Do's and Don’ts for Direct Mail

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Here a few tips to ensure a successful direct mail campaign:


  • Position yourself as an industry expert by offering fun facts and tips.

  • Offer creative promotions, such as BOGO (buy one, get one), or even upgrade coupons (large pizza for the price of a small).

  • Include a time limit on promotions, such as “redeem this offer within 30 days!”

  • Promote a bundle or group of products or services together, showing the itemized pricing for each. Then promote a discounted bundle price for value savings when purchased together.

  • Offer something free, such as a free item with purchase. For example, a free shampoo with a haircut, or free car wash with $XX gas purchase.


  • Forget to follow up. For those who respond, remember to send a simple thank you note or send an exclusive coupon to show your appreciation. If they haven’t responded yet, grab their attention by sending them an offer they can’t refuse.

  • Allow significant gaps between mailings. Ensure your business remains top of mind by sending monthly or even quarterly mailings.

  • Forget campaign tracking. Use unique codes to track and measure advertising ROI.

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