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Using a Mailshot Company

Thinking of launching a mailshot? To make the most of your campaign it’s often beneficial to get the advice of an established mailing house. There are a number of factors to consider when doing a mailshot, and a mailshot company like Snapmail have experience in optimising all elements of the campaign so your business can get the best return on investment. 

What is a Mailshot?

According to the dictionary, a mailshot is “a dispatch of mail, especially promotional material, to a large number of people.” Simply put, it is a great way to promote your product or service with very few restrictions. It is a simple way of communicating with your customers and telling them you understand their needs.

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Why Send Mailshots?

The numbers speak for themselves. 79% of people have a provoked reaction to a direct mail piece. 70% of recipients act on direct mail immediately. High response and conversion rates of around 4.4%.

  • You can tailor the design and format to your needs. Send letters, flyers, samples and vouchers straight to your target market.
  • Easy to monitor results and returns meaning your data can be kept up to date.
  • Having something physical in their hand will provoke more of a response than viewing it on a screen.
  • A physical mail piece gives a company credibility over an online advert or email.
  • Less mailbox competition. Your customer’s doormat will not be bombarded with the latest deals and adverts in the same way their inbox will. This means that your direct mail piece will have more impact.
  • Finally, you can stand out from the crowd. By creating a bespoke mailing campaign, you can be different from your competitors.

How Can a Mailshot Company Help

Once you decide on your campaign objectives a mailshot company like Snapmail can help ensure the mailshot grants you the results you’re looking for. We do this through optimising your mailing list and mailshot design, all while keeping fulfilment and postage costs low. 

  • Make sure you use as much personalisation as possible. If you have names of customers use them. Make them see how you can save them time or money, using incentives if appropriate.
  • Do not bombard with information, instead use concise attention-grabbing headlines.
  • Think about how you would like your customers to respond and convey this effectively. Give email addresses, Freephone numbers, pre-paid return envelopes to show that contacting you is quick and easy.
  • Consider the look of the mailshot and how you want it to end up. Think about imagery and photographs, the type of paper, the language and font type. These elements must all tie in together.

What Next?

Now that you have decided that a mailshot campaign is what’s best for your organisation, you now have to decide how to do it. That’s where Snapmail can really help. We understand that all businesses have different needs and goals they would like to achieve when starting a direct mail campaign.

Our main objective is to understand your needs and help you achieve the results you want. Our team of experts are on hand to answer any questions and assist you throughout the whole process. Whether it is a query about planning, design, print, fulfilment or postage you will be given the best possible advice and service.

We would love to be a part of your next mailshot campaign, contact us today for a free no obligation quotation. For more information please use our contact form or call us on 020 8492 5858.

Mailshot FAQs

Yes, at Snapmail we can manage your entire mailshot campaign from the very start to the finish line. Alternatively, we can help you with key processes such as printing, postage and delivery. 

The cost of postage will depend on the number of mailshots you’re sending, their weight and whether you are sending them internationally or not. With Snapmail, we have discounted bulk postage rates, favourable agreements in place with postage carriers and can offer cheaper postage solutions to Royal Mail online business accounts, stamps and franking. Get in touch for a free quote. 

Printing turnaround will depend on the number of units you need. We offer full in-house printing and our state of the art print machinery allows us to print efficiently, quickly and reliably. Get in touch to discuss lead times and want you’re hoping to achieve for an accurate quote. 

Yes, we are experienced in producing successful mailshots and help ensure you get the results you want, based on your campaign objectives. We’ll optimise your mailing list and the mailshot design, whilst still keeping costs low.