Attaching fliers

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by Patfo, Mar 7, 2001.

  1. Patfo

    Patfo LawnSite Member
    Messages: 36

    When distributing fliers how do you actually attach them to the door? I'm rolling them up w/ a rubber band and attaching to the doorknob w/ the rubber band. Any better ideas? THANKS!
  2. guntruck

    guntruck LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 527

    We didnt do that for the simple fact that we want to look and present our company as professional as possible. I know its a small thing but small things add up. we tri folded our fliers, a little time consuming, but they look nice and people can tell that time was taken to neatly prepare them. They are also easily placed practically anywhere when they are folded flat.
  3. kutnkru

    kutnkru LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,662

    If its possible try to put your information onto a doorknob hanger, this way its easily put in the proper place, shouldnt blow away, and looks professional all at the same time.

    Good Luck this season!
  4. 1MajorTom

    1MajorTom Former Moderator
    Messages: 6,073

    Yes, doorknob hangers do look good. After we are done hanging them in a plan of houses, we always ride back up the streets just to take a look at them. At each house there is one hanging, and it looks darn good.

    Fliers are not bad either, but I would not roll up the fliers. Just seems to me that when the potential customer would go to read it, since it had been rolled up, it no longer would lie flat and be easy to read. Folding them would be a better idea if you are using fliers.
  5. Patfo

    Patfo LawnSite Member
    Messages: 36

    Folding it will be! THANKS!
  6. JimLewis

    JimLewis LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,872

    I don't know about your area, but in the areas we work most of the homes are fairly and have these door handles that you stick your hand into and there is a thumb lever on top. Almost all of the houses in our area have these types of handles. So we just roll the flyer up on our way up the walkway, our coupon, or company name showing on top, and just slip this "tube" flyer into that round area of the door handle. Perfect fit every time.

    For the older houses that have the just regular old turn style door knobs, we roll the flyer up the same way and just slide it in between the door knob and the door frame. Perfect fit again.

    I've laid probably tens of thousands of flyers. When you get into doing that many, you want to find the most effecient way possible.
  7. Likestomow

    Likestomow LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 997

    I do mine on my printer, three up on glossy card stock. Then I put a 1 ½" strip of 3M double sided tape about an inch down from the top. You can then stick them directly on to the glass outer door, or to the mailbox. I don't have time to walk up to every door, so I put them on the mailboxes.

    I called my Postmaster and checked this out. As long as the position doesn't interfere with the mailman's ability to deliver mail, it is perfectly allowable to hang it on the mailbox. I prefer the side of the box opposite to the side with the flag. The first year I put them behind the flag, and got an angry call from the big guy at the Post Office threatening me with lots o' dollars in postage. Last year I used the left side and didn't have a problem. And after putting them out in a whole subdivision they make the place look so festive!
  8. Groundcover Solutions

    Groundcover Solutions LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,254

    we roll and rubbedrband all of our flyers. we are currently puting out 10,000 flyers. we just put them in the news paper slot or put them around the top thing on the mail box. as to the post master thing we just go to the subs after the mail man has been there and before the people have gotten there mail has worked great so far.
  9. Strawbridge Lawn

    Strawbridge Lawn LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 660

    A box of 3,00 rubber bands costs 2 bucks at Office Max. Just turn it over the handle and it is there. Will not blow off
  10. Mid Rivers

    Mid Rivers LawnSite Member
    Messages: 209

    I roll mine, put a rubberband around it and place it on the knob.

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