"How to attatch fliers to mailboxes"

Discussion in 'Industry Surveys & Polls' started by tom's lawn care, Mar 8, 2011.

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  1. tom's lawn care

    tom's lawn care LawnSite Senior Member
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    I Have had 10,000 fliers printed and they came with a little sticky strip located on the back! I have had individulas call me and state that paint came off when they pulled the flier off the mailbox. So Any suggestions for attatching fliers to mailboxes would be greatly appreciated? Thanks
     
  2. GreenI.A.

    GreenI.A. LawnSite Silver Member
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    If the customer painted the mailbox themselves that will happen. But I would do a search of the many posts here about putting flyers on or in mailboxes. It is actually illegal, technically the mailbox is considered federal property. Some postmasters will have their carriers remove all adds from the boxes (wether on or in it) as they are delivering their mail. They can then fine you for each and every add they pick up, and it adds up quick. Each postmaster/post office enforces this policy differently, some go by the book others could care less. But atleast you are not putting it in the box, it is actually a felony to open or put anything in a mailbox unless it is yours or you are a postal carrier. i would just walk up the driveway and put the fleyer on the door, or if they have a box near the mailbox for the news paper you can use that
     
  3. Landrus2

    Landrus2 LawnSite Platinum Member
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    How about under the mat
     
  4. jsslawncare

    jsslawncare LawnSite Bronze Member
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    How about on their front door? (the glass part)
     
  5. Landrus2

    Landrus2 LawnSite Platinum Member
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    good idea if there is one
     
  6. clean_cut

    clean_cut LawnSite Bronze Member
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    If I'm correct, painters tape won't rip off paint and it's still strong too. That's what I used, I just made small rolls with an inch or two of tape and put it on the back of the flyer. I then stacked the flyers together in stacks of 25 (to keep count of how many I passed out) and since they were pre-taped, passing them out was a breeze :)

    This method may take a long time though if you have to tape 10,000 flyers.
     
  7. Landrus2

    Landrus2 LawnSite Platinum Member
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    You will be putting flyers in the fall :laugh::laugh::laugh::laugh:
     
  8. just stick it in the box.
     
  9. gasracer

    gasracer LawnSite Bronze Member
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    The post is the only part that you can legally attach anything too. ANY part of the box or inside of it is federal property.You can't even put a newspaper in the box unless it is mailed.
     
  10. LSU_LAWNBOY

    LSU_LAWNBOY LawnSite Member
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    what i did was. With a passenger in the truck, at night, pull up to the mailboxes, fold the flyer in half or roll up and wedge it between the flag and mailbox. I am not opening the mailboxes and if they are open i just move on to the next one. I thought that was the most productive method
     
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