door hangers being passed out?

Discussion in 'Business Operations' started by contourbs, May 30, 2005.

  1. contourbs

    contourbs LawnSite Member
    Messages: 185

    i have 2500 hangers,its hard work passing them out walking door to door. i think im gonna put them in a bag with some rocks. i know its not has nice as walking door to door, but i want to pass out as many as i can right now. what do you guys think
  2. arkylady

    arkylady LawnSite Member
    Messages: 16

    If I came home from work and someone had left something in my driveway that I had to walk from my garage to go pick up I'd be more than a little irritated :D

    At least if it's on the door it's not hard to grab and either look at it or throw it away.
  3. Howard Roark

    Howard Roark LawnSite Senior Member
    from Texas
    Messages: 805

    I would highly suggest NOT doing this.
  4. gogetter

    gogetter Banned
    Messages: 3,256

    It's like littering, don't do it.
    I think if you take the time to put them on the door you will get more calls then if you put a rock in them and throw them near the door.
  5. walker-talker

    walker-talker LawnSite Platinum Member
    from Midwest
    Messages: 4,771

    Have you thought about getting one of those electric or gas powered scooters? This fall, when I do my aeration & chem app campaign, I think I will use of of those. I know the electric ones only cost around $300 and could be very efficient for delivering door hangers. I spoke with a guy at the GIE a few years back and he said he made a killing in aertions by putting grass seed in bags with his flyer and throwing them out. Everytime I start to think about it, I think it would be considered littering more times than not.
  6. DiscoveryLawn

    DiscoveryLawn LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 408

    I hired another company to pass out my flyers along with his. He put the flyers in a bag with a rock and threw them on driveways. It looked like crap when I drove down the road and saw all those bags on the ground. Some of the flyers blew out of the bags and were scattered about. I got two calls complaining about it and was threatened to be reported for littering. I called the other company and stopped him immediately.

  7. Team Gopher

    Team Gopher LawnSite Platinum Member
    from -
    Messages: 4,040

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    Hi contourbs,

    I can understand this is alot of work but I think the great thing about handing out the door hangers is the potential opportunity to meet and talk with potential customers while they are outside. There is nothing like getting a chance to meet you in person to allow you to set yourself apart from competitors.
  8. greeneakers04

    greeneakers04 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 162

    I finally bit the bullet and have hired help to pass out doorhangers. I was seriously toying with the rock in baggy method (since I am cheap) and voted it officailly a bad idea.

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