Valentine’s Day is a holiday known for love, cheesy Hallmark cards, and emails. Yup, emails. In the two weeks leading up to February 14th, inboxes are flooded with unique V-Day sales and promotions. So how do you stand out from the masses this year? Take advantage of AWeber’s free 2019 Valentine’s Day GIF guide. We know how expensive it can be to buy creative, high-quality images and GIFs, and how time consuming it can be to create them yourself. So go ahead and add these heart-warming GIFs in your emails, social posts, or website — for free. It’s our Valentine’s Day gift to our wonderful blog readers and subscribers! Not an AWeber customer yet? Create your FREE account right now, and see how easy it is to use one of these GIFs in our Drag-and-Drop message editor. Download Your Valentine’s Day GIFs Step 1: Find the animated Valentine’s Day GIF below that you want to use in your email. Step 2: Save it to your computer by either right clicking the GIF and selecting “Save Image,” or by dragging the GIF to your desktop. Step 3: Upload the GIF into your email template. Related: Everything You Need to Know about Using GIFs in Email 2019 Valentine’s Day GIFs Popping Balloons GIF Want to make your emails “pop”? Use this fun balloon GIF. Valentine’s Day Sale GIF Glow bright in the inbox with this neon sale sign. Happy Valentine’s Day GIF Make your subscribers’ hearts burst with this GIF. Best Valentine’s Day GIFs Here are some of our readers’ all-time favorite images from past V-Days. Candy Hearts GIF What’s almost as good as candy falling right into your mouth? This GIF. Love You GIF Knock Knock. Who’s there? Olive. Olive who? Olive you. Tell your subscribers how much you love them with this GIF. Heart GIF What do you call a very small Valentine? A Valen-tiny. Just like this small heart GIF! Happy Valentine’s Day GIFs “You must be a keyboard, because you’re just my type.” No cheesy pick up lines required. Get the message across with these two GIFs. Candy Heart “Hugs” GIF Give your subscribers a hearty hug this V-Day. Show your appreciation year round
Want to show your love for your customers the other 364 days of the year? Here are some clever ways to deliver awesome experiences.
1. Send personalized notes.
Have you ever received a tweet from your favorite company? Or a lightning-fast response from tech support when you’re having an issue? It feels good to be acknowledged, doesn’t it?
Do the same for your customers and send a bunch of individualized emails. You can say “thank you for your business” to a new or interesting customer. You can send a quick note of thanks to your subscribers who gave your product, service, or program great reviews. Or maybe you can send followup emails to the ones who didn’t gave you good reviews — and ask what you can do better.
Include your contact info and tell them to get in touch with you if they ever have any questions.
2. Deliver seasonal content.
Get creative and think outside the traditional holiday seasons. For example, if you’re a coffee shop owner, you could send your subscribers a special coupon that they can use for a pick-me-up during tax season.
3. Reward your customers.
First-time customers could use a push to buy again and return customers deserve to be recognized. Give them a little something — like free shipping on their next order, a free consultation, or a downloadable resource that can help them make a buying decision.
4. Turn your 404 page into an opportunity.
A 404 doesn’t have to be a dead end. Instead, use it as a chance to delight.
One quick example: If you stumble upon a 404 page on the site Flooring Supplies — the UK’s largest online flooring company — it says “Floor…Oh … Floor!” Here are some more awesome 404 ideas.
5. Respond to questions and comments.
Join in on your customers’ conversation. Forums, Twitter chats, and your own social profiles are great places to start. When someone gives you a digital shoutout, respond! It’s a fantastic way to retain customers and maintain stellar customer service.
If a customer has an issue, give them your undivided attention. By simply listening and working with them to solve it, you can turn a negative situation into a position one. Check out these ideas for turning customers into raving fans.
Have more ideas for delighting your customers? Tell us in the comments! Additional reporting by Kristen Dunleavy.
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