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Cards for your customers?

Discussion in 'Business Fundamentals' started by ProSno, Sep 7, 2003.

  1. ProSno

    ProSno Senior Member
    Messages: 257

    Does anyone send out xmas cards or seasons greetings cards to there customers? I'm thinking mabey this year I will. Whats your standard practice?

    JD PLOWER PlowSite.com Veteran
    Messages: 751

    Pro Sno just curious did you recently get in the mail a "specialty business Christmas cards" mailer? I ask since we just received that book and it does have some really good Christmas cards and we are considering sending some to our customers.
  3. wyldman

    wyldman Member
    Messages: 3,265

    We do.I just pick up a huge box of cheap cards early in the season,and run them through the laser printer.Cheap and easy.We drop a lot of them of in person when we visit the sites,as it saves on the cost of postage,and is much more personal.
  4. ProSno

    ProSno Senior Member
    Messages: 257

    No JD I didnt get anything, Why are some of the cards they offer pretty nice?

    JD PLOWER PlowSite.com Veteran
    Messages: 751

    Yeah Pro they do have some pretty funny or strange cards. Take a look....Cards
  6. GVLawnCare

    GVLawnCare Junior Member
    Messages: 22


    We do exactly what Wyldman does. Buy the boxes of 25 or so cards, run them through the laser printer with logo and name. I also personally sign each one, just my preference. It is about 10 times cheaper to do it this way, over ordering them from a printer,yet still very classy. Good Luck.
  7. snowplowjay

    snowplowjay Banned
    Messages: 890

    For the few seconds that it takes to sign the card and the stamp cost of a few cents, its totally worth it. It shows that you are not only a business man but a caring person who thinks of his customers.

  8. Little Jay

    Little Jay Senior Member
    Messages: 101

    Ditto for us. I've never gotten much feedback from the customers, but we hae nearly 100% return customers each year-so they must like it
  9. Earthscapes

    Earthscapes Senior Member
    from WNY
    Messages: 577

    Happy Holiday's cards every year. For every customer we service through the yr... even if we only did a little weeding or planting job. I got back 98% of the customers since starting this 2 yr.s ago. 2% moved (i still send them a card to thier new address) or found someone cheaper (but they usually come back).

    I go to Office Max i think it cost around $180 for 140 printed cards and envelopes last year.

    Plus it's a "write off" so what the heck
  10. szorno

    szorno Senior Member
    Messages: 308

    Since we are a family run business and our customer base is under 25, we hand sign each card like this:
    Care Enterprises Snowplowing and Ice Prevention
    Scott & Cari Zorno

    Then we hand deliver to the prime contact person often with a couple of candy-canes. It gets us face to face with our customers in a very positive environment.
    Well worth the cost and the wrist exercise signing them.:D