Small Business Marketing Tip: Postcards Generate Results
Postcard marketing is a powerful business marketing strategy.
A well designed, colorful, high impact postcard in the mail box of your prospect is your best ticket to a new customer. For your existing customer, a postcard marketing campaign which includes frequent mailings is the perfect start to new sales â€” this is one of the key small business marketing strategies.
Benefits of postcard marketing for the recipient:
- You don't have to open a postcard!
- You see it right away – the bright picture is not hidden from view by an envelope.
- The message leaps right out and you can't ignore it or throw it in the trash unopened (the fate of many bulk mail pieces).
Benefits of postcard marketing for the marketer:
- Save money. You can mail a postcard 1st class for less than the cheapest letter rate.
- No stuffing required.
Postcard marketing wins out on all counts. Check out the following case study…
Here is what one successful postcard marketer had to say:
“The immediate result was many times more than we had expected and we even had to reduce the number of postcards going out each week because we had more calls than we could handle. We've always heard that a 1-2% response is considered very good for a mailing but we are getting at least triple that amount!”
“To give you some idea, the first week's mailing went out to our oldest customer account, most of whom hadn't done business with us for over a year. The first week after the post cards went out we got a 3% response on those accounts. And 6 weeks later we are still getting calls from those accounts.”
“I also know that it takes time for the response to build and just this past week, the 6th or 7th week since we started mailing the postcards, we increased from the 23 calls in per hour average we saw at the beginning of this month to 45 calls per hour in at the end of the month.”
“That's almost 900 calls in per week more than just 4 weeks ago.”
“We're already planning our next postcard mailing and are quite certain that this was one of the best investments in promotion to our existing customers we have ever made.”
– Kevis Rejuvenation Programs, Inc., Beverly Hills, California
Joy Gendusa founded PostcardMania in 1998 with a phone, computer and no capital investment. Since then, she has grown the company into one of the nation's most effective direct mail marketing firms, specializing in postcard marketing for small to large-sized businesses. Over the years, she expanded to offer mailing list acquisition, website development, email marketing–all while continuing to educate clients with free marketing advice.
She has been named Tampa Bay CEO of the Year, Business Woman of the Year in Tampa Bay and has been featured on MSNBC's "Your Business." PostcardMania is an Inc. 500 and 5000 company and has won awards for creativity, best business practices and leadership.
If you would like to interview Joy or book her as a speaker, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 1-800-628-1804 ext. 281.