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Frequently Asked Questions

Originally from South Korea, I have called the South Bay home since 2019. Coming from a nomad lifestyle with the US Air Force, where my husband served for almost a decade, I’ve been blessed with a sense of stability, great people and a beautiful life in the South Bay. I’m excited to be able to spread my wings and offer something to the community that I love using my skills and life experiences.
I am passionate about creating simple, affordable and collaborative solutions that connect people. This directory is one of my first entrepreneurial pursuits and I’m honored to
bring this unique publication to life.

– Ryann Oldach, owner and publisher of Thrive South Bay

Thrive South Bay is excited to bring you a collaborative advertising solution for local businesses that has been proven successful across the nation. Our Co-Op Directory is industry exclusive, meaning a business will benefit from consistent exposure to desired neighborhoods while building authority while locking out competition. 

Did you know that 98% of people check their mail every day? Direct mail is effective at delivering your message to the masses. Whether you are promoting a special offer, announcing a new location, hiring new staff, or needing to drive traffic to a website – rest assured that our mailer will make it known for less than a quarter of the cost of a solo postcard mailer campaign. 

Instantly Noticeable! Our Co-Op Directory is a 6 x 11 or 9 x 12 postcard that acts as a reference card for local residents. It’s like a mini billboard in your mailbox! Why settle for a solo direct mail campaign at 5X the cost? 

Thrive South Bay offers a partnership program for non-profit and community organizations. Participating on our Co-Op Business Directory Post Card is a great way to increase awareness of your programs, fundraising initiatives and upcoming events. To get more information about our partnership, please get in touch with us.

-Help reach a location without purchasing an address list

-Send out local mailings at the most affordable postage rate

-Help build more traffic for your business

-Seek new customers and let people know about your products/services

-Potentially increase revenue

Direct Mail campaigns are expensive and time consuming for busy entrepreneurs. We make it easy and cost effective for business owners. To put it shortly, an EDDM campaign can cost a business over $2,000 and reach 5,000 households one-time. With the Co-Op, you can reach the same amount of households for less than $500.

Neighborhood saturation works well for products and services that everyone needs(food, dental, auto repair etc,). Here are some examples of businesses that neighborhood saturation is ideal for: 

Real Estate Agents/Realtors,Restaurants, Attorneys, Gyms/Fitness Clubs/Personal Trainers, Home Services Providers such as Construction Contractors, Roofers, Plumbers, Electricians, Cleaners etc. 

Insurance Agents, Home-based Businesses, Politicians, Doctors/Dentists/Chiropractors, Beauty Salons/Med Spas, Moving/Storage, Local Artisans, Local Retailers and Dry Cleaners. Wondering if neighborhood saturation is a good fit for your business? Get in touch with us and let’s discuss.

Our Co-Op Business Directory is printed on 14-pt full-gloss, UV coated cardstock. Standard sizes are 6 x 11, or 9 x 12. It’s so photogenic that families will have a tendency to keep it on full display on their fridge!

Nope. Once you claim an industry, no other business from the same industry will be featured on the same post card. There are exceptions, such as restaurants – exclusivity is claimed based on the type of foods served.

We are constantly improving our designs. Please inquire to see the most up-to-date template.

With our monthly subscription, you will reach 10,000 high-income homes within a selected zip code –  2 subsets of 5,000 addresses, alternated monthly.

We are constantly improving our designs. Please inquire to see the most up-to-date template, or check out our Directory Sign-Up page for different options.

No. Our design team will create an impactful ad based on your input, your branding and offers. We will send you a proof to approve before printing. However if you’d like to create your own ad and send it to us, that’s fine too.

Our professional team of ad creators will work with you to make the perfect offer. Then our designers will craft an attractive and effective ad. Once you approve the final product, it will be printed and shipped to the neighborhood of your choice.

Contact us for the most up-to-date pricing and availability. Prices depend on the type of listing/ad and the number of recipients. Volume discount available.

Ad design, listing, printing, shipping and handling is all included.

A business would spend about $990 on postage alone to send 5,000 pieces of direct mail, on top of the time spent on required paperwork and sorting. With the cost of design and printing, a one-time direct mail campaign can easily cost a business over $2000. 

Each delivery zone is comprised of approximately 10,000 South Bay homes, reaching minimum 20,000 residents. You can choose as many zones as you like.

We will email you the postal receipt from the United States Post Office (USPS).

Every month we have Post Cards going out to various neighborhoods! Schedule update coming soon.

If you apply, you will be added on the upcoming mail schedule provided that your industry isn’t already taken.

Response rates vary depending on numerous factors, including offers, timing, competition and so much more. We help you optimize your campaign to get the best results possible by creating attention-grabbing ads and offers, based on current best practices. We guarantee exposure of your business to your chosen area.

People that may not know about your business will know about it after seeing your ad & your attractive offer will entice them to take action.

Also it is known that 80% of consumers will check out a business online before making a purchase. Therefore, making sure that your online presence is as professional as you, and that you have a system to follow up efficiently is important.

  1. Choose locations that your ideal potential clients live.
  2. Create an irresistible offer that prompts customer action, which includes discounts, BOGO deals, contests, and giveaways such as prizes, ebooks and useful content.
  3. Create an eye-catching and captivating ad design.
  4. Ensure that your backend support is well-established, such as your website, landing page, Google Business Profile & follow-up systems.
  5. Repeated mailings to the same prospect list throughout the year to stay fresh in consumers’ minds.

The success of a direct mail campaign is in consistency and repetition just like any other advertising methods. You are much more likely to remember an ad on TV that you’ve seen multiple times versus one time, right? We target the same neighborhood with our postcards every other month with new and exciting local deals.

Thrive South Bay is committed to finding creative and innovative ways to  help local businesses succeed. Additional services are coming soon!

Do you know business owners who can benefit from participating in our Co-Op mailer? For every succeeding referral, get up to $50 credit towards your next purchase! The credits are stackable.

If you have questions or concerns, please get in touch with us!