Get customers in the door by promoting vendor rebates

Promote vendor rebates and get customers in the door with direct mail advertising – and use co-op advertising dollars to do it!

We all know the shooting sports industry has slowed since Donald Trump became President, and the Republicans won the majority in Congress.  The slowdown in demand has created problems for gun stores and vendors alike.

American Outdoor Brands stock dropped 25% in February, so it should be no surprise that AOB is offering spring rebates on Thompson Center and Crimson Trace.  Vista Outdoor stock is down 12% since the school shooting in Parkland, Florida, and they also have a number of spring rebates available. Sturm Ruger stock fell 19% to a three-year low and we are seeing more more RUGER Days on the calendar than ever before.

It is time to leverage these consumer rebates to get more customers in your door, using co-op funds and direct mail advertising.

Advertise customer rebates, with an 8×11 one page mailer and get a jump on the competition!

Increase foot traffic and boost sales now. Direct mail advertising is the most highly targeted and easily measurable type of advertising and is a great way to get customer rebates and more in front of your customers. Once a customer has established a preference for a business, they are 3 times as likely to return. So if you are regularly sending direct mail that informs your customers about something that you know they are interested in – they will be delighted to see your postcard, flyer or catalog in the mail.

Let the vendor pick up a portion of the cost with co-op advertising

Using vendor co-op advertising funds can significantly reduce your final out-of-pocket costs. If the products you are advertising fit within the vendor’s co-op advertising standards, our Co-Op Compliance Manager will work with you to ensure that your direct mail advertising is approved by the vendor in advance of publication.

 

3 easy steps to send out a custom mailer

3 easy steps to send out a custom mailer

  1. Define your project
  2. Export your customer list
  3. Create a list of items to advertise

Does it sound too easy? Read on!

1)  Define your project: choose your mailing date, select a mailer type, and then contact OSM at (609) 265-1390 or email OSM  for a quote.

  • Mailing Date: For single page direct mail project, start planning 2-3 weeks before your sale or event. For a multi-pager direct mail project, start planning 6-7 weeks before your sale or event. See examples of our work.
  • Mailer Type: What type of mailer is best for you? Match your mailer to: the type of event you are having, the length of the sale, and the number of items you want to advertise.
  • Postage: Postage is the most expensive fixed cost component of any project. For mailings of 10,000 pieces or fewer, we recommend First Class postage which is generally guaranteed to be delivered in 2-3 business days. For larger mailings (and if time permits) we recommend bulk rate to save costs. Delivery time for bulk/standard rate mail typically ranges between 5-10 business days. We can give you an exact cost savings comparison.

2)  Export your customer mailing list from your POS system and email it to OSM

3)  Compile a list of items by brand, item#, and price, and email it to OSM

  • OSM makes it simple, we have been doing this since 1998 so we are creatively skilled in retail shooting sports advertising.  We have the product logos, images, and descriptions in our massive database.  Just tell us what you want to advertise and OSM will do the rest.  All we need is the brand, the item # and the pricing information.  We get everything else.
  • Do you have co-op advertising dollars available? On average most shooting sports retailers forfeit several thousand dollars in unused co-op advertising funds a year.  Let your product vendors pay for your project. Learn how OSM can manage your co-op from start to finish, at no additional cost.

Our customers love how easy it is to work with OSM. What are you waiting for? Call now to get started (609) 265-1390, or submit this form.

Colt adds new summer rebate and extends existing customer incentives

Colt adds new summer rebate and extends existing customer incentives

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NEW Colt Promotion: M4 Summer Rebate – Buy any new LE6920 Model and get a free Drago Gear Gun Case and a Magpul PMAG from Colt.

EXTENDED TO 8/31
* Buy any new Competition Series, GOLD CUP®, OR DELTA ELITE® and get a FREE Colt range kit worth over $130
* Buy any new Expanse M4 and get a FREE Colt Expanse kit worth over $100

Get customers in the door by promoting Colt rebates

Direct Mail Advertising: 79% of consumers say they will act of direct mail immediately. 51% of people prefer direct mail from local shops.Want to increase foot traffic and boost sales now? Advertise Colt rebates, with a Jumbo Postcard and get a jump on the competition!

Direct mail advertising is the most highly targeted and easily measurable type of advertising and is a great way to get rebates and more in front of your customers.

 

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Winchester extends customer incentives

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Winchester extends customer incentives

Winchester Ammunition recently extended their Summer Firearms Rebates to July 15, not long after after reporting an 11.5 % drop in Q1 earnings due to weakened demand and increased costs. Other manufacturers like Federal Premium have added new incentives for June and July.

Get customers in the door by promoting Winchester rebates

Direct Mail Advertising: 79% of consumers say they will act of direct mail immediately. 51% of people prefer direct mail from local shops.

Want to increase foot traffic and boost sales now? Advertise Winchester rebates, with a Jumbo Postcard and get a jump on the competition!

Direct mail advertising is the most highly targeted and easily measurable type of advertising and is a great way to get customer rebates and more in front of your customers.

Let the vendor pick up a portion of the cost with co-op advertising

Using vendor co-op advertising funds can significantly reduce your final out-of-pocket costs. If the products you are advertising fit within the vendor’s co-op advertising standards, our Co-Op Compliance Manager will work with you to ensure that your direct mail advertising is approved by the vendor in advance of publication.

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Get customers in the door by promoting vendor rebates

Get customers in the door by promoting vendor rebates

As overall demand for shooting sports merchandise declines, vendors are offering rebates and other incentives for their customers. Just this year, we’ve seen Smith & Wesson , Vista, and more RUGER Days on the calendar than ever before. That should be no surprise, as the beginning of 2017 has seen lower stock prices and layoffs across the industry.

Advertise customer rebates, with a Jumbo Postcard and get a jump on the competition!

Want to increase foot traffic and boost sales now? Direct mail advertising is the most highly targeted and easily measurable type of advertising and is a great way to get customer rebates and more in front of your customers.

Let the vendor pick up a portion of the cost with co-op advertising

Using vendor co-op advertising funds can significantly reduce your final out-of-pocket costs. If the products you are advertising fit within the vendor’s co-op advertising standards, our Co-Op Compliance Manager will work with you to ensure that your direct mail advertising is approved by the vendor in advance of publication.

 

3 easy steps to send out a custom mailer

3 easy steps to send out a custom mailer

  1. Define your project
  2. Export your customer list
  3. Create a list of items to advertise

Does it sound too easy? Read on!

1)  Define your project: choose your mailing date, select a mailer type, and then contact OSM at (609) 265-1390 or email OSM  for a quote.

  • Mailing Date: For a postcard or single page direct mail project, start planning 2-3 weeks before your sale or event. For a multi-pager direct mail project, start planning 6-7 weeks before your sale or event. See examples of our work.
  • Mailer Type: What type of mailer is best for you? Match your mailer to: the type of event you are having, the length of the sale, and the number of items you want to advertise.
  • Postage: Postage is the most expensive fixed cost component of any project. For mailings of 10,000 pieces or fewer, we recommend First Class postage which is generally guaranteed to be delivered in 2-3 business days. For larger mailings (and if time permits) we recommend bulk rate to save costs. Delivery time for bulk/standard rate mail typically ranges between 5-10 business days. We can give you an exact cost savings comparison.  Want to save even more money on postage? Check out our limited time offer.  ENDS MARCH 31, 2017.

2)  Export your customer mailing list from your POS system and email it to OSM

  • In a perfect world, you have been collecting customer information at your POS system.  Your own customer list is your best source of business. See our blog titled, Three reasons that your Existing Customers are your best source of sales
  • If you need to augment your list, call OSM to find out how easy it is to get a mailing list to add to your own.  PREMIUM outdoor and gun enthusiast mailing lists available.

3)  Compile a list of items by brand, item#, and price, and email it to OSM

  • OSM makes it simple, we have been doing this since 1998 so we are creatively skilled in retail shooting sports advertising.  We have the product logos, images, and descriptions in our massive database.  Just tell us what you want to advertise and OSM will do the rest.  All we need is the brand, the item # and the pricing information.  We get everything else.
  • Do you have co-op advertising dollars available? On average most shooting sports retailers forfeit several thousand dollars in unused co-op advertising funds a year.  Let your product vendors pay for your project. Learn how OSM can manage your co-op from start to finish, at no additional cost.

Our customers love how easy it is to work with OSM. What are you waiting for? Call now to get started (609) 265-1390.