PostNow is Canada's only online print and mail shop offering complete Direct Mail services.
We provide comprehensive Direct Mail solutions, including our unique online platform that lets you create custom Ad Mail campaigns in minutes. With free mail templates, campaign tracking and easy audience management, we make direct mail simple for businesses across Canada.
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Canada Post adds a Neighbourhood Mail transportation fee to all campaigns not inducted into the exact depot(s) closest to your delivery neighbourhoods.
In other words, unless you are willing to drive your campaign mail pieces to a specific dropoff depot or depots for larger campaigns, you are covering the cost for Canada Post to distribute your campaign to the appropriate depots for final sorting/delivery.
This transportation fee is often why you will see a published Neighbourhood Mail rate of $0.18 / piece, but the final price is $0.192 when working with a mail house or Canada Post directly.
At PostNow we include the transportation fee in all campaigns automatically.
Flyer delivery falls under Canada Post Neighbourhood Mail. This is unaddressed ad mail and would cost $0.192 per piece, including transportation costs from Canada Post if it is under 6 x 12 x 1″ and <50g. Larger flyers, including magazine-style flyers like the Ikea Idea Books, are subject to higher rates.
A “Specified Delivery Start Date” can be added as a campaign option for an extra $0.01 / per piece. This guarantees that your flyer will not be delivered before a set date and is a great way to ensure you time your flyers for a specific sale/promotion.
Download the Neighbourhood Mail price sheet for oversized flyer delivery pricing.
When budgeting for a Direct Mail Ad Campaign you should plan for the following cost categories:
Final costs can be controlled with proper planning and targeting.
While you can send a 4×6″ postcard with Neighbourhood Mail, which will be the cheapest to produce, it does not offer the best value.
Larger postcards will grab more attention and drive more campaign engagement, making them generate more ROI. We find the best size to send is a 5.5×8.5″ postcard due to its production costs being highly efficient and its impact being strong in a pile of flyers.
You can send as few as 150 pieces for any available direct mail campaign in PostNow.
Discounts are available. To qualify, a customer must commit to a minimum spend of $10,000 annually per service. Canada Post will look at your marketing plan and budget to see if you’re likely to achieve the minimum spend before awarding you a postage discount. There are various tiers of discounts available. Please contact us if you would like an introduction to a Canada Post sales rep.
An example of $10,000 would spend would be:
Discounts start at about 20% and increase based on total volume. The commitments are in the millions of dollars spent/year for the largest available Canada Post discounts.
Neighourhood Mail is the most affordable type of direct mail you can send in Canada. The price of a campaign varies due to the cost of print and campaign production but postage rates are always the same, regardless of volume*.
Current Neighbourhood Mail postage rates for 2023 are $0.188, including transportation fees ($0.015/piece).
Check out our Neighbourhood Mail Budget Calculator for accurate pricing options that include postage, mail prep, design, print and transportation. A small campaign may cost $0.50+/postcard while a high volume campaign (10,000 households or more) will see significant reduction in print cost per piece ($0.15 each).
*If you are spending more than $10,000 in Canada Post postage fees per year, you may be eligible for a discounted contract rate! Contact our team for information and a direct introduction to a Canada Post rep in your area.
For more information on Neighbourhood Mail and how to use it effectively, you can check out our Neighbourhood Mail resources.
Prices for a Direct Mail audience start at “free” and increase based on the dataset being accessed. Standard options for each mail type are listed below. More advanced data sets can be accessed from 3rd party providers like Environics.
Personalized mail is one of many options for smartmail marketing. Other forms of smartmail marketing can include: postal code targeting and neighbourhood mail.
See: Smartmail Marketing Campaigns ⋆ PostNow.ca for more info on other smartmail marketing direct mail campaigns that we offer.
Discounts are available for contracts with Canada Post. To qualify, a customer is required to commit to a minimum spend of $10,000 annually per service. Canada Post will look at your marketing plan and budget to see if you’re likely to achieve the minimum spend before awarding you a postage discount.
An example of $10,000 would spend would be:
There are various tiers of discounts available. Please contact your Canada Post rep for more info.
Here are a few guidelines if you’re considering using Personalized Mail: