What is Gift2Grow?
Every month, we partner with a unique local business to provide an exclusive item of value, worth $10-60. As a Gift2Grow member, you share these monthly offers with your customers and contacts, along with a personal email message, using our simple online platform.
Now you have an unbelievably easy way to send regular, relevant content and show gratitude to each of your contacts every month. When you make consistent, personal touches with your contacts, you stay top of mind and are more likely to generate referrals and return business.
What sorts of offers will I get to send to my contacts?
We choose a different local business partner every month so that your contacts receive a variety of offers from many different types of local businesses. The offers are valued at $10-60, and are typically a special price or discount on a product or service. In the past our offer partners have included bakeries, florists, auto mechanics, distilleries, prepared food delivery services, curated gift boxes, karaoke bars, helicopter tours and more. All of our business partners are locally owned and operated businesses.
Can I choose which business and offer I send my contacts?
No. Gift2Grow is all about removing complexity, the need to make decisions and hassle from staying in front of your contacts quickly and easily each month. We do the work to only feature the best businesses in our community so you don’t have to fret over it. Cheers to selfless self-promotion!
Do I have to pay for offers redeemed by my contacts?
No. We’ve arranged everything with the businesses we feature so that the items of value you send your contacts cost you nothing when they’re redeemed. You’re welcome!
Do you offer a free trial?
Before you pay, you can set up an account, personalize your message and send yourself a sample email to see how your Gift2Grow looks. A paid plan is required to send your Gift2Grow email to your contacts.
Can I see examples of what a Gift2Grow looks like?
Yes! When you start for free, you can create your profile and send yourself a sample Gift2Grow email. This way you see how it will look when you upgrade to a paid plan and send Gift2Grow emails to your contacts.
How much does Gift2Grow cost?
Gift2Grow is sold as an all-inclusive, 12-month-committment system. We offer 6-month and 12-month payment options. Detailed pricing is available on our homepage, towards the bottom.
Do you offer month-to-month pricing?
No. Gift2Grow is offered as a 12-month system, with the option to pay every six months or twelve months. We offer a 20% discount and 24-mo price lock with the 12-month option.
Who should use Gift2Grow?
Gift2Grow is ideal for small business owners and independent professionals who have little time or resources to create unique, personal content to share with their contacts. Our users also believe that showing gratitude and supporting the local business community is an important part of growing a business. Our customers include:
- Real estate professionals
- Accountants and bookkeepers
- Sales executives
- Auto shops
- Hair stylists
- And more
How is Gift2Grow different from other marketing tool and services?
Gratitude is our purpose. We exist because we knew there had to be an easier way for small businesses and independent professionals to make personal connections with their contacts. Gift2Grow members are able to simply say “thank you” while helping to promote their business and other local businesses at the same time. And we built Gift2Grow to be incredibly simple. Your time is valuable, so it won’t take you more than 5 minutes a month to get the full value of Gift2Grow.
How often can I send a Gift2Grow?
We provide one featured business and offer every month, making it an excellent one-time per month touch for your contacts.
What if I don’t want to send Gift2Grow every month, or I just want to try it for a month?
Part of what makes sending a monthly Gift2Grow so effective is the consistency of reaching your customers and contacts every month. Our users see the benefits of Gift2Grow when they are consistent about making regular touches with their contacts.
We don’t offer month-to-month options because consistency over many months is what makes Gift2Grow resonate with your contacts. When they hear from you every month, your message is amplified. Some may be ready to reach out to your business sooner, for some the time won’t be right until months down the road. So when you stay top of mind through consistent, personal contact you will get the most out of your Gift2Grow campaigns.
Why is Gift2Grow a cost-effective tool?
Gift2Grow allows you to be efficient with your dollars and your valuable time. With Gift2Grow, you pay as little as $.11 per contact touch, in only 5 minutes a month total. When you add up the time and cost it would take you to write your own email content, make phone calls, meet in person, or personally message your contacts, it could cost hundreds or thousands of dollars in hard costs and your valuable time.
Can I put in pictures or graphics?
No. The Gift2Grow template is intentionally set to keep this touch concise and specific to the offer.
How do I insert my contact’s first name in my personal message?
Using a simple merge tag, you can personalize your email message to include your contact’s first name in the salutation: “Hi Mary,” instead of a more generic “Hi there,”. To do this, when you write your personal message, simply include the following where you want their name to go:
And this will produce a message that automatically inserts your contact’s first name into the salutation.
How do I test my message to make sure I like the way it looks?
When you have finished your personal message, simply click “FORWARD EMAIL TO MYSELF” and it will automatically send a test email to your registered email address. (*Note that if you have included a first name merge tag in your salutation, you will see *|FNAME|* in the test email delivered to your inbox, however be assured that when you send to your contacts it will be replaced with the recipient’s first name)
I don’t love this month’s featured partner/I don’t think my contacts will love it. What should I do?
What else can I do to get the most out of my Gift2Grow?
- Be consistent! Sending your Gift2Grow to your contacts every month is where the magic happens because that’s how you stay top of mind and win referrals and returning business.
- Merge tags – see #___
- Be personal in your message and come from a place of gratitude.
- Use multiple formatsto deliver your Gift2Grow. We offer email, social posts, and postcards
- Set a calendar reminder each month so you remember to send your Gift2Grow regularly, or have your title rep help you.
- Ask your title sales rep for help!
- Start checking your results shortly after sending and make follow-up calls to those who have opened it.
- Upgrade to our 12-month option to save 20% and lock in your price for 24-months.
What should I say in my personal message?
The personal message in your Gift2Grow is from you to your contacts, so you should include a short note that feels personal and thoughtful. The purpose of sending a Gift2Grow is show your gratitude to your contacts while supporting the community, so consider including things like:
- Saying “thank you!” for supporting your business.
- A short update on your business or industry. “The summer has really flown by and we’re proud to be able to serve you in this exciting and ever-changing market.”
- A mention of the month’s partner company offer. “We hope you enjoy this opportunity to experience Company X and to support another great Portland business.”