Direct Mailers?

Discussion in 'Business Operations' started by castlerockmo, Mar 3, 2010.

  1. castlerockmo

    castlerockmo LawnSite Senior Member
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    I am think of doing some direct mailers through AT&T. What do guys think of that aproach? have any of you done it before? I fiqured it beats the heck out of printing them and then hitting the pavement myself or paying one of my guys. also if i sent out my self i would have to pay postage. I think through AT&T it would average out to 1.10 per mailer. Is it worth it?:cry:
     
  2. CLS LLC

    CLS LLC LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 487

    $1.10 is WAY too much unless you plan on mailing a book or catalog. For post cards you should be in the .40 to .50 cent range per mailer. That includes a mailing list, printing, addressing, and mailing.

    Check out Cactusmailing.com . They have great prices in that range. I'm going to be using them this spring.
     
  3. Jeff Tracey Enterprises

    Jeff Tracey Enterprises LawnSite Member
    Posts: 104

    i am also contemplating sending out postcard direct mailers, postcardmania.com priced them at .37 each, that included, postcard, addresses, postage, everything, and that was the price when ordering 10000 I believe, I have it written down cause I was pricing the crap out of them. Good luck with whatever method you go with and heres to an awesome 2010 season!!:drinkup:
     
  4. CLS LLC

    CLS LLC LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 487

    The prices I received from cactus mailing was less than .33 each. If you were interested. Granted that didn't include any design fee. But that was the price for just 5000, if you went up to 10000 it would be even less
     
  5. FertNSquirt

    FertNSquirt LawnSite Member
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    I pay less than 25 cents per mailing for postcards with printing and postage.
     
  6. Green Feet Lawn

    Green Feet Lawn LawnSite Member
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    fertnsquirt.... Who do you use?
     
  7. ACA L&L

    ACA L&L LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,108

    we used 3000 door hangers, 5000 sent out for 1698.00. They sent us proof we made a few changes a few times, we handpicked the route/zips/income/cost of home/ etc..... they would mail to, and bamm! we done.....It goes out next week, we also ordered 6000 door hangers for under 3 hondos. Placed an add in a monthly coupon book, for about 1400. and we will be swamped til june.....www.3000doorhangers.com. they do it all and its priced right.
     
  8. FertNSquirt

    FertNSquirt LawnSite Member
    Posts: 22

    I have them printed through gotprint.com and I have a local guy that charges me $60 per 1000 to address the cards and use his bulk mailing permit. The mailing permit is what gets you the presort standard postage rate. Your postage will be determined by how tight your mailing routes are. I mailed to like 3 or 4 zips this year and my avaerage postage was like 19 cents.
     
  9. PostcardMania

    PostcardMania LawnSite Member
    Posts: 163

    Hey All - I know this thread conversation was over a year ago, but I wanted to see what everyone is doing for their 2011 marketing efforts? Need any help to figure out how to get the best results?

    -Ferris at PostcardMania
     

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