Running a French Holiday Gite in Rural Brittany

Thursday, January 12, 2006

Business Card Magnets

Recently I've received a number of email adverts for a Dutch company Vistaprint that does short-run custom printing such as business cards, notelets, address labels, postcards, etc.

They have a number of pre-designed templates and their prices are quite reasonable, but what we especially like is that they do a number of free-trial offers where you only pay for the postage.
VistaPrint Fridge Magnet BusinessCard
Just before Christmas we ordered 50 'fridge magnet' type business cards with a custom 'wish you were here' advert for our Brittany Holiday Gite. The first 25 business card magnets were free, we only paid £5 for the second 25, and with P&P it was about £11 all-in.

The quality is excellent and we're really pleased with them.

Last week I spent one evening writing out "happy new year and thanks for staying in our Gite" notelets to all the guests we had in our Gite in 2005 and sending them as a little reminder of us, a business card magnet. This low-key advertising's already paid off, I've had a couple of email thank-you's and another family who stayed last year have phoned up and have just booked a return stay for this summer.

And as a postscript, once you order something from vistaprint you seem to then get a regular stream of other special offers from them. We've ordered some more fridge magnets and address labels, again advertising the Gite - both for only the cost of P&P.

Labels: ,


Post a Comment

<< Home