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Dealerships say thanks with local gift cards

Two dealerships in Grand Junction, Colo., hope cheap canada goose uk a customer canada goose appreciation promotion will generate nearly $200,000 worth of business for locally owned shops and restaurants in their hometown and sell some new cars in the process.

cheap canada goose new york Grand West Hyundai and Grand West Kia are mailing letters to about 8,000 previous customers who may be in the market again, offering them a gift card worth at least $50 to Grand Junction’s central business district. cheap canada goose new york

“We’d love to sell them Canada Goose online a new car, but it is really a customer appreciation gesture,” said Ken Reeher, the dealerships’ marketing and business development manager.

canada goose outlet website legit “Instead of these fake little fliers that people send out that have keys that don’t do anything, we’re canada goose black friday sale sending a minimum of a $50 gift card,” Reeher said. “We wanted to find canada goose factory sale a better way, and we wanted to keep our money local.” canada goose outlet website legit

canada goose outlet canada Grand West uk canada goose outlet Dealerships, which also operates a tractor store, bought about 3,600 Downtown Grand Junction gift cards totaling $181,000 six times as much as the merchants group had expected to sell in gift cards in a year. The cards are good at more than 100 businesses, many of which have put signs in their front window urging passersby to “shop here with your Grand West Dealerships canada goose coats gift card.” canada goose outlet canada

“To have a local, professional, automotive dealership reward their customers throughout canada goose clearance the Canada Goose Outlet region with the Downtown Grand Junction gift card speaks volumes of Grand West Hyundai Kia’s commitment to their customers and their community,” said Mike Bell, co owner of two restaurants on Main Street, the Rockslide Restaurant Brewery and Dream Cafe.

canada goose parka uk sale Aaron Hoffman, Downtown Grand Junction’s marketing and communications manager, said the gift card program had just started a few months before Grand West called to say it wanted to offer the promotion. canada goose parka uk sale

“Everyone’s really excited and uk canada goose really supportive of it,” Hoffman said. “It shows a genuine interest in helping out the community and keeping money in our local economy. I was glad that we had the vehicle that we had the gift card program started to help him out with this.”

canada goose jacket outlet Reeher said the dealerships had considered alternatives such as gift cards to big box chains, which it could get at buy canada goose jacket a discount, but decided it would rather direct its money toward nearby small businesses. canada goose jacket outlet

“We didn’t feel that saving 10 grand canada goose clearance sale was worth not supporting our local economy,” he said. In response to this approach, “other businesses are wanting to work with us, which increases our profile in the community.”

canada goose outlet online store review The dealerships, which sell about 70 to 90 new and used vehicles per month, are contacting customers by phone in addition to mail over the course of six months to encourage them to pick up a gift card. In the past, they have gone a more traditional route, spending $5,000 to $10,000 for “spray and pray” direct mailer campaigns that tend to get no more than a 5 percent response rate. canada goose outlet online store review

For this campaign, Reeher is expecting half of the customers offered a gift card to show up. If even more than that do, he said, the stores may have to order extra gift cards.

canada goose outlet black friday But no matter what the costs end up being, Reeher is confident the effort will be worthwhile in terms of added sales and exposure. The dealerships are rethinking much of their marketing spending, he said, and plan to try some other new ways canada goose outlet of getting customers’ attention in the future. canada goose outlet black friday

“Most people are good spending $200 to $300 per up coming in the door. This https://www.doloresnet.com is costing us a whole lot less than that, if it works,” he said. “It’s more and more important, in my mind, to separate yourself and get away from the old car guy mentality.”.

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