Get to Know Your Customers Day

Get To Know Your Customers Day is a day that is observed every quarter during the year and is specifically designed to remind businesses to reach out to their customers. That means that it’s observed every third Thursday in January, April, July, and October. Keeping in contact with customers in this way allows businesses to build trust, specifically tailor their marketing to their customer base, and improve their general customer service. It’s also helpful to help businesses realize that their customers should always remain their number one priority. 

The History Of Get To Know Your Customer Day

Although no one knows exactly when this holiday was first started or who started it, this holiday began when Internet stores began to displace brick and mortar stores. With brick and mortar stores, businesses had more direct contact with their customer base than the businesses that existed online, and as a result, they didn’t specifically need a day reminding them to reach out to their customers. With the invention of online commerce, however, keeping in contact with your customers is more important than ever, so this holiday was very much needed to help maintain that contact. However, that doesn’t mean that brick and mortar can’t benefit from the celebration of this day and many do all over the U.S.

How To Observe Get To Know Your Customer Day

It’s easy for businesses to observe this day to maintain closer contact with their customers. It’s all up to the imagination of each business. Some businesses like to get more personal with their customers by sending off thank-you notes or holding special events, and other businesses like to observe this day in other ways. Below are just some of the things that businesses can do to observe this holiday.

Have Giveaways & Raffles

Giveaways and raffles are great ways for businesses to engage their customer base. It’s also a good tool for driving sales and foot traffic as well, so it can be a benefit to both the customer and the business.

Give Away Personalized Merchandise

Giving customers merchandise that’s been personalized with the company name and/or logo can be a great way of not only observing this holiday but also keeping your business in the customer’s mind. This merchandise can include anything from keyrings and magnets to personalized water bottles or T-shirts. 

Host A Reception Or Special Event

A great way of observing this holiday is by holding a meet-and-greet for customers. This is an open even where customers are offered snacks and refreshments and participate in events. The type of business will determine what events should be offered to the customer, but these usually include open-houses, seminars, or round-tables. 

A business reception doesn’t necessarily have to be held in person, however. Many online businesses hold special events online and customers are offered special discounts on products, giveaways, and may even be able to participate in online round-tables. 

Use Social Media To Connect With Customers

Another thing that the business can do is to connect with their customers on social media. The business can have their customers fill our surveys, thank customers for leaving them feedback on their profile, or communicate with customers in other ways. 

Where is Get to Know Your Customers Day celebrated?

There is no specific location where this holiday is celebrated.
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