Any other ways to pass out flyers?!?!

Discussion in 'Starting a Lawn Care Business' started by rppaving, Mar 19, 2013.

  1. rppaving

    rppaving LawnSite Member
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    ya man thats most likely what im gonna do, shoot for 200-300 each day and finish the 1700 off in a week or so, and a 1% return=17 calls/ that too many to be hoping for??
  2. 32vld

    32vld LawnSite Gold Member
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    Yes you can not put it in the mailbox. And the law has other restrictions.

    Last year a mailman on his route said you can get fined putting flyers in a mailbox. Then he went on to advise that anywhere on the outside of the box such as behind the flag or on the post you will not get into trouble.

    So I have been slipping the flyer's between the flag and the box. On the boxes with the flag broken off I slip it behind the back of the box and the post when the vertical post extends up that high. Also will use any decorative iron work openings to hold the flyer in place. If all that fails any gap that will hold the flyer in place as long it is does not have anything to do with the mail box door.

    To those that cry you will be breaking the law.

    I will expect those to report themselves to the police and pay the full fine for every time the go above the speed limit by any amount and also for every time that they do not come to a full stop. Including right turns on red.

    I want to do EDDM. To do just one whole zip code would cost me about $2,600. Edit to add that this price does not include the cost of the printed materials.

    I do not have the money to afford EDDM.

    What I do have is a lot of free time.

  3. West Texas Oasis

    West Texas Oasis LawnSite Member
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    No need to report yourself.. your putting a flyer with your name and telephone number on the mailbox. Pretty ez to figure out who did it. =)
  4. HDLLandscaping

    HDLLandscaping LawnSite Member
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    I asked a cop and mailman and they said it was fine behind the flag. We stick to putting it in the persons door normally, but when it starts getting dark and your hungry....
  5. tonygreek

    tonygreek LawnSite Gold Member
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    Then they either didn't care or don't know the regulations. If the post office chooses to, they can collect the flyers and bill you for the postage.

    "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."

  6. weeze

    weeze LawnSite Fanatic
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    put them in the newspaper boxes if they have them in your area. it's not illegal. the problem around here is not everyone has a paper box.
  7. West Texas Oasis

    West Texas Oasis LawnSite Member
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    Problem with that, as I said in the other thread... What is a customer going to think about someone who is too lazy to walk to the door? I sure as heck wouldn't hire them for anything.. the flyer would go straight in the trash.

    I sometimes hire my nephews to help.. they are 11 and 12 years old.. good cheap labor, and it's easy money to them. =)
  8. 32vld

    32vld LawnSite Gold Member
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    I think you missed the meaning of my post.

    No they will not be placing flyer's illegally. So no need to report that.

    I'm talking about all the nay sayer's complaining about breaking all postal mail box regulations, but about their ability to go over the posted speed limit and not do full stops.

    Being they are so honest they need to report those motor vehicle violations that they make.
  9. 32vld

    32vld LawnSite Gold Member
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    In my neck of the woods people do not like strangers coming to their doors. That is why there are no solictation laws. Placing flyer's on the mail box gives people their needed space.

  10. West Texas Oasis

    West Texas Oasis LawnSite Member
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    I can understand that. I guess I'm used to Texas.. very few strangers around here. People are wary.. but generally friendly.

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