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fliers vs doorhangers

Discussion in 'Business Operations' started by BBS, Aug 10, 2003.

  1. WeatherMan

    WeatherMan LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 693

    I Use Flyiers but I bulk mail them
  2. Bunton Guy

    Bunton Guy LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,755

    I have used flyers with less than 1% return rate...professionally made. I have tried the door hanger deal...VERY tired at the end of the day with only 200 handed out (6 hours). Less than 1% return rate on them to.
  3. Gr grass n Hi tides

    Gr grass n Hi tides LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,020

    Door hangers rock!

    I have said this before and it is true. I had fantastic success with them and this is the first year I put them out.

    Reasons: (1) they look professional; (2) I think they set you apart from the many, many operations using fliers; (3) taking the extra moment to actually put them on a door knob is a nice touch & sometimes gives you an opportunity for face to face contact which is a good thing; (4) you avoid all of the pitfalls and legalities that go along with "stuffing" mail boxes, newspapers, etc.

    The time thing. I solved that one by getting my 8yo daughter and some of her friends together & they basically ran up to all the doors on the streets while I tooled along in the truck (with company lettering) at 2 mph. I gave each of the girls a company hat too. Worked GREAT.

    Also, think I'm whack or whatever but I paid the gals .25 for each hanger they put out ;) They wanted to be involved & I was happy to get them out there. I don't think 8 and 10 year olds make better money than that anywhere else! They were thrilled & so was I. I treated them out for icecream afterward.

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