Direct Mail Systems

Direct Mail Systems provides tailored, flexible and effective mailing house solutions to meet clients needs, and exceed their expectations.

Founded in 1974, Direct Mail Systems is a Bristol based fulfilment and mailing house, providing organisations access to a complete range of mailing and data processing services.

Direct Mail Systems expertise is in rapid response mail production. Our 12,000 sq ft mailing house facility has a huge range of printing, enclosing & wrapping equipment to accommodate all your mailing needs.

Trusted Since 1974

Direct Mail Systems provides a flexible and cost-effective direct mail postcards service that never fails to exceed customer expectations. 

What are Postcards in Direct Mail?

Postcard marketing a type of direct mail and promotional material businesses use to communicate with their current and prospective customers via the postal service. Postcards are typically small rectangular cards that are without an envelope and printed on single or both sides. As part of the design, the recipient’s name and address will be included, as well as space for a postal stamp. 

All types of industries and businesses use direct mail postcards to promote a certain offer, new products or services, a new store opening, brand awareness or other brand messages. Many find postcards to be effective in driving sales, reaching new customers and generating leads. 

What We Offer

At Direct Mail Systems, we offer a flexible approach to direct mail postcards. From total postcard management, from start to finish, or if you need support within a particular stage, we can help. We are an experienced team and are a leading mail house within the UK. We use state-of-the-art machinery and our bank of knowledge to fulfil high-quality postcards, whatever your budget. We can support you with:

The Benefits of Direct Mail Postcards

There are many benefits of sending direct mail postcards as part of a direct marketing campaign. These include:

Cost Effective

Postcards are usually the most cost-effective option when it comes to direct mail. This is because they are small in size and don’t require an envelope. Because of this, they also require less postage, making them a cost-effective option for many businesses.

High Response Rate

Many businesses find that postcards offer a high response rate compared to other types of direct mail. Due to not needing to open an envelope, receipts can easily see the message and can quickly decide whether to take action or not. 

Highly Targeted

Postcards can be highly targeted and sent to a specific audience of consumers, based on factors such as demographics, location, buying behaviour and interests. This means businesses can tailor their messaging to the recipient, resulting in higher engagement rates. 


A tangible piece of marketing material can have a much more meaningful impact than online or digital marketing efforts. It’s thought that if consumers can hold and interact with something, they are much more likely to remember it. Receipts of direct mail postcards will also be able to refer back to it at a later date, which increases the likelihood of initiating a reaction.


The success of a postcard campaign can also be measured, which will help make better data-driven marketing decisions for a business. By using a unique promotional code on the postcard or by tracking phone numbers, a business can see how effective the campaign was. 

How it Works

To get started, you will need to decide the objective of your postcard direct mailer, whether that be brand awareness or driving sales. You will also need to decide how you will measure the campaign’s success. Once you’ve finalised your design and have a list of contacts you wish to send your postcard to, you can hand the project over to a professional direct mail house. 

The mailing house will be able to print and produce your postcards, sort postage costs and organise their delivery. 

Why Use DMS for Postcards?

At Direct Mail Systems, we’re experienced in producing and distributing high-quality direct mail postcards for numerous businesses across a variety of industries. Trusted by the UK’s leading companies, our ability for quick turnaround and flexible, customer-centred approach keeps them coming back time and time again. 

As well as providing a vast array of printing finishes, we also have great relationships with postage companies that allow up to provide our customers with bulk postage discounts for cost-effective campaigns. 

Next Steps

If you’re looking to send out your next direct mail postcard or want to know more about what we have to offer, get in touch! We can talk you through your options and provide you with a free, no-obligation quote. 

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