WHAT OUR CUSTOMERS ARE SAYING
Great work and super quick turnaround time
Steve T. Minuteman Press West Loop
I appreciated how quickly I received responses and how brief but detailed the communication was.
Brandi M. ImmersieveTouch
Emily is a rockstar.
Charlie G. Charlie Guild
The entire process: the bidding, the files submission and proofs, final printing and delivery was all excellent! Your team was great to work with, especially Emily Srodon!
Jeff M. Marshall Media
Speedy, helpful, great communication
Edgar M. Edgar Melero
The Alphagraphics staff was great. Very quick, professional, friendly, & helpful. The team even provided me with a discount code when I required a reprint (from my own error!). I’m impressed & will definitely refer others.
Allison E. Allison Erfort
Just to repeat that Ken D'Souza noticed a mistake in our delivery label that quite possibly saved us some time and anguish. Ken is conscientious, patient and capable. He was even good enough to reply to an email I sent on the weekend. He was a pleasure to work with. I also spoke with Emily Srodon on several occasions. She was always pleasant, well informed and helpful.
Dean J. RFID
We would rather be invoiced for work. I appreciate why you demand payment at time of order entry, but it just adds a layer of complication at time of inception. In fact I have used other vendors solely for this reason.
James S. 1871
Excellent customer service and the quality of the product was top notch.
Kathy K. Kathy Kraas
Brian Murdoch is a great asset to the Alpha Graphics team. He always goes above and beyond.
Amanda A. City Club of Chicago
The service was a very efficient. We had used a previous vendor and the staff at Alpha Graphics were kind enough to allow us to drop off a sample of our current cards to ensure we included all the necessary information in the specs. This gave helped trust that our order would be completed properly. We loved the fact that this was a local vendor so that we could do so! Communication was excellent and friendly.
Xochitl C. Windy City Paws
Emily Srodon is a rock star and made everything easy and happen on a rushed timeline.
Sonia B. Sonia Reps
Business cards turned out perfect. The person that I worked with made things easy.
Nathan C. Nathan Casteel
Given the time constraint, turn-around time of 4 hours for 8 pieces of marketing collateral with bleeds, the outcome was more than we could have hoped for. Thank you AlphaGraphics for your professionalism, both in print quality and your team!
Deborah I. NantWorks
It is always a pleasure to work with you.
Jonathan T. Jonathan Tomek
Emily has been awesome to work with and she is always great at getting us any answers we may need.
Valerie B. Ashley Buziecki
Charlie S. CBRE
Responsive and reliable - I would definitely recommend!
Emily P. L3 Hospitality Group, LLC
My experience with AlphaGraphics is always top notch. This experience was no different, and I was able to complete a project earlier than expected since they were able to accommodate a quick turnaround on a very custom ask.
Sarah M. JB Training Solutions
Excellent service on time and accurate
Tony J. Articulate Science
I used your services to print a poster for a conference nearby. Communication with the account manager was great, and pickup was a breeze. Thank you for a smooth transaction!
Matilde M. Matilde Miranda
There were installation issues that were eventually resolved - while we were waiting for completion, materials were left scattered in one of our meeting rooms so we couldn't use it.
Jennifer J. Sphera
It's been a pleasure working with Brian Murdoch. The level of service and quality of finished product has been exceptional!
Kendra B. Wilson Sporting Goods Co.
I have had a couple issues with the way the product was delivered (some things have been cut off), but I love working with your team because you are very professional and have always been able to get me things quickly!
Anna A. Hyatt Regency Chicago
Emily was really helpful and nice. I'm an audio engineer and sometimes hear the timbre and inflection and cadence of someone's voice and think jeeeeeez they literally sound perfect for this part/role/position/job. Emily has one of those voices and that made it easy to shop over the phone like I was talking to an old friend or something; and no bad salesy pressure or rushing me off the phone like another place I called. And she had the skills to help inexperienced yet picky new customer like me. I'll be back to order again soon and have already recommended to you my friend with a dog day care place in Logan...
Mike H. Fade Out Media
I worked with Emily to have my order ready on time, and she was so polite and easy to work with. The final product looked great too,
Ian H. Ian Hosack
Rob Halverson and his team do an exceptional job taking care of our customers who travel to Chicago. They've handled multiple 5-figure projects at some of the largest venues and never fail to exceed our customers' expectations. Special thanks to Charlotte Schultz as well, keep up the great work!
Scott W. Alphagraphics #727 - San Diego
Accurate fast service!!
Kayana W. Kay Trin Fashion
exceptional service and delivery. awesome experience. my go-to printer now
Paul C. Catalyst Consulting Group
I know it was a super last minute order and we are so grateful that you were able to get it done for us so quickly!
Ana V. Sterling Engagements Inc.
I've always had a great experience with Alphagraphics, no matter how short the lead time.
Jordan K. Allied Integrated Marketing (CCG)
There was an issue with the sizing and printing in the beginning. However the staff was very quick with helping us resolve this issue. They responded well and got us the brochures we needed.
Jessica L. PNE Wind USA (CS)
Brian did an amazing job assisting with all aspects of the project to make perfect!
Jennifer S. Tru Travel Solutions LLC
Needed a quick 1 day turn around for an event the next day. Alphagraphics came through to work with my budget and timelines.
Elena V. Skill Scout
Quality products with excellent customer service
Juliana M. PR Italian Bistro
I've been working with Brian, and he's really great to work with- very prompt in his responses and always takes the time to say hi when I come in to pick up my orders.
Amanda K. VS Networks
Alphagraphics goes above and beyond in their service. We recently had a mistake on our Annual Report and needed a quick and low cost fix. Emily, our point person at Alphagraphics, was extremely responsive and gave a creative fix so we would have everything within a day without having to do a full reprint order. Amazing!
Paula M. North Side Housing &Suppotive Services
Your team came to my "rescue" when i had a lase minute order.
Esther M. CLM
Your company is very professional. You were able to give me a quote in a timely manner. Your performance was excellent. We are very satisfied with your service.
Aneesah M. Margie Korshak, Inc
Excellent service. Will be back for future printing services.
Nilesh P. Indian Dental Association of Illinois
Brad was extremely timely and professional. He even provided amazing delivery service for us.
Rachel W. Knoll, Inc.
Loved working with you guys! Very fast and professional!
Sara L. The Cryobar
Affordable, convenient, friendly staff and my prints look perfect!
Maria R. McAndrews, Held & Malloy Ltd.
Debra D. Debra Dobbs
Quick and Painless. Easy to deal with.
Tj C. Houndstooth Saloon
Brad, was very great to work with, he was speedy and sufficient.
Kellie W. Vibrational Elements aka Lotus Den
The team at AlphaGraphics are wonderful to work with. I found them for a Chicago based client of mine through a Google search, and they made the experience seamless. I and my client were very pleased and will be reaching out to them for future print needs.
Krista C. Cojocar Design
Everyone I spoke to was extremely helpful. It can be hard to place an order like this when you don't know exactly what you need, but Emily Srodon was particularly helpful.
Matt Y. Matt Young
There was an error on my original order but the team was quick to respond and supply me with a new order.
Susan O. AC Hotels
Brian is awesome! Always so helpful and quick to respond to requests and questions.
Britt B. Intelligentsia Coffee
DIRECT MAIL IN A DIGITAL WORLD
When used effectively, direct mail is an integral marketing tactic for connecting with your customers and building brand awareness.
The key to achieving direct mail success, in a rapidly digitizing world is a multi-channel approach - so you can make the most of your marketing dollars.
INTEGRATED MARKETING STRATEGY
The AlphaGraphics marketing team can help you develop a direct mail campaign that integrates your direct mail materials with an online component that drives fantastic responses and immediate results. Incorporating personalized URL (PURL) landing pages, QR codes, social media, and email marketing can create a multi-faceted customer outreach strategy which will supercharge your direct mail results.
HOW TO MAKE DIRECT MAIL MARKETING WORK FOR YOU:
- Use the persuasive power of print with personalized mailers
- Engage customers across multiple channels
- Make your direct mail campaign trackable
- Provide measurable results
- Dramatically improves response rates
WHAT IS DIRECT MAIL?
Direct mail is a marketing strategy that uses a mail service to deliver a custom promotional printed piece to a carefully selected target audience.
DIRECT MAIL MARKETING MATERIALS INCLUDE:
- Dimensional mailers
Are you ready to start getting the attention you deserve? AlphaGraphics has helped thousands of companies with their direct mail efforts. When you partner with us, you are getting expert assitance from industry professionals.
MAKE AN IMPACT WITH DIRECT MAIL IN CHICAGO, IL
Let us be your Direct Marketing Partner. Mailed marketing pieces are a powerful tool. It can make a huge impact on the success of your company, but it's tough work. If you have ever attempted to put out your own mailer, you know how difficult it can be. We don’t want you staying late stuffing envelopes, and neither do you. Our mail services at AlphaGraphics Chicago North are geared to taking that load off your hands and also showing you how it can be done better.
Don’t worry, we're the experts. We have years of experience working with complicated mail services, list acquisition, and direct marketing experience. And we aren’t just here to stuff envelopes. We are your start to finish Chicago mail service partner. Our team includes graphic designers, printers and mailing specialists that are here to make sure your mailing gets to every door.
There are a lot of rules about mailing. We take the fuss out of it and take care of that for you. On top of that, mailing can actually be surprisingly expensive. For a lot of the mailed pieces we do, a majority of the cost is actually in postage alone. Our years of experience equip us with the know how to get you the most affordable in mailing services that there is to offer. And as part of the USPS Every Door Direct Mail program, we can guarantee the lowest prices for postage. Our goal is to keep the quality high and the cost low for your bottom line.
We also have mailer specific printing techniques such as UV coating that ensure your printed piece, such as a postcard, will withstand the rigorous process of getting mailed so that your customers will still have a high quality piece by the time it hits their doors. With AlphaGraphics Chicago North you have access to an industry standard Chicago direct mail marketing service that works with you to develop the highest quality mailing pieces possible. We would love to partner with you. Contact us to get started!
WHY DIRECT MAIL STILL WORKS
My least favorite thing to do besides laundry, is to check my mail. While I walk past my mailbox every day, I always forget to grab it on my way in. Then for some reason, once I’m inside, it seems like so much effort to put my shoes back on and go back and get it. I don’t get a lot of mail, I get most of my bills electronically sent to my email. However, I sometimes get formal letters from companies regarding updates to their privacy terms or a statement of my accounts. Some information is best delivered in the form of written communication.
We recently worked with a private investment firm to do a large mailing to all of their clients. They had a list of about 2,000 contacts that needed to receive a formal letter along with a comprehensive marketing piece. The client drafted the formal letter and provided us with a spreadsheet of names and addresses. Our design team merged each name onto the letter before printing. After we printed all 2,000 letters we had to fold it together with their marketing piece and stuff it into envelopes. Once those were stuffed and sealed, we took the same merge list from our designer and printed the individual address onto each envelope.
Because the client had such an extensive mailing list, the United States Post Office allows us to do a pre-sort in order to get cheaper postage. A presort basically scans the mailing database and removes any addresses that are duplicates or undeliverable. It will also give us a report that indicates any records that have been forwarded and corrects it with the new address. This helps the client keep their database the most up to date.
Our client really wanted their letter to look official and tell people that it contained important information. I suggested that to make it look more official they print the letter and send it using their company stationery. When each of their customers receives that piece of mail, they will immediately know who it’s from and that it’s most likely highly important information.
AlphaGraphics Chicago Northcan help you manage your customer database and help you get your message out in the best and most effective way. Whether that be a simple postcard mailing, a formal letter or official company newsletter. Contact us to discuss your next mailing and fulfillment project!
UNIQUE, TARGETED CONTENT TO YOUR TARGET CONSUMERS
Don’t you just love getting mail? We do too! But, would we also be correct in guessing that junk mail can have the opposite effect? Yeah, that goes for your customers too. Sure, you have to communicate with your customers. It’s a vital part of continuing to grow your business, but you can’t keep sending out junk mail to everyone. Direct mail solves that problem and creates a direct connection with your audience by using targeted messaging aimed at drawing your customers in, not pushing them away.
Direct Mail is one of those things that everybody thinks they do, but no one really does well. It’s more than just merging a spreadsheet into a pre-designed flyer. It’s about systematically changing the way you communicate with your customers and potential customers by creating unique content catered to the helpful information you’ve taken the time to get. It’s about making sure that what they are reading helps them feel like someone took the time to find out what was most important to them.
And most of all, it’s really about ROI. Because you need a solution that actually works and is worth the time and money you spend on it. Direct mail has response rates that rival most other forms of marketing out there often getting 20%-30%. That’s huge!
At AlphaGraphics Chicago North, we have the years of expertise in working with direct mail. We have worked with some of the biggest business in the city to carefully develop effect direct mailers that really work. For us, it’s a labor of love, and we work with our clients from start to finish to strategize, design, print, send, track, and analyze a direct mailed piece. With us, you really have it all! Contact our team to get started today!