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Old 10-05-2012, 08:07 PM
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Advice for distributing postcards/flyers

I recently bought 5000 fall cleanup postcards from tangoprint.com. I plan on starting my own business while im in college working solo at this time. My brother is going to help me with these fall cleanups and we're going to be handing them out soon. We're going from mailbox to mailbox (by car) and need some advice. I plan on using the newspaper holder if the mailbox has one as the first choice. then inbetween the flag maybe if there is no newspaper holder. What are some good tips on going from mailbox to mailbox?

I plan on passing out 1000 to start out with this weekend. Is it too soon? Should i pass out more? Help is greatly appreciated!
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Old 10-05-2012, 08:24 PM
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Petal down and slam them on.
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Old 10-05-2012, 11:47 PM
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explain slam them on. you mean tape them on mailboxes if theres no where to place the card? i get the petal down part though no prob there.
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Old 10-06-2012, 06:09 AM
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Any way you can get them to stay on. It's bonus weekend to.No mail on Monday ,so if your mailman likes to take things down ,now is the time to put them out.
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Old 10-06-2012, 07:59 AM
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Its illegal to attach anything to a mailbox or put anything in it without postage. Be careful with anything involving a mailbox. You would be better off going door to door or just mailing them.
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Old 10-06-2012, 08:52 AM
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No where near the mailbox unless you want A call feom the postmaster and yes they will take all your postcards and throw them away.
Yes i am speaking feom experience.. one of my guys thought it would be easier to put door hangers in the mailbox!
Anyway get them out sooner than later and double hit desireable areas in another week or two.
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Old 10-06-2012, 08:52 AM
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KRAZY is correct....illegal! My dad worked for the Post Office for 35 years...Door to door, Paper boxes or direct mail. Now is a great time for flyers..
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Old 10-06-2012, 09:12 AM
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yesterday i noticed that one of my competitors had a nasty review on google places because of putting flyers on mailboxes.. and doing it in a neighborhood with no soliciting sign at front.
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Old 10-06-2012, 10:03 AM
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Yup, illegal to put anywhere in or on the mailbox. Enforcement varies.
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Old 10-06-2012, 11:38 AM
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"No part of a mail receptacle may be used to deliver any matter not bearing postage, including items or matter placed upon, supported by, attached to, hung from, or inserted into a mail receptacle. Any mailable matter not bearing postage and found as described above is subject to the same postage as would be paid if it were carried by mail."

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