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Ace Hardware Open House


Ace Hardware needed to drive traffic and sales to a Fall Open House event.

Our Approach

  • Targeted the best 13,000 households surrounding 3 locations
  • Utilized the high visibility of the Impact Postcard to announce a Fall Open House event​
  • Addressed postcards with consumers’ names to provide a personalized experience
  • Designed an attractive ad with an appealing offer to drive traffic and sales

The Results


New customers added to the loyalty program


YOY sales increase


Increased average ticket size

Hardware Retailer


A hardware retailer wanted to increase awareness and drive new business.

Our Approach

  • Targeted carrier routes around the store with households most likely to make home improvement purchases
  • Utilized strong coupon offers: Red Hot Buys; Buy One, Get One FREE; Instant Savings

The Results


Increase in traffic compared to running a national circular in the local newspaper

Hardware Retailer Anniversary Sale


A hardware retailer wanted to increase traffic and sales during their annual Anniversary Sale event.

Our Approach

  • Targeted top ZIP codes and ZIP splits with consumer expenditure data and demographics​
  • Mailed to 56,000+ surrounding households promoting the annual Anniversary Sale event​
  • Utilized strong coupon offers to drive traffic

The Results


In sales the first day of the sale


ROI increase

Hardware Store Coupon Redemption


A hardware store was looking to increase traffic and ROI.

Our Approach

  • Targeted 15,674 households surrounding the store location
  • Utilized strong offers such as 20% off regular priced item, $5 off a $20 purchase, 15% off Weber Grills, Discounted STIHL equipment​

The Results


Coupons redeemed


Pieces of STIHL equipment sold


In ROI for every $1 spent on advertising

Did you know? 64% of retail hardware consumers have responded to an ad in the mailbox in the past 12 months. Our integrated Boost solutions work synergistically to lift response rates by up to 118% and conversion rates by up to 28%. Learn more about the latest hardware marketing trends and advertising opportunities on our hardware page.

Sources: 2020 AudienceSCAN®, Millward Brown Print Campaign Analysis, Simplifi

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