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Desktop Calendars, Marketing Materials

Custom Calendar Printing: 4 Tips to Create Yours and Stay On Customers’ Minds All Year Round

In the last month, we highlighted here some good reasons to distribute personalized calendars of your brand to customers. And now that you know that this can be a great marketing tool to make your public remember your brand all year long, let’s move on. That is, if you liked the idea and decided to include calendars (whether desktop or wall versions) in your strategy, today’s post can help you – we’ll give you some practical tips on how to do this in a harmonic and efficient way. Keep reading to understand.

How to Create Custom Calendars

To help you with this task, we have created a small list that you can use as a checklist to plan your calendars. Check it out below.

 

  1. Think About the Theme

For the end result to be harmonious and cohesive – and still be effective as a marketing tool – you need the right theme. Think of options that have to do with your business, that are current and still not very trendy. That’s because this type of theme can get dated in a material that is made to be used for an entire year, right?

 

If you have a supermarket, health food store or even a restaurant, recipes for each month can be a good option. If you own a bookstore, think about book suggestions. If you have a mechanic shop, maybe images of classic cars accompanied by fun facts about them will be interesting.

 

  1. Images

If you already have (or can make) images of your products to illustrate the calendar, great! Let’s say you have a flower shop – you can use the images of plants and flowers that you have available at each time of year. The same goes for the restaurant example – if you have pictures of the dishes, perfect! If not, you can use image banks (both free and paid, which usually have more options). What matters is that they are beautiful images with good resolution, so that the print is clear.

 

  1. Texts

As much as the images here are the protagonists, it is important to think about the texts that will accompany them. Avoid large blocks of text that can be difficult to read and are easily skipped and focus on what matters, your topic. In other words, there can be recipes, curiosities, small excerpts from books… Also pay attention to the colors used, especially if the text is on top of the images (avoid combinations that don’t have much contrast, which can be difficult to read).

 

  1. Be Helpful

Yes, a calendar by itself is already a useful material, right? But you can add even more simple items that help make everyone’s life easier – a To Do List area, for example, list of national holidays and even coupons for seasonal promotions are good ideas of what to include.

 

Custom Calendar Printing in Edmonton, Calgary and Vancouver

In addition, it is also important to think about technical issues, such as size and printing – after all, this is essential for your calendar to enter your customers’ daily lives. So, look for a reliable company to help you in this regard.

 

And if you’ve read this article and already have an idea of ​​how you want your personalized calendars for the next year, contact us at RayaCom. In addition to providing some ready-made templates that can be customized, we also have an in-house design team for more specific budgets. That is, we are ready to help you to put your plans into action.

 

In addition, our delivery time is usually up to ten working days, which means that the calendars would be ready to be distributed before the end of the year. So don’t waste time and click here for more information.

 

 

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Marketing Materials, Retractable Banners

Retractable Banner Stand: Tips for Creating an Effective and Attention-Grabbing Material

There are a number of forms of advertising that appear all the time, especially with social networks increasingly present in our daily lives. But there are some materials that continue to be used, no matter what – this is the case with retractable banners. And the reason is very simple: they are versatile, effective and cost-effective.

 

They can be used for a number of purposes – to publicize your brand or a new product at an event or trade show, to communicate a promotion, to draw attention to a new business opening… The possibilities are endless. With that in mind, in this post we have separated some simple but important tips that will help you plan a flashy banner that can convey the message you want to communicate.

 

How to Craft a Successful Retractable Banner

Are you looking to have a retractable banner made for your company? Then read below for tips for assertive design.

 

  1. Keep Your Logo at the Top

Typically, the top of the banner is the first place people look at. Soon, they will notice your company name and colors – this is a simple and effective way to reinforce your brand among customers and potential customers.

 

  1. Pay Attention to the Order

When looking at your banner, people will scan it from top to bottom and left to right. So, you need to organize the information you want to get across in this way. And remember: stick only to essential information to avoid excesses in the material.

 

  1. Good Images

If your objective is to draw attention to your products, it is necessary that those who look at your banner can not only see them but also be interested in them. Therefore, prefer good quality images (that is, high resolution) of your products. If you have difficulty with this, Rayacom’s design team can help you by analyzing whether the images are properly sized.

 

  1. Use Colors

Colors are your great allies when it comes to getting people’s attention, so use them! But always sparingly – prefer to use the tones already present in your visual identity and avoid too much color mixing to guarantee that the message will be visible and easily readable.

 

  1. Typography

If your visual identity already includes some fonts, use them. All this helps to reinforce your brand presence. But the advice is the same as the one we gave about colors – avoid too much mixing and focus on keeping the message clear and visible. Therefore, avoid long sentences and very small letters.

 

  1. Use With Other Forms of Advertising

Let’s say you want to have banners made to promote your brand and products in a Farmer’s market. You can use them alone, of course, but the ideal is to set up a strategy with various types of printed materials – that way, you can communicate with more potential customers. Good examples are flyers and booklets, which you can distribute to potential customers who have already seen the banner, are interested in the product and have come to talk, but haven’t bought it yet.

 

  1. Try it!

We don’t always get everything right the first time – if you’re unsure about a specific design, do more than one version. That way, by looking at them later, observing the general scenario of the event, you can better evaluate and thus make better decisions for the next few times.

 

  1. Reuse

Do you always participate in events or do you intend to use the banners on more than one occasion? If so, avoid including details like dates or event names – choose a clear and concise message, but without very specific data.

 

  1. Evaluate the Results

Retractable banners may not be the easiest types of material to measure results, but it’s still possible. You can do this in a number of ways – including a QR code that takes people to a specific page, for example, or through good old-fashioned conversation. If a customer came to your company or stand at an event and made a purchase, ask if they saw the banners.

Retractable Banners in Vancouver

If you would like to have your banners made, please contact us! At Rayacom you can either send your finished design or download some customizable templates. Also, if you need help with the design, we can give you a hand. To contact us, click here.

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Booklets, Marketing Materials

Booklet Printing in Vancouver: 6 Tips on How to Craft an Awesome Booklet to Promote Your Brand

Recently, we highlighted here in the Rayacom blog the versatility of booklets. This type of printed material can be used for a number of purposes – instruction manual, catalog, magazine… It all depends on your goal and creativity. And the best thing is: it has a lot to add to your marketing strategy.

 

If you’ve read our text – and this paragraph here above – and you’re interested in booklets but still don’t quite know how to start producing yours, this article is for you. In this text, we will give you some practical tips that can help you in this process. Keep reading to understand better.

Step by Step: How to Create a Booklet

Before making any decision about your company, you need to plan ahead, right? Well, with a booklet it’s the same thing. That is, before thinking about ready-made material – about design, images and content, you need to be clear about the purpose of your material. Check out the list below to help you simplify the preparation.

 

  1. Purpose

What is the purpose of your booklet? Will it be a product catalog? An instruction manual? A magazine that showcases your brand personality? And how will it be distributed? A booklet can be aimed at those who are already customers (it can be material that is sent along with an online purchase, for example) or it can be something that will introduce your brand to potential customers.

 

To make it easier, start by crafting a concise and specific paragraph with the purpose of your booklet. This is what will guide the entire process of elaborating the necessary texts, design and images – until you have your material ready at hand.

 

  1. Size

It is interesting to think about the size of your material, as this is directly linked to the final price. After all, it’s no use planning a material with 60 pages if your budget only allows a 12-page booklet, right? At Rayacom, for example, you can order booklets from 8 to 60 pages in sizes 8.5”x5.5” or 8.5”x11” – and the values ​​vary both according to these factors and also in terms of the number of copies. Through the website, you can make a budget quite easily just by informing this data.

 

  1. Agenda Meeting

With all the details of items number 1 and 2 well defined, it’s time to think about the content. What do you want to include in your booklet? Make a list of items, always considering the main objective and target audience. If you’re going to talk to someone who isn’t your customer yet, it’s a good idea to include a brand presentation. If you are going to talk to someone who is already a customer, this may not be so necessary. Will your booklet have different sections? Different articles? If yes, which ones?

 

Try to make a preliminary sketch to understand if you will be able to include everything you would like in the pages you have available, ok?

 

  1. Design and Content

If your company already has a design and content production team, this is the time for them to take action and to put on paper the ideas that have already been discussed. If not, you can use solutions like ready-made booklet templates. Here you can download some templates that can be customized in Adobe Illustrator.

 

If you don’t have a design team and you don’t want to use a ready-made template either, that is, you would like something more customized, you can talk to us directly. Rayacom has an in-house design team and they can help you with your project. Remember that using your brand’s visual identity is yet another way to reinforce your presence in the minds of your potential customers.

 

  1. Contact

Don’t forget to include in your content some ways your customers can get in touch with you. In other words, your booklet needs to have your email address, physical store address and opening hours (if any), website address, phone number, user on social networks…. It seems obvious to say, but many people forget or leave these details so discreet in the material that they end up losing customers.

 

You can also include QR codes to take your customer to a specific page or even to your social networks. What really matters is that whoever is reading finds this information easily.

 

  1. Photos

An attractive booklet needs to have good quality, beautiful photos of your products or services. The ideal is that you have professional images of your products (after all, you can use them not only for the elaboration of graphic materials, but also in social networks, for example). But if you don’t have or can’t do it, you can use stock images. Pixabay and Unsplash are good free image banks, while Shutterstock and Adobe Stock offer images that you can buy and use in your materials.

 

  1. Review Everything!

Before sending to print, proofread everything very well. Read all the texts and check for spelling errors and see if all text is readable. Also look at the images, make sure they are all on the correct pages and in good quality.

Where Can I Have My Booklet Print in Vancouver?

If you like the idea and already want to put it into practice having your booklet printed, please contact us at Rayacom. You can send your print-ready design yourself, conveniently and quickly, directly from the website. Or, if you prefer, you can talk to us and we can help you with all the elaboration. Click here to get in touch.

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Booklets, Marketing Materials

Booklets Printing: 4 Ideas for Incorporating Them Into Your Brand’s Marketing Strategy

We always emphasize the importance of printed formats for a marketing strategy. Contrary to what it may seem, this type of material is far from dead – on the contrary, it can deliver a better ROI than digital formats. With that in mind, today we will present a versatile and very interesting format that you can use to increase your brand’s awareness among customers or even get new leads. We’re talking about booklets.

 

What is a Booklet Anyway?

Booklets are printed brochure materials (that is, as if it were a book). They can be used for a multitude of purposes – storybooks, magazines, catalogs, discount books, instruction manuals and others. You can have booklets printed in a variety of sizes, paper types and page counts.

Is it Worth Including Them in my Marketing Strategy?

Like any marketing and publicity tool, the answer to this question is: it depends. Throughout this text, we will present some uses and advantages of this type of material, so you can evaluate if it makes sense for your business and in what way.

 

But what we can say is that booklets are great ways to present yourself to customers in a solid and reliable way (since this type of material is usually printed on good quality paper and with good printing).

 

It’s also a way to create a more tangible connection with your leads – having your booklet in hand, people can take it home, analyze it better, think about it… When closing the deal, which can happen almost immediately or after a while, they’ll probably think of your brand.

How Can I Use a Booklet?

If you read the paragraphs above and liked the idea, here are some thoughts that you can apply to your business.

 

  1. Booklet as a Mini-Magazine

Let’s say you have a cosmetics and makeup brand. You can use the booklet format to create mini-magazines to show you how to use your products. It can include images and text with skin care routine suggestions or even makeup tutorials. Really like a magazine, only totally dedicated to your brand.

 

  1. Booklets as Catalogs

If your brand is in the construction or decoration business, you can use this type of material as a catalog of your products. Let’s say you sell hardwood flooring options – you can include good images of the available colors to help anyone looking for this type of product. That way, your potential customers can take your booklet home and better analyze which shade of wood would be ideal for their home.

 

  1. Booklets as a Guide

In that case, you can send your customers instruction manuals that are more informative and more detailed than what we usually find on the market. If you have also suffered with a bad instruction manual on how to assemble a furniture, for example, you know well that your customers will certainly be grateful for one with more in-depth information.

 

  1. Booklets to Position Yourself as an Expert

Let’s say you have a publishing house or even a bookstore. You can use booklets to position yourself as an authority in your area. Your material may have interesting book reviews, as well as announcements of new releases and market trends.

Booklets in the Vancouver Area

If you have a business in the Vancouver area and would like to use booklets in some way in your branding strategy, please contact us – we can help. Click here to check the formats and prices we offer. We also have some templates available to help you through this process – plus we have an in-house design team if you want something more personalized.

 

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A-Frame Signs, Marketing Materials

A-Frame Sign: How to Design Your Communication Strategy Using This Type of Material

We have already talked here about the most varied uses of A-frame signs, which are great graphic materials, since they are versatile and can be used for a number of purposes. With them, you can both guide your customers inside your establishment (point the direction to the toilet, for example) and attract potential customers to your store, publicize an event and so on.

 

But how to design an assertive and cost-effective strategy using A-frame signs? That’s exactly what we’re going to talk about today, so read on for practical tips.

 

A-Frame Sign: The Types

Basically, there are two types of A-frame signs. Single sided and double sided. This means that you can have a message print on one side and leave the other side blank. Or have the sign printed with messages – which can be the same or different – on both sides.

 

Furthermore, A-frame signs are made up of two distinct parts – frames and inserts. If you are making your first signs, you order the two parts together (frame + inserts, which is where the messages you want to display will be printed). But when you want to change the text, you can have only the inserts made – and reuse the frames.

 

How to Build My Strategy With A-Frame Signs?

Now that you know the types, you can think of a strategy that has to do with your business. Check out the tips below.

 

  1. Single or Double?

Yes, oddly enough, it’s not always worth investing in double sided A-frames. Let’s demonstrate using a practical example: let’s say you have a restaurant and you want to use A-frame signs to advertise your special lunch menu, which is served every day from Monday to Saturday – with different options for each day, of course.

 

And the place where your A-frame sign sits only shows one side to the audience. That is, it is not necessary to frame the menu for each day for both sides. In this case, you can buy just one sign with the frame and another five inserts – so you change the insert daily, leaving only that day’s menu on display.

 

  1. Double Frame, Double Message

If your A-frame sign has both sides visible to passersby, you don’t necessarily need to print the same message twice. You can put a message on each. One of them may have the menu of the day and another may indicate a seasonal dish or drink, for example.

 

  1. With or Without a Date?

Another tip that can help you get the most out of your communication strategy using A-frame signs is to include dates only when absolutely necessary. That is, when you want to publicize a specific event or some special condition – it can be a themed menu, for example – that will only be available during a period of time.

 

If there is no need for the date, do not include it. That way, you can build your small collection of inserts and save in the long run. If you had four Christmas-themed inserts made the year before, you can use them again this year – or maybe just make one or two new ones, so you can alternate uses.

 

  1. Design

We are well aware that a clean design that at the same time attracts the pedestrian’s attention is essential. If you don’t understand a lot about design, the good news is that nowadays there are a number of companies that offer you tools to help you with this step. Rayacom, for example, has a series of templates available that can also help you build your strategy with A-frame signs.

 

A-Frame Signs in Vancouver

If you have read this post and have already thought of ideas to promote your business using this type of graphic material. A-frame signs start at $150 (frame + 2 inserts) – here you can quote the value according to quantity and size. Materials are ready within three business days.

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Marketing Materials, Vinyl Banners

Are Vinyl Banners Still Effective? Yea! See How They Can Help Build Brand Awareness

In today’s world, the vast majority of business owners already understand the importance of investing in advertising. But while many of them are directing their entire budget to online options, today we want to address a type of advertising that can have a much higher ROI (return over investment) and that can work super well for your business. Yes, we are talking about vinyl banners.

 

They are good value for money, durable and not expensive. And most importantly, they can make your company stand out and be known in the offline world. In an increasingly connected world, where many companies fight for the attention of online customers (and don’t always get it), you can get your brand remembered just by using banners. Have you ever thought about it?

 

If not, in today’s post we will cover some advantages of this type of strategy.

 

But How do I Order Some Printed Vinyl Banners?

Before moving on to the advantages, it is important to remember that having vinyl banners made is simple and quick. If you are in the Vancouver area, you can do this directly on the Rayacom website. By clicking here, you can order your vinyl banners easily – just choose the size and quantity and send your design. Vinyl banners are ready within 3 business days.

 

And the most interesting thing is that if you don’t have a ready-made design, you can either download customizable templates from the website or order your own design from the Rayacom team. We have in-house design professionals to help you with your demands. To contact us, click here.

 

Do Vinyl Banners Help Build Brand Awareness?

Yes! Check below some arguments that corroborate what we are addressing in this post.

 

  1. They Are the Most Versatile Poster Boys

Your vinyl banners will basically act as poster boys. The more people see your brand, your visual identity, your colors and your message, the more they will remember it. And the good thing is, this is easy to do using banners – they can be displayed almost anywhere. In buildings, fairs, events, trade shows, farmers markets… The possibilities are endless.

 

  1. Offer Good ROI

We have already mentioned ROI at the beginning of this text, but it is necessary to emphasize this point. After all, it’s not enough for a form of advertising to be low-cost – if it doesn’t have any return in sales or new customers, it will still cost a lot. And according to a survey by Ketchum Global Research, six out of 10 Americans have walked into a store because they saw something interesting in a banner. In other words, this already indicates that the possibilities of new customers are high.

 

  1. They Are Customizable

Vinyl banners are fully customizable. That means you can choose the size, colors, images, fonts and messages you want. This means that you can use your creativity and good humor to be able to talk to your client. Here, we have already given some tips in this regard.

 

Vinyl Banner Printing in Vancouver

And if you are convinced to bet on banners to promote your company, click here to read more about the subject and, who knows, have some pieces made. Good Business!

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Marketing Materials, Vinyl Banners

Vinyl Banners: 3 Tips to Make Interesting Pieces and Attract Customers’ Attention

Do you have a company that is always present in events? They can be festivals, produce markets or even special events organized by the company itself. If so, you probably already needed to have a vinyl banner installed in place, right? After all, these materials are efficient in informing and attracting customers – and, of course, they can be a great sales generator.

 

Generally, banners are used to promote products and services. They can be placed on the storefront or on the stand (in the case of events), it all depends on the format and the intention. In this article, we will give you tips for creating an irresistible banner for your business. And today, we’re going to talk specifically about vinyl ones.

 

Vinyl Banners: Step by Step

Below, we have prepared a guide that will help you plan and have your vinyl banners made. But we remind you right now that if you have any questions or need help regarding the graphic part, you can contact us directly at Rayacom – we have a design team in-house and we can help you with your demands, ok?

 

Moving on to the main subject, follow the steps below:

 

  1. Less is More!

A prominent vinyl banner doesn’t have to be packed with information. The ideal is that you choose to be simple – use flashy colors, few elements and text that draws attention.

 

Even being in large format, the banner must have succinct information. By reducing the number of information, you can increase the size of fonts and images, attracting more eyes to what really matters.

 

In addition, consumers quickly pass by your store or your stand. Therefore, they look at the banner for just a few seconds – you need to minimize the amount of text to make them understand the offer, so they can enter your store to check it out.

 

  1. Objectivity

The banner may include a sales call. In this case, it is necessary to be very clear so that the customer can understand the offer. Be direct in the text, write in a way that attracts the attention of consumers.

 

If you have a furniture store, for example, you can make a banner to highlight product discounts at the end of the year. An example would be: 10% discount on cash purchases! Enjoy it now!

 

In the example above, in addition to the sale being very clear, the use of an imperative expression can make people enter your store and check out your products.

 

  1. Be Careful With Images

As the banner is a large format material, having an image with high resolution is very important, to ensure that the printing process does not make it look bad, with a pixelated image, for example.

 

If you have your own images, great! If not, a good tip is to use free image sites like Pixabay or Unsplash. In these websites, you can download images in high resolution and royalty free.

Vinyl Banners in Vancouver and Burnaby

Need vinyl banners in the Vancouver area? Then check out the Rayacom website. By clicking here, you can order your banners quickly and easily – just choose the size and quantity and send your design. Banners are ready within 3 business days.

 

If you don’t have a ready-made design, you can either download customizable templates from the website or order your own design from our team. We have in-house design professionals to help you with your demands. To contact us, click here.

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A-Frame Signs, Marketing Materials

A-Frame Signs: 4 Tips on How to Use Them to Boost your Business

Have you ever considered using an A-frame sign to draw attention to your business? If not, that’s exactly what we’re going to talk about today – after all, this type of sign is very interesting to draw the attention of those who pass near your establishment. Basically, A-frame signs are mobile A-shaped signs that can be placed either on the sidewalk or entrance of a store or inside – it’s a simple, practical and inexpensive way to attract more potential customers.

 

When placed outside establishments, they are generally used to indicate directions, publicize events or even special conditions (but the possibilities are diverse, we’ll get there!). On the inside of places, they are generally used to indicate directions or pass messages.

 

According to data from a survey carried out by the University of San Diego, in the United States, regarding advertising with signs, the A-frame type ones are able to increase the traffic of people in about 8.3% and the revenue in 4.75% in the year.

How to Use A-frame Signs

If you have a business – especially if it’s on the street – this is a simple and very effective way to advertise. Keep reading this article for more information and tips on how to use it.

 

  1. Sales or Special Conditions

This type of sign allows you to advertise sales and special conditions much more easily. Let’s use a restaurant as an example – you can use an A-frame to advertise a special menu of the day or the launch of a new dish.

 

  1. Guide the Customers

Not all stores are located in a busy area or even facing the street. There are establishments that are in alleys or even on the second floor, on top of another store, for example. If your establishment fits this description, that is, it is not so obvious to passers-by, you can benefit greatly from A-frame signs. That’s because you can use them to guide the consumer to your store.

 

  1. Encourage Impulse Purchases

That the main purpose of A-frame signs is to attract more customers we know. But beyond that, you can formulate your signs in a way that really encourages impulse buying – use them to advertise temporary promotions. That way you can even measure the effectiveness of this type of advertising.

 

Going back to the restaurant example, you can advertise a breakfast menu that is not on your usual menu. That way, whenever customers ask for that specific combo, you already know it was because they saw it in the ad on the street.

 

  1. Events

If you do special events at your store, this is also an easy way to publicize them – it could be a festival or a special musical attraction, for example.

How to Make a Good A-frame Sign?

If the intention, as we have pointed out a few times throughout this article, is to attract the attention of pedestrians, always pay attention to details such as:

 

  • Short, clear and simple text (check your spelling!);
  • If you are going to promote a sale, highlight the values ​​or special conditions;
  • Choose a flashy design, but avoid excessive combination of colors and different fonts;
  • Use humor in your messages! This always catches the attention of potential customers.

A-frame Sign in Vancouver and Burnaby

If you read this post and felt like creating a marketing strategy for your business using A-frame signs, please contact us at Rayacom.

 

Through our website, you can choose the type of your A-frame (one or two inserts), the size and quantity. You can either upload your ready-made design or download one of our ready-to-customize templates. If you want something custom made, you can submit your request and we’ll help you with that job – we have an in-house design team.

 

See more information and contact us by clicking here.

 

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Canada Post Mailers, Flyers, Marketing Materials

Direct Mail: How Can I Track Results and Know if My Strategy Worked?

When we talk about advertising strategies for a brand, it is very common that the focus is always more intense on the planning and execution of that specific action than on the measurement of results. And when it comes to direct mail, it’s no different: we always think about what to communicate, about design, to whom we would like to send that material…

 

It turns out that it is necessary to track and measure results to understand if the strategy is working. That is, to understand whether the investment is being successful or not. If you still have doubts about how to do this, we have prepared a guide with some methods that can help you understand if your direct mail is being effective.

How to Track Direct Mail Results?

Let’s start this article with good news: measuring and tracking the results of a direct mail strategy today can be simple! Also, there are a number of different ways to do this, you can either use more than one per campaign or switch between them to understand how your audience best interacts with the material. Check out some suggestions below.

 

  1. Trackable URL

One of the simplest ways to measure results is through a trackable URL. That is, in your direct mail you will direct your audience to a landing page or a specific section of your website. That way, you can check the clicks via Google Analytics.

 

You can even make different URLs and send different printed materials to two regions of the country or city, for example – so you can even test which area was most impacted by the strategy.

 

  1. Discount Coupon

This type of strategy is often very successful – recipients are happy they got a discount and you can track how many times a coupon has been used. It is very useful for online stores, but it can also be done in person (the person takes the material received to your store) or even over the phone.

 

In that case, remember to offer a discount that is attractive to the customer and still viable for you.

 

  1. QR Codes

Want an even easier way to drive the direct mail audience to your website? Include a QR Code that takes them to a specific page. It works the same way as the URL, but people can just point their phone camera at the code and check out your page.

 

  1. Service via WhatsApp

If you use corporate WhatsApp at your company, you can also include a phone number in the material. If you use customer service bots, you can include a question about the mailing so you know who got there through the mailed material.

And How to Collect and Analyze the Direct Mailing Data?

Through the above methods, you are able to collect a series of data. These are: response data (i.e. how many people accessed the link or QR code), qualified response data (people who not only accessed your website, but showed real interest in the purchase – added products to the cart, for example) and sales data.

 

In this way, you can calculate three types of cost:

 

  1. Cost per response (total campaign spend / total responses).
  2. Cost per qualified response (total campaign spend / total qualified responses)
  3. Cost per sale (total campaign spend / total sales).

 

With this data in hand, you can compare your company’s revenue and profit before and after the campaign and understand if it made sense for you.

Canada Post Direct Mailers

And if you would like to run a direct mail campaign for your business in Canada, we can help you with that mission. Here you will find all the necessary information, but you can also contact us directly to ask questions and we will help you find a suitable solution for your company.

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Canada Post Mailers, Marketing Materials

Canada Post Direct Mailers: Step by Step to Promote Your Business

You already know that direct mail can be a great ally in your company’s marketing and advertising strategy, right? After all, we’ve already given you some tips on how to include this type of material in your planning – if you haven’t read it, you can check it out here and here. And we attest that it is worth it, since this is one of the strategies with the highest return on investment.

 

Anyway, if you’re already convinced to include direct mail in your planning but still don’t know how to start doing it, this post can help you.

Canada Post Direct Mailers

For starters, if you’ve never invested in direct mail, we’ll guide you through the steps necessary for a successful mailing. Follow the step by step below.

 

  1. Information

To get started, you need to know what you want to communicate in your direct mail campaign. Is it a promotion? An opening? A special condition for those who take the material received to your store? This is what needs to be defined first, as it will set the tone for the entire campaign.

 

Prefer short, clear and objective sentences. Don’t write too much, but also be sure to include all the important details – if you’re communicating a promotion, make it clear how long it lasts, for example.

 

  1. Design

Once you have defined what you want to communicate to your potential customers, it is time to define how to do it, that is, what design will be used. If your company already has a designer, this part is simpler. If not, you can use specific tools for that, like Canva, for example.

 

If you’re in the Burnaby and Vancouver area, you can count on RayaCom’s help too. We have some premade layouts that you can use. In addition, we also have a design team that can help you if you want something more personalized or have specific demands.

 

  1. Size and Number of Copies

It’s time to choose the details – size of material that will be printed and how many copies will be sent. To give you an idea, to print and send 500 units of a 4×6 size printed material costs about $266. If you want to print and send 5000 copies, the value goes to $1585. You can get this quote directly on the RayaCom website.

 

  1. What About Shipping?

You might be wondering how to ship – especially if you don’t have a mailing list, right? Because many companies already do this work together with printing, as is the case with RayaCom. You just need to select whether you prefer your material to be delivered to homes, businesses or even rural areas.

 

If your goal is to target a specific neighborhood in the city, you can also indicate this by filling in the postal code on your order form. Finally, fill in the campaign start date. And that’s it, then just wait about five business days – time needed for printing and internal processes – and your direct mail campaign will be underway.

 

Canada Post Direct Mailers

As you can see, the whole process is simple and fast. If you are interested in campaigns and direct mail, please click here for more information. And if you need further guidance, contact us and we can help.