Every Door Direct Mail is a ground breaking new direct mail system created by the US postal service that allows businesses to mail postcards or other mail pieces at an astounding 14.2 cents per postcards. We think that the postage savings alone is enough to jump for joy and commit marketing resources to using the program – however, we thought it would be prudent to look at the alternatives to Every Door Direct Mail and compare them as viable solutions. As you can tell from the tone of our article, we soundly believe that EDDM is hands down a direct mail marketing winner! Let’s get started shall we?
Every Door Direct Mail involves mailing postcards to everyone in your businesses neighborhood for 14.2 cents. This is 66% off the cost of a standard stamp. So, for discussions sake, assume that you would be mailing 5000 postcards to your neighborhood for your business. 5000 postcards, not including the printing costs would be around $750 in postage. One of the alternatives to Every Door Direct Mail would be a Door hanger.
Many customers use door hangers as a “heel to toe” approach to marketing. Once you print your door hangers with a professional company you would walk down the streets of your neighborhood placing your door hangers on your prospects doors. This is a good solution because you don’t have any costs except for printing, and your sweat equity, and time. If you have the time to invest into this type of program, it would be inexpensive and garner some results. However, if you are out delivering door hangers, you are not working on your business. How can you service your customers if you are out delivering door hangers? If you were to use EDDM instead, the post office will deliver your mail marketing message for you saving you all the time that you would have invested in delivering those door hangers. Some businesses will claim that they will pay someone $7 an hour to walk around and deliver door hangers so the business owner can concentrate on more important tasks, like taking care of their customers. This is a solution that some businesses think is viable. However, when you look closely you realize that even the fastest person could only walk around 40 houses in an hour. So if you divide $7 per hour by 40 houses, it would cost you 17.5 cents per door hanger that was delivered. That is over 3 cents more per delivery than a Every Door Direct Mail piece. Also you could not guarantee that your employee actually delivered the door hangers instead of throwing them in the garbage and milking the clock and wasting your money.
If you were do the door hanger yourself (saving your $7 per hour) it would take you 125 hours to deliver the same amount of pieces that your Every Door Direct Mail carrier would deliver in 1 day.
There simply isn’t a better way to get your marketing message delivered in tangible form to your local customers. Personally, I feel bad for the Door Hanger deliver services, because this program will put them out of business.
Try Every Door Direct Mail for your business and we promise that you will see results.
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