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Mailing postcards v. Flyers

Discussion in 'Business Operations' started by 24ON48OFF, Aug 24, 2006.

  1. 24ON48OFF

    24ON48OFF LawnSite Member
    Messages: 52

    I have always advertised in the local paper and had real good results. For this reason my accounts have been pretty spread out. I am going to target certain areas now. I always hear people handing out flyers.:walking: I know this is a proven way to gain accounts, but what about mailing post cards. Anyone done this and what was the pros or cons v. handing out flyers.
  2. Jpocket

    Jpocket LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,281

    Post cards have worked by far the best for me.....Flyers are OKAY but that requires alot of walking.
  3. 24ON48OFF

    24ON48OFF LawnSite Member
    Messages: 52

    How do you get an address list for a certain area?
  4. General Landscaping

    General Landscaping LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 801

    I use my county's property appraiser web site.

    It downloads into excel then it gets merged into Word.
    From there, it prints onto address labels.

    Indian River County property appraiser

    Click additional searches.
  5. guven

    guven LawnSite Member
    Messages: 205

    Last February,I picked an area which is I want to get new clients, I drove 2-3 hours looked at the yards and get the number of the house with my friend. When we were entering new street or lane, first we were writing the street name then look at the houses and write the number, I picked 80 house and send them my special fleyers by mail, I got 2 new clients. I think It does not work well but this winter I want to do it again , next time I am going to pick up 500-700 houses.
    sorry my English, I am still learning
  6. General Landscaping

    General Landscaping LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 801

    Mine are printed, stuck, stamped, and in the mailbox by the time you get home:clapping:

    And there's still gas in the truck
  7. ATVracer

    ATVracer LawnSite Senior Member
    from Indiana
    Messages: 346

    You can get an address list via the Post Office for any city by calling 1(800) 238-3150. Cost depends on how many addresses there is.
  8. bullethead

    bullethead LawnSite Senior Member
    from Texas
    Messages: 273

    Think again - that is a great success rate (2 out of 80)

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