A Business’s Guide to Corporate Giftingby Moglix Business Digitizing B2B supply chain with Procurement Solut
There are numerous vendors and countless items to gift. If you google “corporate gifts” millions of web results will pop up. If you're not sure where to start. Here is what to look for in a gifting vendor.
Simply, the more you buy, the larger of a discount you receive courtesy of the gifting company. If you’re going to be spending a lot of money, you want to know they value you as a client by offering volume discounts.
No promotional inserts
Imagine when your client or associate opens a gift from you, pamphlets advertising the gifting company’s products are the first items they see. The gift you are giving is not about the gifting company, it is about thanking the people with whom you have a business relationship. A simple sticker with their company name on it is enough promotion for a corporate gifting.
Timed arrival dates
Make sure your item arrives when it’s supposed to. If it’s a perishable food item, it should arrive when people are around, not on a weekend or when the office has already closed for the holidays.
Personal note cards
If the gifting company is mailing your gifts for you and you are unable to include a handwritten note, the gifting company should offer to take care of the note for you. It can be easy for corporate gifts to come off as gimmicky and impersonal, but a personal note shows thought and consideration.
Contract pricing ensures that the price quoted is the price you pay. No hidden costs are tacked on in the end making you pay more. It will protect you and your wallet in the long run.
In case you are sending a food item, you should be tasting it yourself before sending it to your corporate contacts. The gift should be reflective of how much you value the relationship. And if the food item isn’t of the highest quality possible (it arrives stale, broken, presentation is bad, taste is bad) that ends up reflecting poorly on your company.
Tracking and reporting
The company should be able to track delivery of the items you ordered from them and offer transparent reporting back to you so you know your clients received their gift. If they do not track the items themselves, they should supply you with the tracking information.
And finally, find out if the vendor will guarantee the gifts you bought from them. Ask for refund process for missed deliveries, spoiled goods and damaged product? No matter how good a company is, mistakes are bound to happen and how a company corrects them is important to know before it happens.
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