As a business owner or account manager for a large corporation you know it's important to keep your clients aware of how much you appreciate their business. Keeping you and your business at the front of a client's mind, often pays off in additional sales and a stronger relationship.
Since the first entrepreneur did business with the first client, searching for a way to accomplish those goals has been a challenge.
A study by Bain & Company showed that 60-80% of customers who are self-described as 'satisfied', don’t return to the business that initially satisfied them. How is that possible? Often, it's because they can't remember the name of the person or company that helped them....there is a lack of connection.
Enter stage left: our hero the “client thank you gift”. Nothing shows appreciation quite like an unexpected gift. A gift is a clear sign of your appreciation and an acknowledgement of how important that client’s business is to you and helps you stay connected and top-of-mind.
First Things First...Write a Note
It's not fancy, but a handwritten note is super impactful. In our world where it's so easy to send a quick text or email to thank a client, making an effort to send a handwritten note makes your "thank you" extra special.
If you don't have a budget for gifts, sending a handwritten note alone can often achieve the same goal.
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The Right Branded Gift Sends The Right Message
The day after the ballpoint pen was invented, a business owner thought to himself..."now that would make a fine gift for my clients!...If only I could stamp my logo on it."
True story? Probably! And in the good old days, that ballpoint pen probably WAS a great gift.
Nowadays? Not so much.
Ballpoint pens, key chains, plastic cups, note pads don't always send the right message. When you want to communicate how much you appreciate a valued client, a higher quality item is more appropriate.
With that in mind consider some of these higher-end options that will make your gift stand out, and keep you top of mind.
A Solar Phone Charger
We live in a world where communication is essential and nothing keeps us more in touch than our smart phones. As time goes on we depend more and more on these devices. This is true as much in business as in our personal lives.
We all know that sense of dread when our phone dies and there’s not a power outlet in sight. A solar phone charger is a great way to juice up the old smart phone anytime the sun is out.
Your clients will definitely keep this gadget handy. And every time time they reach for it they will see you name and appreciate that you’ve kept them in touch when the end was near… the end of their battery life, that is! Click Here for details!
A Stainless Steel Hydration Bottle - (A Bottle They Won't Throw Away!)
These days there’s 2 things most people are conscious of. Getting healthy, and protecting the environment. We’ve all heard statistics about both. If you want to stay healthy you should be drinking sixty-four ounces of water per day. And we’ve also heard that every day over 100 million (yes.. yikes!) water bottles end up in land fills. These 2 facts make the stainless steel hydration bottle a great gift. Your client will use it to keep healthy and help the environment. And every time they take big gulp of that life saving H20 they’re going to think of you! (Click here for more info on this bottle)
Logo Branded Brand-Name Apparel
Imprinting or embroidering your logo on a quality brand name apparel item is a great way to create a high-end client gift. Using quality brand name apparel sends a signal to your client that you value the relationship....more than a logo t-shirt.
We work with some of the best manufacturers like Nike, North Face, and OGIO. This quality gear is something your clients will reach for when it’s cold or wet outside.
Remember: one of the best features of a corporate gifts is that your client makes use of it fairly often. A quality windbreaker or fleece jacket is something they’ll keep on a hook by the door and reach for often. And when they do they’ll think of you and your wonderful gift. (Click here to shop branded apparel)
When working with large imprinted and embroidered apparel orders, Atlanta Logo Wear will create a pre-production sample of your gift so you can see what the finished product will look like.
A Succulent Garden or Plant
These trendy and pleasant desk accessories brighten up your client’s day and can be a great reminder of the growth you can achieve. Succulents don’t require much water or maintenance, which keeps things easy.
Include a handwritten note and you've got the perfect thoughtful client gift.
Need more help choosing a memorable client gift?
These are just a few ideas for gifts that will stand out. If you’re still stumped as to what will make a great impression. Contact us and a consultant can brainstorm with you to come up with the perfect gift that makes an impression and also fits your budget.