Thank you cards?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by wright5223, Jan 20, 2010.


What do you guys think DO IT or NOT?

  1. DO IT!

    7 vote(s)

    6 vote(s)
  1. wright5223

    wright5223 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 290

    I was going to see if anyone else out there sends out thank you cards after sumiting an estimate I think that it would help a guy close more jobs here is the on that I'm going to mail the same day as I do the bid! Let me know what you guys think

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  2. mowerbrad

    mowerbrad LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,268

    I think by doing this you will for sure stand apart from other companies. I don't know of many people (at least near me) that do that sort of thing. Most people just send out cards at the end of the season to their customers that year and thank them for their business. But I think you could be on to something here, it may impress your potential customers enough to choose you. It could give an "edge" over your competition, anything that makes you stand apart from other companies in a good way will help your company.
  3. OKLawnGuy

    OKLawnGuy LawnSite Member
    Messages: 14

    I like the cards, very professional! I like the idea of sending the cards out. I agree it will make you stand out from the crowd.
  4. wright5223

    wright5223 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 290

    Thanks guys! Its just something different
  5. topsites

    topsites LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 21,653

    I don't think it's a complete waste of time but I'm not sure what to think of it either...
    Because all the banks do it, some insurance companies and then a few other businesses as well...
    The problem I have is they don't mean it, they'll send me that card like it's some sort of a chore or part of the job...
    Oh gosh gee well don't trouble yourself on account of me now, hear? :p

    Granted on the one hand the gesture strikes me as nice, but on the other I'm thinking
    they just paid someone to have a printer crap these things out like so much paperwork.
    Heck why not send it right along with the next rate increase, save a stamp!
    Oh don't say it, some do!

    And so it is that personal touch I am missing, without that the entire gesture means little.

    You had BETTER, if you send me a card, know me by name!
    I walk in the same bank that sent me the card and the first teller doesn't know who I am...
    And some might say but that teller didn't send the card but I say the first person I see must have sent it!

    So for all that if you can only remember my name and don't send a card you're better off than the other way around.

    Hope that helps.
    Last edited: Jan 20, 2010
  6. RLLServicesCT

    RLLServicesCT LawnSite Member
    from CT
    Messages: 225

    Great idea, but like topsites said add a personal touch such as their name and your signature. Make it meaningful, not conventional, then you'll really stand out from the bunch!
  7. clean_cut

    clean_cut LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,327

    Yeah, write a little note about how you would appreciate their business, and thank them for choosing you.

    And maybe send Christmas cards to all of your existing customers thanking them for their business, and tell them that you are looking forward to their business in the coming spring.
  8. BearWise Landscapers

    BearWise Landscapers LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 456

    I agree that thank you notes are great if you mean them and it helps to hand write each one.

    Let us know what type of a response you get with them. Your pdf looks sharp!
  9. wright5223

    wright5223 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 290

    I'll let you know I've still got a few months till I start jamming out bids I'm just seeing what you guys think of it
  10. cutterschoice24

    cutterschoice24 LawnSite Member
    from Fl
    Messages: 125

    i do like that ideal i always for 8 years have sent Christmas cards out every year and anytime i bid on a job i always do a follow up call just to say thank you for their time i like the thank you card approach though i agree the more you can stand out the better.

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