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Distributing Flyers

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by Patfo, Mar 11, 2001.

  1. Patfo

    Patfo LawnSite Member
    Posts: 36

    When distributing fliers, especially with the prediction of wet weather, do you guys first put the flyers in a plastic bag and then attach to the door? If so would an office supply store such as Staples carry them? Or just wait for dry weather? Thanks for any feedback!
  2. David Hickerson

    David Hickerson LawnSite Member
    Posts: 40

    I hire out to put my fliers on doors. Pay $40 per 1000.

    When I did put my fliers out myself I just rolled them up enough so that they would stay on door. I had never put them out on rainy days though.
  3. joshua

    joshua LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,226

    have you tried the newspaper box. not the mail because the mail man will take it. or just simply put in the door way but put it where they can see it.
  4. BigEd

    BigEd LawnSite Senior Member
    from MD
    Posts: 299

    I was wondering can you get in trouble for putting the flyer in the newspaper box?Do alot of you guys do this?
  5. skyphoto

    skyphoto LawnSite Member
    Posts: 221

    Have ya thought about mailing them out? Ya spend a little in postage but save alot in drive time and fuel. Plus if ya do a postcard size it is even cheaper to mail....then let it rain! Just an idear!
  6. LScom Addict

    LScom Addict LawnSite Member
    Posts: 90

    We buy our plastic bags from a company that sells them to the local shopper. There are other companies that have them too. Call Lesco. They sell bags that can be custom printed or not.
  7. MOW ED

    MOW ED LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 5,028

    The newspaper boxes are not protected by any laws and are fair game for putting flyers in. This is the way I started my business.

    When the local newspaper went from front porch delivery to mail post delivery they did not ask me if they could mount a plastic box on my mailpost. I do not get the paper, my neighbor does but the box is screwed to the post that I bought for the mailboxes.

    The only problem is you need an english version of a car to legally get the flyers in the box. Driving on the wrong side of the road is against the law in some states:)
  8. 1MajorTom

    1MajorTom Senior Moderator
    Posts: 6,074

    I think the best way if someone is planning on using the newspaper boxes to distribute their fliers is to take along a passenger with you. The passenger can do all the stuffing while the driver can keep his eyes on the road. Makes easy work of passing out fliers.
  9. Greenkeepers

    Greenkeepers LawnSite Senior Member
    from NE Ohio
    Posts: 695

    I agree w/ Jodi... I almost got busted the other day for driving on the wrong side of the road in a development.

    AVRECON LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 290

    I hate to give away some of my trade secrets cause competition is at an all time high in my area, but I get the small plastic bags from the local newpaper, then I put my flyer in with a small rock and staple it closed. Then I have a buddy drive me around in the middle of the night as I drop these next to the mailbox the weight of the rock keeps it from blowing away and gives it some weight so you can toss it.

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