If you are a business member of the Nift network, you’ll receive complimentary Nift gift cards which you should hand to your customers as a way to say “thank you for supporting local.” When a customer activates a card, they will be matched with two gift options to other local businesses. They will never be matched with gifts within the same business category as your business (i.e. a yoga studio’s customers will never be matched with a gift to another fitness studio). The customer gets to choose one gift to enjoy. The Nift network is based on reciprocity, so giving cards to your customers will lead to new customers walking through your doors.
We’ve made it easy for you to hand out these cards. Here are a few ideas:
Use the stand provided in your Nift welcome box
In your welcome box, you should have received an acrylic stand with a metal base. You can place one of the signs we provided in the stand, welcoming customers to take one Nift card.
Place your cards in a bowl
Also included in the welcome box is a small black stand which can hold one of the signs, encouraging customers to take a card. Use this alongside your own bowl, filled with Nift cards.
If you own a restaurant, place Nift cards in the check presenter.
Several restaurants in the Nift network hand out Nift cards in every check presenter. Others choose to put a Nift card in the check presenter when bills are over a certain amount. We can also provide you with mini envelopes for the Nift cards, which takes the Nift card feel even more special.
Hand out a card to every customer at the register
If you prefer personally handing out the cards, consider handing out Nift cards to everyone at checkout. Some businesses using Nift have decided to give Nift cards to customers who spend above a certain value.
Run a promotion using Nift cards as the incentive
Is there a holiday coming up? Or maybe you’re hosting an event? Encourage customers to shop with you by giving them a “local gift” with purchase, or include a Nift card in your grab bags.
Remember, the more Nift cards you hand out, the more customers will walk through your doors. Handing out Nift gift cards helps your neighboring businesses and is a great way to say thanks to your customers. Of course, if you need more cards, just ask at email@example.com and we’ll ship some your way.