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I was looking to make around 500 magnetic business cards, and was wondering what website to go to.
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I was looking to make around 500 magnetic business cards, and was wondering what website to go to.
www.vistaprint.com is who we use
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its is really easy to make your own. i get about 9% return on mine. officemax has business card size magnets 25 for $4.99, and a card creator program for $19.99
walmart has blank sheets of 100 business cards for around 3 bucks.

ive had great success with mine because you can print them for individual neighborhoods when you do it yourself.
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Magnetic Business Cards I have used Vistaprint.com. Then I only sent those out with a Christmas card this last year to all my customers.
I have normally given out my matching regular business cards to people or my initial customers.
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i get about 9% return on mine.
Whats the best way you found to utilize these and how do you keep track of the return %?
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Whats the best way you found to utilize these and how do you keep track of the return %?
i put out around 100 per year. and get between 8 and 10 customers from them. either for lawn cuts or other yard work.
i think the best way for me is to put the neighborhood name and fixed rate on the card. something like :

Concord Woods Special!
Any yard, any size, $34.00!
Mowing, trimming, clean up.

And then a picture of a cartoon mower. its dumb looking i think, but customers seem to like it.
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Oh that is fascinating!

When new customers call, do you ask them how they found you? Do you try and get specifics from them like, I got one of your magnetic business cards?

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Where do you suggest putting them?
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yeah, i always ask how they found me. i usually stick them to metal mailboxes or in the newspaer box. i know im not supposed to, but no one has said anything yet.
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Oh very interesting, so you might go through a neighborhood and just put them on every mailbox?

I wonder if it would be best to put it on the back of the mailbox so the customer still sees it yet the mailman wouldn't.
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Actually the mail man has so kindly agreed to distribute any of my business cards/flyers for FREE to every mail box he goes to!
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