Are you in a direct sales company that offers samples? Here’s a fun idea for you which helps to build a sense of community with your clients. It keeps your name and business at the top of their minds each month.
Choose your twenty, fifty, or a hundred most loyal reordering clients (depending on how much time and how much help you have). Send them a little package the same week of each month (consistency means they know when to expect it!) with the sample of the month (your choice), a flyer with a special deal for ordering the full size of that product by a particular date, and a current catalog. If you really want to get fun about it, you can put all that with candy or confetti in a cute little cello bag tied with curly ribbon.
This definitely works for skin care/ cosmetics businesses, and certainly with food businesses (tastefully simple for example). I’m thinking this can work for candle businesses too— shave off a little piece of candle and have a special for that scent. Not sure how this might work for Pampered Chef or Tupperware, companies without easily purchased samples.
Obviously since you’re mailing samples, the automated card service I’ve been recommending won’t be the route to travel here, but you can order the cards in advance to be sent to you and enclose them yourself in bubble envies with your samples. But flyers work too.
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Aside from parenting special needs twins, Heather Price represents three direct sales and network marketing companies. She started with a popular skin care/ cosmetics company in 2000, and added the greeting card and video email companies in 2008 and 2012 specifically to encourage other direct sales professionals to use out of the box tools to promote their businesses. Heather enjoys selling the products and building teams with these companies. Do you need extra income? You can find out more from the “work with Heather” pull down menu at http://heatheramyprice.com In 2012 she added social media services to her portfolio. For a limited number of clients, she tweets, pins, posts, connects, curates content, uploads videos, and generally explodes the social media presence of small businesses. Heather’s businesses can be found at http://shopskincarewithheather.com , http://cardswithheather.com , and http://videoemailswithheather.com . To ask Heather about her social media services, put your info here: http://heatheramyprice.com/social-media-services/