EDDM Advertising and Post Card Printing

Discussion in 'Business Operations' started by DLONGLANDSCAPING, Jan 23, 2013.

  1. turf hokie

    turf hokie LawnSite Silver Member
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    Trugreen knocked on my door today.

    Don't want them getting too far ahead of me. Especially in my backyard soooo I am now doing the paperwork to mail my 1st 5000 out on Wednesday.

    We bundled last week. So it isn't taking long to get the routes set up.

    1st time doing Eddm. But the local post office actually said that a local restaurant did an Eddm to the same area that I am and got overwhelmed with the response. I can only hope to be that lucky.

    Good luck all.
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  2. JContracting

    JContracting LawnSite Bronze Member
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    I haven't gained a single client from word of mouth. My market is saturated also. I cant wait to get my postcards BBC out, just to get the ball rolling on the landscape season, I haven't sent out this much advertising before so hopefully it'll yield a good amount.
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  3. DLONGLANDSCAPING

    DLONGLANDSCAPING LawnSite Bronze Member
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    I am excited as well. I am going to have 9000 post cards going out on march 20th and am so excited to see results and gain some good accounts.

    Btw, I bought a John Deere 400 with a snowplow earlier this season for $250 dollars, put some work into it and painted the plow, and sold it today for $3200 on craigslist ..... Finally free up some capital for start up costs and new uniforms and truck downpl0ayment
     
  4. KrayzKajun

    KrayzKajun LawnSite Fanatic
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    Dlong, i need your design info on a thread i posted under commercial landscaping. Thanks buddy.
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  5. JContracting

    JContracting LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Nice work on the Deere. I too am hoping for some good quality full service accts from it. We have 7-12" of snow coming tonight. Hopefully this is the last of winter and we can do clean ups in early April this year.
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  6. DLONGLANDSCAPING

    DLONGLANDSCAPING LawnSite Bronze Member
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    ill check it out.
     
  7. DLONGLANDSCAPING

    DLONGLANDSCAPING LawnSite Bronze Member
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    oh boy, i see the radar. a lot of my family lives in minnesota,in minneapoles**, mankato, and other parts. THey are getting nailed! Good lukc with the storm, stay safe
     
  8. JContracting

    JContracting LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Thanks man. Will do. I thought I'd maybe get some sleep before heading out around 1 (hr and a half from now). But nope! Too excited :laugh: NWS just upped the total to 4-8" overnight & another 3-5" tmrw. 7-13". I love per push & hourly contracts! Especially medium commercials (2-3 acres) that are hourly!
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  9. newz7151

    newz7151 LawnSite Silver Member
    from Tejas
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    I thought I saw an awful lot of pairs of shoes in one of your pictures.. unless you wear all of those at some point, you've obviously got some family.. kids, parents, wife, etc living there with you... put their asses to work, especially if your lawn business is a big $$$$ provider to the household, why let them reap the rewards without putting in a little of the work?
     
  10. JContracting

    JContracting LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Its his business. I know dlong is a year younger than me, but why should his parents (if he does still, I'm not sure if he does live with them or not) have to help him? Idiotic.
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