advertising using postcards

Discussion in 'Starting a Lawn Care Business' started by MowingIL, Sep 3, 2012.

  1. MowingIL

    MowingIL LawnSite Member
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    i know there is alot of other threads on here similiar. all input is appreciated. iam wondering how well direct mailing with postcards has worked for others and how to go about direct mailing. also you guys think its fine to use walmart postcards where you print them up yourself or should i spend the extra cash on a proffesional?
     
  2. Duekster

    Duekster LawnSite Fanatic
    from DFW, TX
    Posts: 7,961

    More professional the better but you can get some decent stuff at Fed Ex / Kinkos or Staples.

    You an even order at Staples on line and pick them up at the closest store to you.

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  3. grandview (2006)

    grandview (2006) LawnSite Gold Member
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    Every door direct from the Post office. I'll be doing another for the spring.
     
  4. MowingIL

    MowingIL LawnSite Member
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    You said you'll be doing another this spring. Was it surprisingly effective? And will you be having professional postcards sent out or make your own? Thanks.
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  5. Duekster

    Duekster LawnSite Fanatic
    from DFW, TX
    Posts: 7,961

    Correct me if I am wrong but Every door direct from the Post office is a mass blast to a zip or area at a very low rate. You get the good bad and the ugly addresses but the price makes up for it.
     
  6. grandview (2006)

    grandview (2006) LawnSite Gold Member
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    Yes,but everyone needs landscaping so you hope yours is the one picked because they got your postcard.
     
  7. Duekster

    Duekster LawnSite Fanatic
    from DFW, TX
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    you can lose 200 or 400 in a single apt complex?
     
  8. grandview (2006)

    grandview (2006) LawnSite Gold Member
    Posts: 3,465

    You need to know your area. I have some apart. in my area so I don't go there. But if you go onto the post office site you can delete addresses in that zip code route.
     
  9. Duekster

    Duekster LawnSite Fanatic
    from DFW, TX
    Posts: 7,961

    Sweet ! :rolleyes:
     
  10. TheBetterDoorhanger

    TheBetterDoorhanger Sponsor
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    direct mail can be effective.. I know we have done some for some customers and they have had some good results. If you haven't yet, check out A'Deas Printing. We can do direct mail, or we can just do the printing and you can mail them yourself. We can help acquire a mailing list or you can provide your own. We can also target a specific area/location and specific search criteria, or we can saturate certain areas that you choose. If you'd like more info or even a quote let me know, I'd be glad to get any information together for you and sent over your way! Just let me know what area(s) you are wanting to target- also if you have anything specific you want to target let me know that as well. My name is Glenda, my email is glenda@adeasprinting.com or my number is 1-866-778-4254
     

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