For people who hang door hangers

Discussion in 'Business Operations' started by Shawns Lawns, Feb 27, 2006.

  1. Shawns Lawns

    Shawns Lawns LawnSite Senior Member
    from Maine
    Messages: 638

    When you are handing out door hangers do you pick and choose who you would want to have as customers, or do you blanket the entire area? Just wondering because i am sure that there are some places that you might go to that you would not want to do for a variety of reasons. Maybe no parking, or the parking is on the main road, or house is a dump, or too many dogs on property, or your afraid you might ruin you equipment Etc. :waving:
  2. cwlawley

    cwlawley LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 470

    We blanket entire neighborhoods in the areas that we are aready working. You will only get a couple of hits from the doorhangers so if you pick and choose you are going to have a hard time getting customers.
  3. mulcahy mowing

    mulcahy mowing LawnSite Senior Member
    from ma
    Messages: 721

    do them all!
  4. Jpocket

    Jpocket LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,282

    I balnket them. unless there is a lawn trailer or mower in the drive way LOL. Which there is atleast one in every neihgborhood.
  5. Precision Lawns

    Precision Lawns LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 283

    We blanket, writ edown an average price for the entire subdivision, and note exceptions... for instance park ave. $35 except for 401 because it has a cul-de-sac, fence, a big dog and a cliff. that one is $40. :) works great for us. you should expect about a 1% return.
  6. procut

    procut LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,852

    I've only used door hangers once, but when i did I would pick and choose. I plan on putting out about 500 door hangers in a couple weeks, and plan on using the same technique. A lot of times I see properties that I would not touch with a 10 foot pole, no sence in wasting a hanger and time on them.
  7. Precision Lawns

    Precision Lawns LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 283

    right... if you see a lawn that would just be unbearable for you to mow skip it. I definitely agree... We're putting out 2500 door hangers in 2 weeks (on foot) and don't necessarily want to waste the time picking out the customers we don't want to mow.
  8. scotty2

    scotty2 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 24

    Ya but if you pick and choose then you might mis the one across town. I got alot of these when I put fliers out for snow removal the person that call about the flier called for there parents house.

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