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How to send a Mailshot


This tutorial will show you how to send a letter to multiple people from our Mailshot interface, before following the steps in this tutorial, you will need to ensure you have uploaded an address list first. If you have not done so, first upload your address list and then come back to this tutorial.

The Mailshot interface enables you to send a letter to multiple people using our online editor. In addition to using our online editor you can also attach PDF documents to your letter as additional pages. If you would like to just send the same PDF to multiple people and not use the online editor this is also possible from the Mailshot interface.

If you have mail merged your letter using MS Word we have an MS Word Mailmerge interface you can read more about here

Step 1: Select the Mailshot interface

Log into your PC2Paper account and go to the Write a letter menu, from here select the Mailshot option

Select Mailshot interface


Step 2: Give your mailshot a name and return address

When the Mailshot interface appears, give your mailshot a name and provide a return address. This will be printed on the envelopes of your mailing and used as a return address for your letters if they cannot be delivered by the postal service. 

After you have named your mailshot and provided a return address click on the Add Address button.

Name your mailshot

Step 3: Select your addresses

In this step you can select the addresses you would like to send your mailshot to. This tutorial assumes you have already uploaded an address list as demonstrated in the Upload Your Address List tutorial. In the following example we have selected all addresses from an address list called "My Address List 1".

Selected addresses to send your mailshot to

Step 4 : Choose if you wish to use the online editor

After you have selected your addresses scroll down the page and decide if you wish to use the online editor by clicking the "Write Letter" button (shown below). The online editor enables you to write your letter online. You can also attach PDF documents to the letter you write online. Alternatively, if you only want to send PDF documents to your mailshot ignore the dialogue you are presented with below and click on the PDF Attachments tab.

Choose to use the online editor


Step 4a: Using the online editor

Some of the functions the online editor provides which you may find useful is (as illustrated in the image below):


  • Insert images You could use this to insert a letter head on your letter
  • Insert page breaks If you would like parts of your letter to be on separate pages
  • Insert mail merge field You can use this to personalise each letter in your mailshot as shown in the image below.
Using the online editor

Step 5 : Attach PDFs

You can attach PDFs without using the online editor (as discussed in previous steps) or you can use the online editor and attach PDF's to your mailing. The letter produced by the online editor will be used as a cover page for any PDFs you attach to your mailshot. To attach PDF's select the "PDF Attachments" tab. One selected click the "Attach PDF" button. 

Attach PDFs


Step 6 : Preview your mailing

After you have completed your letter you can preview it by clicking the preview buttons located at the bottom and very top of the screen. You can see from the image below that because we inserted fields into our letter, each one is personalised. 


Preview your mailshot


Step 7 : Send your mailshot

When you are happy with your preview, close the preview and click on the Send button. You will then be presented with the postage options for your letter. When you are happy with your postage options hit the Send button.

Mailshot postage options