- -What is the standard postcard size?
- -How much is postcard postage?
- -Are there high volume discounts when mailing postcards?
- -Can you show me how to address a postcard?
- -Does Scout design postcards?
- -Do you have a web-based design tool or postcard template design I can use?
- -I already have a design made, can you print and mail it?
- -Can you help me identify my target audience?
- -Can Scout help me find customers in a certain location?
- -How do I get a list of select customer types and demographics? Can you help me setup a targeted list?
- -How long does it take from postcard design to delivery?
- -What is the required minimum number of postcards for a mailing campaign?
- -Can you provide a follow-up sequence of postcards?
- -Does Scout integrate with Lob?
- -How does Scout differ from sites like Lob or Mailjoy?
- -Does Scout have an API? If so, where can I view the API documentation?
- -Does Scout work internationally?
- -Can you integrate into my CRM to automate postcard response mailing?
- -What EDDM services does Scout provide?
- -Do you know of any software that integrates with EDDM?
- -Can you provide a list for USPS Routes?
What is the standard postcard size?
There are no standard postcard sizes, but there are common sizes. 4×6, 6×9, and 6×11 are the most popular sizes with Scout. Since Scout is a conversion focused postcard mailer, we have found that the 6×11 postcards perform the best.
How much is postcard postage?
Postcard postage has a wide range of prices depending on several factors. Size, weight, delivery time, and the distribution of the postcards all play a part in how much or how little the postage will cost. There are also special rates given to groups that qualify for not-for-profit status.
Are there high volume discounts when mailing postcards?
Yes, Scout offers volume discounts. There are price breaks at several levels that will fit businesses of all sizes from a small business to an enterprise solution. Scout also gives discounts for businesses who choose to work with us for direct mail on an annual basis.
Can you show me how to address a postcard?
A postcard will need to have 5 basic criteria to be delivered through Scout. A name or company that the card is addressed to, an address line 1 and 2 if required, city, state, and a zip.
Does Scout design postcards?
Yes, Scout designs postcards for an affordable flat rate.
Do you have a web-based design tool or postcard template design I can use?
Scout has an online based design tool that makes it easy to create your own postcard without downloading any software.
I already have a design made, can you help print and mail it?
Yes, we will also give feedback based on our experience to help optimize your design for conversions.
Can you help me identify my target audience?
Yes, with a little feedback from your business. We can help determine a good target audience and even acquire highly targeted lists for you.
Can Scout help me find customers in a certain location?
Yes we can! All we need is the location and we will work with you to find your customers.
How do I get a list of select customer types and demographics? Can you help me setup a targeted list?
With Scout, we can create a list based off of your customer type and demographics easily. Give us the details and we will get back to you with a highly-targeted list.
How long does it take from postcard design to delivery?
Scout has lead times that fit all business needs. We can provide rapid production within 24-48 hours at a higher price point, or you can leverage a longer turn time of 7-9 working days to get the most economical rate. Depending on the postage rate chosen, first class can be delivered 3-5 days after the postcards are produced, while standard postage takes a longer time to deliver.
What is the required minimum number of postcards for a mailing campaign?
While Scout doesn’t have any minimums, we do recommend starting a test campaign with 10,000 pieces or more. With that said, we have customers who send much less and much more than the 10,000 piece threshold.
Can you provide a follow-up sequence of postcards?
Yes, Scout can help you create a follow-up sequence of postcards. We recommend connecting with prospects at least 2 to 3 times in order to get the best response
Does Scout integrate with Lob?
Yes, Scout integrates with Lob as one of many partners. Depending on budget and timeline, we channel production through the best fulfillment partner to fit your company’s needs.
How does Scout differ from sites like Lob or Mailjoy?
While there are a lot of similarities between Mailjoy and Scout, Scout differs in several ways. Scout works with you to craft a direct mail piece to be successful in generating conversions. Scout also works much more closely to give volume discounts based on the size of the campaign.
Does Scout have an API? If so, where can I view the API documentation?
It’s not a public API, but we do offer one for enterprise customers.
Does Scout work internationally?
Technically we CAN, but generally we don’t. So USA only.
Can you integrate into my CRM to automate postcard response mailing?
Scout can integrate with your CRM and offer this service as an enterprise solution.
What EDDM services does Scout provide?
Scout provides standard EDDM services and well as Saturation mailers and LDP programs.
Do you know of any software that integrates with EDDM?
There are software solutions that allow you to pick routes eligible for EDDM and send. We can integrate these solutions directly with Scout if we want. So yes, there is software that makes EDDM mailing easier.
Can you provide a list for USPS Routes?
Yes, Scout can provide routes for USPS. Give us a list of zip codes you wish to target and we will give you USPS routes to choose from.