ENVYPAK DIRECT MAIL RESULT STORIES


EnvyPak ALR for Acquisitions
The Challenge
A distributor relied heavily on direct mail for new customer acquisitions. Their #10 control package featured a large clear window patch. Results tied to various traditional test mailings
did not yield higher ROI so they began searching for a solution with a highly unique look and feel. Due to budget constraints automation letter postage was a necessity.
The Approach
The client tested over 300,000 EnvyPak ALR (Automation Letter Rate) mailers at the end of Q3 2018. The mailer was designed to have a very official yet mysterious look to create intrigue. Custom graphics added to EnvyPak ALR’s unique look and feel resulting in a
one-of-a-kind mailer.
The Results
The EnvyPak test mailer doubled previous response rates.
While the EnvyPak envelope was more expensive than the previous control the increased response more than offset additional costs for a significant increase in ROI. A second, identical test mailing produced nearly identical results.
The EnvyPak ALR mailer is now the client’s monthly control package and has resulted in a substantial increase in 1st time customers who are highly likely to become repeat buyers.

Telecommunications: Acquisitions & Trigger Based Mailings
The Challenge
A multi-service telecommunications corporation sought to increase response for acquisition mailings. Results tied to targeted postcard mailings were no longer acceptable
The Approach
In September of 2014 the client ordered 225,000 EnvyPak mailers. They tested the control postcard vs that very same postcard inside of the clear unprinted EnvyPak. EnvyPak is curbside recyclable which met standards for a corporate “Green” initiative.
The EnvyPak test package was machine inserted to meet a demanding production schedule. That said, the EnvyPak option cost significantly more than the simple postcard. At that time EnvyPak did not have USPS Automation Letter approvals.
The Results
The EnvyPak package produced a significant lift in response in comparison to the control postcard. Additional costs were offset and overall ROI increased significantly.
By January of 2015 weekly postcard mailings had been completely phased out and replaced with the EnvyPak mailer. Additionally, the client conducted a successful test for a trigger based program and transitioned it to EnvyPak. Both programs continued until August of 2016.
10,043,000 EnvyPak packages were mailed over the 23 month period. During that time EnvyPak continually delivered a higher ROI than every other mailer that was tested, even those that mailed at a much lower postal rate. In 2018 specific EnvyPak formats were approved for automation letter postage.

Financial Acquisitions
The Challenge
A top 5 financial institution sought to increase ROI tied to credit card acquisition mailings. Traditional direct mail packages were no longer yielding desired results.
The Approach
In Q1 2015 the client tested an EnvyPak mailer against their traditional control package. The printed EnvyPak envelope allowed contents to show through unprinted areas. This created a dimensional, interactive effect to maximize impact. Production costs were minimized by machine inserting this unique polypropylene envelope.
The Results
The initial test mailing of 230,000 pieces resulted in an increase in ROI over the previous paper envelope control package. Currently, the EnvyPak is one of two alternating control packages.
The client has mailed over 6,000,000 EnvyPak mailers over the past three and a half years and has additional mailings planned. They continue to see higher response rates and ROI when compared to a variety of test packages mailed over this time period including a full window paper envelope with identical graphics

Leveraging Variable Data
The Challenge
An auto manufacturer challenged their marketing production partner to find a solution that would generate a lift in direct mail response rates. To meet this lofty goal, the production company needed a cost-effective way to leverage variable data.
The company had made past attempts using variable printed paper envelope mailings. However, these were costly and personalization was challenging. Another ongoing issue with this program was waste. The printed paper envelopes became outdated as new model years were released, and any remaining stock had to be destroyed.
The Approach
In Q2 2016 the client tested 150,000 EnvyPak envelopes. The insert featured variable print information that was relevant to each consumer and visible through EnvyPak’s clear polypropylene. The poly envelopes were machine inserted to meet a demanding production schedule.
The Results
The EnvyPak poly envelope mailing resulted in an increased ROI, compared with the company’s previous paper envelope control packages. Variable images and copy, including dealer information, were printed on the insert – instead of a paper envelope – and visible through the clear polypropylene. This resulted in stand-out, relevant direct mail.
The EnvyPak mailer is now the client’s control package and mails bi-monthly. To date, nearly six million pieces have been mailed. The client has gained additional savings by purchasing larger quantities of EnvyPak envelopes at lower, per/piece costs. Because they eliminated pre-printed paper envelopes, multiple mailings throughout the year are now possible. The marketing production partner has since successfully introduced EnvyPak to three additional clients that fall within a variety of vertical markets.

New Customer Acquisitions
The Challenge
A national financial institution sought to increase the ROI for its credit card acquisition mailings. Traditional direct mail packages were no longer yielding desired results.
The Approach
In Q1 2015 the client tested an EnvyPak mailer against their traditional control package. The mailer was designed so that print on the crystal clear EnvyPak envelope would allow contents to show through unprinted areas. This created a dimensional, interactive effect to maximize impact. Production costs were minimized by machine inserting this unique polypropylene envelope.
The Results
The initial test mailing of 230,000 pieces resulted in an increase in ROI over their previous paper envelope control package. Currently, the EnvyPak mailer is one of two alternating control packages.

The client has mailed nearly six million EnvyPak mailers over the past three-and-a-half years and has additional EnvyPak mailings planned. They continue to see higher response rates and ROI when compared to a variety of test packages mailed over this time period, including a full-window paper envelope with identical graphics.


A Catalog Mailing In Peril
The Challenge
A fine art distributor found catalog mailings to be an essential source of revenue. Their high-end catalog featured items ranging from $300 to over $300,000. Because the distributor’s per-catalog production cost was $20, it was essential that the mailing was problem-free.
The distributor struggled for years to find a mailing solution that not only could support the brand’s upscale image, but allow the catalog to process efficiently through the mail stream and arrive to the consumer in pristine condition.
The distributor considered Tyvek envelopes, but they didn’t match the brand’s image. Paper, polypropylene bag and overwrap solutions were destroyed in the mail stream. The dismaying results were that the addressed slip sheet was often delivered without the catalog, damaging the brand’s reputation and costing the company revenue.
The Approach
In late 2017 the distributor’s printer teamed up with EnvyPak to design a clear poly envelope to meet client expectations. The envelope featured striking cover graphics designed to show through EnvyPak’s clear polished polypropylene. This EnvyPak custom-designed envelope featured heavy-duty side seams and an elongated, double-scored flap that wrapped around the catalog spine.

The Results
The distributor was thrilled because the Q1 2018 catalog mailing was tremendous success.

Not a single catalog was reported damaged. Not only did EnvyPak’s polished clear polypropylene withstand mailstream demands, its high-impact, dynamic cover graphics enhanced and supported the brand’s image.