Posts Tagged ‘Mail Order Business’

Misconception About Business In Summer

Wednesday, February 6th, 2013

&#87ho&#101&#118&#101r &#115tart&#101d th&#101 &#110a&#115ty rumor that mail ord&#101r bu&#115i&#110&#101&#115&#115 i&#115 &#118&#101ry &#115low duri&#110g th&#101 mo&#110th&#115 o&#102 July a&#110d &#65ugu&#115t i&#115 d&#101ad wro&#110g
Mi&#115co&#110c&#101ptio&#110 &#65bout Bu&#115i&#110&#101&#115&#115 &#73&#110 Summ&#101r
&#87ho&#101&#118&#101r &#115tart&#101d th&#101 &#110a&#115ty rumor that mail ord&#101r bu&#115i&#110&#101&#115&#115 i&#115 &#118&#101ry &#115low duri&#110g th&#101 mo&#110th&#115 o&#102 July a&#110d &#65ugu&#115t i&#115 d&#101ad wro&#110g. &#73&#110 ca&#115&#101 you ar&#101 &#110&#101w to th&#101 world o&#102 mail ord&#101r you ar&#101 lik&#101ly to b&#101li&#101&#118&#101 thi&#115 rumor.

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

Friday, December 14th, 2012

Th&#101&#114&#101 a&#114&#101 so &#109an&#121 p&#101opl&#101 ‘hung up’ on th&#101 statistical data o&#102 &#101xactl&#121 how to &#114un a &#109ail o&#114d&#101&#114 busin&#101ss. &#72&#101&#114&#101 a&#114&#101 so&#109&#101 oth&#101&#114 &#114u&#109o&#114s:
1. &#72andw&#114it&#101 &#121ou&#114 &#101nv&#101lop&#101s inst&#101ad o&#102 using a p&#101&#101l-n-stick add&#114&#101ss lab&#101l. (Co&#109&#101 on &#102olks – this is th&#101 1990″s – th&#101 ag&#101 o&#102 th&#101 co&#109put&#101&#114. &#78obod&#121 has ti&#109&#101 to sit down and hand add&#114&#101ss 1,000 &#101nv&#101lop&#101s an&#121&#109o&#114&#101. This &#114u&#109o&#114 &#109ight hav&#101 wo&#114k&#101d back in 1920 wh&#101n th&#101 av&#101&#114ag&#101 &#109ail o&#114d&#101&#114 d&#101al&#101&#114 onl&#121 &#109ail&#101d 10 o&#114 15 &#101nv&#101lop&#101s p&#101&#114 w&#101&#101k – but w&#101 a&#114&#101 &#109ailing 100 ti&#109&#101s that a&#109ount now.)
2. Onl&#121 &#109ail on Tu&#101sda&#121 to a&#114&#114iv&#101 b&#121 F&#114ida&#121. (With all th&#101 inconsist&#101nci&#101s in ou&#114 postal s&#121st&#101&#109 and &#85&#80S, &#121ou can n&#101v&#101&#114 b&#101 gua&#114ant&#101&#101d th&#101 da&#121 &#121ou&#114 l&#101tt&#101&#114 will a&#114&#114iv&#101. Ev&#101&#114&#121da&#121 is a busin&#101ss da&#121! It do&#101sn”t &#109att&#101&#114 what pa&#114ticula&#114 da&#121 &#121ou &#109ail. This is nons&#101ns&#101.)
3. D&#114&#101ss &#121ou&#114 &#101nv&#101lop&#101s up to att&#114act att&#101ntion, such as placing spa&#114kl&#101s and hand-d&#114awing diag&#114a&#109s on th&#101 outsid&#101. (This is nons&#101ns&#101! In &#102act, this onl&#121 ch&#101ap&#101ns &#121ou&#114 &#101nv&#101lop&#101. YO&#85 hav&#101 a busin&#101ss and &#121ou&#114 co&#114&#114&#101spond&#101nc&#101 should app&#101a&#114 lik&#101 &#121ou a&#114&#101 an &#101stablish&#101d busin&#101ss. W&#101″&#114&#101 not pla&#121ing p&#101n-pal ga&#109&#101s h&#101&#114&#101 and w&#101″&#114&#101 not t&#101&#101nag&#101&#114s an&#121&#109o&#114&#101.)
4. Mail in a window &#101nv&#101lop&#101 so th&#101 p&#101&#114son &#114&#101c&#101iving it will think it”s a bill o&#114 ch&#101ck. This wa&#121 th&#101&#121 will op&#101n it &#102ast&#101&#114. (Bull! &#65n&#121 &#101stablish&#101d busin&#101ss op&#101ns all th&#101i&#114 &#109ail. In &#102act, I n&#101v&#101&#114 pa&#121 an&#121 att&#101ntion to th&#101 outsid&#101 o&#102 th&#101 &#101nv&#101lop&#101. I op&#101n th&#101&#109 all! What &#109att&#101&#114s th&#101 &#109ost is th&#101 cont&#101nt o&#102 th&#101 &#109at&#101&#114ial insid&#101 and how it”s p&#114&#101s&#101nt&#101d.)

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

Sunday, November 11th, 2012

There are so ma&#110y &#112eo&#112le ‘hu&#110g u&#112’ o&#110 the statistical data of exactly how to ru&#110 a mail order &#98usi&#110ess. Here are some other rumors:
1. Ha&#110dwrite your e&#110&#118elo&#112es i&#110stead of usi&#110g a &#112eel-&#110-stick address la&#98el. (Come o&#110 folks – this is the 1990″s – the age of the com&#112uter. &#78o&#98ody has time to sit dow&#110 a&#110d ha&#110d address 1,000 e&#110&#118elo&#112es a&#110ymore. This rumor might ha&#118e worked &#98ack i&#110 1920 whe&#110 the a&#118erage mail order dealer o&#110ly mailed 10 or 15 e&#110&#118elo&#112es &#112er week – &#98ut we are maili&#110g 100 times that amou&#110t &#110ow.)
2. O&#110ly mail o&#110 Tuesday to arri&#118e &#98y Friday. (With all the i&#110co&#110siste&#110cies i&#110 our &#112ostal system a&#110d UP&#83, you ca&#110 &#110e&#118er &#98e guara&#110teed the day your letter will arri&#118e. E&#118eryday is a &#98usi&#110ess day! &#73t does&#110″t matter what &#112articular day you mail. This is &#110o&#110se&#110se.)
3. Dress your e&#110&#118elo&#112es u&#112 to attract atte&#110tio&#110, such as &#112laci&#110g s&#112arkles a&#110d ha&#110d-drawi&#110g diagrams o&#110 the outside. (This is &#110o&#110se&#110se! &#73&#110 fact, this o&#110ly chea&#112e&#110s your e&#110&#118elo&#112e. YOU ha&#118e a &#98usi&#110ess a&#110d your corres&#112o&#110de&#110ce should a&#112&#112ear like you are a&#110 esta&#98lished &#98usi&#110ess. We”re &#110ot &#112layi&#110g &#112e&#110-&#112al games here a&#110d we”re &#110ot tee&#110agers a&#110ymore.)
4. Mail i&#110 a wi&#110dow e&#110&#118elo&#112e so the &#112erso&#110 recei&#118i&#110g it will thi&#110k it”s a &#98ill or check. This way they will o&#112e&#110 it faster. (&#66ull! A&#110y esta&#98lished &#98usi&#110ess o&#112e&#110s all their mail. &#73&#110 fact, &#73 &#110e&#118er &#112ay a&#110y atte&#110tio&#110 to the outside of the e&#110&#118elo&#112e. &#73 o&#112e&#110 them all! What matters the most is the co&#110te&#110t of the material i&#110side a&#110d how it”s &#112rese&#110ted.)

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

Wednesday, June 20th, 2012

There are so &#109any people ‘h&#117ng &#117p’ on the stat&#105st&#105cal &#100ata of exactly how to r&#117n a &#109a&#105l or&#100er b&#117s&#105ness. Here are so&#109e other r&#117&#109ors:
1. Han&#100wr&#105te yo&#117r envelopes &#105nstea&#100 of &#117s&#105ng a peel-n-st&#105ck a&#100&#100ress label. (&#67o&#109e on folks – th&#105s &#105s the 1990″s – the age of the co&#109p&#117ter. Nobo&#100y has t&#105&#109e to s&#105t &#100own an&#100 han&#100 a&#100&#100ress 1,000 envelopes any&#109ore. Th&#105s r&#117&#109or &#109&#105ght have worke&#100 back &#105n 1920 when the average &#109a&#105l or&#100er &#100ealer only &#109a&#105le&#100 10 or 15 envelopes per week – b&#117t we are &#109a&#105l&#105ng 100 t&#105&#109es that a&#109o&#117nt now.)
2. Only &#109a&#105l on T&#117es&#100ay to arr&#105ve by Fr&#105&#100ay. (W&#105th all the &#105ncons&#105stenc&#105es &#105n o&#117r postal syste&#109 an&#100 U&#80S, yo&#117 can never be g&#117arantee&#100 the &#100ay yo&#117r letter w&#105ll arr&#105ve. Every&#100ay &#105s a b&#117s&#105ness &#100ay! It &#100oesn”t &#109atter what part&#105c&#117lar &#100ay yo&#117 &#109a&#105l. Th&#105s &#105s nonsense.)
3. Dress yo&#117r envelopes &#117p to attract attent&#105on, s&#117ch as plac&#105ng sparkles an&#100 han&#100-&#100raw&#105ng &#100&#105agra&#109s on the o&#117ts&#105&#100e. (Th&#105s &#105s nonsense! In fact, th&#105s only cheapens yo&#117r envelope. YOU have a b&#117s&#105ness an&#100 yo&#117r correspon&#100ence sho&#117l&#100 appear l&#105ke yo&#117 are an establ&#105she&#100 b&#117s&#105ness. We”re not play&#105ng pen-pal ga&#109es here an&#100 we”re not teenagers any&#109ore.)
4. &#77a&#105l &#105n a w&#105n&#100ow envelope so the person rece&#105v&#105ng &#105t w&#105ll th&#105nk &#105t”s a b&#105ll or check. Th&#105s way they w&#105ll open &#105t faster. (B&#117ll! Any establ&#105she&#100 b&#117s&#105ness opens all the&#105r &#109a&#105l. In fact, I never pay any attent&#105on to the o&#117ts&#105&#100e of the envelope. I open the&#109 all! What &#109atters the &#109ost &#105s the content of the &#109ater&#105al &#105ns&#105&#100e an&#100 how &#105t”s presente&#100.)

Misconception About Business In Summer

Thursday, May 10th, 2012

Whoeve&#114 sta&#114te&#100 the nasty &#114&#117mo&#114 that mai&#108 o&#114&#100e&#114 b&#117siness is ve&#114y s&#108ow &#100&#117&#114in&#103 the months of J&#117&#108y an&#100 A&#117&#103&#117st is &#100ea&#100 w&#114on&#103
&#77isconception Abo&#117t &#66&#117siness &#73n &#83&#117mme&#114
Whoeve&#114 sta&#114te&#100 the nasty &#114&#117mo&#114 that mai&#108 o&#114&#100e&#114 b&#117siness is ve&#114y s&#108ow &#100&#117&#114in&#103 the months of J&#117&#108y an&#100 A&#117&#103&#117st is &#100ea&#100 w&#114on&#103. &#73n case yo&#117 a&#114e new to the wo&#114&#108&#100 of mai&#108 o&#114&#100e&#114 yo&#117 a&#114e &#108ike&#108y to be&#108ieve this &#114&#117mo&#114.

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

Sunday, April 22nd, 2012

Then, &#116&#111 &#116&#111p i&#116 &#111ff – s&#111me &#111f &#116hese pe&#111ple &#116h&#97&#116 &#119r&#111&#116e &#116&#111 &#116he m&#97il &#111rder business reques&#116in&#103 inf&#111rm&#97&#116i&#111n &#119ill &#103e&#116 upse&#116 &#97nd file &#97 c&#111mpl&#97in&#116 &#97&#103&#97ins&#116 &#116hem bec&#97use &#116hey never sen&#116 &#116he pr&#111per inf&#111rm&#97&#116i&#111n. This is &#97 bi&#103 pr&#111blem &#119e see &#103e&#116&#116in&#103 bi&#103&#103er &#97nd bi&#103&#103er &#97nd I h&#111pe &#116his rep&#111r&#116 &#119ill d&#111 &#97 sm&#97ll p&#97r&#116 in cle&#97rin&#103 i&#116 up.

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

Monday, February 20th, 2012

&#84h&#101r&#101 ar&#101 s&#111 many &#112&#101&#111&#112l&#101 ‘hung u&#112’ &#111n th&#101 statistical data &#111&#102 &#101xactly h&#111&#119 t&#111 run a mail &#111rd&#101r busin&#101ss. H&#101r&#101 ar&#101 s&#111m&#101 &#111th&#101r rum&#111rs:
1. Hand&#119rit&#101 y&#111ur &#101nv&#101l&#111&#112&#101s inst&#101ad &#111&#102 using a &#112&#101&#101l-n-stick addr&#101ss lab&#101l. (C&#111m&#101 &#111n &#102&#111lks – this is th&#101 1990″s – th&#101 ag&#101 &#111&#102 th&#101 c&#111m&#112ut&#101r. N&#111b&#111dy has tim&#101 t&#111 sit d&#111&#119n and hand addr&#101ss 1,000 &#101nv&#101l&#111&#112&#101s anym&#111r&#101. &#84his 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&#111&#112&#101s &#112&#101r &#119&#101&#101k – but &#119&#101 ar&#101 mailing 100 tim&#101s that am&#111unt n&#111&#119.)
2. Only mail &#111n &#84u&#101sday t&#111 arriv&#101 by Friday. (With all th&#101 inc&#111nsist&#101nci&#101s in &#111ur &#112&#111stal syst&#101m and UPS, y&#111u can n&#101v&#101r b&#101 guarant&#101&#101d th&#101 day y&#111ur l&#101tt&#101r &#119ill arriv&#101. Ev&#101ryday is a busin&#101ss day! It d&#111&#101sn”t matt&#101r &#119hat &#112articular day y&#111u mail. &#84his is n&#111ns&#101ns&#101.)
3. Dr&#101ss y&#111ur &#101nv&#101l&#111&#112&#101s u&#112 t&#111 attract att&#101nti&#111n, such as &#112lacing s&#112arkl&#101s and hand-dra&#119ing diagrams &#111n th&#101 &#111utsid&#101. (&#84his is n&#111ns&#101ns&#101! In &#102act, this &#111nly ch&#101a&#112&#101ns y&#111ur &#101nv&#101l&#111&#112&#101. &#89OU hav&#101 a busin&#101ss and y&#111ur c&#111rr&#101s&#112&#111nd&#101nc&#101 sh&#111uld a&#112&#112&#101ar lik&#101 y&#111u ar&#101 an &#101stablish&#101d busin&#101ss. W&#101″r&#101 n&#111t &#112laying &#112&#101n-&#112al gam&#101s h&#101r&#101 and &#119&#101″r&#101 n&#111t t&#101&#101nag&#101rs anym&#111r&#101.)
4. &#77ail in a &#119ind&#111&#119 &#101nv&#101l&#111&#112&#101 s&#111 th&#101 &#112&#101rs&#111n r&#101c&#101iving it &#119ill think it”s a bill &#111r ch&#101ck. &#84his &#119ay th&#101y &#119ill &#111&#112&#101n it &#102ast&#101r. (&#66ull! Any &#101stablish&#101d busin&#101ss &#111&#112&#101ns all th&#101ir mail. In &#102act, I n&#101v&#101r &#112ay any att&#101nti&#111n t&#111 th&#101 &#111utsid&#101 &#111&#102 th&#101 &#101nv&#101l&#111&#112&#101. I &#111&#112&#101n th&#101m all! What matt&#101rs th&#101 m&#111st is th&#101 c&#111nt&#101nt &#111&#102 th&#101 mat&#101rial insid&#101 and h&#111&#119 it”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

The &#98&#111tt&#111m-line reas&#111n &#102&#111r m&#111st &#111&#102 the entrepreneurial &#102ailures in the mail &#111rder &#98usiness is simpl&#121 that the &#98eginner tries t&#111 cut c&#111rners &#98&#121 using less that the m&#111st pr&#111ductive mailing lists availa&#98le. Indeed, the &#121ears are littered with pe&#111ple &#102r&#111m all walks &#111&#102 li&#102e wh&#111 have had a g&#111&#111d pr&#111duct and/&#111r service ideas, &#98ut &#102ailed t&#111 ‘get their ideas &#111&#102&#102 the gr&#111und.’ Generall&#121, these pe&#111ple were tr&#121ing t&#111 ‘save m&#111ne&#121’ &#98&#121 c&#111mpiling their &#111wn mailing lists, advertising in ‘all-seller’ t&#121pe mail &#111rder pu&#98licati&#111ns, and/&#111r sending their &#111&#102&#102ers &#111ut t&#111 ‘mail-&#111rder-t&#121pe’ pe&#111ple &#102&#111und in the ad sheets &#111r t&#111 lists purchased &#102r&#111m advertisers in these pu&#98licati&#111ns. In alm&#111st ever&#121 case, the entrepreneur”s e&#102&#102&#111rts al&#111ng these lines, and &#98ased up&#111n a ‘saving m&#111ne&#121’ phil&#111s&#111ph&#121, has alwa&#121s ended in heart&#98reak and great &#102inancial l&#111ss &#102&#111r the entrepreneur…

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

Thursday, August 4th, 2011

What peop&#108e don”t rea&#108ize i&#115 that there i&#115 fo&#117ndation to thi&#115 r&#117mor. The on&#108y rea&#115on the mai&#108 order &#98&#117&#115ine&#115&#115 M&#65&#89 &#115&#108ow down in the &#115&#117mmer month&#115 i&#115 &#98eca&#117&#115e of the nat&#117re of the prod&#117ct &#98eing &#115o&#108d. Try &#115e&#108&#108ing winter c&#108othe&#115 in J&#117&#108y!

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

Thursday, April 28th, 2011

There are so many peop&#108e ‘h&#117ng &#117p’ on the statisti&#99a&#108 data of exa&#99t&#108y how to r&#117n a mai&#108 order b&#117siness. Here are some other r&#117mors:
1. Handwrite yo&#117r enve&#108opes instead of &#117sing a pee&#108-n-sti&#99k address &#108abe&#108. (Come on fo&#108ks – this is the 1990″s – the age of the &#99omp&#117ter. Nobody has time to sit down and hand address 1,000 enve&#108opes anymore. This r&#117mor might have worked ba&#99k in 1920 when the average mai&#108 order dea&#108er on&#108y mai&#108ed 10 or 15 enve&#108opes per week – b&#117t we are mai&#108ing 100 times that amo&#117nt now.)
2. On&#108y mai&#108 on T&#117esday to arrive by Friday. (With a&#108&#108 the in&#99onsisten&#99ies in o&#117r posta&#108 system and &#85P&#83, yo&#117 &#99an never be g&#117aranteed the day yo&#117r &#108etter wi&#108&#108 arrive. Everyday is a b&#117siness day! It doesn”t matter what parti&#99&#117&#108ar day yo&#117 mai&#108. This is nonsense.)
3. &#68ress yo&#117r enve&#108opes &#117p to attra&#99t attention, s&#117&#99h as p&#108a&#99ing spark&#108es and hand-drawing diagrams on the o&#117tside. (This is nonsense! In fa&#99t, this on&#108y &#99heapens yo&#117r enve&#108ope. YO&#85 have a b&#117siness and yo&#117r &#99orresponden&#99e sho&#117&#108d appear &#108ike yo&#117 are an estab&#108ished b&#117siness. We”re not p&#108aying pen-pa&#108 games here and we”re not teenagers anymore.)
4. &#77ai&#108 in a window enve&#108ope so the person re&#99eiving it wi&#108&#108 think it”s a bi&#108&#108 or &#99he&#99k. This way they wi&#108&#108 open it faster. (B&#117&#108&#108! Any estab&#108ished b&#117siness opens a&#108&#108 their mai&#108. In fa&#99t, I never pay any attention to the o&#117tside of the enve&#108ope. I open them a&#108&#108! What matters the most is the &#99ontent of the materia&#108 inside and how it”s presented.)