You've Got Better Mail
Imagine this: You hop into your car right now and travel from one side of the United States all the way to the other—on just a single tank of gas that costs a whopping 14¢. Think that would be amazing? Well, that's essentially what most mail delivered by the United States Postal Service does every day.
As you may know, the Postal Service has been having a rough past few years. From huge budget shortfalls to layoffs and cutbacks, things have looked extremely bleak for the nation's 236-year-old mail delivery system. But recently, they've revamped their approach, developed new, innovative services and are now poised to make a serious comeback. The United States Postal Service recently introduced "Every Door Direct Mail," an incredible program that makes it easier and more cost effective to get your message out to consumers. In short, you use the USPS' online tool to target areas you want to saturate with your mailing, choose routes by neighborhood, ZIP Code or city and then your mailing is delivered by their Letter Carriers to every mailbox along the chosen routes with the day's mail. Best of all, you spend as little as 14.2 cents per piece on postage. Incredible.
This service has great potential, and if its initial roll out is any indication, it will easily become one of the most valuable tools for direct marketers. The most frequent users of this new service are mainly companies trying to enhance their Direct Marketing efforts. Direct Mail continues to be one of the most effective ways to reach customers and has taken a leading role in communicating with consumers as a sophisticated science of personalization that delivers what they want. Brands now are able to hone and narrow down their message to precise specifications, engaging targeted recipients with content that is not only relevant to them but also useful in their day-to-day lives. "Every Door Direct Mail" aims to more fully satisfy business owners, who are always on the lookout for the most cost effective way of delivering their message to consumers. Although this service is a great way to begin maximizing your money, Pel Hughes can take that efficiency, and your dollar, even further. Some of the methods we utilize include:
Track Your Mail - Think UPS tracking with each of your mailed pieces. See when each mail piece reaches its target and how the Post Office is performing after we deliver your mail to them.
Postal Rate Optimization - Along with the "Every Door" mailing, we can save you postage costs with any method you want to mail (standard, first class, nonprofit, etc.). We optimize every mail file for automated processing to assure you are getting the best postal rates available.
Latest and Greatest Lists - We keep your lists clean and updated by utilizing the National Change of Address system, greatly reducing the number of "return to sender" or non-deliverable mail.
Purls & QR Codes - let Pel Hughes help you add the latest response mechanisms to your direct marketing efforts so you can dramatically increase your response rates and more accurately track & measure your efforts.
Direct Mail can be one of the most beneficial options for businesses trying to reach current and potential customers. It is a key component in any cross media campaign. And when you combine the "Every Door" service with our multiple add-on options, we can provide an even greater return on your investment. Don’t forget to measure the campaign, gather critical data and analyze the effectiveness. The USPS has found a way to reinvent themselves and get back on track. Now are you ready to send more effective direct mail? If so, give us a call at Pel Hughes at 1.800.253.0249 to discuss how we can give you more bang for your buck.