if every flyer they taped to the mailboxes fell off and littered my neighborhood.
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Old 03-14-2010, 05:55 PM
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Yah, can't put on the mailbox either.
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Old 03-14-2010, 05:56 PM
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Yah, can't put on the mailbox either.
Well that sucks, I guess I now have to walk up to each house, I wonder why so many lcos get away with it though.
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Old 03-15-2010, 10:42 AM
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Well that sucks, I guess I now have to walk up to each house, I wonder why so many lcos get away with it though.
Because frankly if people aren't ignorant of the law to report it, they're either lazy or too busy.

Here's a unique concept, md:
Go up to the door, ring the doorbell, wait for the prospect to open the door to actually communicate with you!

Yeah, you won't pass out nearly as many flyers that way, but I'll bet because you've had those very brief sales pitches one-on-one, at the end of the day you'll end up with more sales per neighborhood.
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Old 03-15-2010, 08:55 PM
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many of you guys may have done the mailbox thing and gotten away with it, but take it from me personally...

delivering fliers for my uncles fert. company, put over 500 on mailboxes, not in, but between flag and box. he got a $385 fine.

second time, my business fliers, put them on mailboxes in a different town, different post office and all that, the post lady picked up everyone of them, didnt turn them in, but called me personally and said dont do this crap anymore.

theres your living proof. it is illegal, cops dont have anything to do with the mail. just dont it, not worth a fine.
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http://www.lawnsite.com/showthread.php?t=9774

An old post on the topic. There is some misinformation in it but also some stories from others who have been caught. The misinformation is that the outside and post are ok..they are not.
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