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Bulkmail postcards??

Discussion in 'Starting a Lawn Care Business' started by CleanCutMowers, Apr 12, 2007.

  1. CleanCutMowers

    CleanCutMowers LawnSite Member
    from SE MO
    Posts: 150

    Would you guys recommend doing the bulk mail? I have got a few areas and a price quote but I wondered how effective it was, Has it worked for you all? I think 10 new accounts would be great. Right now I am set up for just over a thousand. And is it to late to send these out? Thanks in advance!
     
  2. CleanCutMowers

    CleanCutMowers LawnSite Member
    from SE MO
    Posts: 150

    I know some of you have done it?
     
  3. cward

    cward LawnSite Member
    Posts: 190

    If you have to purchase the list, verify the zip codes. Focus on target areas that can afford lawn care. You probably won't have a lot of sucess if your mail goes to the "hood."
     
  4. NELawnCare

    NELawnCare LawnSite Member
    Posts: 175

    This year will be my first bulk mailing. About 10,000 pieces. I will start with my first mailing in Aug/Sep timeframe and send another in Mar/Apr 08.
     
  5. CleanCutMowers

    CleanCutMowers LawnSite Member
    from SE MO
    Posts: 150

    Who is doing yours and how much is it costing you?
     
  6. NELawnCare

    NELawnCare LawnSite Member
    Posts: 175

    I've been in contact with these folks:

    http://www.postcardmailings.com/main.cfm

    They are a full-service shop. I designed my own 8.5x5.5 postcard, but they are going to print and mail it.
     
  7. Ecoscape01

    Ecoscape01 LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 375

    I just emailed them for a quote. I like the whole full service idea. I just design the postcard using their template, submit it, tell 'em what zip codes and property values I want, pay, and then wait. I'm gonna try it. I didn't have the money for this before but after next week I will have generated enough income from my business to justify the expense. I can't wait. Seems like a good deal.
     
  8. lsylvain

    lsylvain LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 777

    How did the mailing come out? I have sent out a bunch of small postcards with zero results. I was thinking of upping to the larger sizes to see if that makes a difference.
     
  9. bohiaa

    bohiaa LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 5,220

    Do a search.... there are tons of people who have done it.....

    I have NOT it's to expensive for me........

    I think the return rate is like 2 to 3 %
     
  10. Lawn_Boy

    Lawn_Boy LawnSite Member
    Posts: 123

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