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9 Easy Steps to Help You Get Started with Lochtree’s Corporate Gifting Program

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You’re preparing to enter (or re-enter) the world of business gifts. But you feel a little like a hiker standing at the beginning of a trailhead, hoping you don’t take a wrong turn somewhere along the way. 

Luckily, you don’t have to go it alone. We’ve already walked the trail — and we have a map for success that we’re ready to share with you.

We’ve put together this step-by-step guide to give you a sneak peek at what to expect when you work with the Lochtree corporate sales team. That way you can feel confident every step of the way.

In this post, you’ll discover:

  • What you can do before we get started
  • Questions we’ll ask to get more information
  • How the gift selection process works
  • More benefits of corporate gifts
  • And if you still have questions, don’t hesitate to reach out and ask us any time. 

    Which brings us to our first step:

    Step 1: You Reach Out to Our Corporate Sales Team

    Once you’re ready to start or level up your business gifting, your first step is to get in touch with our team. All you need to do is take one minute or less to fill out the quick contact form on our corporate gifting page. Then we set up a time to talk so we can get the ball rolling.

    Step 2: Our Dedicated Corporate Gifting Specialist Answers All Your Questions

    Starting anything new can feel daunting. And even if you’ve already tried corporate gifting in the past, we know you’re probably curious about how our process works. 

    You can feel free to ask about anything you’re wondering about — we’re happy to address all your questions and concerns. We want you to be completely comfortable and at ease throughout your experience.

    Our team has been around the block in the business gifting world. And since we have years of practice helping things run smoothly, we can give you a clear picture of what to expect.

    Step 3: We Chat About Your Business, Priorities, and Goals

    Your business, clients, and employees are unique. So you deserve a gifting strategy that’s designed especially for you. The benefits of corporate gifting are powerful. And when your corporate gifting program is customized for both you and your giftee, everyone wins. 

    That’s why we take the time to understand the big picture first. So we’ll ask you about a few key areas, such as:

    • How would you describe your brand voice and image?
    • What are your biggest priorities right now?
    • Do you have any goals or dreams for your business?
    • How do you want your giftees to feel when they open your gift?
    • What results are you hoping for from your corporate gifting program?

    Discussing these questions gives us both the context we need to succeed. And once we have the background information in place, we’re ready to move into the details.

    Step 4: You Give Us Your Ideal Budget and Gifting Needs

    We ask you about your spending allowance for individual giftees as well as your total budget. If you’re not sure about your target budget, we’re glad to give you recommendations and share best practices. 

    Gifts are great around holidays, special events, as a thank you, or simply to encourage important stakeholders in your business. We want to make sure we find the best fit, so we’ll ask about who your giftees are and what the occasion is.

    Up next, we’ll customize your process. You can choose a done-for-you, white glove gifting experience where we take care of everything. Or you can opt for a more collaborative approach. Either way, we’ll help you find great eco-friendly gifts for everyone on your list.

    Step 5: We Put Together Custom Sustainable Gift Options You’ll Love

    Armed with both the big picture and the nitty-gritty, our team is ready to craft a sustainable corporate gifting program that’s just right for you. 

    You can feel confident that each and every item in our marketplace is truly sustainable. We do the homework to find the best earth-friendly products and bring them together. And by choosing sustainable business gifts, you show your commitment to the planet. 

    We give you options for unique, memorable gifts. If you’re going with a done-for-you service, we’ll take care of the selection process.

    Step 6: You Choose Your Favorites and Give Us the Green Light

    You check out our list of gift choices and give us your honest feedback. You can suggest changes and tell us your top picks.

    Then comes the fun part — getting your gifts out into the world.

    Step 7: We Take Care of Putting Your Gifts Together and Making Sure Everything Is Perfect

    We arrange your gifts, double check the details, and coordinate shipping times. In short, we make the process seamless.

    And since presentation is key, we also package each gift with care in beautiful, sustainable materials. So your gift feels memorable and meaningful from start to finish.

    Step 8: Your Giftees Receive Their Personalized Sustainable Gifts

    Your gift arrives on time (and with carbon neutral shipping). Then your giftee gets to experience opening it!

    You can choose to include a personalized note with each gift. This extra touch shows that you care. And it can make your gift feel more authentic and valuable, since recipients value personalization now more than ever.

    After that, they get to use their new sustainable gear. Not only does this help them live in a more eco-friendly way, it also builds a connection with your business.

    Step 9: You Enjoy Stronger Business Relationships & Increased ROI

    In past blog posts, we’ve dug deep into the benefits of a strong corporate gifting program. Here are a few of the ways it can help you grow your business.

    • Increase positive association with your brand
    • Strengthen your business reputation
    • Show your commitment to sustainability
    • Build genuine relationships with stakeholders
    • Motivate and inspire employees
    • Create reciprocity with your clients and customers

    When done right, investing in corporate gifts is an investment in your business’s future. Studies show that some of the world’s top-performing companies make non-cash rewards and incentives a priority. It pays off for them, and it can pay off for you.

    And that’s what we’re here to help you with!

    Your Trail Guides to Next-Level Corporate Gifting

    We’re here to help you reach the gorgeous vistas a sustainable corporate gifting program has to offer. And we make getting there easy — without the twists, turns, or trial and error of doing it on your own.

    Your next step? Use the contact form on our Corporate Sales page to get in touch with us. Then we can chat about your needs, answer your questions, and go from there. 

    Click here to start your corporate gifting journey.

    Resources:

    Forbes

    Incentive Research Foundation

    Jessica Dowding

    Jessica Dowding is a copywriter who is passionate about entrepreneurship, good food, and all things sustainable. She lives in rural central Utah where she enjoys exploring nature and making friends with all the neighborhood animals.

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