Teams are working remotely from home. Employees are communicating through message apps, video calls, and phone calls. While these digital solutions are helpful, people are missing the daily physical connection. We could all use a reminder that the world has not forgotten about us and that someone is thinking of us. Nonessential business shutdowns and social distancing may have disrupted our day-to-day lifestyles, but our need to feel connected to the world is stronger than ever. As businesses, we need to find ways to show compassion and connect with people in a time when people are most hungry for it. Direct mail is a great opportunity to do that. The problem, however, is many businesses have had to shut down business facilities or headquarters for the health and safety of employees and communities. That means they cannot receive shipments and put together direct mail packages themselves. We're making it easier by offering FREE direct mailing services with seed paper postcard orders! That means you get to skip the shipment to your facility, and we'll send seed paper postcards directly to your clients. Here's how it works: Step 1: Contact us to request templates for artwork and addresses (Available sizes: 4" x 5", 4" x 6", and 5" x 7") Step 2: Design your postcards and fill in the CSV file (using Microsoft Excel) with addresses Step 3: Email us your artwork and the complete CSV when placing your order Step 4: Review your digital proof Step 5: We'll print on seed paper and mail your postcards for you (Only available within Canada. Postage fees of $0.89 per card apply. Available with orders of up to 2,500 pieces.) The Benefits of Direct Mailing Seed Paper Postcards It's physical, personal, and attention-grabbing - Digital communication is so quick and easy to do that it's becoming the new norm. Direct mail postcards stand out from the noise, plus seed paper gets noticed since it looks and feels different. A Canada Post neuromarketing research report showed consumers are 20% more likely to engage with direct mail than digital media. Personalized, plantable mail is mood-boosting - Planting is a fun activity, perfect for this time of year. Plus, customers and employees will know you're thinking of them because it takes more effort to send direct mail than to send an email. There's less competition than with other advertising - Direct mail doesn't run the risk of getting lost in a long list of subject lines or the spam or junk folder. As well, customers don't see as much direct mail marketing as other marketing, such as web ads, which are low cost. It builds brand trust - Having your business name and address on a physical piece of mail shows your audience you're legitimate. There's an opportunity to pair direct mail with other marketing mediums - For example, include giveaways with your mail or promo code to a coupon that's on your website. Sending to specific addresses and names mean specific targetting - You can reach your different audiences by area, age group, income, values, or whether they're a property renter or owner. Seed paper encourages positive word-of-mouth and brand likeability - People who have never heard of or seen seed paper before will be excited to plant your mailer. They may also share their plant growing process with friends and family, which is a bonus promotion for your brand. Communication isn't going to stop just because we're physically distant. It's human nature to want to keep connecting. During these changing times, adapting and serving our customers and employees in different ways will help keep us afloat. Learn more about how you can incorporate eco-friendly seed paper into your next corporate promotion by subscribing to our newsletter and downloading our Seed Paper Promotions Catalog.