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Totables
12-14-2009, 08:31 AM
Just remember!!! It is against the law to open someone's mailbox and put your flyer inside.

You can attach the flyer to the outside with tape, rubber band or however you want to do it, DO NOT OPEN their mailbox. One day you'll put a flyer inside a lawyer's mailbox hungry to sue you and you'll wish you hadn't. Just a word of advice.

Steve
12-14-2009, 10:20 PM
Good point. We have seen members on here before getting a call from the local post master on this.

What made you think of this?

CHEESE2009
12-15-2009, 01:28 AM
That's why I climb up their neighbors tree and onto their roof, down the chimney & into the kitchen where I can put my flyer on their fridge with a magnet. Then I can just let myself out through the front door.

Just kidding....

Though this is a great reminder. It's better to be safe than totally screwed.

The Cleaning Doctor
12-15-2009, 04:31 PM
According to the postal service you can not attach them to the outside either. I put them in the news paper boxes.

CHEESE2009
12-15-2009, 07:01 PM
WAIT WAIT WAIT!!!

What if the flyer is in an envelope???!!!

:confused:

My business cards usually go in the door jams, though I always put my flyers in their mail boxes.

Actually, I usually roll the flyer up slightly & put it between the door handles. Everyone has these door handles, mind as well make a use of em'

The Cleaning Doctor
12-15-2009, 11:23 PM
I am talking about the postal service in the US. Of course I don't have any knowledge of Canadian regulations on this.

Steve
12-16-2009, 03:27 AM
WAIT WAIT WAIT!!!

What if the flyer is in an envelope???!!!

You want to know what happens?

http://www.upu.int/union_postale/2006/photos/2006-4_the_mail_under_close_protection_05.jpg

Totables
12-16-2009, 04:46 AM
This came to mind because I have seen a lot of people on here say that they are putting their cards or brochures in people's mailboxes. When I live in Atlanta many years ago, I had a landscaping business and we were putting cards inside mailboxes. I got a call one day from a lawyer threatening to sue me. He was a complete jerk but after doing my homework, I found out that he was right.

You can put you cards anywhere except on or in the mailbox. I suggest using rubber bands and putting them on the door knob.

picframer
12-16-2009, 05:22 AM
WAIT WAIT WAIT!!!

What if the flyer is in an envelope???!!!

:confused:

My business cards usually go in the door jams, though I always put my flyers in their mail boxes.

Actually, I usually roll the flyer up slightly & put it between the door handles. Everyone has these door handles, mind as well make a use of em'

In Canada if the mail box is attached to the house or on the customers property, you can leave a flyer in the box.

If it's those outdoor units that just about every community now has, you can tape to the side of these units however never slip anything inside a clients box or Canada Post will go after you.

I was curious about this back in the spring and called Canada Post.

CHEESE2009
12-16-2009, 02:46 PM
You want to know what happens?

http://www.upu.int/union_postale/2006/photos/2006-4_the_mail_under_close_protection_05.jpg

http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_VKMAyczcUB0/R3p-6BeXfnI/AAAAAAAAAv0/pP-kAIkGp54/s320/screaming_face.JPG

SuperiorPower
12-16-2009, 06:08 PM
I know my work is slightly different but something that I do is place the slip of paper between the door and the door jam. Some of the door are loose enough that you can slip the paper all the way through between the door and the jam. This keeps it from blowing away. For those people who have metal doors, consider buying those magnetic business cards and maybe using these to hold your flier on the door. Just some thoughts....

As far as using business cards, consider this when it comes to providing promotions, I saw a local business do something that I really liked. They took their business card and placed a sticker on the back. The sticker was from one of those sheets of stickers that you can get at walmart or any office supply store for cheap and run it through your printer. You can set this up (on your computer) to say something like "$10 off first mowing" or what ever you want it to say.

I think I would recommend using these sort of at random, or if it seems like a potential customer is teetering on signing a service agreement or not. It can be as simple as, "here, I tell you what. Give us a try and I will personally give you $10 off your first mowing." Make it seem as if you are doing something special for this customer that you would not do for just everyone.

Or perhaps you can drop a card off at the convenience store, by the soda machine, face down (with the sticker on the back facing up). Sorry for distracting from the topic.....

Eli

CHEESE2009
12-16-2009, 06:41 PM
They took their business card and placed a sticker on the back. The sticker was from one of those sheets of stickers that you can get at walmart or any office supply store for cheap and run it through your printer. You can set this up (on your computer) to say something like "$10 off first mowing" or what ever you want it to say.

Eli

I did this last year, the stickers did help!

"upon receipt of this card, get $20.00 off Breeze Lawn Service"

"Offer valid till May 1st 2009"

SuperiorPower
12-16-2009, 09:42 PM
I did this last year, the stickers did help!

"upon receipt of this card, get $20.00 off Breeze Lawn Service"

"Offer valid till May 1st 2009"

I bet it did work! When I saw that I immediately thought that was pretty innovative. If you watch how businesses market, it is amazing the things you will see.

Steve
12-17-2009, 12:56 AM
That is really interesting!

Do you mean use a sheet of stickers like this? Or maybe get them in color?

http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/31YI02Os9zL._SL500_.jpg

SuperiorPower
12-17-2009, 03:06 AM
That is really interesting!

Do you mean use a sheet of stickers like this? Or maybe get them in color?

http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/31YI02Os9zL._SL500_.jpg

Sorry, I should have clarified that. I meant Address Labels. Like this:

http://www.alphashopper.co.uk/images/products/labels-240-plain.jpg

Or perhaps this is a better picture:
http://www.mailinglabelsusa.com/tblmain/_2.625x1.00x30per_AL2581-30_specsheet.gif