It’s part of The Hudson Bay Company, one of the oldest commercial corporations in the world, with a pretty impressive history – they used to be the de facto government in large parts of North America in fur-trading times.
The last time I was in one of The Bay’s outlets, I thought it had become quite an ordinary store.
Fortunately The Bay proved me wrong.
They’ve just sent me a thank you note, with my receipt, for a gift I bought from them online. And not a mass-produced thank you note – it’s handwritten.
Isn’t that something?
So often when we sell to customers, we don’t think beyond the sale, how to make them buy from us again.
A handwritten thank you with no strings attached – now that’s a charming way to make me want to go back to The Bay.
P.S. My one criticism: it would have been better to sign off with a person’s name.