These two simple words are a rather remarkable combination that can convey so much. Now, as we pause to give thanks for all the blessings of our lives, it’s a perfect time to think about this bit good manners that continues to hang on, stubbornly refusing to be put aside.
Even for those businesses that express their thanks in words… at the moment of the sale, can benefit from a thank you gift for customers. These items are a hold-in-your-hand symbol of the relationship between business and customer. It brings incredible power, and an incredible opportunity for businesses of any size to build their brand.
I have a particular pen on my desk now, and every time I look at it, I’m reminded of the small internet retailer who sent it along as a thanks for my business. I remember how the gesture made me feel. Like I was valuable, appreciated… worth the time it took to add that little something extra to my order… I won’t forget that. I want to do business with them again.
These are all good feelings for customers to have about a business — and you can earn them for yourself. It’s easy!
There are lots of ways to show your appreciation. One of the simplest, and therefore more affordable, is the tried-but-true, not yet out of style thank you note. Nothing shows the value you put on something like taking the time to hand write (and yes, they must be handwritten) a note that references all the right details. Use simple, quality stationary and a pen that isn’t prone to smudging or fading. Emails are acceptable in certain circumstances, thought hand written and delivered by regular mail is still best.
If you have trouble coming up with the wording for a thank you note, there’s a fantastic online resource, with wording examples for occasions of all kinds — business, sympathy, hospitality — as well as the etiquette for sending the notes. The examples are good ones, realistic and very helpful. If you struggle to write these kinds of notes, and so many people do, use the samples with your own names and details and you’ll be sounding the way you want as you express genuine feeling too.
If you’d like to take things a step further, there are plenty of promotional products (ours included, naturally) that add that extra something to the “thank you” message… a lasting reminder of your buisness, right where everyone can see it.
Beyond those oh-so-functional pens, there are some fab, funky key chains or tons of mugs you can fill with coupons, homemade goodies, sweets or even coffee, tea or cocoa. Another hugely popular, and much appreciated, thank you gift comes in the form of stress relievers that are now available in all shapes and sizes — sure to bring a smile and perhaps the feeling that your business understands demanding environments.
In the spirit of the season, all of us here at bigpromotions would like to take a moment to say “thank you” to you readers. You’re the reason we do what we do, and we appreciate your faith in our products, service and advice.
Know that we always are working to deliver the very best to you and we value your business… today and always.
One more thing… as one of the many who will be crafting much of the celebrations to come — never underestimate the power of these two little words in your personal life. If you’ll be visiting this Thanksgiving, there are some great guidelines and suggestions here that you might find helpful before you set off on your journey.
Enjoy… be safe… be thankful!