113 Pointers for the Mail Order Beginner

8/6/2013

Introduction

The following is designed to provide a checklist for new entrants into the mail order field. Each mail order business is different, but there are common elements that apply to most mail order businesses, as well as some specific characteristics that may vary from business to business. The following suggestions were developed to assist you in avoiding mistakes which can be costly. Apply the various points as they may relate to your specific business.

Company Name

Company Address

Telephone

Basic Supplies

Product

Suppliers

Drop-Shipments

Pricing

Advertising Expense

Responding to Inquiries

Postage and Shipping Cost

Printing Cost

Customer Payments, Refunds and Complaints

Record Keeping

Mailing Lists

Follow Up

Research and Education

Continue to learn about mail order by reading, experimenting, and talking with other mail order operators. Have patience. Success will not come overnight. It takes time to build a successful business. Start slowly and expand your business from your profits.

Good Luck!

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