Direct mail that makes a difference

288 Group Collectables Division are leading distributors of collectable coins and stamps. Their exquisite coins encompass popular themes such as Harry Potter, Paddington Bear, Peter Rabbit, the annual Poppy Day coin, and much more. Their use of direct marketing in conjunction with the launch of The Westminster Collection has helped to drive revenue from £2m in 1987, to £40 million.

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“We’ve worked with a number of different suppliers over our 75 years. What I like about the one-stop service we get from Bishops, apart from the substantial savings on postage, is the ease of it all. They know what I want and they just get on with it.”

Diane Allard, Print & Production Co-ordinator
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What they’re looking for

A seamless and cost efficient print and mailing service they can rely on. When you’re sending out more than 140,000 personalised and variable items each month, you have to have complete trust and confidence in your supplier.

What we provide

A smooth and friendly service with tailored account management. Quality printed letters, leaflets and flyers are printed and machine enclosed at high speed. Depending on the mailing specification, we enclose between 5,000 and 9,000 envelopes per hour.

Cost efficient printing

Due to the size of 288’s print runs, letters and leaflets are printed using our litho presses and spot sealed, so that the personalisation can be digitally over-printed at the mailing house.

Attention to detail

Getting the data right is crucial. We take great care to check key data fields, such as the order reference, are populated. We make sure postcodes are PAF compliant (i.e. they match the latest edition of the Postcode Address File). By doing so, because we’ve invested in MailmarkTM technology, 288 are able to access significant postage savings, which makes their direct mail campaigns even more cost efficient.

Peace of mind

We always send proof of despatch (AB) sample copies for each mailing variant, so 288 can see exactly what their customers are receiving and have physical evidence that the mailing has been completed. Above all else, we give 288 an effortless print and mailing service.