5 Key Factors for Planning a Profitable Direct Mail Piece by Duplicates INK - marketSMART
Hey there! Are you considering using direct mail as a marketing strategy to promote your company? Well, you’re in luck! I’ve got some tips on how to create engaging direct mail without breaking the bank.
At Duplicates INK - marketSMART, our Expert Team can assist you in making your next direct mail project profitable. Here are five budget-friendly tips to help you craft an effective direct mail piece:
1. Use Every Door Direct Mail® (EDDM®)
Purchasing a mailing list can be quite expensive, but with EDDM®, you can send your direct mail to one specific mail route or multiple routes without investing in a mailing list. This method saves your company money, and it’s more profitable regarding production costs and postage. Immediate Pricing for EDDM projects including postage HERE
2. Go Bold With Colors
Don’t be afraid to use lots of colors! If your company’s printing supplier does their printing digitally, this won’t increase the cost of printing, but it WILL catch your customers’ attention and boost your reply rates. In fact, 85% of consumers share that color and visual appearance are the most critical factor when considering whether or not to buy a product, compared to text, which only has 6% influence.
- Try a 2-Way Match Concept
Instead of designing multiple components for your direct mail piece, such as a letter, reply card, and envelope, consider creating a single component with multiple pieces. You could use a perforated line to create a tear-off reply section, which will then be processed as a 2-way match of the letter and its envelope. This will cut down the manufacturing cost of printing your direct mail.
- Keep it Light
Keeping your mail’s weight in mind will serve your company’s budget well. There are many options for flat items that you can include without raising the cost of postage or requiring unique packaging, such as coupon cards and discount codes, decals or stickers, magnets, bookmarks, and other small goodies.
- Choose Paper and Envelopes Wisely
Getting creative with your direct mail designs is an excellent idea, but don’t underestimate the importance of the basics. Using text paper, cover stock, and neutral-colored papers can save you time and money. When choosing envelopes, standard-sized envelopes with standard windows will likely be the most available and, therefore, the most cost-effective option.
No matter the size of your budget, Duplicates INK - marketSMART is here to help make your next print marketing campaign successful. Contact us today to learn more about how our Expert Team can assist with making your next direct mail project profitable.
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