My flyers are disappearing

Discussion in 'Business Operations' started by mowinginva, Mar 24, 2008.

  1. mowinginva

    mowinginva LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 440

    We hung flyers at several businesses in our area w/ cards stapled to them. They've disappeard from about 4 or 5 stores. Some stores they disappeared twice. Well, we believe we have figured who the culprit is. Another lawn service company put their flyer up where ours "was". We just keep putting them back up. Kinda've funny, but it's, definitely, not good business on their part.
  2. KrayzKajun

    KrayzKajun LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 10,737

    do a stake out and slap the crap out of whoever is taking yours down! LOL
  3. Flex-Deck

    Flex-Deck LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,845

    It is probably the lawn service that has the contract now, that you are trying to horn in on. Do other services throw flyers at your customers?
  4. grass_cuttin_fool

    grass_cuttin_fool LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,526

    I think that is childish and very unprofessional for some one to do that...Some one that does that is not very secure in their business. Most of the time its the part timers that do that....they think they can mow a 1000 yards a week and are scared someone is going to take away all the yards in a town lol

  5. mojob

    mojob LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 515

    This is just my opinion, but I wouldn't hang fliers on a business in the first place. If you want commercial accounts, find out who owns the biz/building/property and contact them directly. Go to the source, man.
  6. deere615

    deere615 LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,676

    Just a quick question-What stores do you hang flyers, I have some I wanted to hang but couldn't find any stores with bulliten boards to hang them?
  7. shovelracer

    shovelracer LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,008

    pizza shops and delis are real good cause people are constantly in and out plus they usually are standing around for a few minutes waiting for their order. Usually though the flyers are for the delivery drivers uninsured mowing, painting, and power washing business.

    SOUTHERNGREENSCAPES LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 763

    try liquid nails. that will fix 'em...
  9. RickR1818

    RickR1818 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 342

    You dont hang fliers to get commercial accounts. You put them up at stores for the foot traffic. Places like Panera, Borders, and most super markets have bulletin boards for such advertising.
  10. mojob

    mojob LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 515

    "I see", said the blind man.:rolleyes:

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