Trusting someone else to make an impression on your behalf can be scary, especially if you’re asking them to make an impression on your clients or employees. That is why it is important to take your time when choosing a corporate gifting partner to ensure you find the right one. Here are a few things to consider when selecting the right corporate gifting company for your business.
Decide what matters most
Whether you’re looking to buy employee or client gifts, it’s important to first prioritize what matters most to you and any others involved in the project. Asking questions like the ones below can help clarify what’s important:
- What do you hope to accomplish by sending these gifts?
- Which company values do you want the gift to communicate?
- Which items do you definitely want to include?
- Which items should definitely not be included?
- Do you want to include branded items?
- How do you want the gift recipient to feel when they open the gift? (Appreciated, impressed, happy, etc.)
Look into reputation
You can do this by reading online reviews, asking for referrals, and checking the company's website for testimonials from previous clients. A good reputation is a good indicator of the quality of service you can expect. Doing your research on reputation can give you an idea on how reliable they are and can save you a lot of time, effort, and money.
Get to know the front runners
Once you’ve done some Googling and narrowed down the leaders of the pack, dive deeper into each company. You may want to start by looking at their “About” page to get an understanding of their values, but you can also check out social media, download case studies, or even reach out and ask for examples of past work to figure out which is the best fit for your needs. Getting a feel for the company’s values, learning more about the vendors that they use most often, and even just following them online can give you a great idea of whether or not the prospective corporate gifting vendor is right for your business.
Consider their values
Finding a trustworthy vendor who can bring your corporate gift ideas to life is one thing, but finding one that aligns with your company values can bring the gifting experience to a whole new level! Take stock of your company’s values and do your best to find a corporate gifting company that aligns with them.
Gift Better Co. works with each client to help put action behind their values, so if you’re looking to explore corporate gift ideas that align well with your company values, connect with us to get started! Every gift we deliver gives back to a charitable cause to make the gift-giving experience more meaningful for everyone involved.
Author: André Gélinas-Marion