Have a FLYER-Where do I put them?

Discussion in 'Business Operations' started by XOFMOT, Jun 17, 2001.

  1. XOFMOT

    XOFMOT LawnSite Member
    Posts: 161

    Ok I got the flyer all made up...I know the areas I want to target, now I just would like to know WHERE on someones property do you place it? I know the mailbox is a no no, and in this area there are no newspaper holders?
    Where to place them so they don't blow away and that the homeowner will find it?

    Thanks!
     
  2. dmk395

    dmk395 LawnSite Senior Member
    from Ma
    Posts: 992

    Fold them up and place them between the flags and the actual box. Hell even put them in the box until you get caught. I did it for awhile, then the post office called and asked me to stop, which of course I did. The best bet though is the newspaper chutes.
     
  3. Stonehenge

    Stonehenge LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Midwest
    Posts: 1,277

    You can buy quantities of cellophane bags with a hole in the top to go over a doorknob. They're a couple cents apiece when you buy a thousand or two.

    I'd give you the name of the place I got mine from, but it was a couple years ago. But I found it by looking at plastic bags from retail stores. The bag mfgs will sometimes have their name on the bags.
     
  4. LoneStarLawn

    LoneStarLawn LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,415

    dmk395...just touching the mailbox with a flyer is a no, no. Please do not give advice that is illegal.
     
  5. XOFMOT

    XOFMOT LawnSite Member
    Posts: 161

    Well, I guess I'll just stay away from the mailbox!

    I like the idea that STONEHENGE said about the plastic bag route.

    I wouldn't go to the extent of taping them to any part of the customers home either, just seems to tacky (no pun intended). Also don't like the idea of placing them " STUCK" into their front door, I know when it happens to me, I can't stand it when you open the door and something falls right to the ground!

    Any other ideas out there? Thanks again to all who respond!
     
  6. Volhunter

    Volhunter LawnSite Member
    from TN
    Posts: 33

  7. KirbysLawn

    KirbysLawn Millenium Member
    Posts: 3,486

    Should have knew it, a plastic bag web site. They got it all don't they!
     
  8. lawnman_scott

    lawnman_scott LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 7,547

    I saw something today that i may try. Two college age kids on roller blades, with like a backpack type thing in front, and they were delivering flyers door to door, and rolling them as they went to each house. If the houses are close together where you want to target, then this may work for you. Just have to find the college kids to do it for you.
     
  9. gogetter

    gogetter Banned
    Posts: 3,256

    Hmmm, I like the idea of the bag. I hadn't thought about that. With this method you could paperclip a business card to the flyer too. And you'd have a better chance of it staying dry if it were to rain.
     
  10. MATTHEW

    MATTHEW LawnSite Senior Member
    from NE OHIO
    Posts: 665

    If it is right on the front door, it will get picked up right away. If there is a screen door, simply roll it up and slide it in the handle. Regular doorknobs will require the bag. I know a lot of guys disagree with my approach, but I still think you get a better response. I have a slot on the flyer for a price for services. As I am walking from door to door I would check out the size of the lawn and figure a price. Then you can save a lot of time by not returning to the property later to give them a quote. Chances are the ones who call have basically made their decision. I did not do this last year, but since I am phasing out of maintenance and into treatments, I may be beating the bush next year!
     

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