NAICS Code 541870 - Advertising Material Distribution Services

Industry Sector

Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services

Total Companies


Est. Employment



This industry comprises establishments primarily engaged in the direct distribution or delivery of advertisements (e.g., circulars, coupons, handbills) or samples. Establishments in this industry use methods, such as delivering advertisements or samples door-to-door, placing flyers or coupons on car windshields in parking lots, or handing out samples in retail stores.


NAICS Code 541870 - Advertising Material Distribution Services is a final level code of the “Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services” Sector. There are 9,097 companies classified in this industry in the USA with an estimated employment of 12,430 people.

Industry Examples

Common types of examples within NAICS Code 541870 - Advertising Material Distribution Services are:

  • Advertising material (e.g., coupons, flyers, samples) direct distribution services
  • Circular direct distribution services
  • Coupon direct distribution services
  • Directory, telephone, distribution on a contract basis
  • Door-to-door distribution of advertising materials (e.g., coupons, flyers, samples)
  • Electronic marketing services
  • Flyer direct distribution (except direct mail) services
  • Handbill direct distribution services
  • Sample direct distribution services
  • Telephone directory distribution services, door-to-door


For some business types, there may be a similar industry to NAICS Code 541870 - Advertising Material Distribution Services that is a better classification match. Establishments primarily engaged in:
  • Creating and designing advertising campaigns for the purpose of distributing advertising materials or samples through the mail: classified in NAICS Code - 541860 - Direct Mail Advertising.
  • Publishing newspapers or operating television stations or on-line information services: classified in NAICS Code - 51 - Information.
  • Distributing advertising specialties (e.g., key chains, magnets, or pens with customized messages imprinted) to clients who wish to use such materials for promotional purposes: classified in Industry541890, Other Services Related to Advertising.