Whether you run an online or an offline business, business promotion materials are wonderful incentives to customers. Plus, it’s a good way to market your business in a fun way. What’s more, in some cases you can give away items as incentives and appreciation but you can also sell them and give them away as prizes.
Items like calendars, pens, whiteboards, mugs, mouse pads, loyalty cards, gift certifications, portable USB chargers, t-shirts and more are all good things to give to customers to show appreciation. A really good example of a customer appreciation gift is the recipe sharing site Justapinch.com. After you’ve been a member for a while, they send you a chef’s apron with their logo on it. It’s good quality apron that you would be proud to own.
Here are some ideas that might get your creative juices flowing.
Gift Certificates – These are excellent for service-based businesses to give to clients who have referred you to a paying client. Then they can buy some of your services or use the gift certificate to cut their normal bill. You’re still making money because you only send this out when you get paid by the new client they referred. SEE MORE GIFT CERTIFICATS and IDEAS
Loyalty Cards – When you’ve had a client or customer for a long time, you want to recognize that. A great way to do that is to give them a special loyalty card that entitles them to earn points toward freebies or bonus items that you’ve already picked out. Credit card companies aren’t the only ones who can do this. See more options click here
The trick is to pick something that your audience will enjoy or find useful. You can make them smile, think fondly of you, or you can make them thankful for you each time they use the item you send. Both are good choices for any business that wants to put their customers first.