Direct mail postage rates might increase again in 2021. Yet delivery of catalogs, packages, and even first-class mail has been erratic with frequent delays and missed in-home dates.
Calculating direct mail breakeven is critical because it’s a key metric when planning the circulation of a successful direct mail campaign. Start by using estimated costs to determine your initial campaign breakeven. Then create a preliminary circulation plan based on the projected revenue of each list segment. An increase in print quantity has the potential to lower your campaign breakeven. On the flip side, a...
The direct mail industry has faced massive postage rate increases over the years and many digital brands that are new to direct mail don’t realize that postage often exceeds the print costs, especially if they’re mailing postcards, trifolds, or catalogs with small page counts. As a direct mail consultant, I help clients plan and execute their direct mail campaigns. Part of the strategic circulation planning...
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