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EVEN IF YOU don’t sell gear or services specific to summertime, you can still work a
summery theme into a sales campaign,
according to Intuit QuickBooks Online,
Costco’s business accounting service provider. They offer these six ways to boost
sales and your brand this summer.
1. Higher temperatures, lower
prices. Advertise “sizzling summer sales”
to promote your company’s services
when it’s hot outside or “rainy day discounts” to attract customers looking for
something to do indoors when their outdoor plans go awry.
2. Reach for the chalk. Consider
writing a promotional message in chalk on
the walkway in front of your building. Or
chalk a colorful summer scene featuring
your products and business logo. People
may take pictures and post them to social
media: free advertising.
3. Give away seasonal items. Offer
a free beach towel, T-shirt or bottle of sun-screen to customers as a reward for making
a purchase or coming in for an appointment.
4. Make some noise. Have an event
at the beach or lake or even in your own
parking lot. Hand out flyers and promotional
materials, and offer free food and music.
5. Go where the people are. Take
advantage of places that attract summer
crowds, such as local festivals, outdoor
shopping areas and nearby beaches or recreational areas. And don’t forget to pass out
flyers or promotional items with your company’s logo.
6. Show customers your appreciation. Touch base with key clients. Offer to
take them to a baseball game or treat them
to a round of golf, if company policy permits.
If these tips help boost sales and profits, check out Intuit’s QuickBooks Online to
help you manage them. For more information, go to quickbooks.com/costcosummer.
FROM PROTECTIVE LIFE
WHEN MEMBERS ASKED for higher policy amounts from Protective Life’s Member
Advantage Universal Life (UL), we listened.
Now Costco members can get life insurance
policies up to $5 million.
As a Costco member, you have access to
one of the most competitively priced products around. Member Advantage UL offers
the flexibility to meet your needs, with protection for 10 or 20 years and options to
extend coverage for your lifetime should
your needs change.
The policy offers Costco members an
extended level payment period for the policy length you select, with lower, entry-level
premium payments for the first five years.
This policy is usually less expensive than
other term, universal or whole life insurance products.
Visit protective.com/costcolife for more
information, or call 1-844-740-5433. See website for terms and conditions.
Save money with
ELAVON, COSTCO’S PAYMENT processing service provider, will host a webinar to
show how businesses can save money with the
service. Topics to be discussed are:
• Payment security and the industry
transition to Chip Card/EMV
• The value of the Elavon program.
• Why Costco chose Elavon as a
trusted service partner.
Date: Thursday, August 4, 2016
Time: 2 p.m. EST
Visit costcopaymentprocessing.com for more
information. A recorded version of the event
will be available for viewing after August 4.
© JAMES RICH / SHUTTERSTOCK
FROM INTUIT QUICKBOOKS ONLINE
Don’t forget to
use your Reward
on your next
trip to Costco.