Florida timing of postcards

Discussion in 'Florida Lawn Care Forum' started by getdown, Dec 6, 2013.

  1. williams lcm

    williams lcm LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Heck send the wife or girlfriend/friends out to put flyers at door. Just don't do the stone in a baggie idea and throw flyer at end of drive way.
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  2. getdown

    getdown LawnSite Senior Member
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    Yeah I agree the stone and baggie is definitely not the image I'm going for...
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  3. Ric

    Ric LawnSite Fanatic
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    I have about 3,000 post cards left that I plan on mailing the week after Super Bowl. This is a Second Mailing to a target area very near my home.

    The Post office seems to do a good job for me. Because of Empty houses, there are left over post cards. The postman delivers these to his next route. I know that for a fact because I get calls from those extra deliveries.

    Personally passing Fliers has the advantage of possible face to face selling opportunity. While we all knock TG/CL, They a great marketing company and use door to door salesman who pass fliers and knock on doors.

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  4. getdown

    getdown LawnSite Senior Member
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    True. I always notice the large corporate competition tends to make up what they may lack in quality and cs with a strong focus on marketing to replace the customers they may lose along the way. I try to emulate them a lot as far as marketing...definitely notice that large corporations really value marketing...also helps that their budgets are probably so big.
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  5. williams lcm

    williams lcm LawnSite Bronze Member
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    I only dropped my flyers to houses that had nice lawns. Those crappy Bahia lawns I would skip or houses that did not look well kept I would pass on.
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  6. getdown

    getdown LawnSite Senior Member
    from Florida
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    Yeah, nobody wants to represent an ugly lawn.
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  7. Landscape Poet

    Landscape Poet LawnSite Gold Member
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    I will take a ugly lawn all day long. All I ask is that the owner pays me for my time appropriately. Maybe one day I will be able to turn away the business like you guys and only go after pristine lawns but the rules of economics state I must take these properties as well. :walking:
     
  8. TheBetterDoorhanger

    TheBetterDoorhanger Sponsor
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    Hey Getdown...
    This is Glenda at Adeas Printing. Most of our lawn businesses order their postcards with our Stick-It feature as early as late January, then in February & March. We serve many different businesses across the US, so because of "Mother Nature's" effect on Lawn care Businesses, this is not set in stone! We can print 5,000 postcards for as little as 28 cents a piece (and that includes postage!) Check us out at http://www.adeasprinting.com/post-cards
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    Glenda - 866-778-4254 ext 212 glenda@adeasprinting.com
     
  9. Ric

    Ric LawnSite Fanatic
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    My total cost for 6 X 12 post cards mailed is 22.5 cent. My local printer charges 6 cent a piece to print both sides of a post card on card stock. Add in the USPS 16.5 cent to make 22.5 cent cost per card delivered.

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  10. getdown

    getdown LawnSite Senior Member
    from Florida
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    Wow yea that's a deal I would jump on especially for the 6X12!
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