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Discussion in 'Business Operations' started by KrayzKajun, Jan 22, 2007.
Do you hand write the addresses or do you make labels??
mail merge is a splendid function
Most mailing services will charge $5-15 per 1000 to print the addresses and mail for you at .17 each. I just started using a local mailing company, but I'm sure you have one near you. We put out 5000 8.5 X 5.5" postcards for $1350. That was taking the postcards to them and having a targeted list created for the mailings. The list itself would've cost us $350 (and has many times).
I think this is the most cost effective solution to direct mailing.
I print everything right on the envalope or paper. no hand writing unless it's a signature or invoice.
Most word processors offer you the option of printing labels from an address book. I use Microsoft Works to create a database of addresses, then use that database to populate labels on my printer.
Buy some labels at office depot or staples. Print out lables and sick on. Saves time.
thats exactly what i did!! Ive been puttin labels on envelopes for about 5 hours now
MTDMAN, where do you get the addresses and how do you get them into works?
$1350. for 5000 post cards doesn't seem that great of a deal. True that is only $0.27 each. But my door hangers work out to cost less. I paid $300 for 10,000 door hangers. That leaves me $1050. for labor. I pay $20 for 3 hours of door hanging at about 70 fliers per hour. $1050./ $6.66 = 157 hours. 157 hours * 70 doorhangers per hour equals 10, 990 door hangers for the same price. That equals $0.12 per door hanger.
I use fund raising groups to hang my fliers. It's easy, kids walk fast, and sometimes it is tax free.