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  What are DirectoryDistribution.com delivery zones?
 
DirectoryDistribution.com delivery zones are enhanced grid routing and mapping systems designed specifically for the hand door-to-door saturation delivery of telephone directories.
   
DirectoryDistribution.com delivery zones were designed to replace complex address-based delivery routing systems. Compare
   
DirectoryDistribution.com delivery zones were developed with the help of yellow page publishers and directory delivery companies. Field tests and industry research were used in the development and continued improvement of the system.
   

In a recent survey, yellow page publishers ranked routing quality and methods as the second most important factor in impacting initial delivery quality. Publishers rated the impact of routing an average of 9.1 on a scale of 1 to 10. Routing ranked second only to the quality of delivery workers. Directory publishers considered routing as slightly more important than the choice of field managers in impacting initial delivery quality.
Problems: How DirectoryDistribution.com helps:

Missed stops - Homes and businesses that didn't get a book during initial delivery. Ad sales can be hurt if potential advertisers do not receive properly-delivered books at home and at work.

How important is complete coverage? In our recent survey, yellow page publishers rated it a 9.4 in importance on a scale of 1 (not important) to 10 (very important). How well does the industry perform in providing complete coverage? Scores ranged from 3.5 to 8.5. The industry average was 6.9

 

Grid-based routing and mapping systems produce fewer missed delivery stops than alternative delivery systems.

Residential and business listings can be coded to match DirectoryDistribution.com zones. This allows publishers and delivery vendors to spot check deliveries by calling a sampling of each route's residential and business stops.

Advertiser lists are sorted by route and used to generate signature sheets. These delivery receipts help ensure that all advertisers received books.

DirectoryDistribution.com generates delivery zones in a variety of sizes. This allows delivery managers to test unproven delivery workers with small routes while reserving large routes for the most experienced and dependable delivery workers.

With the DirectoryDistribution.com system, we can email scope maps to publishers and delivery vendors to confirm coverage areas. This is particularly important because ZIP codes are often added and modified by the U.S. Postal Service. Without these scope maps, new ZIP codes created by the splitting of old ZIP codes may not receive any books. (It has happened!)

We can provide maps, addresses, and phone numbers of apartments hotels, and motels (potential bulk drops). With this data, delivery workers can call ahead to determine the number of books needed and arrange entry into restricted-access facilities such as gated communities.

Problem: How DirectoryDistribution.com can help:

Improperly Delivered Books
(Wet books, books in driveway, etc.)

In our survey, publishers rated the importance of avoiding improperly delivered books as a 9.6 out of 10. Delivery company scores in this area ranged from a low of 3 to a high of 9. The industry earned a 6.9 average score in avoiding improperly delivered books.

We can provide maps pinpointing the locations of advertisers and businesses. These maps allow delivery managers to identify VIP routes to be delivered by their best delivery workers.

DirectoryDistribution.com delivery verification lists can be used to spot check the condition and location of books delivered to residences.

Our routing and mapping system is designed to lessen the burden of delivery workers. Happier and more productive delivery workers are less likely to deliver books in an improper manner.

DirectoryDistribution.coms variable-sized routes allow delivery managers to test unproven delivery workers with small routes while providing much larger routes for veteran workers.

 
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