When was the last time you received a letter in the mail? Not a package from an online shopping spree but an actual hand written note? Amongst the continuous inundation of impersonal emails, status updates, tweets and instagram photo’s, a handwritten letter can really stop you in your tracks. Social media has taught us to skim read and maybe consume a couple of sentences at best, so if you really want a client or customer to pay attention, send a with compliments slip.
What is a with compliments slip?
A with compliments slip is simply a piece of paper which is designed in your brand theme and contains the same contact information as your letterhead or business card. The piece of paper contains the words ‘with compliments’ which is followed by your hand written note.
What do I use a with compliments slip for?
Traditionally, with compliments slips are generally enclosed with documents, products, catalogues when either requested or purchased by a consumer or client. They are also most commonly used for routine requests to automate the client relationship management process. A compliments slip leaves a personal touch with the consumer or client by creating a more human interaction. By doing so, you can help build brand loyalty, foster working relationships by showing your genuine side.
What should I write on a with compliments slip?
You can get as creative as you want! There are no strict rules here but you normally wouldn’t write a long essay or waffling sentence. It’s best to write a personalised, informal note to either say thank you or to send a quick message, it’s really up to you. Keep it short and sweet.
What size are with compliments slips?
There is no one set size as it all depends on what type of with compliments card you prefer. They can range from a business card to A4 size, but generally a standard with compliments slip is 210mm x 99mm. This size is usually recommended because it fits inside an envelope without having to be folded and because it larger than a business card size it’s easily seen when included in a parcel.
How should I brand them?
With compliment slips are an important part of your stationery collection and need to follow your brand identity. Having a consistent theme is going to reinforce who you are and what you do across all communication points with your clients or consumers. Here are 3 innovative and fun examples of with compliment slips.
Having a well stocked supply of branded with compliment slips and branded stationery will ensure your clients or consumers always receive a personalised, informal note from you when they least expect it.
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