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.

Direct Mail Systems are experts in charity direct mail, producing professional mailers at cost-effective prices.

Direct Mail for Charities 

Direct mail is a powerful fundraising tool for charities, enabling them to connect with potential donors on a personal level. Charity direct mail involves sending carefully crafted letters, brochures, or postcards to current or prospective consumers or donors. 

Through compelling storytelling and emotional appeals, charities can convey their mission and the impact of contributions via a professionally printed mailer, helping them raise funds, build trust and raise awareness of their cause.  

What We Offer

Charities can count on Direct Mail Systems for a versatile and tailored approach to direct mail. Whether you require end-to-end mailer management or assistance at specific stages, we're here to help. As a seasoned team, we are among the top mailing houses in the UK, equipped with cutting-edge machinery and a wealth of knowledge to ensure the production of professional and high-quality charity direct mail. We can support charities with:

  • Printing & Production
  • Data Processing
  • Postage Costs
  • Fulfilment & Delivery

The Benefits of Charity Direct Mail 

There are many benefits of charities sending direct mail and having direct mail campaigns in place. These include:

Foster Relationships

Direct mail allows charities to establish a personal connection with potential donors. Through customised letters and materials, they can convey their mission and tell compelling stories, fostering emotional engagement.


Highly Targeted

A direct mail campaign can be highly targeted to a specific audience, therefore improving the success of the direct mail campaign. Whether a charity is targeting a specific donor group or prospective audience, they will be able to target their direct mail sends in a variety of ways, based on geographics, demographic or social factors. This precision targeting m

Fundraising Tool

Direct mail campaigns can be effective fundraising tools, driving donations and financial support. Charities can use them for appeals, membership drives, and special campaigns.

Donor Retention

Regular direct mail updates and thank you letters help build donor loyalty. Acknowledging contributions and expressing gratitude strengthens the relationship, encouraging ongoing support.

Tangible Impact

Direct mail provides a tangible piece of marketing material tht a charity’s target audience can touch, hold and experience. 

Measurable Results

Charities can track the success of their charity direct mail efforts through response rates and donation metrics. This data helps refine future campaigns, optimise fundraising strategies and help with future decision making. 


Charity direct mail can be a cost-effective way to reach a targeted audience, compared to some digital marketing effort, especially when considering long-term donor value and loyalty.

How It Works

The first step when embarking on a charity direct mail campaign is to define the purpose of your mailing, whether it's to raise awareness for your cause or to generate donations. Additionally, it's crucial to establish clear metrics for measuring the campaign's effectiveness. Once you've solidified the design of your direct mailer and compiled a list of intended recipients, you can entrust the project to a reputable direct mail service provider.

Your chosen mailing house will handle the entire process, from printing and production to managing postage expenses and coordinating their delivery. This streamlined approach ensures your charity's message reaches your audience effectively and professionally.

Why Use DMS for Charity Direct Mail? 

Direct Mail Systems specialises in creating and delivering top-notch direct mail for charities and nonprofit organisations. Trusted by prominent charities nationwide, our expertise in fast project turnaround and customer-centric solutions keeps our clients returning for all their direct mail needs.

In addition to offering a wide range of printing finishes to suit your charity's unique branding, we have established strong partnerships with postage companies, enabling us to pass on substantial bulk postage discounts to our valued customers. This ensures that your charity can run cost-effective direct mail campaigns without compromising on quality.

Next Steps

If you’re a charity looking to action a direct mail campaign and want to know more about what we have to offer, get in touch! Our friendly team will talk you through your options and provide you with a free, no-obligation quote. 

Call us on 0117 934 1600 or contact us online by clicking here.