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Old 12-03-2012, 11:02 PM
kyles landscape kyles landscape is offline
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i was thinking about doing this or possibly me and my employees for about a week walk and handout them personally were we want and save the money of paying the post office.....think its worth it or should i just let the mail guys do it ??
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Old 12-20-2012, 08:39 PM
ef200098 ef200098 is offline
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We've tried having employees do it before and it just flat out doesn't work. It will end up costing you more because of the breaks that they want to take. The ones that they dump down the sewer etc. Its happened on EVERY campaign we've ever done. With EDDM you know for certain that the potential customer is getting your flyer.

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Old 12-22-2012, 02:43 AM
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Contact Bob at . He is great at making postcards and can answer any questions you have on the USPS direct mail. He also has great prices for all of his marketing material.
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Old 01-01-2013, 09:20 PM
JContracting JContracting is offline
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Originally Posted by ryde307 View Post
Good info.
Also wondering more about irrigation services.
Fert and other more specific items. Instead of here is our company we do all of this wondering if a more focused ad would help results.
I'm going to have one side focus on full service maintenance contracts but state that "ala cart services available" and the other side to focus on design/builds of hard/softscapes.

Bob at Plan-It does exceptional work. He's done fall services doorhangers ('12s featured snow also, '11 didnt) it yielded NOTHING! I think the timing may have been bad or people in the neighborhoods I hit don't care about fall, not sure. But that doesn't take anything away from his work quality, it's pretty damn good. Higher price but his design is second to none. I'll most likely have him design, and I may go with someone different for printing.

Metro36, so you basically bring them printed to the post office?
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Old 01-01-2013, 09:46 PM
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Originally Posted by JContracting View Post

Metro36, so you basically bring them printed to the post office?
No there is a lot more prep work you have to do before you can drop it off at the post office. You can get more info about the hole process on their website.
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Old 01-04-2013, 10:43 PM
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lets hear the best results of eddm by the numbers sent looking to do 3 seperate mailings in my home town starting the first wk of feb and then march and lastly brand is out there so my focus is push maintenance to the customers.
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Old 01-04-2013, 11:11 PM
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I did this with 20,000 post cards and screwed it up with a confusing offer and only landed 3 customers. My fault.

But I want Ed to let you know about a service called catchall mail services in Lewisville texas. They will bundle everything for you and set up all the postal routes for you for dirt cheap.

Honestly I can't remember the rates right now. But when I used them last year I though it was a heck of a deal.
Integrity. Service. Excellence.

Whole buncha crud
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Old 01-06-2013, 02:55 AM
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If you want to have zero waste, go to your city tax website and create your own mailing list, you can pull up address by specific neighborhoods copy and paste into an excel spreadsheet and wahla there's your mailing list. Carrier routes are the next best thing but there is some waste there.
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