Door Hangers

Discussion in 'Starting a Lawn Care Business' started by sportsbook, Mar 29, 2005.

  1. sportsbook

    sportsbook LawnSite Member
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    I am interested in making large quantities of doors hangers that are folded or have a 'pocket' to place paper in. I've have been searching the net trying to find templates or preferably a printing machines that would allow me to do this, but can't find anything.

    Any help regarding this would be greatly appreciated
     
  2. Lawnchoice

    Lawnchoice LawnSite Senior Member
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  3. lawnrangeralaska

    lawnrangeralaska LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 436

    i think most people will just take your door hanger and through it away and never look at it.
     
  4. Precision

    Precision LawnSite Silver Member
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    door hangers are a numbers game. put out 100 and get 0 calls. put out 200 get 0 calls. Put out 300 get 1 call. Put out 3000 get 30 calls. you have to put out enough for the law of averages to catch up to you. And those calls will follow over the next few months. Unlike an ad in the paper, some people will keep doorhangers and call when they have the need.

    I did 2500 In late Feb for a preseason sale which expired Mar 11. I got 2 calls on it yesterday. Total of 9 new clients and 20 calls. Getting close to my 1% return.
     
  5. marko

    marko LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 963

    Sportsbook,
    I saw them in the past through a google search. I looked again but could not find the company. You might try some of the green industry printers. I think someone makes a door hanger that you leave your bill in. Sorry I could not be more help
     
  6. SoloMow

    SoloMow LawnSite Member
    Posts: 172

    Here is a thought for anyone contemplating "door hangers". In the small sub-divisions I serve, almost everyone commutes to Dallas, TX for employment. I have noticed advertisements and other notices (even legal) remaining on front doors for 2-3 weeks! My only conclusion is that a lot of these home owners don't venture out into their front yard areas during the week, if ever. ;) They come and go via their alley garages. Using this information I have taped my flyers to garage doors the past two seasons. My full-time account success rate is about 2-3% for two years. The biggest advantage is time spent posting flyers. One can zig-zag down an alley and cover the same number of homes in half the time of walking the street. Just an idea for your consideration. :cool:
     
  7. Cut-Rite2

    Cut-Rite2 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 74

    Using a folded configuration on a door hanger would not be worth the extra expense. You would need to use a 14" long sheet, then it would have to be scored for a crease, then folded back and glued closed. Scoring, folding and glueing is done in Bindry, not on the printing press. Use a standard doorhanger template with a nice design. I've done fairly well with the ones I handed out in the last couple of weeks.
     
  8. LawnGrassHoppers

    LawnGrassHoppers LawnSite Member
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    ive had nothing but great success in the door hangers thats all the advertisment that ive done and have more work then i know what to do with right now and calls keep poring in e-mail me if you want a place to buy from LawnGrasshoppers@sbcglobal.net
     

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