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Invoice mailing Envelopes, how profesional do they look?

Discussion in 'Business Operations' started by dobehap, Jan 16, 2004.

  1. Green Finger

    Green Finger LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 839

    If a customer doesn't have the money to pay. They don't pay. You can have the best looking envelope in the pile of bills. When times are hard they are hard. I'm not against being professional when it comes to envelopes, you just have to pick and choose the areas MOST important to you.

    Again like I stated the quality of your work speaks about your business.

    When I get to the point where I can be "picky" about the type of envelopes I use then I'll cross that bridge.
  2. NCSULandscaper

    NCSULandscaper Banned
    Messages: 1,557

    It doesnt matter what the envelope looks like, they will pay what is most important to them to get by. And even if you have the best looking envelope in the world, lawn care and landscaping comes in last most of the time because its a "want" not a "necessity", such as power, gas, etc.
  3. GlorifiedLawnBoy

    GlorifiedLawnBoy LawnSite Member
    Messages: 37

    Ok, I know it is a little late to be posting a reply to this thread.
    All evidence points to the fact if you want your mailed letter to be opened first put on a stamp.
    Letters that look like a BILL are placed in the bill pile while those that look like they might have come from Gram'ma are opened immediately.
    Stamps indicate a personal touch that will always go over well with your customers. A stamp says that a person took the time to write to me and not some machine. And if you have the time and neat penmanship writing out the address is exponentially more effective. Also try Blue ink instead of Black.
    Keep your stamp as straight as possible because a crooked stamp says that you don't care to be neat.
    10 years of Art School, Five years of graphic design work, and many years of studying the psychology of advertising and mass mailings tell me this is so. I could blather on but I am working on a different book at this time and will save up those tidbits for another manuscript.
  4. GlorifiedLawnBoy

    GlorifiedLawnBoy LawnSite Member
    Messages: 37

    To clarify. My invoices are printed. My return envelopes have company logo and address printed. My delivered envelopes have return address with logo printed but are hand addressed. All renewal letters are printed but signed in blue ink. The envelopes are Printed the customer name and address are done in blue ink by hand.
    This is a personal dialog between me and my client. Not one between me, my computer, my mail sorter, and my client. People pay me not a machine because it is I who take care of their lawn.

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