Fliers behind mailbox's

Discussion in 'Business Operations' started by dewos, Mar 24, 2009.

  1. dewos

    dewos LawnSite Member
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    I started to put the fliers behind the mailbox in-between the wood or plastic piece and mailbox... Do you think this is a good idea, or should I stick with the door?
  2. Runner

    Runner LawnSite Fanatic
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    This is illegal.
  3. grandview (2006)

    grandview (2006) LawnSite Gold Member
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    The Post Office only owns the inside of your mailbox according to the postal act of 1934
  4. Carolina Cuts

    Carolina Cuts LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,152

    stickin' too, squeezin' it in, tuckin' here, shovin' there, fliers waving in the wind... is tacky.... and will most likely annoy most potential customers. Bottomline, make a good impression and try not to annoy any 'potential' customers....
  5. kootoomootoo

    kootoomootoo LawnSite Platinum Member
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    Ive sold jobs from postcards people have found lying on the ground. Do what you have to do.
  6. mdvaden

    mdvaden LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Post office told us that the outside of the box area is fine.

    Put them out early before people go to get mail to reduce potential litter from wind blowing them or overnight dew saturating them.

    Paper companies will make threats about using the paper tubes.

    Back them into a corner to prove that they have title the box, and to quote any ordinance that it's theirs. If their name is not stamped on the box, and it's on another person's property, there may be nothing they can do. But you will want to use the tubes prior to noon so your flyer gets removed and does not sit to get crushed at 4am, or removed by a paper carrier.
  7. dewos

    dewos LawnSite Member
    Posts: 189

    I wish they would just let us put fliers in the mailbox's... I mean I see where they are afraid you will steal mail but, i wouldn't be passing out my number if I was going to steal mail... or just that they want the fee.

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