Corporate Gift Program Helps Build Long-lasting Relationship
Article by Annabel Francis-Harris
A corporate gift program is an important part of any thriving business. Why? Employee morale is key to success. Employee’s who feel as though they are appreciated have a tendency to ‘go that extra mile’ and have less desire to find employment elsewhere.
If you are uncertain about the type of gift that is best suited for this program, consider gift baskets. They are available ready-made or customizable. They are priced to fit every budget. Gift baskets are a unique and thoughtful alternative to a holiday turkey or gift certificate.
Corporate gift programs not only build a lasting relationship and leave a good impression on employees they can also better your business dealings with investors, business partners, clients, possible suppliers and those representing the press.
There are many occasions and events that are appropriate for gift giving and well-deserved recognition. Some of these events include: birthdays, promotions within the company, employment anniversaries, new product launches, a new baby, get well wishes, partnership acquisitions, expressions of sympathy, on-site client visits, board meetings, trade shows, sales conventions and more.
Gift baskets don’t have to be large or extremely expensive, to be meaningful. You can opt for a gift mug, box or decorative tin. These smaller items mean just as much to the recipient and are easier on the budget.
You may even consider a gift such as this as a ‘ free gift with purchase’ item. Consumers are always interested in getting free merchandise. Oftentimes they will make a purchase, just to get the second item, at no cost.
An over-sized coffee mug filled with individual packets of flavored coffees and hot cocoa, is an inexpensive gift everyone will appreciate. Go one step further; add cookies and/or a gift card, as well.
A full-service gift basket vendor will gladly implement a gift-giving program that adequately meets your needs. Many offer volume or frequent purchase discounts. They will work within your budget, assuring you will be more than satisfied with your purchase.
A gift basket is usually much more appreciated than a gift certificate or holiday turkey. Since they can be customized with each individual recipient in mind, it is thought of as a more personal gift.
Remember, in today’s corporate world, there is a great deal of competition. Anything you can do to make a lasting impression, on potential clients in surrounding communities, will only benefit your business more, in the long run.
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About the Author
Annabel Francis-Harris is an business entrepreneur of Golden Dove Gift Baskets http://www.goldendovegiftbaskets.com; based in NY. She writes articles on Gift Basket Ideas.