Reasons to Send a Card for the Second Week of March

MARCH 6 Dentist’s Day Read an E-Book Week is March 6-12 7 Send a Thank You card someone who did something nice for you. 8 International (Working) Women’s Day Fat Tuesday/Mardi Gras 9 Ash Wednesday 10 Is there someone’s birthday day? 11 Worship of Tools Day 12 Girl Scouts Day Plant a Flower Day   Send a Card Now! This list was compiled from several lists please double check another source to verify date if you’re publishing these dates in a...

How can a rabbit and a turtle help you with your marketing?

Have you ever read the story about the rabbit and the turtle? The rabbit boast about how fast he was and took a nap. After he woke up, he realized that the turtle had beaten him. I thought about this when I think about following up with my potential customers with greeting cards. The snail mail might take a little more time but it gets the job done and eventually wins the customer over. Over time customers come to appreciate you taking the time to write a simple birthday, holiday or special event card.  Yes, you can easily send a ecard (rabbit) but that can get buried in with other emails but a real greeting card can be put up on a mantel to be adored for a while. Angela...

Appreciation Quotes From Mary Kay

Quotes from Mary Kay Get into the habit of expressing your appreciation to people, observe how it affects them. Everyone wants to be appreciated so if you appreciate someone, don’t keep it a secret. No matter how busy you are, you must take time to make the other person feel important. Pretend that every single person you meet has a sign around his or her neck that says, “Make me feel important.” Not only will you succeed in sales, you will succeed in life. There are two things people want more than sex and money… recognition and praise. I’m currently reading Mary Kay You Can Have It All. She was a great woman! Her book is timeless. For more quotes go to http://www.facebook.com/CardShopBlog or follow me on Twitter...

Love To Read? Reading May Help With Your Business.

Looking for new ideas for your existing business? Many businesses will begin to work towards reaching the finish line of being a successful business.  They will spend the time to organize what services they offer, how they will offer them and with finding the right clients.  Through the process of learning what is needed, there is the need to define the type of success that you want and how you want to achieve it. This year I’ve been doing some changes with my own business. Since this is the first year of having my online card management business, I wanted to test some things out. That is the great advantage about having a small business. You have the flexibility to change things and see if they work.  I don’t expect to see results immediately but a gradual...

What does the world’s greatest car salesman have in common with the love of sending greeting cards?

I think everyone knows that I love sending cards and Internet marketing. I’m currently reading “Permission Marketing” by Seth Godin. Seth Godin is an internet marketing guru that has coined the term permission marketing. Seth mentions that permission marketing is the opportunity of delivering anticipated, personal and relevant messages to people who actually want to get them. I decided to combine the two things that I love to do (send cards and internet marketing) and apply them to Seth’s definition of permission marketing Anticipated or Expected – Get in the habit of sending birthday cards and holiday cards to your customers and they will come to expect them. Put in a 10% discount on merchandise as a gift for their birthday. Personal – Most people don’t mind...