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Old 02-20-2012, 10:25 PM
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Every Door Direct Mail ???

Has anyone used this service? I was playing with the web tool and I can target specific area's with the carrier routes. I estimate that I would have less than 5% waste within my 1500 piece mailing versus using a mailing list. Even if it was 10% waste there would still be a substantial savings over regular postage.

My question was does anyone know if they will accept a 5.5"x8.5" postcard? I have a design for one laid out already but I want to make sure because the guidelines are kinda unclear. If you used this program, what size did you mail? I don't really want to use anything larger as I feel more people would throw it out without reading. I am going to try to stop by the post office tomorrow but I was just seeing if anybody else had any info.
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Old 02-21-2012, 12:22 AM
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Has anyone used this service? I was playing with the web tool and I can target specific area's with the carrier routes. I estimate that I would have less than 5% waste within my 1500 piece mailing versus using a mailing list. Even if it was 10% waste there would still be a substantial savings over regular postage.

My question was does anyone know if they will accept a 5.5"x8.5" postcard? I have a design for one laid out already but I want to make sure because the guidelines are kinda unclear. If you used this program, what size did you mail? I don't really want to use anything larger as I feel more people would throw it out without reading. I am going to try to stop by the post office tomorrow but I was just seeing if anybody else had any info.
Their pdf download which is confusing says it has to be a minimum of 6 and 1/8" by 8.5"
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Old 02-21-2012, 02:14 PM
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I went to the post office and talked to the guy who handles bulk mail. He said that it has to be larger than either 6 1/8" wide or 11 1/2" long. So 6 1/2" x 8" postcards will be acceptable. We also went over the layout and made sure I had evetything right. All I had to do was resize the existing image and ordered them from got print.
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Old 02-21-2012, 04:26 PM
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which every door direct site were you on? the usps ?
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Old 02-21-2012, 05:58 PM
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Yes. I went on usps.
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Old 02-21-2012, 06:19 PM
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let me know how it works out 4 u
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Old 02-21-2012, 10:13 PM
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I ordered 2500 of them from gotprint.com. They only cost me $190 for the postcards plus shipping. I plan on mailing out 1500 of them right away and I will send out the remainer to some of the same addresses mid april. I am hoping I will get about a 1% response rate from these but we will have to see. I will let everyone know how it works out.
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Old 02-21-2012, 10:34 PM
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I ordered 2500 of them from gotprint.com. They only cost me $190 for the postcards plus shipping. I plan on mailing out 1500 of them right away and I will send out the remainer to some of the same addresses mid april. I am hoping I will get about a 1% response rate from these but we will have to see. I will let everyone know how it works out.
I have 30k coming to me. We will see how it works out.
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Old 02-22-2012, 07:27 PM
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I also just got 2500 from Gotprint and will be sending out 2500 a month starting monday for the next 3 months.
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Old 02-22-2012, 07:49 PM
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I just read looked on the site at the route choices and it gives you a cost for whatever route you pick and the number of houses in that route. You can't just choose your own mailout quantity?
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