Reach the right audience for your business
With Precision Targeter, you can reach the right audience in 5 easy steps. Here's how:
Step one: Describe your mailing
Tell us what you want to send, when you want to send it and how much you have to spend.
If your campaign or offer is time sensitive, you can choose to deliver it on a specific date. And you can also choose the type of homes you want to deliver to – you might want to avoid apartment buildings if you sell lawn mowers, for example.
Step two: Rank by demographics
Tell us who you want to reach and we'll tell you where to find them. You can choose up to three demographics to define your target audience.
Here you can select the people who are most likely to respond to your campaign. Your product or service may be perfect for families living in the city, for example, or for apartment dwellers. You can narrow it down by income level, age and household size, among others. There are 14 demographic categories that you can use to define your target audience, and you can choose up to 3. Targeting this way means you can avoid routes that don't match your demographic criteria, which will save you money.
Step three: Define your delivery area
Use the interactive map tools to choose your delivery area. We'll show you what it looks like, and how well it matches your target audience. You can adjust and refine it until it's exactly what you need.
Map tools allow you to narrow your delivery area in a number of ways:
Drive Time – choose this method if time is of the essence to your customers.
Radius – set a circular radius around your business. It's particularly helpful if you're in a densely populated area.
Drive Distance - simply enter your address or Postal Code and your preferred distance. We'll do the rest.
Buffer – the area closest to your business—the buffer—will be excluded. The area immediately outside your buffer will be your prime target area.
Custom - select a custom delivery area by choosing boundary points on the map by hand.
This is where Precision Targeter becomes really powerful. We combine the demographics you selected in step 2 with your delivery area and show you which routes best match your target audience. Red routes have the highest percentage match, blue the lowest. So you can choose to eliminate the routes that aren't right for your Canada Post Neighbourhood MailTM campaign, which will save you money and help you find your best customers.
We'll suggest routes that are a good match to your target, but lie just outside your delivery area. You can add these to your direct marketing campaign and we'll update your cost and quantities so you can keep an eye on your budget. These suggestions may uncover an untapped source of new business.
If you prefer to see your selections in a tabular format, select the Data view tab. This view allows you to easily sort, select and deselect routes.
Step four: Review your mailing
This is the summary of your Canada Post Neighbourhood MailTM campaign. You can download, email or save it on a secure Canada Post website for 13 months. You can even export your campaign data to Canada Post's Electronic Shipping Tools or send the data to your mail service provider.
This is a summary of your Neighbourhood MailTM campaign. It shows you the Estimated Delivery Cost and the number of mail pieces required. Now you can:
- Place your order:
By clicking this option, the delivery timing, deposit options, and payment are presented. If you're not already signed in, you'll need to before you can place an order. If you don't have a customer number/account with us, you can follow the sign up link to register.
- Save your Neighbourhood Mail campaign:
When you log into your Canada Post account, you can save and retrieve your Neighbourhood Mail campaign for up to 13 months. You can access your saved campaigns by selecting “My Mailings”.
- Download a report/email a report:
This report summarizes your Neighbourhood Mail campaign and includes the route ranking if demographics have been selected so you can review before you place an order.
Step five: Place your order
When you're ready to place your order, select 'Place Order'. We'll guide you through the steps required to prepare your campaign and create all of the documentation you'll need.
That's it. With Precision Targeter's 5 steps, you can create cost effective, successful direct marketing campaigns that can build your business and give you a great return on investment. Everything you need is included in the tool, accessible online 24/7.
With our map-based tools, you can play with different options until you find the best campaign for your business needs and your budget. And Precision Targeter can also help you find new target audiences by suggesting nearby routes that match your demographic criteria – potentially pointing out an untapped source of business.
Use Precision Targeter as a direct marketing planning tool or put it to work immediately to respond to a business opportunity. It's up to you. No matter how you choose to use it, Precision Targeter is bound to be an important part of helping your business grow.