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exmark72

LawnSite Member
Location
jackson nj
what do u guys think of the idea of making flyers and put them in mail boxs advertizing leaf cleans ups. the street i live on half the people are old and would probably hire me. right now i only have 2 accounts and only one needs leafs cleaned up. so what do u guys think.
 

splatz100

LawnSite Senior Member
Location
louisiana
where did you get that equipment for only having 2 accounts?

....Putting flyers in mailboxes is illegal....
 

QualityLawnCare4u

LawnSite Gold Member
Putting fliers in a mailbox is a no-no! Post office can fine you big time for this if it has not been stamped and mailed. Im not sure about hanging them on the outside of the mailbox, will have to check but I think that is illegal to. Have seen it discussed on here but cant remember what was legal and what was not, but I do know you do not put them in the box.
 

daveintoledo

LawnSite Silver Member
Location
northwest ohio
nothing inside, attached or connected to the mailbox....very BAD idea....
 
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exmark72

LawnSite Member
Location
jackson nj
i got the equip. b\c the lawns i mow including mine r pretty big 1.5 to 2 hours each thats mow weedwack and blow using the 36" now there no more then an hour. also b/c next yr i am looking to get 15-20 accounts so.... i know in the mailbox is not legal but outside is legal or i might just talk to the people directly i dunno
 

daveintoledo

LawnSite Silver Member
Location
northwest ohio
nothing inside, attached to or connected to the mail box
 
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exmark72

LawnSite Member
Location
jackson nj
dave my mom works for the post office and i asked her she said on the outside is ok dont u people answer the idea end of the question
 

ATVracer

LawnSite Senior Member
Location
Indiana
exmark72 said:
dave my mom works for the post office and i asked her she said on the outside is ok dont u people answer the idea end of the question

End of question? Your mom doesn't know what she is talking about.

I am a delivery supervisor at the USPS and you cannot attach anything to any part of the mailbox. You need to follow Dave's advice!
 

jim d.

LawnSite Member
Just tape 'em to the front door. Use a 1 1/2" strip of 3/4" masking tape and place them on the frames of storm doors (not the glass, smudges tick people off) or on a doorknob, hinge or some metal part of wooden doors (paint/varnish coming off with the tape also ticks people off). I helped a friend years ago pass out fliers to advertize his business and once we started taping them up this way we got no complaints and slightly higher responses. People appreciate your taking pains not to smudge or damage their doors.
 
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