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Seems the cheapest statagy for marketing. Have any of you tried it? and what was your responce? Please give me any advice for mailing cheap and quickly. The amount is between 5 and 8,000 flier/postcards...give me some helpful information...thank you
 

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I dont know what the rate is for mailing postcards, all i know is that back in April I had fliers that I passed around to almost 200 mailboxes (didnt know this was illegal at the time) and I got a cal back from the towm post office, the charged me 25 cents per flyer that the found in mailboxes:eek:

DONT EVER DO THAT!!!
 

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Originally posted by PJ Binder
they do if you do not have a bulk mail permit and if you use someone elses permit they charge for it so u still pay.
Huh?

My friend in the sprinkler business sends cards for the winterizing. I get one. No bulk nothing. Never have I seen $0.37 postage on it.
 

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I have door-hangers printed AND delivered for about .09 apiece (they can run as high as .16 ea, incl delivery).

I concentrate on specific neighborhoods, one at a time. My return is about 2-4 customers per 1000 hangers, depending if it recently rained before they were handed out.

I do only residential. ALL of my customers are within 2 miles of my house.

Hard to beat that IMO
 

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I print up my own flyers on my computer then make copies at office max. Fold them up to envelope size and stick glue the ends. I usually mail 100-150 at a time and get 3-5 responses everytime. In this part of Florida there are a lot of retired folks that want lawn service so I get a good response to direct mail flyers.
 

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There are business's that deal in sending other peoples mail!
They use bar coding and get all the discounts that the post office offers for doing most of their work for them.
Postmasters, a division of the United Way, charged us .14 to address and mail our postcards using our mailing list.
 

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When 1st class letter was still .34 we had Postmasters stuff the envelopes, address them and mail for .22 a piece.
I was happily stunned that there was such a thing. We sent 2,500 out and that would've taken many hours JUST TO PUT THE STAMPS ON!:eek:
 

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tried the postcard idea last spring, over 5,000 send out (2,500 of one type of design and 2,500 of another) and only 1 response. Wasn't worth my time I feel.
 

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Gene,

Were your responses from woman ages 40 and up, with pretty nice homes?

I ask because thats who I targeted in the two ZIP codes my route is on.

Demographic list of 1000 cost me: $97 (i now see i paid too much for the mailing of the cards) but,

I figured 1000 cards to Females, ages 40+, in single family residences valued at ($300,000+ one ZIP) ($400,000+ the other)
....was better than 5-10,000 anywhere.

My assumption was most women over 40 w/ property and money have a Lawn Service or Landscape needs.
 

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Originally posted by DennisF
I print up my own flyers on my computer then make copies at office max. Fold them up to envelope size and stick glue the ends. I usually mail 100-150 at a time and get 3-5 responses everytime. In this part of Florida there are a lot of retired folks that want lawn service so I get a good response to direct mail flyers.
Do you just slap a stamp on the front and add an address to the folded flier then? I have thought of this method as well, wondered how it works.

I just put out 1000 professional fliers for aeration. The kind that Ryan sells, full color, 3 panel, 2 fold jobbers. You add your name and number on the front or back panel. I thought they were very nice and very professional. I got 1 call for lawn mowing, no aeration calls. You can never tell.

:D
 
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