When was the last time you’ve shown, not told, your patients, clients or customers that you appreciate their business? Sadly, these days, showing appreciation has become a lost and dying art. Back in the not so distant pass, local businesses and salespeople would give inexpensive high perceived value gifts, similar to what we are presenting, to show appreciation, then ask for referral; which consumer, like myself, often gladly did. But in this modern computer and internet age the “Law of Reciprocity” has nearly come to an end, especially for local offline businesses and salespeople. However, offline consumers, patients and clients would still appreciate a sincere “Thank You” and gift, just like they enjoyed them 20, 30 and 40 years ago.
Appreciation demonstrates money is not your only interest. Showing appreciation makes people feel good, it motivates them to come back, and even cheerfully share your business with others. They will gladly give your business glowing online reviews, if asked and made easy; the importance of reviews will be seen below. The following system will help you do more than simply say “Thank You”; it will help SHOW your appreciation; while simultaneously and publicly help build your online reputation. So please pay close attention, your customers, family and bank account will appreciate it.
(You will receive actual usable samples below. You will have access to certificate descriptions within signup page.)
Why Travel Gifts & Incentives?
While there are many other incentive programs, such as merchandise giveaways or cash prizes, many people love to travel, which is why travel certificates make such great incentives. Although people enjoy cash giveaways, they tend to be quite expensive for businesses to fund, and products can be a difficult choice as well, since it is difficult to know what people really want. The great thing about using travel certificates is that almost everyone enjoys traveling, even if it just a few days getaway.
Travel is considered to be the most effective reward.
According to the result of an email survey conducted by CMI, 58% say travel is more effective than cash or merchandise. Survey respondents consider travel to be the most effective reward. (Incentive Travel Fact Book)
“Cash bonuses are necessary but travel is a higher perceived reward,” says Verizon’s Porterfield. Additionally, in a recent survey of American workers, 85% said they were motivated by vacation travel incentives.
Travel has a universal appeal and high-perceived value.
USA Today, on their recent survey, stated that “93% preferred travel over other incentives.” This is because vacationing and travel is something that some, if not most, people would not be able to afford for themselves. Even though Covid-19 may linger for years, people are and will always travel and take vacations; after all, travel and vacations are at the top of most people’s goals, dreams, and wish-lists . As inexpensive as our system is, you can help make many of your customers, clients or patients dreams come true! However, as seen above, we have more than travel and vacations in our system to choose from.
“Google is the review site of choice. 63.6% of consumers say they are likely to check online reviews on Google before visiting a business… far more than any other review site.” – ReviewTrackers.com
This is well worth repeating and remembering… “Just One(1)Negative Online Review Could Totally Destroy A Small, And Any Other Size, Local Business; Even Yours!”
If your visitors select 3 stars or less… they will be automatically redirected to the “Feedback Page (upper right image)”. Content of the feedback form will be forwarded to you as soon as the form is submitted. This way you or your staff can handle the point of dissatisfaction or problem before the review is posted.
If your visitors select 4 or 5 stars… they will be automatically redirected to the “Google Page Review Popup (below image)” so they can leave positive reviews . This is the ideal way to manage both positive and negative reviews. Please take a few minutes to reread the above benefits of Google reviews.
Above Reviews System Demo: Below is a button that will open a demo of the above reviews system. First start by selecting 3 stars or less, then click the “Submit” button. This will automatically redirected you to the “Feedback Page”. Submitted content in the feedback form will be forwarded to you or your staff as soon as the form is submitted. Selecting 4 or 5 stars will take your visitor to your Google listing for review submission. Start your demo by clicking the following button (please don’t submit an actual review). After completing the demo, click the “Return To Gift Page” link at the bottom of the review page to return here.
What you have read, seen and heard to this point is extremely important to your business growth and protection, but it all might seem a bit overwhelming to you. The reality is most of what you have seen and read is automated through our system, after we have set it up for you. However, you and your staff do have a small, simple, easy, and sometimes enjoyable part to play.
Unlike online businesses, your local offline business probably survives off of mostly face-to-face contact: office visits, salon and spa appointments, home services improvement and repair visits, health and medical appointments, and so on. Therefore, you can easily start your system by simply handing out or displaying small (business card size) appreciation or review request cards like the following:
We will provide a personalized 2inX3.5in template (business card size) ready to have printed locally or online.
That’s how simple it is to start… No pressure for you or your staff… With the ThankUGift cards it’s as simple as saying, “Thanks for doing business with us, here’s a gift just to show our appreciation.” Then watch your customers, clients or patients faces light up; after all, they are not use to local businesses and professionals giving them anything. The outcome of their response and appreciation will often result with glowing reviews through your ThankUGift system.
For office, practice, salon, spa, store, restaurant visitors, you can hand them a card; don’t forget to ask them to tell their family and friends about you. Or you could buy a few cheap business card holders at a local office supply store like Office Depot, or the internet, then display the cards in your business location; nothing has to be said because your visitors will definitely pick them up, especially in waiting areas. For home services contractors, home repair specialist, salespeople and agents, you can use the handout opportunity to ask for referrals; which use to work like magic back in days gone by. If your company does postal mailings such as billing, you can add your personalized gift web address to them. If you email your customers, patients or clients, you can add your gift address to the emails. The email could be as simple as:
Hello (Their First Name),
We sincerely appreciate you doing business with us. To show our appreciation we have arranged for you to receive a special gift we think you will appreciate and value. Simply visit: https://thankugift.us/????.
Thanks again for choosing us,
Your Company Name
(Optional Phone Number)
That’s How Simple It Could Be! The card nor the sample email asks for a review, neither would you, our system does that on your appreciation page! How hard would it be for you or your staff to simply give a card to your clients, patients or customers? You or your staff could do this while thanking them for using your services at your location, or using your home services?
HOT STARTING IDEA: Another great way to start your appreciation and reputation marketing, if you have the email addresses of your present and past customers, clients, or patients, is to create a list of them (first name only and email addresses). Then create a one short email similar to the above. Then go to Google and do a search using the term “email broadcasting services”. Once you have chosen a company, have them send one(1) email broadcast. As you will see below, the appreciation page could help you get several of those past customers, clients, or patients doing business with you again; this includes many of your resent patrons coming back in.
This amazing new coupon system allows you to add a printable coupon on the appreciation gift page we create and personalize for you. It can be anything you want it to be: a discount on next visit coupon, a discount on a particular product or service, a free item or service coupon, a Buy-1-Get-1-Free coupon, and so on. Your coupon can even feature an expiration date. Something like: 7 to 30 days from the day your patrons visit your appreciation page, then print the coupon (this expiration feature is also optional). This coupon system can easily offset the cost of our whole ThankUGift system, plus help you build customer loyalty and appreciation, while at the same time build your online reputation. This system, combined with the appreciation gift, is also an ideal motivation and opportunity to get past customers, clients or patients back to doing business with you; present and recent patrons will also be motivated to return or contact you sooner for the produce or services you offer. (More details will be on the signup page.)
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