June 4, 2012 in Lifestyle (E)
[prMac.com] Richmond, Virginia - ThankYouPro today announces the availability of the ThankYouPro mobile business app, making it fast, fun and affordable for professionals to create highly customized thank you cards directly from an iPhone, iPad or iPod touch and send them through postal services anywhere in the world.
The ease of sending emails has turned the physical thank you card into a lost art. But sales instructors and direct selling association (DSA) marketing trainers have for years been encouraging the use of physical thank you cards as an impactful way to boost referrals, close sales and increase customer loyalty, with some estimating the sales increase potential to be as much as 50 percent. The free ThankYouPro app lets anyone create high quality thank you notes that are customizable on the front cover and inside, and send them anywhere in the world, making this mobile app perhaps the most affordable sales and marketing tool available. For $2.99, or less with volume discounts, anyone can send a customized, high-quality card inside a professional envelope and mailed with first class postage within one business day.
"In this digital age, the value of the personal touch is only increasing," said John Testement, CEO of ThankYouPro. "We engineered ThankYouPro to be a business marketing tool that uses various features of the smartphone that most business and salespeople already have in their pockets to create a personalized piece of advertising that is very familiar to the customer: the thank you card. Imagine opening a thank you card you just received in the mail and seeing that one special feature of the house you were just looking at or the car you test drove printed on the cover of a personal note from the salesperson. That's pretty compelling marketing and a great tool for inspiring loyalty, referrals and sales."
The ThankYouPro app features:
*23 award-winning pre-set designs options as well as the ability to create custom designs from photos or images on the phone
*A choice of 11 different "handwriting" or "engraved" fonts for composing thank you messages
*The ability to customize the color and size of fonts in the card
*A printing process that makes the inside of the card look and feel truly handwritten
*A unique "electronic ink" lets the author use a finger or stylus to sign the card on the device's touch screen and place the signature in any size, position or angle on the inside of the card
*The ability to add a photo or other image to create the front the card
*The ability to add a company logo, photo or background image on the inside of the card
*Selection of mailing and return address from the phone's address book or by manual input
*Cards are sent via First Class mail within one business day
ThankYouPro is easy to use. The app takes the guess-work out of creating cards, walking the user step-by-step through the card customization process. The app is so simple to use, a card can be created from scratch and mailed within minutes. ThankYouPro offers secure payment transactions via PayPal or a personal credit card, including bulk purchases. The ThankYouPro app delivers unparalleled shipping reliability not offered by competitive apps.
"Customer follow-up is of utmost importance in my business," said Will Boland, co-owner of CarLotz, a for-sale-by-owner car dealership in Midlothian, Va. "I have searched for a tool that lets my salespeople interact with their customers, and do so in a timely manner. After my personal success using the free test card in the ThankYouPro app, I suggested it to my team. They were very impressed with how simple it was to customize cards with whatever notes, photos and colors they wanted. Because our customers sincerely appreciate receiving our thank you cards, ThankYouPro has become one our most valuable business tools."
More than 7 billion greeting cards are sold every year in the United States alone, and business professionals worldwide agree on the importance of a good quality thank you card to build new or cement current business relationships. With 25 million sales professionals and 238 million iOS devices in use in the United States, the potential is immense for ThankYouPro's technology to bridge the booming mobile technology adoption with the age-old need for sales professionals to mail thank you cards. In today's highly competitive business climate, businesses must fight to set themselves apart from the competition. The unexpected personal touch of a ThankYouPro card will impress customers, creating long lasting goodwill and repeated business.
* iPhone, iPod touch and iPad
* Requires iPhone OS 4.2 or later
* 19.0 MB
Pricing and Availability:
ThankYouPro 1.3 is free and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Lifestyle category. Cards mailed within the U.S. and Canada cost $2.99 (USD) each, and cards sent internationally cost $5.99 (USD). Discounts are applied to volume purchases.
ThankYouPro introduces personalized advertising through its free mobile app that lets anyone create high quality thank you cards that are delivered anywhere via postal services. Suited for anyone who interacts with customers and partners, the ThankYouPro mobile app produces cards featuring real "electronic ink" signatures and personal notes printed in a handwritten look and feel. With built-in professional designs and the ability to create cover art from a smartphone's photo album or camera, ThankYouPro helps business professionals use thank you cards to increase loyalty, referrals and sales. Copyright (C) 2012 ThankYouPro. All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, iPhone, iPod and iPad are registered trademarks of Apple Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries.