Jun 01, 2012
Our goal at Click2Mail is to make mail easy for you. So we're always thrilled when we hear firsthand from one of our customers how we've been able to help them run their business more efficiently.
Take Richard Cascio of Dunright Homes, LLC in River Forest, IL, a Chicago-area real estate investor. Richard specializes in selling properties with huge discounts, and almost all of his work is done on the city's South Side. Richard has been in the real estate business for two decades, but he only started "flipping" houses three years ago. His business model: “I buy homes that people may want to or need to sell quickly without all the fees and expense of traditional home sale process.”
Richard has been enjoying a lot of success as he takes his real estate career in a new direction. But, as any business owner knows, there's always more to be done. Richard was already using direct mail to reach prospective buyers, but his traditional mail house was expensive. After reading about Click2Mail's services in a real estate trade journal, Richard decided to try us.
That was about six months ago, and Richard quickly discovered that he could save roughly 25 percent, or a quarter per piece, on each of his mailings by using Click2Mail. Those savings added up quickly, giving Richard more flexibility when it came to running his business. "It made more sense to do it myself using Click2Mail," says Richard, who could use Click2Mail's free-to-use Mailing Online Publisher to quickly create his own direct mail pieces.
Richard went with Click2Mail because direct mail gives him an easy, affordable way to get Dunright Homes' properties in front of prospective buyers. While his company has a website, a presence on Facebook and Twitter, and was using Google AdWords, digital marketing alone wasn't getting Richard the results he needed – and it was expensive.
Richard points out that it's easy to spend $400 or $500 each month on online ads, and not see much of a return on investment. But with direct mail, Richard had a way to grab customers' attention and then point them to the Dunright Homes' website. (For more on how you can bridge the gap between direct mail and online marketing, explore our Mobile Marketing services.)
Like any savvy consumer, Richard shopped around when it came to mailing services. He tried working with another company, but he quickly returned to Click2Mail. While the cost for each mailing was similar to Click2Mail's, the customer service wasn't. Now, he mails through Click2Mail several times a week.
"I came back to Click2Mail because I felt like the customer service representatives were always so friendly and helpful," says Richard. "You guys care about me. I have no problem calling Customer Service Support and saying, ‘I don't know how to do this or that,' and they are always friendly and extremely patient with me."
Richard has been so pleased with his Click2Mail experience that he's already recommended it to other real estate investors. "If you’re looking for a simple way to do a mailing I would definitely recommend Click2Mail," he says.
Interested in learning more about how direct mail through Click2Mail can help your business? Click here or give us a call at 1-866-665-2787.