If you haven’t heard about eddm mailing yet and you’re a business owner, you are missing out on a lot. This is a service offered by the United States Postal Service to easily deliver your marketing postcards to every door in an address group of your choice. Let’s say that you are preparing for the soft launch of a beauty salon. You naturally would not have any customers yet, so you want to spread the word about the services that you offer. Instead of manually collecting names and addresses, you simply need to look for a print shop that offers eddm postcard printing. Here is what the print shop can do for you:
- Offer the postcard printing package.
When you get in touch with a print shop that offers eddm mailing services, you can choose between offset and digital – some shops offer both. Digital prints typically use desktop printers and can handle small volumes of orders. For offset printing, huge printing presses are used and once set up, these can print hundreds to thousands of copies quickly. Postcard printing packages are usually offered by volume. If you need 500 copies initially, you can choose the size, paper thickness, and paper coating. You can design the postcard yourself, although there are some print shops with the feature of having your designs checked by a professional graphic designer, for a small fee.
- Complete the requirements of the USPS so that your postcards can be delivered to every mailbox in your chosen address group.
After the printing of your postcards is done, if you paid for EDDM mailing, then the print shop will take care of the rest of the mailing process for you. You simply need to specify which address group to send the mailers to. This can be a zip code, an individual mailing route in your area, or households which fit a certain demographic like age group, household income, or household size.
The print shop will bundle wrap the cards in stacks of 100 as required by the USPS. They will also take care of the paperwork and deliver the postcards to the local post office for individual mailbox distribution.
Aside from designing and paying for the postcards, there is very little for you to do when ordering EDDM postcards. Since the print shop will take care of the rest of the process for you, make sure that they have the length of experience in printing EDDM postcards. Also go online to search for feedback on the quality of services that they offer.
All in all, EDDM mailing is the easiest and most effective way for you to send your message directly to your target market without exerting too much effort on your part. You can save that up for growing your business.