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All About Speed: Launching Postcard Campaigns with Vistaprint and QuantumPostcards

October 20, 2014

Direct Mail Speed Vistaprint QuantumPostcards

Whether you’ve got inventory to sell as quickly as possible or a seasonal campaign that needs to be sent out right on time, time is often of the essence in the world of direct mail marketing.

Because of this, it’s important to choose a direct mail marketing company that can get your message printed, prepared and delivered not in months or weeks, but days.

In this blog post, we’ll compare two direct mail printing and marketing companies – Vistaprint, a worldwide company offering everything from printed media to digital; and QuantumPostcards, a direct marketing company specializing in direct mail – to see which is fastest.

Have you got an amazing campaign idea that needs to be sent out?

No one likes to wait, especially in the world of business. Whether you’re a sales rep waiting to hear back from an important prospect or a marketer waiting to see if an ad you’ve launched is working or not, waiting can often be a stressful experience.

Waiting is even worse when you’re forced to wait before your campaign even gets launched. If you’ve got an amazing direct mail marketing campaign idea that needs to get into people’s hands quickly, the last thing you want to do is wait around.

How long does it take to launch a campaign with Vistaprint?

Vistaprint is a large marketing company offering a wide variety of services, ranging from social media and email marketing to direct mail. Although its product range is large, Vistaprint’s delivery isn’t exactly the fastest in the industry.

If you’re mailing your postcards yourself and only need them printed and delivered to your door, Vistaprint requires three business days to fulfill your order. Orders placed after 8:00 pm get sent out three business days after the next day – not exactly rapid delivery.

If you need your campaign to be mailed for you, turnaround becomes longer. There are two mailing options offered: First Class, which takes 5-12 business days to send, and First Class Rush, which gives you a 4-8 business day mailing period.

Not quick, but not too slow either. If you have a great direct mail campaign idea that you’re willing to wait to send out, Vistaprint is a reasonably good choice. Just don’t expect the fastest turnaround in the industry.

How long does it take to launch a campaign with QuantumPostcards?

QuantumPostcards lives and breathes direct mail, and this is reflected in the time it takes them to fulfill orders. Standard postcard orders are shipped the next business day, letting your business get its marketing material as soon as possible.

If your business is located in the Austin area, you can even pick up your postcards in person. QuantumPostcards has your postcards ready to pick up at 2:00 pm the next business day, letting you launch your campaign as quickly as possible.

If you need your campaign to be mailed for you, QuantumPostcards gets your postcards printed and in the mail the next business day. They offer two mailing options: First Class Presort, which is delivered in 5-8 business days, and Standard Mail, which is delivered in 8-14 business days.

Need quick turnaround? QuantumPostcards is there for you

With next-day delivery and mailing on all direct mail postcard orders, it’s hard to argue that any company but QuantumPostcards is the fastest choice when you need postcards for your next promotion printed and delivered in a hurry.

Read more here about choosing your direct mail postcard partner.