How long does Every Door Direct Mail® take?
Posted On Nov 15, 2018 in Article by
Every Door Direct Mail® schedule

How long does EDDM® take? It's one of the most common questions.

It doesn't take long to create and order your EDDM® campaign online. In fact, it usually takes less than ten minutes when you use the online mapping tool to create and launch your campaign.

In fact, from the time you submit your order until the time your mail pieces deliver to homes, it's only about two weeks.

Here's why.

Once you submit you order, several things have to happen before the USPS can begin delivering your mail. First, you have to review your postcard or flyer design and approve it for mailing (this is super important). Next, your order must be printed and prepped for mailing to meet all USPS requirements. Generally, the printing and mail prep takes about one week to complete. There's a ton of paperwork and documentation involved in making sure that you mail delivers to the correct audience (but don't worry, if you order at, all of this is done for you automatically). Finally, the letter carrier has to receive and deliver your mail to the mailboxes you targeted.

Keep in mind that two weeks is just an average. If you have print-ready artwork files at the time you order, your turnaround time will likely be faster.

Remember: Planning is the key to success in all marketing efforts. You should never be "rushed" to get a campaign launched. Plan ahead and you will easily meet deadlines and your campaigns will be better positioned for success.

Build an EDDM® campaign for your business and get a turnaround estimate online.