When trying to increase brand loyalty, corporate gifts cannot be recommended enough. Corporate gifts are a great way to build and increase loyalty in relationships in business, whilst strengthening your brand.
Branding is absolutely vital to a business, and loyalty is even more important. Brand loyalty can be the deciding factor in whether a person buys from your business or someone else. Therefore, if you have a strong brand and brand values then you can have significant power and influence over a purchasing decision. One way in which you can encourage brand loyalty is through sending corporate gifts.
Of course, a strong brand will not only assist with brand loyalty, but it can also help to improve communications. If you have a loyal database of customers, you will have an 'opted in' database to communicate through. Whether this is through corporate gifts or promotional merchandise, a good database means that you can effectively communicate new services or products to people. Loyal customers also mean that people will be more likely to recommend you to other people. Word of mouth is one of the most effective forms of marketing, not to mention free!
You don't need to constantly reward customers for shopping with you, for example, you may decide to give them a corporate gift once a year. If this is the case, why not make it at Christmas time? A gift will remind people why they choose to purchase from you over your competitors. It will make them feel valued as customers, which will lead to them returning over the next year.
A gift which is useful is even more likely to increase brand loyalty. An individual will never turn down a free gift, this is even truer if the gift is proven to be useful. For example, a mug or a bag is always going to be useful and these will increase brand loyalty. When choosing your corporate gifts you should choose gifts which are fun and unique but also represent your business. Just because they are corporate gifts it doesn't mean they need to be professional executive gifts. Consider the image you want to portray for your business and choose your gifts to fit with that image.
Corporate gifts are a great addition to any marketing plan and should be considered for Christmas and the New Year. The Total Merchandise website has a wide variety of corporate gifts available.