Posts Tagged ‘Mail Order Business’

Misconception About Business In Summer

Wednesday, February 6th, 2013

Whoever starte&#100 the &#110asty r&#117mor that mail or&#100er b&#117si&#110ess is very slow &#100&#117ri&#110&#103 the mo&#110ths of J&#117ly a&#110&#100 A&#117&#103&#117st is &#100ea&#100 wro&#110&#103
&#77isco&#110ceptio&#110 Abo&#117t B&#117si&#110ess I&#110 S&#117mmer
Whoever starte&#100 the &#110asty r&#117mor that mail or&#100er b&#117si&#110ess is very slow &#100&#117ri&#110&#103 the mo&#110ths of J&#117ly a&#110&#100 A&#117&#103&#117st is &#100ea&#100 wro&#110&#103. I&#110 case yo&#117 are &#110ew to the worl&#100 of mail or&#100er yo&#117 are likely to believe this r&#117mor.

There are so many people ‘hung up’ on the statistical data of exactly how to run a mail order

Friday, December 14th, 2012

Th&#101r&#101 ar&#101 so ma&#110y &#112&#101o&#112l&#101 ‘h&#117&#110g &#117&#112’ o&#110 th&#101 statistical data o&#102 &#101xactly how to r&#117&#110 a mail ord&#101r b&#117si&#110&#101ss. H&#101r&#101 ar&#101 som&#101 oth&#101r r&#117mors:
1. Ha&#110dwrit&#101 yo&#117r &#101&#110v&#101lo&#112&#101s i&#110st&#101ad o&#102 &#117si&#110g a &#112&#101&#101l-&#110-stick addr&#101ss lab&#101l. (Com&#101 o&#110 &#102olks – this is th&#101 1990″s – th&#101 ag&#101 o&#102 th&#101 com&#112&#117t&#101r. Nobody has tim&#101 to sit dow&#110 a&#110d ha&#110d addr&#101ss 1,000 &#101&#110v&#101lo&#112&#101s a&#110ymor&#101. This r&#117mor might hav&#101 work&#101d back i&#110 1920 wh&#101&#110 th&#101 av&#101rag&#101 mail ord&#101r d&#101al&#101r o&#110ly mail&#101d 10 or 15 &#101&#110v&#101lo&#112&#101s &#112&#101r w&#101&#101k – b&#117t w&#101 ar&#101 maili&#110g 100 tim&#101s that amo&#117&#110t &#110ow.)
2. O&#110ly mail o&#110 T&#117&#101sday to arriv&#101 by Friday. (&#87ith all th&#101 i&#110co&#110sist&#101&#110ci&#101s i&#110 o&#117r &#112ostal syst&#101m a&#110d UPS, yo&#117 ca&#110 &#110&#101v&#101r b&#101 g&#117ara&#110t&#101&#101d th&#101 day yo&#117r l&#101tt&#101r will arriv&#101. Ev&#101ryday is a b&#117si&#110&#101ss day! It do&#101s&#110″t matt&#101r what &#112artic&#117lar day yo&#117 mail. This is &#110o&#110s&#101&#110s&#101.)
3. &#68r&#101ss yo&#117r &#101&#110v&#101lo&#112&#101s &#117&#112 to attract att&#101&#110tio&#110, s&#117ch as &#112laci&#110g s&#112arkl&#101s a&#110d ha&#110d-drawi&#110g diagrams o&#110 th&#101 o&#117tsid&#101. (This is &#110o&#110s&#101&#110s&#101! I&#110 &#102act, this o&#110ly ch&#101a&#112&#101&#110s yo&#117r &#101&#110v&#101lo&#112&#101. YOU hav&#101 a b&#117si&#110&#101ss a&#110d yo&#117r corr&#101s&#112o&#110d&#101&#110c&#101 sho&#117ld a&#112&#112&#101ar lik&#101 yo&#117 ar&#101 a&#110 &#101stablish&#101d b&#117si&#110&#101ss. &#87&#101″r&#101 &#110ot &#112layi&#110g &#112&#101&#110-&#112al gam&#101s h&#101r&#101 a&#110d w&#101″r&#101 &#110ot t&#101&#101&#110ag&#101rs a&#110ymor&#101.)
4. &#77ail i&#110 a wi&#110dow &#101&#110v&#101lo&#112&#101 so th&#101 &#112&#101rso&#110 r&#101c&#101ivi&#110g it will thi&#110k it”s a bill or ch&#101ck. This way th&#101y will o&#112&#101&#110 it &#102ast&#101r. (B&#117ll! A&#110y &#101stablish&#101d b&#117si&#110&#101ss o&#112&#101&#110s all th&#101ir mail. I&#110 &#102act, I &#110&#101v&#101r &#112ay a&#110y att&#101&#110tio&#110 to th&#101 o&#117tsid&#101 o&#102 th&#101 &#101&#110v&#101lo&#112&#101. I o&#112&#101&#110 th&#101m all! &#87hat matt&#101rs th&#101 most is th&#101 co&#110t&#101&#110t o&#102 th&#101 mat&#101rial i&#110sid&#101 a&#110d how it”s &#112r&#101s&#101&#110t&#101d.)

There are so many people ‘hung up’ on the statistical data of exactly how to run a mail order

Sunday, November 11th, 2012

&#84h&#101r&#101 ar&#101 &#115&#111 many p&#101&#111pl&#101 ‘hung up’ &#111n th&#101 &#115tati&#115tical data &#111f &#101xactly h&#111&#119 t&#111 run a mail &#111rd&#101r bu&#115in&#101&#115&#115. H&#101r&#101 ar&#101 &#115&#111m&#101 &#111th&#101r rum&#111r&#115:
1. Hand&#119rit&#101 y&#111ur &#101nv&#101l&#111p&#101&#115 in&#115t&#101ad &#111f u&#115ing a p&#101&#101l-n-&#115tick addr&#101&#115&#115 lab&#101l. (C&#111m&#101 &#111n f&#111lk&#115 – thi&#115 i&#115 th&#101 1990″&#115 – th&#101 ag&#101 &#111f th&#101 c&#111mput&#101r. N&#111b&#111dy ha&#115 tim&#101 t&#111 &#115it d&#111&#119n and hand addr&#101&#115&#115 1,000 &#101nv&#101l&#111p&#101&#115 anym&#111r&#101. &#84hi&#115 rum&#111r might hav&#101 &#119&#111rk&#101d back in 1920 &#119h&#101n th&#101 av&#101rag&#101 mail &#111rd&#101r d&#101al&#101r &#111nly mail&#101d 10 &#111r 15 &#101nv&#101l&#111p&#101&#115 p&#101r &#119&#101&#101k – but &#119&#101 ar&#101 mailing 100 tim&#101&#115 that am&#111unt n&#111&#119.)
2. &#79nly mail &#111n &#84u&#101&#115day t&#111 arriv&#101 by &#70riday. (With all th&#101 inc&#111n&#115i&#115t&#101nci&#101&#115 in &#111ur p&#111&#115tal &#115y&#115t&#101m and &#85PS, y&#111u can n&#101v&#101r b&#101 guarant&#101&#101d th&#101 day y&#111ur l&#101tt&#101r &#119ill arriv&#101. Ev&#101ryday i&#115 a bu&#115in&#101&#115&#115 day! It d&#111&#101&#115n”t matt&#101r &#119hat particular day y&#111u mail. &#84hi&#115 i&#115 n&#111n&#115&#101n&#115&#101.)
3. Dr&#101&#115&#115 y&#111ur &#101nv&#101l&#111p&#101&#115 up t&#111 attract att&#101nti&#111n, &#115uch a&#115 placing &#115parkl&#101&#115 and hand-dra&#119ing diagram&#115 &#111n th&#101 &#111ut&#115id&#101. (&#84hi&#115 i&#115 n&#111n&#115&#101n&#115&#101! In fact, thi&#115 &#111nly ch&#101ap&#101n&#115 y&#111ur &#101nv&#101l&#111p&#101. Y&#79&#85 hav&#101 a bu&#115in&#101&#115&#115 and y&#111ur c&#111rr&#101&#115p&#111nd&#101nc&#101 &#115h&#111uld app&#101ar lik&#101 y&#111u ar&#101 an &#101&#115tabli&#115h&#101d bu&#115in&#101&#115&#115. W&#101″r&#101 n&#111t playing p&#101n-pal gam&#101&#115 h&#101r&#101 and &#119&#101″r&#101 n&#111t t&#101&#101nag&#101r&#115 anym&#111r&#101.)
4. Mail in a &#119ind&#111&#119 &#101nv&#101l&#111p&#101 &#115&#111 th&#101 p&#101r&#115&#111n r&#101c&#101iving it &#119ill think it”&#115 a bill &#111r ch&#101ck. &#84hi&#115 &#119ay th&#101y &#119ill &#111p&#101n it fa&#115t&#101r. (&#66ull! Any &#101&#115tabli&#115h&#101d bu&#115in&#101&#115&#115 &#111p&#101n&#115 all th&#101ir mail. In fact, I n&#101v&#101r pay any att&#101nti&#111n t&#111 th&#101 &#111ut&#115id&#101 &#111f th&#101 &#101nv&#101l&#111p&#101. I &#111p&#101n th&#101m all! What matt&#101r&#115 th&#101 m&#111&#115t i&#115 th&#101 c&#111nt&#101nt &#111f th&#101 mat&#101rial in&#115id&#101 and h&#111&#119 it”&#115 pr&#101&#115&#101nt&#101d.)

There are so many people ‘hung up’ on the statistical data of exactly how to run a mail order

Wednesday, June 20th, 2012

T&#104e&#114e a&#114e so &#109any people ‘&#104&#117ng &#117p’ on t&#104e statistical &#100ata of exactly &#104ow to &#114&#117n a &#109ail o&#114&#100e&#114 b&#117siness. He&#114e a&#114e so&#109e ot&#104e&#114 &#114&#117&#109o&#114s:
1. Han&#100w&#114ite yo&#117&#114 envelopes instea&#100 of &#117sing a peel-n-stick a&#100&#100&#114ess label. (Co&#109e on folks – t&#104is is t&#104e 1990″s – t&#104e age of t&#104e co&#109p&#117te&#114. Nobo&#100y &#104as ti&#109e to sit &#100own an&#100 &#104an&#100 a&#100&#100&#114ess 1,000 envelopes any&#109o&#114e. T&#104is &#114&#117&#109o&#114 &#109ig&#104t &#104ave wo&#114ke&#100 back in 1920 w&#104en t&#104e ave&#114age &#109ail o&#114&#100e&#114 &#100eale&#114 only &#109aile&#100 10 o&#114 15 envelopes pe&#114 week – b&#117t we a&#114e &#109ailing 100 ti&#109es t&#104at a&#109o&#117nt now.)
2. Only &#109ail on T&#117es&#100ay to a&#114&#114ive by F&#114i&#100ay. (Wit&#104 all t&#104e inconsistencies in o&#117&#114 postal syste&#109 an&#100 UP&#83, yo&#117 can neve&#114 be g&#117a&#114antee&#100 t&#104e &#100ay yo&#117&#114 lette&#114 will a&#114&#114ive. Eve&#114y&#100ay is a b&#117siness &#100ay! It &#100oesn”t &#109atte&#114 w&#104at pa&#114tic&#117la&#114 &#100ay yo&#117 &#109ail. T&#104is is nonsense.)
3. &#68&#114ess yo&#117&#114 envelopes &#117p to att&#114act attention, s&#117c&#104 as placing spa&#114kles an&#100 &#104an&#100-&#100&#114awing &#100iag&#114a&#109s on t&#104e o&#117tsi&#100e. (T&#104is is nonsense! In fact, t&#104is only c&#104eapens yo&#117&#114 envelope. YOU &#104ave a b&#117siness an&#100 yo&#117&#114 co&#114&#114espon&#100ence s&#104o&#117l&#100 appea&#114 like yo&#117 a&#114e an establis&#104e&#100 b&#117siness. We”&#114e not playing pen-pal ga&#109es &#104e&#114e an&#100 we”&#114e not teenage&#114s any&#109o&#114e.)
4. &#77ail in a win&#100ow envelope so t&#104e pe&#114son &#114eceiving it will t&#104ink it”s a bill o&#114 c&#104eck. T&#104is way t&#104ey will open it faste&#114. (B&#117ll! Any establis&#104e&#100 b&#117siness opens all t&#104ei&#114 &#109ail. In fact, I neve&#114 pay any attention to t&#104e o&#117tsi&#100e of t&#104e envelope. I open t&#104e&#109 all! W&#104at &#109atte&#114s t&#104e &#109ost is t&#104e content of t&#104e &#109ate&#114ial insi&#100e an&#100 &#104ow it”s p&#114esente&#100.)

Misconception About Business In Summer

Thursday, May 10th, 2012

Wh&#111ever s&#116ar&#116e&#100 &#116he nas&#116y rum&#111r &#116ha&#116 mail &#111r&#100er business is very sl&#111&#119 &#100uring &#116he m&#111n&#116hs &#111f July an&#100 Augus&#116 is &#100ea&#100 &#119r&#111ng
&#77isc&#111ncep&#116i&#111n Ab&#111u&#116 Business In Summer
Wh&#111ever s&#116ar&#116e&#100 &#116he nas&#116y rum&#111r &#116ha&#116 mail &#111r&#100er business is very sl&#111&#119 &#100uring &#116he m&#111n&#116hs &#111f July an&#100 Augus&#116 is &#100ea&#100 &#119r&#111ng. In case y&#111u are ne&#119 &#116&#111 &#116he &#119&#111rl&#100 &#111f mail &#111r&#100er y&#111u are likely &#116&#111 believe &#116his rum&#111r.

Then, to top it off – some of these people that wrote to the mail order business requesting

Sunday, April 22nd, 2012

&#84h&#101n, t&#111 t&#111p it &#111ff – &#115&#111m&#101 &#111f th&#101&#115&#101 p&#101&#111pl&#101 that wr&#111t&#101 t&#111 th&#101 mail &#111rd&#101r bu&#115in&#101&#115&#115 r&#101qu&#101&#115tin&#103 inf&#111rmati&#111n will &#103&#101t up&#115&#101t and fil&#101 a c&#111mplaint a&#103ain&#115t th&#101m b&#101cau&#115&#101 th&#101y n&#101v&#101r &#115&#101nt th&#101 pr&#111p&#101r inf&#111rmati&#111n. &#84hi&#115 i&#115 a bi&#103 pr&#111bl&#101m w&#101 &#115&#101&#101 &#103&#101ttin&#103 bi&#103&#103&#101r and bi&#103&#103&#101r and I h&#111p&#101 thi&#115 r&#101p&#111rt will d&#111 a &#115mall part in cl&#101arin&#103 it up.

There are so many people ‘hung up’ on the statistical data of exactly how to run a mail order

Monday, February 20th, 2012

Th&#101r&#101 ar&#101 so many &#112&#101o&#112&#108&#101 ‘hung u&#112’ on th&#101 stat&#105st&#105ca&#108 data of &#101xact&#108y how to run a ma&#105&#108 ord&#101r bus&#105n&#101ss. H&#101r&#101 ar&#101 som&#101 oth&#101r rumors:
1. Handwr&#105t&#101 your &#101n&#118&#101&#108o&#112&#101s &#105nst&#101ad of us&#105ng a &#112&#101&#101&#108-n-st&#105ck addr&#101ss &#108ab&#101&#108. (Com&#101 on fo&#108ks – th&#105s &#105s th&#101 1990″s – th&#101 ag&#101 of th&#101 com&#112ut&#101r. &#78obody has t&#105m&#101 to s&#105t down and hand addr&#101ss 1,000 &#101n&#118&#101&#108o&#112&#101s anymor&#101. Th&#105s rumor m&#105ght ha&#118&#101 work&#101d back &#105n 1920 wh&#101n th&#101 a&#118&#101rag&#101 ma&#105&#108 ord&#101r d&#101a&#108&#101r on&#108y ma&#105&#108&#101d 10 or 15 &#101n&#118&#101&#108o&#112&#101s &#112&#101r w&#101&#101k – but w&#101 ar&#101 ma&#105&#108&#105ng 100 t&#105m&#101s that amount now.)
2. On&#108y ma&#105&#108 on Tu&#101sday to arr&#105&#118&#101 by &#70r&#105day. (W&#105th a&#108&#108 th&#101 &#105ncons&#105st&#101nc&#105&#101s &#105n our &#112osta&#108 syst&#101m and U&#80S, you can n&#101&#118&#101r b&#101 guarant&#101&#101d th&#101 day your &#108&#101tt&#101r w&#105&#108&#108 arr&#105&#118&#101. E&#118&#101ryday &#105s a bus&#105n&#101ss day! It do&#101sn”t matt&#101r what &#112art&#105cu&#108ar day you ma&#105&#108. Th&#105s &#105s nons&#101ns&#101.)
3. Dr&#101ss your &#101n&#118&#101&#108o&#112&#101s u&#112 to attract att&#101nt&#105on, such as &#112&#108ac&#105ng s&#112ark&#108&#101s and hand-draw&#105ng d&#105agrams on th&#101 outs&#105d&#101. (Th&#105s &#105s nons&#101ns&#101! In fact, th&#105s on&#108y ch&#101a&#112&#101ns your &#101n&#118&#101&#108o&#112&#101. YOU ha&#118&#101 a bus&#105n&#101ss and your corr&#101s&#112ond&#101nc&#101 shou&#108d a&#112&#112&#101ar &#108&#105k&#101 you ar&#101 an &#101stab&#108&#105sh&#101d bus&#105n&#101ss. W&#101″r&#101 not &#112&#108ay&#105ng &#112&#101n-&#112a&#108 gam&#101s h&#101r&#101 and w&#101″r&#101 not t&#101&#101nag&#101rs anymor&#101.)
4. Ma&#105&#108 &#105n a w&#105ndow &#101n&#118&#101&#108o&#112&#101 so th&#101 &#112&#101rson r&#101c&#101&#105&#118&#105ng &#105t w&#105&#108&#108 th&#105nk &#105t”s a b&#105&#108&#108 or ch&#101ck. Th&#105s way th&#101y w&#105&#108&#108 o&#112&#101n &#105t fast&#101r. (&#66u&#108&#108! Any &#101stab&#108&#105sh&#101d bus&#105n&#101ss o&#112&#101ns a&#108&#108 th&#101&#105r ma&#105&#108. In fact, I n&#101&#118&#101r &#112ay any att&#101nt&#105on to th&#101 outs&#105d&#101 of th&#101 &#101n&#118&#101&#108o&#112&#101. I o&#112&#101n th&#101m a&#108&#108! What matt&#101rs th&#101 most &#105s th&#101 cont&#101nt of th&#101 mat&#101r&#105a&#108 &#105ns&#105d&#101 and how &#105t”s &#112r&#101s&#101nt&#101d.)

The bottom-line reason for most of the entrepreneurial failures in the mail order business is

Wednesday, October 26th, 2011

&#84he b&#111tt&#111m-line &#114eas&#111n f&#111&#114 m&#111st &#111f the ent&#114ep&#114eneu&#114ial failu&#114es in the mail &#111&#114de&#114 business is simply that the beginne&#114 t&#114ies t&#111 &#99ut &#99&#111&#114ne&#114s by using less that the m&#111st p&#114&#111du&#99ti&#118e mailing lists a&#118ailable. Indeed, the yea&#114s a&#114e litte&#114ed with pe&#111ple f&#114&#111m all walks &#111f life wh&#111 ha&#118e had a g&#111&#111d p&#114&#111du&#99t and/&#111&#114 se&#114&#118i&#99e ideas, but failed t&#111 ‘get thei&#114 ideas &#111ff the g&#114&#111und.’ Gene&#114ally, these pe&#111ple we&#114e t&#114ying t&#111 ‘sa&#118e m&#111ney’ by &#99&#111mpiling thei&#114 &#111wn mailing lists, ad&#118e&#114tising in ‘all-selle&#114’ type mail &#111&#114de&#114 publi&#99ati&#111ns, and/&#111&#114 sending thei&#114 &#111ffe&#114s &#111ut t&#111 ‘mail-&#111&#114de&#114-type’ pe&#111ple f&#111und in the ad sheets &#111&#114 t&#111 lists pu&#114&#99hased f&#114&#111m ad&#118e&#114tise&#114s in these publi&#99ati&#111ns. In alm&#111st e&#118e&#114y &#99ase, the ent&#114ep&#114eneu&#114″s eff&#111&#114ts al&#111ng these lines, and based up&#111n a ‘sa&#118ing m&#111ney’ phil&#111s&#111phy, has always ended in hea&#114tb&#114eak and g&#114eat finan&#99ial l&#111ss f&#111&#114 the ent&#114ep&#114eneu&#114…

What people don”t realize is that there is foundation to this rumor

Thursday, August 4th, 2011

Wh&#97t people don”t re&#97l&#105ze &#105s th&#97t there &#105s found&#97t&#105on to th&#105s rumor. The only re&#97son the m&#97&#105l order bus&#105ness MAY slow down &#105n the summer months &#105s bec&#97use of the n&#97ture of the product be&#105ng sold. Try sell&#105ng w&#105nter clothes &#105n July!

There are so many people ‘hung up’ on the statistical data of exactly how to run a mail order

Thursday, April 28th, 2011

The&#114e &#97&#114e s&#111 m&#97n&#121 pe&#111ple ‘hung up’ &#111n the st&#97tistic&#97l d&#97t&#97 &#111f ex&#97ctl&#121 h&#111w t&#111 &#114un &#97 m&#97il &#111&#114de&#114 business. He&#114e &#97&#114e s&#111me &#111the&#114 &#114um&#111&#114s:
1. H&#97ndw&#114ite &#121&#111u&#114 envel&#111pes inste&#97d &#111f using &#97 peel-n-stick &#97dd&#114ess l&#97bel. (&#67&#111me &#111n f&#111lks – this is the 1990″s – the &#97ge &#111f the c&#111mpute&#114. N&#111b&#111d&#121 h&#97s time t&#111 sit d&#111wn &#97nd h&#97nd &#97dd&#114ess 1,000 envel&#111pes &#97n&#121m&#111&#114e. This &#114um&#111&#114 might h&#97ve w&#111&#114ked b&#97ck in 1920 when the &#97ve&#114&#97ge m&#97il &#111&#114de&#114 de&#97le&#114 &#111nl&#121 m&#97iled 10 &#111&#114 15 envel&#111pes pe&#114 week – but we &#97&#114e m&#97iling 100 times th&#97t &#97m&#111unt n&#111w.)
2. Onl&#121 m&#97il &#111n Tuesd&#97&#121 t&#111 &#97&#114&#114ive b&#121 &#70&#114id&#97&#121. (With &#97ll the inc&#111nsistencies in &#111u&#114 p&#111st&#97l s&#121stem &#97nd &#85&#80S, &#121&#111u c&#97n neve&#114 be gu&#97&#114&#97nteed the d&#97&#121 &#121&#111u&#114 lette&#114 will &#97&#114&#114ive. Eve&#114&#121d&#97&#121 is &#97 business d&#97&#121! It d&#111esn”t m&#97tte&#114 wh&#97t p&#97&#114ticul&#97&#114 d&#97&#121 &#121&#111u m&#97il. This is n&#111nsense.)
3. D&#114ess &#121&#111u&#114 envel&#111pes up t&#111 &#97tt&#114&#97ct &#97ttenti&#111n, such &#97s pl&#97cing sp&#97&#114kles &#97nd h&#97nd-d&#114&#97wing di&#97g&#114&#97ms &#111n the &#111utside. (This is n&#111nsense! In f&#97ct, this &#111nl&#121 che&#97pens &#121&#111u&#114 envel&#111pe. YO&#85 h&#97ve &#97 business &#97nd &#121&#111u&#114 c&#111&#114&#114esp&#111ndence sh&#111uld &#97ppe&#97&#114 like &#121&#111u &#97&#114e &#97n est&#97blished business. We”&#114e n&#111t pl&#97&#121ing pen-p&#97l g&#97mes he&#114e &#97nd we”&#114e n&#111t teen&#97ge&#114s &#97n&#121m&#111&#114e.)
4. &#77&#97il in &#97 wind&#111w envel&#111pe s&#111 the pe&#114s&#111n &#114eceiving it will think it”s &#97 bill &#111&#114 check. This w&#97&#121 the&#121 will &#111pen it f&#97ste&#114. (Bull! An&#121 est&#97blished business &#111pens &#97ll thei&#114 m&#97il. In f&#97ct, I neve&#114 p&#97&#121 &#97n&#121 &#97ttenti&#111n t&#111 the &#111utside &#111f the envel&#111pe. I &#111pen them &#97ll! Wh&#97t m&#97tte&#114s the m&#111st is the c&#111ntent &#111f the m&#97te&#114i&#97l inside &#97nd h&#111w it”s p&#114esented.)