NC Traffic Mail Overview
Create a direct mail campaign that will boost your profits! Our Premium Traffic Mail 2.0 provides you with a daily list of people that need your services now!
Traffic Mail Features
- Let us mail your letters while you concentrate on your clients!
- Postnet barcodes enable you to obtain bulk mailing discounts from the post office
- Address Correction eliminates wasted postage, materials and labor
- Duplicate names are removed so your prospects receive only 1 letter from you
- Filter for Hispanic names and send your letters en Espanol
- Advanced filters reduce unwanted records
- All Criminal (CR & CRS) records – one low "Flat Rate" price per county
- All Infractions (IF & IFS) 35¢ per record
- Select ANY North Carolina offense codes – not just traffic
- Free abstract record available for your prospective clients with YOUR contact information
View Sample Files
- » Sample Abstract Record
- » Sample Client Letter
- » View NC Offense Codes
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How Does Traffic Mail Work?
You decide which offenses fit your practice and choose the counties. Premium Traffic Mail 2.0 provides you with case details for records that were entered in the NC court system the previous business day. You choose the counties and offense codes you wish to receive data from, then logon to our website in the morning to pick up your cases. Mail merge this file with your favorite word processor and you have personalized letters to send to the people that need your services now!
The NC court system composes a list of all active and new court cases every business day. Our computer system retrieves this data and processes it, selecting out records you have subscribed to by county and offense code. Your selections are put into an output file that you can pick up on our website from any computer with internet access, usually by 8 AM each business day. Merge this file with your word processor and you have an instant Direct Mail campaign, targeted to a proven audience.
What Offenses May I Choose?
The state of NC lists over 1200 offense codes. You may choose as many or as few as you wish, in any of the 100 NC counties. Some firms send different letters to certain groups, such as one letter to speeding offenses, another letter to drug offenses, etc. We provide separate files for this. You decide which format fits your practice the best. Our professional sales staff will gladly assist you in choosing offense codes.
What do you mean by "Flat Rate Pricing for CR & CRS?"
NC courts split their cases into two groups: Infraction (IF & IFS) and Criminal (CR & CRS) records. Our system enables us to sell you all the CR & CRS records for a county for one low price where other companies charge per record. If you send out an average of 250 letters per week, you are saving $115 per month! Some of our clients actually save thousands of dollars a month with Flat Rate!
How do Postnet barcodes help me?
This will enable you to reduce mailing costs by obtaining bulk mailing discounts from the post office. We now include Postnet barcodes in ALL output files for all addresses. Minor adjustments to your mail merge process enable the printing of the Postnet barcode on every envelope. If your company does not wish to utilize the Postnet barcode, there should be no changes necessary to run your mail merge as you would normally.
How Do I Mail Letters?
Let us merge and print your letters and envelopes for you. Choose your paper type, layout, etc. and we’ll take it from there. One low price per piece for the data, address correction, paper, printing, stuffing, sealing and postage, and you concentrate on taking care of your clients.
Of course you are able to do your own mailings and we will be pleased to assist with your mail-merge and any other questions. Get started today and watch your business grow!
What are Hispanic name filters or "advanced filters?"
If you want to target a Hispanic audience for a file, we will filter out all other races and you can provide a personalized letter in Spanish. Trial date is another useful filter. Some cases are not entered into the system until the day before the trial date, while other records reappear when case details change. Some firms do not wish to mail letters that will arrive after the trial date. It is also possible to filter out certain zip codes and states.
What is Address Correction?
Data supplied by the courts is subject to human error when entered, resulting in a certain amount of undeliverable addresses. Traffic Mail 2.0 uses USPS Certified Address Correction software to check all addresses. If it is not deliverable, you don’t get it. Save time, postage, materials and money!
What kind of response can I expect?
Our business is supplying the data, not applying it, but we can give you some pointers we have picked up. You can increase your conversion rate by including the access codes we supply on your letters. The prospective customer can go to our website and view a FREE abstract of their charge, with YOUR company name, website and phone number prominently displayed.
What is a "Free Abstract Record?"
Each name that we send you has a Case ID associated with it. You should include this Case ID along with your unique referral code on the letters you mail to prospective clients, with an explanation of how to use it. The client can browse to out retail website, www.abcNC.com, put in these codes and view a free abstract (partial view of disposition) of their case. Your company name, phone number and website are prominently displayed above the free data.
Is Traffic Mail available 7 days a week?
Traffic Mail is available every morning Monday through Saturday, and cases entered over the weekend will be posted Monday morning. No Traffic Mail on business days following published court holidays. For example, if courts are closed for Memorial Day on Monday, there will be no data entered by clerks on Monday, so there will be no Traffic Mail on Tuesday, even though businesses are open.
Are there rules governing these types of mailings?
There are guidelines listed at www.ncbar.com that you should be familiar with. The section in "Rules of Professional Conduct" has areas concerning advertising & communication of services. Be sure to include "This is an advertisement for legal services" on the outside envelope and at the beginning of your letter "in print at least as large as your name or the firm’s name". It would also be advisable to keep a copy of your letter template on file.
Are you guys traffic lawyers?
No, we are in the data processing business. We will never compete against you in the courtroom like some other data providers