My first foray into the world of small business and the Etsy marketplace was during the planning for my wedding. Etsy proved to be the perfect place to find unique, quality and affordable items for my special day. The thrill of the “find” was equally enjoyable when I received my purchases. I was struck by the care in packaging, extra gifts and inclusion of Thank You notes. This wasn’t lost on me when I started my own Etsy shop.
Beautiful, considerate packaging indicates to your customers that you take pride in your shop and products. And adding a “Thank you” and/or a special discount for a future purchase is a clever way to prompt engagement, return customers, referrals and good reviews. It’s a small investment that results in big rewards. I remember the first time I ordered something from Nordstrom and even the drab brown box was beautifully appointed with smooth tissue, a branded sticker and a note of thanks.
Sell your products with finesse and thanks, consider:
- branded tissue paper, gift wrap, ribbon, stickers, belly wraps
- thank you stickers (find some here)
- thank you notes (free printable)
- discount cards (find some here)
- social media call for engagement cards (find some here)
- hand written notes
- include your business card (find some here)
- sale or promo announcements
I still get tickled when I receive packages that are beautifully wrapped, branded and include a special thank you.
Here is a free printable for you: a “thank you” flat note card for your hand written message.