Direct Mail Services Procurement Intelligence

The direct mail services category is expected to grow at a CAGR of 3.1% from 2023 to 2030. As we move beyond the span of two complete years dealing with the pandemic, its far-reaching impacts have changed the direct mail industry. A noteworthy outcome is the growing reliance of numerous businesses on direct mail to attract, retain, and achieve outcomes. A key catalyst for this trend is the substantial change in how companies operate, with greater adoption of hybrid and remote work alternatives, which in turn has resulted in a rise in digital fatigue.

The significant influence of data analytics methods on direct mail is widely recognized. Through scoring models and segmentation strategies, the precise alignment of appropriate customers with tailored messages at optimal moments becomes achievable. This approach leads to a substantial decrease in inefficiencies and an increase in the return on investment for campaigns.

Direct mail is now far from being a solitary marketing channel with a single interaction. Increasingly, a direct mail campaign serves as a starting point for a comprehensive omnichannel experience. For instance, Personalized URLs (PURLs) unveil custom websites, Augmented Reality (AR) capabilities that blend the distinction between physical mail pieces and digital environments, QR codes that initiate promotional videos and exclusive phone numbers designated for arranging face-to-face appointments.

Order your copy of the Direct Mail Services category procurement intelligence report 2023-2030, published by Grand View Research, to get more details regarding day one, quick wins, portfolio analysis, key negotiation strategies of key suppliers, and low-cost/best-cost sourcing analysis

Improving campaign outcomes involves timing the messages accurately. Businesses can leverage the CRM data they have gathered to devise strategies for minimizing extensive mass mailings. They can target small clusters of people who fulfill specific criteria like warranty expiration, recent website engagement, birthdays, and more. When coupled with adept personalization, these triggered messages transform into authentic one-on-one communications.

With twice-a-year increments in postage rates, senders should explore methods to decrease their postage expenses. Mailing experts are consulted by marketers to guide streamlining mailing lists, consolidating mailings, or employing alternative tactics to curtail postage expenditure, all while maintaining a satisfactory return on investment for their mail campaigns.

Direct Mail Services Sourcing Intelligence Highlights

  • Suppliers in the category could include paper manufacturers, printing equipment providers, and postal services. The bargaining power of suppliers could be moderate, as there are various suppliers available, but the industry’s dependence on quality materials and efficient delivery could provide suppliers with some leverage.
  • Labor, equipment and tools, rent and utilities, sales and marketing, and general and administrative are among the key costs incurred in the direct mail services category.
  • The expense of direct mail items can vary widely, ranging from USD 0.30 to over USD 10 per recipient. The prices are contingent on factors such as expenditure on design, marketing content, mailing lists, printing, and distribution. Several entities and businesses handle a significant portion of these tasks internally, leading to expenses limited to printing and mailing charges.

List of Key Suppliers

  • Vistaprint
  • PsPrint
  • PostcardMania
  • Gunderson Direct
  • Next Day Flyers
  • Cactus Mailing Company
  • SaasMQL
  • Modern Postcard
  • Mail Shark
  • 48HourPrint 

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Direct Mail Services Procurement Intelligence Report Scope 

  • Direct Mail Services Category Growth Rate : CAGR of 3.1% from 2023 to 2030 
  • Pricing Growth Outlook : 3% – 4% (Annually) 
  • Pricing Models : Full-service pricing, customization-based pricing, competition-based pricing 
  • Supplier Selection Scope : End-to-end service, customization offered, cost and pricing, compliance, service reliability, and scalability 
  • Supplier Selection Criteria : Customization option, quality of printing, services offered, mailing list services, technology and tools used, track record and reputation, regulatory compliance, and others 
  • Report Coverage : Revenue forecast, supplier ranking, supplier positioning matrix, emerging technology, pricing models, cost structure, competitive landscape, growth factors, trends, engagement, and operating model 

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Brief about Pipeline by Grand View Research:

A smart and effective supply chain is essential for growth in any organization. Pipeline division at Grand View Research provides detailed insights on every aspect of supply chain, which helps in efficient procurement decisions. 

Our services include (not limited to): 

  • Market Intelligence involving – market size and forecast, growth factors, and driving trends
  • Price and Cost Intelligence – pricing models adopted for the category, total cost of ownerships
  • Supplier Intelligence – rich insight on supplier landscape, and identifies suppliers who are dominating, emerging, lounging, and specializing
  • Sourcing / Procurement Intelligence – best practices followed in the industry, identifying standard KPIs and SLAs, peer analysis, negotiation strategies to be utilized with the suppliers, and best suited countries for sourcing to minimize supply chain disruptions

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