Frequently asked questions about leaflet distribution

Frequently asked questions about leaflet distribution

The Private Postman has been in business for more than a decade now. With hundreds of clients of various sizes and temperaments we have identified a list of questions that are often repeated and come from companies and individuals across the spectrum.

Let's have a look at some frequently asked questions a bout leaflet distribution.

Frequently asked questions about leaflet distribution

Is leaflet distribution legal?

Frequently asked questions about leaflet distribution

Yes, leaflet distribution in London is legal. There are some limits on what and how can be delivered at different times  through London's letterboxes (this has certainly been the case in 2020 and 2021). It is generally a good idea for a professional leaflet distributor to do the actual deliveries.

Is leaflet distribution effective?

Leaflet distribution has been used in London for decades with great results by companies of various sizes from a one-man-band type operations to multi-national chains. However leaflet distribution is effective only when done correctly. Check in with a professional leaflet distribution company that specialises on London for how your campaigns should be structured.

Can I design my own leaflet?

You can but there is much that goes into leaflet design to make it as effective as possible. We at The Private Postman run a free design consultation service for our clients to check their existing designs for issues. We also have a design team that can build your leaflet from scratch.

How do I know my leaflets have been delivered?

Most leaflet distribution companies in London will run some form of a tracking system that ensures that you are informed of your deliveries taking place and provided with some form of proof of delivery.

We at The Private Postman run a live tracking system that let's you know the exact timings and locations of your deliveries in real time and a GPS system that operates at high resolution to provide with your proof of delivery.

How much does leaflet delivery cost?

This depends on how your leaflets are delivered. In general we recommend a shared distribution system which should start at £40+VAT per 1000 leaflets delivered.

Frequently asked questions about leaflet distribution

How many leaflets should I print?

Frequently asked questions about leaflet distribution

In general it is a good idea to print for 3 months of deliveries at most. In that case the calculation is easy. Have a look at how many leaflets you are looking to deliver in the next three months and print that number. Not one more or less.

Is being a leaflet distributor a good job?

It is at The Private Postman. We pick our distributors to work with us long term and provide them with the best pay and working conditions in the industry. Our distributors tend to deliver close to where their live and get great training to make their distribution rounds as effective as possible.

Do leaflets get delivered during lockdown?

Yes, leaflet distribution runs uninterrupted during lockdown. However only professional leaflet distribution companies were allowed to deliver during this time in some parts of the UK. This is just another reason to work with a professional and well established company.

We hope that some of your questions have been answered in this list. If you have any more enquiries or if you'd like to book a leaflet distribution campaign in London please feel free to get in touch with us here.

You can also listen to some audio about leaflet distribution in London here.