The main goal of every business is to earn profit. The more profit there is, the better. The common strategy of many businesses to earn profit is to create new products to attract new customers.
Alternatively, they also do this to keep current customers. However, it is important to remember that a new product is not always a profitable product. It could either fail or succeed depending on customer response.
So, how do you ensure you stay profitable in the market? This is where your marketing plan comes in. Good marketing is actually essential in every business. It fuels the steady flow of customers and profit. If done correctly, a marketing material can create good name recognition in the market. The question now is which marketing material to use. With plenty to choose from, choosing the right one for your business is critical to the success of your marketing campaign.
Perhaps you have already tried brochures and flyers and have gotten quite a good customer response. Then it is time to work on keeping these customers through postcard printing. Postcards have actually been in use for a long time now. People usually send this card to people they love as a greeting card. Send without an envelope, a postcard often contains attractive images of place, events, or things that are dear to the sender or the receiver of the card.
In business, postcards are used to promote a business. Some uses it as an order or survey form that is inserted in letters or as subscription cards. In broad sense, businesses use postcards to announce their products or services. Though limited is space in a postcard, businesses use post cards for its convenience in sending to customers.
Most businesses use color printing in their postcards. Although this may be good for the overall look of your card, it is important to consider your budget. Full color printing can be expensive, so if you are on a limited budget you can try two-color or four-color printing. Common sizes of postcards are 4 x 6 inches, 5 x 7 inches, and 5.5 x 8.5 inches.
In designing your card, make sure to use simple text and design in your postcard templates. You do not want your card to be cluttered and confusing. This will only make your readers drop your card before they can read the first word of your message. So use only simple words and font.
To help you send your post card to your customers, update your list of customer names and addresses now and then. As you get new customers each year, make an effort to add them in your list. This would eliminate all trouble of addressing your post card and spare you the humiliation of sending the card to the wrong person.
If you have time, sign each post card personally and handwrite the address. This may take a lot of work but if you value your relationship with your customers, the trouble is all worth it. In addition, if you are sending your post card in connection to a special occasion, make sure to mail them ahead of time. This is to ensure that they arrive on time.
Keep in mind your postcard may be the best time to connect with your customers on a personal level, so make it work. Make time to make them feel valued and make your post card do that for you.
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Official video for Aloe Blacc’s “I Need A Dollar” from the album Good Things (Stones Throw)
Director: Kahlil Joseph
Photography: Matthew J.Lloyd
Video Produced by WHat Matters Most and Funk Factory Films
This video also contains a short section with a new track called “So Hard” from the album Good Things