What is Every Door Direct Mail?
This is a new program that the U.S. Postal Service set up that allows small businesses to direct mail large postcards or brochures for approximately 18¢ per home or business and you can pick out the areas. Non profits can mail as low as 8.5¢ cents per home. Remember a postcard stamp is 34¢ and regular postage is 49¢. More information is available at https://eddm.usps.com/eddm/
Why would I want to know about this new program?
- It allows your business to mail to the homes more likely to buy from you. The average business receives 80% of clients from 5 miles around the business.
- No need to buy a mailing list and print names and addresses on your mailings.
- Reduces mail preparation and postage costs.
- Build more traffic, find new customers and increase revenue at a lower cost.
- Post office/US government lets you look up household counts, income and age demographics at no cost.
What can I mail?
Postcards, fliers, brochures and catalogs as long as it meet commercial flat requirements. We make sure you meet them so you don’t have to figure them out.
Who can I mail to?
You must mail to every home and apartment in a mail route. Route on average are 650 homes. Let us know if you want to add businesses we must change the mailing label. The post offices website allows you to look up zip codes and mail routes yourself, or our company will take care of this for you.
How many can I mail at one time?
We have mailed as many as 62,000 at one time. Clients also mail 600 – 2500 per week, so you don’t have to mail them all at once.
Are permits or paperwork necessary?
No permits are necessary, however, you must either open an account though the post offices web site, or we can do everything for you through our account.
Why are you telling me all about this?
We printed and mailed over 2 million post cards using this new program so our volume allows us to pass on our top quality printing and processing services at a low cost to each company. We are only looking for the chance to quote on the printing and to do the paperwork if you don’t have time or don’t want to learn how.
How can we help you with this?
The first step is to get the wording done so we send you a short worksheet that will aid you in effectively developing your message so we optimize your advertising dollars. Just ask for this worksheet and there is no charge even if we never do business together. Next we can supply graphic designers or send templates and guidelines to your designer. In addition, we verify that all postal requirements are met, help you with choosing key areas of delivery. We then count, bundle and deliver to the post office. We can also save you up to 50% by combining your business with other businesses.
What if I want to use my own designer or do the paper work myself?
We can work with any graphic designer and will send them templates and guidelines to follow. If you want to mail yourself training is available.
What printing specials do we offer?
Post Cards: Two sides full color on 14pt card stock with or without gloss coating.
|6″ x 11″||6.5″ x 8″*||6.5″ x 12″||8″ x 10″||9″ x 12″||Brochures**|
* 6.5” x 8” Smallest size to qualify
** Brochures: Full color, 100# paper with or without gloss coating, folded in half.
What is the cost to process the mailing for me?
There is a processing costs are to generate the paperwork, count into bundles of 100, then rubber band paperwork into each bundle. The bundles are put into bags and can be delivered to 2 post offices within 15 miles of Green Bay for the prices quoted below. (There is no tax on this or the postage)
Ask for quotes on extra post offices or mailing out of the Green Bay area.
- $55 up to 2500 pieces
- $95 up to 5000 pieces
- $170 up to 10,000 pieces
- $200 up to 15,000 pieces
What is the next step?
Tell us to send you the develop your ad work sheet, the size of the postcard to be printed, and the number of homes and area you would like to mail and we will send you a written quote. It takes 2-3 days to design and an additional 7-8 days to print and complete the paper work. Rush orders are available for an extra charge.
How does the payment work?
Payment is due before we mail. We pay for print upfront and the postage is due when we drop at the post office.
So what will it cost me for everything?
Help with wording and layout (If wanted), graphic design, printing, postage and processing – Everything included- will cost between 27¢ to 35¢ per card depending on quantity and services.