Not a lot of people know about tailors and seamstresses. With the popularity of ready-to-wear clothes, these professionals in alterations and making clothes may not necessarily have a booming business. This means that if you are in the alterations business, you need to exert some extra effort into advertising your work. So what can you do? First, establish your presence in the most popular social media websites. Create official accounts in Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Pinterest. Engage your customers here then ‘talk’ to the part of your target market who are not online through postcard printing.
Postcards are cheap yet effective. When you send out these mailers to every door within your zip code, for example, you can reach the part of the market who may or may not be online, but has a high possibility of requiring your services. Everyone can have a pair of pants that need alteration, or maybe a dress that requires a few minor adjustments to have a perfect fit. With postcards, you can advertise the fact that there is a professional that they can hire for such tasks, so go ahead and have those postcards made.
Things to Remember for Postcards Printing
To get you started, here are a few things to remember about postcards printing:
- Do your research when looking for an online printing company to order postcards from.
You can go for either a digital print shop, or one that uses offset printing with huge printing presses. The latter is suitable for big print jobs because once set up, the machines can easily print hundreds of copies in a matter of minutes. For smaller volume requirements, digital should be suitable. Some print shops offer both. Aside from the printing process, also ask about the turnaround time, quality of customer support, and the rates for postcard printing packages.
- Pay close attention to the design and the material used.
You want to make a great first impression when sending postcards, so pay close attention to the design and the material used. Postcard sizes range from 4” x 6” to 9” x 12” while for the paper type, there’s silk-laminated, premium, or basic. For the paper finish, you can go with either matte or glossy. Make your decisions for these aspects based on your postcard design, and the image that you’d like to have as a brand.
- Send postcards regularly.
Finally, do send out postcards regularly. After introducing yourself through postcard marketing, you can again send postcards during the holiday season, on a customer’s birthday if you have that information, and when you have any type of promotion to offer customers.
For tailors, seamstresses, and alteration specialists, postcards are the perfect advertising material to make people aware of your skilled services.