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At Primo Print, we offer a large selection of premium print products that can help you cultivate and expand your business and presence. Browse through our Marketing blogs to read about our recommendations, tips and stories on a variety of print products.

The Benefits of Adding EDDM® to Your Marketing Plan

The primary benefit of this service is to reach a local audience to increases your profits and EDDM postcards can help.

The USPS® has a method for you to reach local prospects for your business called EDDM®, also known as Every Door Direct Mail®. You literally send your detailed message to every door on a postal route in an area you choose. The primary benefit of this service is to reach a local audience to increases your […]

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The USPS® has a method for you to reach local prospects for your business called EDDM®, also known as Every Door Direct Mail®. You literally send your detailed message to every door on a postal route in an area you choose. The primary benefit of this service is to reach a local audience to increases your profits, and EDDM® postcards can help.

Save Time and Money by Selecting Routes

Do you want to reach your entire city, a radius from your business, or just one zip code? Print your every door direct mail postcards, choose the size of a route and send up to 5,000 EDDM® postcards per day per zip code. It’s easier and costs about as much as an email marketing campaign. With email marketing you spend time:

  • Creating a mailing list
  • Getting your audience’s permission to contact them
  • Writing or hiring a writer to create content for the list

Consider your hourly rate for these actions; how much does your email marketing campaign cost per person on your list? By engaging Primo Print for your EDDM® campaign, the costs are between 21 cents and 75 cents per person.

Now Offering Full Service EDDM®

Reach customers as little as 26 cents per home including postage! To learn more, please view our Full Service EDDM® video tutorial.

SEE ALSO: How to Setup Full Service EDDM® Postcard Files

 

Reach Local Businesses and Consumers

Is your internet marketing campaign reaching your target market? While search engine and social media marketing methods embrace localization, the EDDM® postcard service already reaches the potential clients surrounding your business. With internet marketing, your contact list includes people from every location. With Every Door Direct Mail®, you know they are close to you because you chose the route. Since EDDM® reaches every door on the route chosen by ZIP code(s), you can reach businesses as well as consumers, making sure your message is in their hands. You can exclude businesses too and only reach households on the route. You build your brand and expand your reach with this service.

SEE ALSO: Small Business EDDM® Marketing Checklist

Get a Higher Return On Investment

Every Door Direct Mail® gets a higher return on investment than other marketing methods. Why? Well, here are three reasons:

  • People move and are no longer your target audience. With EDDM®, you reach the new person at the location.
  • People like to buy from someone that shares a common ground. Using EDDM® to target the neighborhoods around you business gives that common ground.
  • People trust those they can see or check on in-person. EDDM® reaches the people that physically can come to your office or retail location.

For additional information, read our previous blog How Every Door Direct Mail® Can Help Your Business. Print your every door direct mail postcards with Primo Print, an online printing company. We work with small business to create and print their mail pieces. The EDDM® postcards can include menus, coupons, special event announcements, store maps and more. You create a message that gets customers to your door or directs them to your website. Learn more about your customizable EDDM® options by contacting Primo Print, an online printing company.

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Make an Impact with The Current 2017 Trends of the Business Card

At Primo Print, we offer a large selection of premium business cards. This is an example of our slim business card. Stand out among competitors!

As technology continues to advance and affect how business is handled, changes have to be made to keep your company relevant. Having an updated business cards is an easy change to make that will help develop brand recognition and make a great first impression. Here are three business card trends to help keep you ahead […]

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As technology continues to advance and affect how business is handled, changes have to be made to keep your company relevant. Having an updated business cards is an easy change to make that will help develop brand recognition and make a great first impression.

Here are three business card trends to help keep you ahead of the competition.

What’s on Your Business Card?

Look at an old business car; it displays a name, title, fax number, toll free number, and physical address. That info is still relevant, but in the eyes of the customers, it’s outdated and not memorable. Make sure your new company business card has updated information such as website and email addresses. Make sure you look to see what personal information it contains too.

Social media continues to grow and is important in today’s business world. Keeping up to date with your customers is important, and social media allows businesses to directly communicate with them any time. If you have social media accounts, try to incorporate that information into your new business card. The trend in today’s business cards is to create an impression that extends beyond the company to the individual.

It allows customers to contact you using current methods of communication; otherwise you are limiting your networking capabilities.

What Does Your Business Card Look Like?

A sharp logo used to be the best way to set a company apart and define its brand. With today’s advances in technology and business card printing capabilities, a business card has more than just logos. Typography, imagery, colors and orientation are all necessary tools to make your business card stand out from other cards. Learn more about the look of a business card by reading 10 Crucial Parts to a Business Card Design.At Primo Print, we offer a variety of business cards to choose from including silk business cards, foil business cards, matte business cards and linen business cards.Vertical cards are eye-catching and popular. Also, people don’t have or use a Rolodex anymore, so smaller cards that can fit in a wallet are important. Business cards with above average thickness, such as 16PT business cards look professional and handle the newer engraving and embossing trends well. At Primo Print, we offer custom graphic design services to help enhance your business card.

Unique Printed Business Cards

Business Card with Silver Stamped Foil

If you are pushing your creative limits and do not want a traditional business card, there are a selection of unique cards that allows you to make a connection and provide your contact information by the use of interactive cards. Items such as balloons, origami, hand-tearable cards, and puzzles, allow the user to interact with your information, providing more than just text.

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The Advantages of Printing Postcards for Your Business

18PT Postcard C1S by Primo Print. Coated on the front, no coating on the back for easy writing with a pen.

At Primo Print, we offer premium postcard printing services with a variety of options including Matte Finish, Spot UV, and Glossy UV coating. Postcards are often used by businesses today, as it’s an excellent way to promote a product, service or business information. Our printed postcards are offered in a variety of sizes and styles.  If a size […]

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At Primo Print, we offer premium postcard printing services with a variety of options including Matte Finish, Spot UV, and Glossy UV coating. Postcards are often used by businesses today, as it’s an excellent way to promote a product, service or business information. Our printed postcards are offered in a variety of sizes and styles.  If a size is not available, the postcards can be customizable by filling out our custom order form.

An eye catching, graphic display combined with a message is an effective way to generate leads for any business.

Postcards are one of the least expensive forms of advertising. A direct mailing campaign can be implemented in a brief period of time. Postcard marketing can be used for all business types: lawyers, lawn service companies, real estate agents and restaurants, to name a few. They have been proven to generate more traffic to a website and bring additional foot traffic to local retail stores.

Postcards are a diverse marketing tool. They can be used as flyers, newsletters or product brochures. A discount offer can be printed on them, allowing the postcard to be used as a coupon. Postcards are sometimes described as an oversized business cards and are another way to help brand a business. The ability to reach a targeted market is simplified by using postcards. Fewer advertising dollars are spent on people that are not interested in your product than if, for instance, you placed a newspaper ad. In addition, they make following up with existing customers easier and less time consuming.

Postcards are nearly always read by the recipient since the message is in perfect view. In a recent study, 79% of professionals acknowledge that direct mail with postcards can be an effective or very effective marketing tool. Recipients don’t have to spend time opening it as with a letter. Postcards in vibrant colors or with attractive designs stand out, making it more likely to be read.

There are also additional costs involved in folding and inserting letters into an envelope. Postcards don’t take up a lot of space and can be saved for later reference in a purse or hung on the refrigerator. Postcard mailing provides the best opportunity for having your message read.

Also, postcards are the most cost effective means of testing an advertising campaign. If a business has a new product that they would like to test market, a postcard mailing will gauge the customers’ response without informing the competition. Postcards are a great way to test a specific product price range. A few postcards can be mailed to determine the response rate at a given price. They can be used to test ad campaigns and several ad campaigns can be mailed and tracked by printing a tracking code on them. Having the customer provide the tracking code when they respond to the offer will help determine which ad campaign generates the most interest.

In addition to printing postcards, Primo Print also offers Every Door Direct Mail postcards, a new USPS program that gives small businesses an inexpensive way to reach local customers. Learn more by reading How Every Door Direct Mail Can Help Your Business.

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The Best Tips on Proper Business Card Etiquette

Business cards are an important part of your networking toolbox. They are such an integral part of our day-to-day activities that many people don’t think much about them beyond their initial design. However, there are a few tricks of the trade – some rules about etiquette – when it comes to giving and receiving premium […]

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Business cards are an important part of your networking toolbox. They are such an integral part of our day-to-day activities that many people don’t think much about them beyond their initial design. However, there are a few tricks of the trade – some rules about etiquette – when it comes to giving and receiving premium business cards because it doesn’t matter how well you are dressed or how many conferences you attend if you can’t do this properly.

Below are a few tips to help you master the finer points. 

Don’t Run Out

Always take a few more cards than you think you’ll need. It’s always hard to estimate exactly how many people you’ll meet, and it’s always embarrassing to meet someone important after you’ve already handed out your meager stack of cards.

If you are going to a networking event, don’t be afraid to take a small stack of business cards (three or four is simply not enough). There is nothing worse than having to tell someone you ran out before you got to them or having to jot down your email address on a random piece of paper. These types of handwritten notes are always the first to be thrown away or lost.Always have business cards with you at all times. You never know when you may need one.

Keep your Business Card Updated

An out-of-date business card is obsolete. There is no reason to give out your card if you have to say, “Oh, my phone number and address have changed.” Make sure all information, especially contact information, is 100% current.

Also, keep the design of your business card updated and relevant. If your business card hasn’t been changed in ten years, it may be time to consider freshening it up a bit. If you need assistance, our graphic designers will help you with the entire process.

Keep Your Business Cards in a Card Case 

Never hand someone a business card that is wrinkled, torn or has a little drop of ketchup from your lunch. Storing your cards in a special case keeps them in mint condition. If it looks like you don’t care much about the card, why should anyone else?

Reciprocate Interest

When someone asks for your business card, ask for theirs in return. If you reciprocate interest in another’s business, it can do a great deal for your reputation. Even if you aren’t totally sure you need the other person’s card, ask for it anyway. 

Make a Comment

When someone gives you their business card, make a comment on it. Do a brief scan of the card and pick one point that is worth mentioning. Tell them how much you like their logo. Compliment their great tag line. Do your best to make a sincere comment that shows you are truly interested in them. This is a simple courtesy and can encourage others to reciprocate the interest in you.

Follow Up

If you took a business card from someone, it’s best to follow-up with them. You don’t have to schedule a dinner date with everyone you met, but you should make some type of connection. After a networking conference or even a small business interaction, send an email, write a card or make a phone call to see if this is a relationship worth pursuing. Business connections are only as useful as the effort you put into them, and following up is the best way to get the most value out of your new cards.

Contact Primo Print, a leader in silk business cards, by calling 888-822-5815 or by completing the online contact form.

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