Our Favorite Ways to Show Client Appreciation
Your customers are the cornerstone of your business, so why not show them how much you appreciate them? Expressing your gratitude with memorable and ongoing customer appreciation can boost your business! We know which client gift ideas seem most sincere, and with Thanksgiving approaching, these 10 thoughtful ideas to thank your clients and customers will help get you started!
Why should you show your appreciation?
Don’t direct all of your resources into getting new customers if you aren’t taking care of your current ones. Did you know It is anywhere from 5 to 25 times more expensive to acquire a new customer than it is to keep a current one?
How you treat your customers is a direct reflection of your brand values and 91% of people said they are also more likely to do business with companies that actively show appreciation for their customers.
Think Outside Branded Coupons and Discounts
Looking for client gift ideas that will make a personal impression? Don’t just say thank you. Give them thanks. Handwritten notes are a powerful and personal way to send a message to a customer to thank them for doing business with your company.
When Donors Choose (a platform that allows givers to fund the public school classroom projects of their choice) sent handwritten thank-you notes to half of all recent first-time donors, 38% of people who received a thank-you note were more likely to give again than those who didn’t receive one. The organization now works handwritten thank-you notes into their business model, since recipients increase their average annual donation amount by $41, translating to more than $3 million in additional annual donations. Try it on your customers! Get personalized notecards, business holiday cards, stationery, and letterheads printed with us!
Send a Personalized Gift
Everyone enjoys getting a personalized gift; what makes your customers any different? If you want to express your gratitude with a gift, go beyond the ordinary and think outside the business box to reach them in an emotional and personal way, not just a professional one.
Know some of their hobbies or interests? Use those to find a gift that is unique and heartfelt. When your customer realizes that you’ve truly listened and heard what they said from both a business and personal point of view, they will be touched. Here are a few client gift ideas to spark some inspiration:
- Wine glasses
- Wine bottle with a custom thank you note
- Beer mugs or glasses
- Laptop case
- Gift Basket of their favorite treats (i.e. cookies, brownies, fruit, etc.)
- Luggage tag
- Coffee mug
- More personalized client gift ideas
Treat Them to a Coffee Date
When you know you’ll be traveling to an area where your customer lives or works, then look them up and offer to get together for a coffee. If you can’t make it in person, send them a gift card to a local coffee spot with a personal note saying something like: “Just wanted to say thanks again for being such a loyal customer and friend. Have a coffee (or two) on me!”
If you looking for client gift ideas that will really blow them away, try sending the coffee directly to their house or business! Keep your branding message as hot as the coffee brewed with fresh ground Colombian beans. The perfect way to show client appreciation from your brand!
It’s Amazing How Far a Simple “Thank You” Can Go
Saying thank you is an excellent way to not only express your appreciation but also keep the line of communication open between you and your client while keeping your company top of mind. By utilizing our client gift ideas you can take full advantage of the opportunities that the holiday season presents for enhancing your company’s relationships with custom holiday gifts for everyone.
Here at Davant we provide a wide variety of products and can surely meet any need. If you can’t find the client gift ideas you where looking for in this list, send us a message, or give us a call at (317) 849-6565 and we’ll see if we can find what’s on your wish list.