5 Key Factors for Planning a
Profitable Direct Mail Piece
Direct mail can be a fantastic way to spread the word about your company and promote new interest!
Regardless of the size of your budget, there are many cost-effective ways that a company can create engaging direct mail.
Here are five budget-friendly tips to craft effective direct mail for your company!
5 Key Factors for Planning a Profitable Direct Mail Piece
1. Use Every Door Direct Mail® (EDDM®)
Purchasing a mailing list can be pricey.
But using EDDM® makes it possible for companies to send their direct mail to one specific mail route or multiple routes without investing in a mailing list.
To save your company money, consider sending your direct mail out through EDDM® rather than a mailing list- it will be far more profitable regarding production costs and postage.
2. Go Bold With Colors
If your company’s printing supplier does their printing digitally, don’t shy away from using lots of colors!
This won’t increase the cost of printing, but it WILL catch your customers’ attention and boost your reply rates! 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.
3. Try a 2-Way Match Concept
If you design multiple components for your direct mail piece, such as a letter, reply card, and envelope, it will be processed as a 3-way match during manufacturing.
Instead, consider a different concept: create 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.
4. Keep it Light
Keeping your mail’s weight in mind will serve your company’s budget well!
If you were hoping to include a small premium or token for customers with the mail, you don’t have to rule it out completely.
There are many options for flat items that you can include without raising the cost of postage or requiring unique packaging. Coupon cards and discount codes, decals or stickers, magnets, bookmarks, and other small goodies can provide that engagement for customers without adding extra weight to your mail.
5. Choose Paper and Envelopes Wisely
Getting creative with your direct mail designs is a great idea and can showcase your company’s personality to potential customers.
However, don’t underestimate the importance of the basics!
One way to keep paper costs down is using text paper, cover stock, and neutral-colored papers since these are typical types we have on hand. Using these will save you time and money!
When choosing envelopes, consider the same thing. Standard-sized envelopes with standard windows will likely be the most available and, therefore, the most cost-effective option.
Whatever the size of your budget, we are here to make your next print marketing campaign successful. Contact us today to learn more! Call: 516-561-1468