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Wholesale postcards are one of the most popular marketing tools because they’re cheap and create a very high return. It’s hard to find a better marketing investment than cheap, wholesale postcards. Timed direct mail postcard promotions not only increase sales, but also increase brand awareness too.

Wholesale postcards are a magnet that pulls in new business for just about any product or service. It’s easy to attract more new business using a direct mail postcard campaign. Few can resist a deep discount or 2 for one offers especially in this difficult economy. Postcard deals are very popular with past customers and will attract new ones who otherwise may not be interested. Savvy business owners know when times are hard and customers are spending less, postcard-marketing promotions are a very effective way to increase sales.

Consumers get so many spam emails, most are never opened. Postcards have less competition and a high read rate. They keep your business in front of customer’s eyes like a mini 2 sides billboard. Use one side as a poster and the other for details. They can be used for timely announcements to notify existing customers it’s time to renew their contract. Use them as gift certificates, coupons, invitations or tickets. Their uses are only limited by your imagination. Tear-off postcards are perforated so it’s easy to tear off a coupon for redemption.

High quality full color postcards are available in many sizes from small 4 X 6 to jumbo 6 X 9 or larger. Consider 4 X 6 or 4.25 X 6 cards for their cheaper postal rate. Larger cards require higher postal rates. The trade off is size.

The most effective postcards have an eye candy photo or image to attract attention and simple call to action copy. Keep it short with a sweet offer. Don’t go into detail; use bullet points to get your message out. Be sure to make your offer time sensitive and have an expiration date on your offer. Your post card should have a gloss UV coating on one side and no coating on the mailing side so they can be easily addressed.

Another way to stand out and get noticed is to use a WOW Factor printing effect such as spot UV coating which can be selectively applied to both side of the card and you will still be able to address it. A few online printers offer other WOW Factor options like extra heavy 16 Pt card stock, matte finish, metallic silver ink, colored metallic effects and even waterproof postcards for outdoor use or eco-friendly 30% recycled linen postcards.

If you’re new to using direct mail postcard campaigns to increase sales, you can start slow to test the waters and refine your message. Start with test mailing of 1,000, it doesn’t cost a lot and you will see for yourself how profitable they can be. One last though…if you think you can’t afford a test mailing, that’s the best reason to do it. Remember using cheap wholesale postcards are one of the cheapest ways to grow your business.

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