For any print marketing campaign to be successful, you need to have high-quality products and an effective distribution system. Let’s take business cards as an example. These are handed out personally whenever you are meeting with a client, supplier, or prospective customer. You naturally want the cards to be impressive and have a design that suits your brand’s image. The same thing holds true when it comes to postcard mailing, specifically eddm mailing. EDDM is Every Door Direct Mail and it’s a mailing system offered by the United States Postal Service.
Before delving deeper into the distribution aspect, what do you need to remember about the printing of the postcards? Again, your goal is to make a great first impression so see to it that the postcards are printed using high-quality materials and a state-of-the-art printing process. Offset and digital are your choices – some print shops offer both. Digital uses desktop printers while offset utilizes huge printing presses which can handle big print jobs. Quality-wise, offset produces more vivid colors and the initial setup may be a bit costly, but you can actually order more to save on the per piece price.
Choosing the Best Address Group for EDDM Mailing
To get the best eddm results, you need to choose the best address group to send the postcards to. Once you get in touch with an eddm postcard printing company, they will ask you whether you want to send the postcard to every mailbox based on these:
- Zip Code
- Individual mail carrier route
- Age bracket
- Household size
- Household income
If you’re in the food business, for example, it is good to send to every door within a zip code so that you can target as many households as possible. But if your product or service has more of a niche audience, you can send based on a specific demographic. By studying your target market, you can choose which specific audience to send your mailers to. However, you do not have to manually collect the names and addresses. The time and effort that you will save can be spent on growing your business.