Print Cafe of LI, Inc

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Showing posts with label #take-out menu's #printing #labels #banners #signs. Show all posts
Showing posts with label #take-out menu's #printing #labels #banners #signs. Show all posts

Thursday, January 19, 2023

How Print Drives Traffic 

for the Restaurant Industry

Going out to eat is back in full swing. And more than 660,000 restaurants across the country are cooking up tasty fare for hungry foodies. That’s a lot of cafés, bistros, grills and diners. The landscape is a competitive one – patrons can only eat so much in a day. Restaurants have to balance keeping customers satisfied while dealing with skyrocketing prices on products and fuel. The bottom line: they need to have the highest return possible for every dollar spent. There’s no question how impactful the role of print communications is for restaurants to gain new patrons, engage their guests, encourage repeat dining and keep their eateries top of mind…and very visible.

Restaurant marketing objectives include promoting specials and events, upselling menu items, and generating a buzz, just to name a few. Print remains the go-to medium when it comes to conveying personality, telling a story, welcoming visitors and developing an ambiance. Here are five big ways that print tastefully markets restaurants of all sizes:

1. Signage

There’s no better way to turn foot traffic into sales, and transform spaces into showcases than with indoor and outdoor signage. Getting customers in the door takes bold and innovative options. Durable Banners can be hung from buildings to attract attention from a distance and Sail Signs can be positioned near a building or along a busy boulevard. Using interchangeable sign inserts to update messages on the fly, list specials and advise of open/closed seating areas or special parking areas takes full advantage of the versatility of signs. Erasable signage used as a Menu Board in a central location can work together with individual menus at tables, and Communication Boards can be used for assigning tables to wait staff or posting work schedules.

2. Labels, stickers and decals

Restaurants can shape the atmosphere, clearly direct traffic flow, and show off specials and new items with bright, full-color imagery on WindowTable and Floor Decals. Using QR Codes on decals serves up quick reference and easy online ordering. Wall Decals feature seasonal specials and easily transform the décor. Branded Labels and Stickers create a marketing message on the go. Available in a wide variety of sizes, they are perfect to have on hand to dress up various restaurant provisions like take-out boxes, paper bags, coffee cups and giveaways.

3. Print to hold on to

Brochures, postcards, flyers and door hangers are just a few examples of tangible pieces that inspire action. Take-Out Menus and Rack Cards can be placed at nearby businesses and hotels to promote patronage. Whether boosting repeat business through direct mail Postcards, canvassing entire areas with Door Hangers, or offering loyalty program perks like Fridge Magnets, the tactile nature of print keeps brands front and center while prompting response.

4. Table side marketing

Table Tents are one of the best ways to promote special deals, recommend food combinations and show off food photography. Table tents are so prolific because they WORK! The most powerful complement to any menu, table side marketing elements bridge the gap between print and digital, and help maximize market share. Convenient, self-standing promotional powerhouses, table tents are an exceptional way for restaurants to encourage upsells, promote new items and special deals, attract repeat business, and market products and events.

5. Branded apparel

Sometimes used to show employee appreciation and create a team environment, sometimes used to generate additional revenue streams, branded aprons, shirts, uniforms and other Apparel always creates roving marketing opportunities. Cohesiveness in dress code can improve customer experience and enhance the setting. Selling branded restaurant merchandise is a fantastic way for eateries to strengthen their connection with customers and increase sales. Sweatshirts, jackets and hats decorated with a restaurant’s logo not only make great gifts, they also help the business stay top of mind whenever a customer puts them on.

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Thursday, June 2, 2022

Using EDDM To Grow Your Business: 

Your Marketing Guide

When it comes to offering your products designed to reach a targeted demographic within a specific area, the Print Cafe of LI is proud to offer full-service Every Door Direct Mail. This service not only simplifies the process for you, but is significantly less expensive with more product options than traditional direct mail, but how are you marketing this great service to gain more customers? Let us offer you some EDDM marketing solutions that we covered in one of our recent webinars.

What is EDDM?

Every Door Direct Mail (EDDM) is a cost-effective alternative to traditional direct mail that allows businesses to saturate the market and promote to every household or business in a desired geographical area. It’s perfect for grand openings, special promotions, and more! 

This direct mail strategy is a great tool for local retailers and organizations that rely heavily on walk-in and local business support—like automotive dealers, dry cleaners, restaurants, real estate, and more—as they sent targeted mailing to potential customers along specific routes at discounted postage rates.

What Does The Print Cafe Offer?

With our easy-to-use website, integrative mapping tool, and full-service EDDM solution, we take the complexity out of EDDM, while our EDDM full-service solution simplifies the USPS rules and regulations associated with EDDM.

 With just 3 simple steps, EDDM saves you time:

  1. Choose the product
  2. Select the route
  3. Upload artwork

We’ll take care of the paperwork, bundling, and delivery to the post office! 


 Check out these top 3 reasons you will want to use EDDM to boost your sales:

  1. Saturate the market by mail - Because over 85% of local sales come from a 3 - 5 mile radius, EDDM is especially important for small businesses—it was built for that!

  2. EDDM anywhere - With The Print Cafe, EDDM is possible anywhere across the US. You can choose a route in their own neighborhood or across the country.

  3. Low postage rate - With EDDM postage currently at .198 per piece for any size and any amount, you won’t be restricted by the size, weight, or coating of the piece you're mailing. This is perfect for flyers, postcards, take-out menu's, etc.—not to mention, the postage is less expensive than traditional direct mail.

    For example, if your interested in mailing, we could suggest a sell sheet with EDDM. The current postage is actually less expensive than a direct mail postcard, but with much more space for them to add information, images, etc. The choice is simple!

Get An Estimate

Use the Print Cafe website to help you create custom estimates with designated routes and demographics designed to drive your sales.

  • Gather key information to create your custom estimate.
    • Area / zip code
    • Budget
    • Size and coating options 
    • Target demographics (business and residential) - information provided by USPS
    • In mailbox date - arrive in target mailboxes
  • Download the template - this is required because our own indicia is on the mailing. A return address is also required. There is no difference between EDDM retail and EDDM business mail entry unit (BMEU).

  • Log on to our website - 
    • Choose EDDM full-service
    • Choose in mailbox date. Select size and options 
    • Click “map my routes.” Transferred to a new page with an interactive map where you’ll enter zip code, demographic, and budget information
    • Hover over the routes, demographic information appears

  • Pricing - this information, including postage, will appear on the mapping page so you will know what your cost will be and how to properly price your customers

  • Download routes - available as excel or pdf (as nonbranded) to share with your customers

  • Build your estimate package to see the best routes/solutions based on the information you gathered to get the best return on investment (ROI) for your business.