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1,000 Extra Printed Pieces to Use as Take-Out Menus When You Purchase a New Menu Mailing of 5,000 or More.

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*Offer valid for new and returning customers on new menu mailing contracts of 5,000 or more pieces that are approved on or after 07/14/2020. Free menus must use the same artwork as the menu mailers and will be printed at the same time. Offer includes free shipping to valid business address within the contiguous United States.

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Who Is Mail Shark?

Mail Shark is more than a direct mail company - we’re an extension of your marketing team. Over the past decade, we’ve helped countless restaurant owners meet their marketing goals with custom direct mail solutions.

A big part of our success - and our clients’ success - is that we do everything in-house. From expert consulting and professional design to commercial printing and postal expertise, we’re a one-stop-shop for all your direct mail needs. This full-service approach allows us to offer unbeatable pricing and unmatched customer service.

I look forward to earning your trust and showing you how Mail Shark can help your restaurant grow through affordable and effective direct mail.

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Stand Out With Plastic Postcards

Want people to remember your restaurant next time they’re hungry? Our new line of plastic gift card mailers will help you stand out in the mailbox and your customers’ wallets. Here are some of the benefits of these exciting pieces:

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  • Glossy plastic coating to catch people’s eyes
  • 29 mil thickness to add weight to your message
  • Snap-out gift cards go where your customers go
  • Variable data options to personalize your pieces
  • High-quality printing for a professional look
  • 3 sizes available to meet your needs
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Mail Shark Exclusive Mailing Plans

Developed to make direct mail affordable and stress-free, our Weekly Mailing Strategy™ works by spreading the total number of mail pieces and the total cost of your campaign out evenly over a period of up to 8 weeks. Each week your pieces are mailed out, you make a small weekly payment and receive a steady flow of customers.

Get Started with Direct Mail in 3 Easy Steps

  1. Choose a Product

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    Example: 10.5″ × 17″ Standard Menu

  2. Choose a Mailing Area

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    This determines your quantity. (Ex: 5,000 Addresses)

  3. Choose a Schedule

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    Number of weeks to mail & pay over. (Example: 8 Weeks)

Example Weekly Mailing Strategy

Based on the example above, we would take the total cost and quantity of your mailing and divide it evenly over an 8-week period. This means we'd mail 625 menus per week and bill you $294 per week for 8 weeks. After 8 weeks of mailing, all 5,000 addresses have received your menu. Keep in mind, you can choose any direct mail product, quantity, and mailing schedule you want.

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Market Your Restaurant Every Week of the Year

Example Annual Mailing Program

If you’re like most restaurant owners, you probably don’t have the time to plan and execute marketing campaigns consistently. Our Annual Mailing Program solves this problem for you. It works by applying our Weekly Mailing Strategy to multiple mailings throughout the year, allowing you to target your prospects each and every week with a variety of unique direct mail pieces. This program is also 100% customizable: you pick the number of campaigns, the pieces, the quantities, and the mailing schedules that fit your budget and mailing area. Best of all, we apply our deepest discounts for restaurants using the annual program, so you pay the absolute lowest price for your direct mail.

Only $264/Week No Money Down
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Recommended Direct Mail Programs

Medium
Medium Pizza
5 Campaigns Over 12 Months
5 Products Included:
  • Standard Menu
  • Medium Plastic Postcard
  • Standard Menu
  • Original Postcard Magnet
  • Standard Menu
5,000 Pieces Per Campaign Only $223/Wk
Large
Medium Pizza
6 Campaigns Over 12 Months
All Of The Medium Products Plus:
  • Oversized Scratch-Off Postcard
5,000 Pieces Per Campaign Only $264/Wk
Extra Large
Medium Pizza
7 Campaigns Over 12 Months
All Of The Medium Products Plus:
  • Oversized Scratch-Off Postcard
  • Jumbo Postcard
5,000 Pieces Per Campaign Only $308/Wk

Why Mail Weekly?

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Steady, More Manageable Returns

Cash flow is a common issue for most restaurants. And handling a rush of new business the day your direct mail pieces hit homes can be overwhelming. By spreading out your mailings over several weeks, you can rely on a steadier, more predictable return over time, rather than a rush of new business all at once. This means it’s easier on your wallet and simpler to predict things like food and staffing requirements.

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Fits Your Budget

By spreading the cost of your direct mail campaign over 8 weeks, we make it easier to fit marketing into your weekly budget. We work with you to pick the right piece, mailing area, quantity, and mailing schedule to get you the best results without overspending. Best of all, there’s no money down, no hidden fees, and all services and postage are included for one low price.


Why Mail Every Week of the Year?

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Lowest Pricing

We apply our deepest discounts for restaurants using the Annual Mailing Program, so you pay the absolute lowest price for your direct mail.campaigns.

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Effortless Marketing

Busy? No problem. A dedicated team will reach out to you before each campaign ends to begin the design and plan for the next one. We’ll handle the marketing and you’ll have a steady increase in business every week of the year.

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Flexibility

You can change direct mail products, update pricing and promotions, or adjust quantities and mailing areas with each mailing.

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Frequency

By mailing on a weekly basis all year, you’ll hit the same people multiple times, increasing the likelihood they’ll visit your restaurant and enhancing their lifetime value.

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We get started with no money down.

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We design your pieces for free with unlimited revisions.

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We provide your mailing list.

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We print and address your mail pieces.

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We pay your postage and mail your pieces.

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We spread your payments out over your mailing weeks.

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Direct Mail That Works

But don’t take our word for it...

"The Mail Shark Program is like finding gold... our business was up 33% and it is a direct result of their program... the customer service is unbelievable. Talking to the other guys in the direct mail business is like talking to the wall."

Anthony from Parma Pizza - York, PA

FAQs

How do the payments work?

You pay no money down or up front. No matter what program you choose, your first payment is due the week before delivery of your mailers, when postage is paid. Your weekly payment is the total cost of your direct mail campaign divided by the number of weeks of mailings.

Weekly Mailing = total cost/# of weeks, due weekly over # of weeks

Annual Mailing = total cost/52 weeks, due weekly over 52 weeks

Why are there 50 weeks of mailings but 52 weeks of payments?

There are two weeks of your choosing where mailings will not go out. Our clients usually choose the weeks of July 4th and Christmas when business is slower. We simply spread the payments out over 52 weeks to assist with cash flow.

Are there any additional fees for artwork, taxes, postage, etc.?

No. Our prices are all-inclusive and include professional design work, the mailing list, printing, mailing services, postage, and taxes. There are no hidden fees.

Can I end my annual mailing program prior to its completion?

Yes. The annual program is designed for consistency and results, not to lock you into additional mailings.

We have two pricing structures: our annual weekly mailing pricing, and our a la carte rates. Our annual pricing is a reduced pricing structure you receive when you sign up for an annual program. Our a la carte pricing is what you’d pay if you chose to mail any quantity of pieces not associated with an annual program.

If you choose to end your contract prior to its completion, you will only be charged for the pieces we have printed and mailed for you to date. You will be charged the difference between the annual pricing and the a la carte pricing. This isn’t a penalty; you are simply paying the same rate you would have paid if you had chosen to do those mailings as a la carte rather than annual. After you pay the difference, your contract is canceled with no further obligation.

What if I want to mail everything at one time?

You can always mail a campaign over a one week period. You would just owe one payment for the campaign since there are no additional weeks to spread your payments over.

Can I mail my pieces over more than 10 weeks?

Yes. However, for campaigns that run more than 10 weeks, we ask that you pay the cost of the printing up front. Your weekly payments would then be determined by dividing the remainder of the cost by the number of weeks you’re mailing over.

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