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About PostcardBuilder

This website is part of The Bernard Group (formerly Hammer Direct).


PostcardBuilder is a full-service direct marketing company that provides information, mailing lists, graphic design, printing, addressing, shipping and mailing. Many of our tools are designed for the do-it-yourself mailer that needs an affordable and easy solution. In addition, PostcardBuilder has a team of Mailing Specialists who can help guide you through the process and consult on the best ways to turn mailings into sales. We are located just outside downtown Minneapolis, in the scenic southwest suburbs.


We specialize in high quality, fast delivery systems so that we can get your mailing from design to delivery in 1 to 2 days. Our list systems are online with counts and lists accessed within minutes. We have a team of graphic designers in-house that can produce custom graphics typically same-day. We also have both digital and traditional presses in-house so that once an order is approved the printing process begins within hours. Every day we deliver thousands of client mailings to the USPS bulk mail center in Eagan, MN.



History

In July of 2002 partners Kurt Johnson and Phlayne Anderson gave notice and left their corporate jobs to start a new direct marketing business. The core vision was to provide affordable, turnkey mailings for small businesses; a service where you could easily create and mail as few as 1 postcard. The business was started with no outside investment, but within 2 years was profitable and paying meager wages. The business name was Hammer Direct LLC. In 2016, Hammer Direct joined The Bernard Group, a visual merchandising company dedicated to innovative processes and exceeding customer expectations through outstanding customer service and state-of-the-art equipment.



Customer Service

Our goal is to provide the highest level of customer service in addition to having the convenient online tools for the do-it-yourself customer. Our Mailing Specialists answer calls and can guide you through the sometimes complicated process of designing, printing and mailing a direct mail piece. As a member of the Better Business Bureau since 2004, with an A+ rating, we continually work to provide information, manage expectations, and resolve issues. Here is what a few of our customers have said:



"I am 100% pleased with your service..." - Stu
"Your company made it to the top of my list of 'pleasures to deal with'" - Stephan
"You are a great team to work with, I appreciate your quick responses and thorough communication." - Lilla
"Your service and pricing rock! I will definitely use your service again." - Gina
"I must say that I am VERY impressed with your service, the quality of work and delivery. What a find!" - Lee
"I often use Vista Print...but find your pricing and customer service BOTH beat Vista." - Aprile
"It was a wonderful experience! The final product looked GREAT, and the process was clear and the communication friendly and helpful. Thanks so much." - Diane
"The quality was excellent, service top-notch. Thank you very much!" - Kendell



 
 
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