Letter bi-fold, folder with flap and inserts, letter tri-fold and double letter bi-fold. These all refers to brochures. Just like posters, flyers, newsletters and catalogs, brochures are also excellent tools for either promotional or informative tasks. But as part of the tools that creates and markets your business identity, the design process of your brochure printing must be carried out with utmost care. The paper stock used, format, color choice, purpose and copies to be printed are things that must be taken into consideration.
So let’s say you have carefully taken these considerations and was able to produce an effectively and creatively designed brochure. What next? Of course, you can send it out to customers who ask for it or put in your lobby or in front of your store and let anyone who comes in take one. You could also put them in your booth during trade shows. This way, more people can take a look at your products and services.
Let’s assume again that you have done all this. Easy job right? But after a couple of weeks you noticed your brochure sitting lonesome in your store gathering dust and dirt. Then you ask yourself what you could possibly do to get these brochures work greater profits for you. This is where you can consider these strategies. First, get your dusty address book out of its den and pick out names of people you have long talked to and send them the brochure with a personal note about the particular product you offer. Who knows, with the couple of brochures you send out some of the recipients would actually get back to you. And if you have recently attended a seminar or convention, you can also send your brochure to someone you met there and suggest that you meet or talk to see how the two of you can help each other’s business.
Second, when sending out your brochures include special offer coupons in it. This way the recipient would be encouraged to try out your products. Also, when you get referrals to a potential customer include in the brochure a note mentioning who referred them to you. You can also tell them that you would call in a week to find out how you may be of service to them.
And finally, you can create a downloadable version of your brochure and offer it online. With the benefits that online marketing offers to business today, you can encourage a lot of prospects to purchase your products or avail of your services through this virtual market. So if you want to boost up your profits then consider the tips mentioned to reach even more prospects.