Low Cost Ways to Grow Your Business [#57]

written ideasFrom the list of 101 Free and Low-cost ways to Grow Your Business is #57: send handwritten thank you notes.

When is the last time you received a handwritten note? Can you even remember?

It’s been a long time for me, too. If your business supports it, sending a card, even if short, is a nice way to win a new customer or retain a current customer.

If you send cards, what are your best tips? Is it scaleable for you?

Author: Justin Lukasavige

I help businesses do business better and I love what I do.

  • I think handwritten notes/cards are a great way connect with others. It’s something we’ve tossed around as a “thank you for visiting card” from our youth group. That hasn’t been implemented yet but I think it would do wonders.

  • I received one last week, actually. What a nice gesture!

  • I received one last week, actually. What a nice gesture!

  • Cards are so much more powerful than an email thank you. They give a personal touch. If I send out cards or handwritten notes, I usually do several at a time, work from a template, and customize for each recipient. This saves time in the long run.

    I’ll remember receiving, touching, and reading a hand-written card or note much longer than an email. Sure works well for top-of-mind awareness!

  • It’s really helped set me apart, Joe.

  • How much time do you spend each week, Ryan?

  • I’m referencing card writing and thank you notes I’ve done in the past several years for general life events and while we were overseas. In recent business it hasn’t been a weekly task of mine to write cards. If my list included more postal addresses instead of just emails, that could be a starting point.