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Another Flier ?

Discussion in 'Business Operations' started by CEW900, Apr 24, 2003.

  1. CEW900

    CEW900 LawnSite Member
    from Texas
    Posts: 21

    Hey guys,

    What is the return rate you guys get on putting fliers on car windows in the shopping centers? By the way, for any of you guys that know the law real well...
    Do you have to get permission from the store manager to put the fliers on cars?
    Thanks guyz
  2. drobson

    drobson LawnSite Member
    Posts: 237

    I would stay away from putting flyers on cars, for a few reasons:

    1. You don't know if your target is a homeowner

    2. You may be responsible for cleaning up any that end up on the street.

    3. Litter: Your company name is on the ones that end up blowing everywhere and it's bad publicity.

    4. Most people will just throw it on the ground.

    5. People do not like it when somone touches their car, this does not start you off with a good relationship with a potential customer.

    6. You have no idea what area the people live in.

    I'm sure others can think of many other reasons not to put flyers on cars.
  3. LakeSide Lawn and Landscape

    LakeSide Lawn and Landscape LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 337

    i agree with robson:D
  4. LawnGuy73

    LawnGuy73 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,945

    I also agree....Turnover is about 15%
  5. TurfGuyTX

    TurfGuyTX LawnSite Senior Member
    from DFW
    Posts: 648

    Are you the reason I saw flyers all over the Tom Thumb parking lot blowing everywhere?
  6. BSDeality

    BSDeality LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,850

    :nono: :nono: :nono: I have made phone calls to companys that have found the need to put flyers under my windshield wiper, even when i park faaar away from everyone else. I park far away to keep the idiots away from my car, and i sure as hell don't want people touching my car. They got an earload, some understood, others were dumbfounded that people don't like people touching their cars.

    :gunsfirin :gunsfirin
  7. LawnMowerMan2003

    LawnMowerMan2003 LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 768

    I tried this, and the management/security made me take them all off in 2 places. I got by with it in one place, but didn't get any calls from a large parking lot. It doesn't seem to be a very good method of advertising.
  8. Rustic Goat

    Rustic Goat LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,194

    You're suppose to be selling lawn care, not a car wash.
    Did I mention NO!

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