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6 Types of Direct Mail Formats to Know

6 Types of Direct Mail Formats to Know
Direct mail comes in various formats. FORMost can help you make the best choice!

Direct mail marketing is one of the top ways that businesses large and small connect with their customers. A tangible piece of mail is more effective than any e-message could ever be. Even so, a professional design can make all the difference in how effective you are in creating an impact. When going through which of the ways may suit your message best, you will come across these direct mail formats.

1. Traditional Packages

Traditional packages come with an array of materials in one envelope. They may include a greeting letter to the customer, a brochure of the company’s services, and a reply card. It is a collection of information encompassing one call to action. While these packages get a healthy response rate, they are also more costly to mail.

2. Self-Mailers

Self-mailers have likely come to your door before. It may be a brochure or a small catalog closed by a round clear tape that one can easily break open. They are more cost-effective since they don’t require an envelope, and can still pack a lot of information in a smaller space. Self-mailers can come in many creative forms, folding up in different ways.

3. Envelope Mailers

Envelope mailers deliver offers that may contain more sensitive information, such as a new credit card or a bank statement. If you need a printing company to send out envelope mailers, the company should design the envelope to protect the information inside it.

4. Postcards

Postcards are ever-popular and get a higher response rate than many other types of direct mail formats. They are fantastic for communicating one specific message, as there is not much space to put information. With an appealing design, they will catch the recipient’s eye whether or not he chooses to respond.

5. Catalogs

Catalogs take a lot of time and energy to produce, but a printing company like FORMost Graphic Communications can help with that. If you have many products or services to offer your audience, a catalog may be the best vehicle to spread the word. People tend to keep these materials around for reading, so they are more likely to leave an impression.  

6. Kitting

FORMost Graphics also provides one of the newest kinds of direct mail formats: kitting. It is a package that combines information with a call to action along with promotional products. It’s like sending an assortment of gifts. FORMost has the expertise to help you choose the best items, the right audience, and the most cost-effective mailing services.

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