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10 Vital Tips to help you select the right Mailing House

10 Vital Tips to help you select the right Mailing House

If you are fairly new to direct mail and are looking for a mailing house to handle your regular mail requirements then here are 10 vital tips to help you to select the perfect supplier for your business.

Tips for Choosing a Mailing House

  1. 1 Stay local 
    Choose someone within easy reach as this helps to give you control over your project. It also helps to keep transport costs to a minimum. There’s not much sense in sending your leaflets and brochures half way across the country to be mailed.

  2. 2 Get Recommendations
    If you are doing a search of websites always check for genuine customer testimonials. The more that are posted, the better you will feel about your choice of supplier.

  3. 3 Customer Service
    Choose a mailing house that promotes customer interaction and doesn’t rely altogether on filling in forms. The more personal contact you have, the safer you feel that your job is going to go well.

  4. 4 Agency Advice
    A good mailing house will often act as a direct mail agency and will be in a good position to offer advice on how to achieve the best results with your direct mail projects. This will include letter writing tips and design suggestions.

  5. 5 Expect Prompt Information
    A good mailing house will be able to give you an accurate cost for all aspects of your mailing, including the postage costs. You should also be able to gather information on the type of results that you might expect from your mail.

  6. 6 Well-Established
    Look for a mailing house that is well established and has built a good reputation. Check the website for awards and membership to professional bodies. You must try to avoid any sites saying that they are cheaper than the rest as you might end up dealing with a “cowboy outfit” and your project could turn into a nightmare.

  7. 7 Data Safe
    Looking on websites for membership of professional organisations is always a safeguard but one essential is to check whether the mailing house is registered at the ICO under the Data Protection Act 1998. This gives you the knowledge that your data is in safe hands.

  8. 8 Full Data Service
    A good mailing house will be able to help you to keep your data in good order. Ask about services such as removing duplicates, adding postcodes and post towns.

  9. 9 Royal Bulk Postage Savings
    Your new mailing house will be able to advise you on the many packages that are available from the Royal Mail which will save you money on postage costs.

  10. 10 Full Print and Supply Service
    A good mailing house can offer full print services from laser printing labels and letters to litho printing leaflets and brochures. The supply of envelopes, poly bags, mailing tubes and other special mailing packs will also be available through a good supplier.

As you would expect, Mail By Hand at Whitney Woods satisfies all ten points. That’s ten good reasons why you should call Gail or Sharon on 01706 210538 to discuss your requirements in the knowledge that you will be speaking with a friendly, helpful and informative direct mail professional.

Where is Whitney Woods - Is our office “local” to your business?

If you are not sure about our definition of local or the location of our office, this might help.

We are based in Burnley in East Lancashire. Our office is a short drive from the northern end of the M66 motorway or Junction 9 of the M65 motorway. Our local motorway network is very comprehensive and we are linked to the M66 / M60 / M62 / M61 / M65 / M55 and M602.

We are within a 20- 25 mile drive of these towns: Accrington, Ashton-under-Lyne, Blackburn, Bolton, Burnley, Bury, Chorley, Clitheroe, Colne, Darwen, Halifax, Hebden Bridge, Heywood, Leigh, Leyland, Manchester, Nelson, Oldham, Preston, Rawtenstall, Rochdale, Sale, Salford, Stockport, Todmorden and all points in between!