? for those who tape flyers to paper boxes

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by birddseedd, Feb 7, 2012.

  1. birddseedd

    birddseedd LawnSite Silver Member
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    So i get a call from 3 people so far (1000 or so flyers out so far); 2 of them want a quote. and one wanted to call and tell me that they will never call me for service because of the "inconvenience" of having a flyer taped to their paper box.

    what do you do when you get a call like this? I am careful not to put the flyer on the mail box.
     
  2. 93Chevy

    93Chevy LawnSite Fanatic
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    I would quit taping fliers to people's mail boxes. Pay the postage fee and do post-card or flier mailer advertisements. Or find other ways to advertise.
     
  3. ffemt1271

    ffemt1271 LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Putting anything in,or on a mailbox is not legal. At least not here
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  4. birddseedd

    birddseedd LawnSite Silver Member
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    see the red text....
     
  5. birddseedd

    birddseedd LawnSite Silver Member
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    see the red text....
     
  6. 93Chevy

    93Chevy LawnSite Fanatic
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    Meant to say paper box in my post...sorry I misspoke...
     
  7. birddseedd

    birddseedd LawnSite Silver Member
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    shrugs.

    anyway, not illegal that i know of around here. im in michigan
     
  8. JMK Lawn Service

    JMK Lawn Service LawnSite Member
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    What do you guys usually do with your flyers? i have paid the postage and put them in mail boxes and most recently i go door to door and if they are not home i put the flyer in the door. None of that has really worked though, only if i talk to the home owner. Thanks in advance
     
  9. birddseedd

    birddseedd LawnSite Silver Member
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    from what i gather you get about a 1% -2% return on flyers. but if you can drive by and put them on the paperbox or the POLE of the mailbox (not the box itself) you can put out 10x-30x more flyers than walking.
     
  10. orangemower

    orangemower LawnSite Silver Member
    from pa
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    Some, no MOST people see that as littering as you have found out with the phone call.
     

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