There are many case in which you would need to send a nice, complimentary thank you letters. e.g Thank you for giving us award,Bonus,Benefit etc.
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On occasion, you may get a bonus for the hard work you put in at your company. You may expect a bonus as a result of achieving your goals. Or it may be completely out-of-the-blue as a special recognition from your boss. However your bonus appears, you should acknowledge your boss for her generosity. Soon after you get your extra check, you should thank your boss for the bonus. A thank you note to your boss for a bonus is a great way to do that. Even if you have an informal relationship and regularly email, it is a nice gesture to pen a thank you note to your boss for giving you a bonus.
You should always acknowledge your boss when you receive a bonus. Your boss does not have to give bonuses, and you received one because he felt as though you deserved it. Even if it’s an end-of-the-year holiday bonus that the entire company receives, it’s still a gesture that deserves an official thank you.
Thanking your boss will make her feel appreciated, give her confidence she made the right decision and show your appreciation for the bonus. If you don't thank her, she might mistake your silence for a sense of entitlement on your part and she may not feel as generous in the future. One way to thank your boss for a bonus is with a smile and a handshake. But if you want to make more of an impression, write a short note that expresses your gratitude.
A thank you letter for a bonus can be short and sweet. It only needs to be a few simple sentences that acknowledge the bonus, show your appreciation and mention your gratitude toward the company. The note can be formal or informal, depending on your relationship with your boss.
Dear Mr. Davis,
Thank you so much for my performance bonus. I really appreciate your generosity and having my hard work acknowledged. I feel so fortunate to work for a company that encourages its employees to keep meeting new goals and gives them the support and tools to do so.
I wanted to thank you for my annual holiday bonus. It was so unexpected and will be put to good use as we move into our new home. I really enjoy being part of your team, and look forward to working more together in the New Year.
It’s best to thank your boss for a bonus right after receiving it. You don’t want to delay too long since it can seem rude to not acknowledge the gesture promptly. Even if you do thank your boss the next time you see him in the hallway, it’s professional to follow up with a short thank you letter.
Leslie Bloom is a Los Angeles native who has worked everywhere from new start-ups to established corporate settings. In addition to years of business and management experience, she has more than 20 years of experience writing for a variety of online and print publications. She holds degrees in both journalism and law.
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Dear [Recipients Name],
I would like to express my thanks in regards to the pay rise that I have just been awarded. I recognize that it is not normal to award pay rises at this point of the year, so I feel especially rewarded for my work so far. I now realize why our firm has such a great reputation for looking after its staff.
I feel that I am lucky to work for such a great firm and now feel more confident that my job is meeting your expectations. I will repay this faith and will continue to provide steady work in the future, as I feel proud to work for this company.
Thank you again for recognizing and rewarding my work so far, and the monetary gain is much appreciated.
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Further things to consider when writing thank you letters to my boss
Thank-you letters are letters written to politely acknowledge a gift, service, compliment or an offer. Simply put, these are letters you write to express your gratitude and appreciation for someone's thoughtful actions. You can send a thank-you letter after personal events, an interview, networking events, after receiving a gift or donation, etc. A thank-you letter is always special in that it lets the recipient know that what he/she did was greatly valued and appreciated. The letter should be sent promptly and when the events are still fresh so that it can be more meaningful.
Thank-you letters should be warm, personal, and sincere. Begin with the two magical words "Thank you," and address the recipient in a way that feels most natural. Be clear about what you are thanking the person for. Let the recipient know why his/her specific gift or actions are cherished and why they are important to you. Inquire after the recipient's well-being and share some information about your life. Let him/her know that you are thinking about him/her and mention the next time you may want to meet. To wrap things up, thank the recipient again and let him/her know that you value his/her friendship.
Letters to my boss are the letters you write to your superiors or the person whom you report to at work. The recipients of such letters can be the company owners, managers, or any other person who is in charge of employees in a company. Whether you want to raise a complaint, appreciate your boss, apologize for wrongdoing, or ask for permission to do something, a letter will get the job done. It will give you the time to organize your thoughts and of course, putting your thoughts in writing will let your boss see the seriousness of the issue.
Letters to my boss can be formal or informal depending on the relationship between the sender and the recipient. However, the letter must be addressed to a specific person. Start by stating your reason for writing the letter. Next, deliver you message providing any relevant information regarding the issue. Make the letter short and direct to the point. Use a polite, respectful, and professional tone. Refrain from making offensive or negative comments even if you are lodging a complaint. Wrap it up with a positive remark or a call to action. Sign and date the letter.
On my return from Springfield I found your award letter awaiting me. To be awarded the Civic Pride Award is really a tremendous honor. When my father won the.
If you don't have a great system in place for thanking customers, don't worry, you're not alone.
One detailed study revealed that thanking customers gets overlooked for two key reasons:
1. Underestimating the impact it could have on the recipient
2. Overestimating how “awkward” the recipient would feel receiving it
Let's take a look at the first one of these.
In short, people and businesses will only say thank-you, or send personal thank-you notes when they know that the recipient will feel positive (and not awkward) about their thanking.
Most companies put in minimal effort, because they expect (and possibly fear) minimal outcomes. They set up an automated thank-you note, often via email, and leave it to run ad infinitum.
In essence, the sender removes themselvesfrom the customer thanking equation, and lets the customer relationship run on autopilot. This is unfortunate, because the alternative route is so easy, and so much more effective. (More on that later, as we reveal the 4 best, and most impactful ways you can thank customers.)
Now, let’s address this point about awkwardness, because it bears thinking about properly.
To picture the “awkward recipient” effect in real-life, think of the last time you wrote a birthday card. You sit down to write it, think up all of the wonderful words you want to put down, fret about the order and meaning of those words for 10 minutes. Then when you finally write it, you pare it right back to something a lot less sentimental than the thing you had in your head.
To picture another scenario. Who hasn’t written a thank you note to a departing colleague in the furthest corner of the farewell card in fear that their message will look silly or overly gushing?
Thanking people can sometimes feel awkward and icky, but if you can overcome that initial fear and put in place a proper system, you'll unlock so many compound benefits.
Let’s look at the positive impacts thanking can have on your business, and discover 4 easy ways to level up your thanking game.
1. Thanking doubles your customers willingness to engage with you
A 2010 study in the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology showed that thanking people increased the likelihood of further actions by 100%.
The study investigated the effect of students thanking a mentor for helping with a cover letter. In a controlled experiment, those that sent back a letter just confirming they had received the CV vs. a group sending a letter thanking the mentor, were half as likely to be offered help the second time around (33% vs. 66%).
So the act of thanking doubled the recipients’ willingness to engage again. Imagine this thanking power translated into your own business and you can see the potential rewards for thanking your customers for their orders:
- The probability of new customers engaging with you shoots up dramatically
- Your ability to get positive reviews from those customers increases
- Their propensity to purchase from, or donate to, you a second time is much greater
- Their willingness to tell friends and colleagues about your product or service increases two-fold
In fact whilst writing this article, one of our long-time customers, Tim McElravy (Camp Director at the Lake Wenatchee YMCA Camp) posted this message in our private Bonjoro Facebook community (see image below) - he sent ONE thank you video to a past donor to his camp, and got an extra $3000 donation overnight! How's that for doubling engagement and outcomes, from one simple 2 minute thank-you video!?
Tellingly the same study showed that the effect of thanking is more powerful for people that we don’t know. So when it comes to your business, thanking customers for their orders, or thanking clients for their business, is an even greater use of your time and energy. Just as Tim found out.
2. It actually makes you (and your team) happier & healthier
Multiple studies have shown that being thankful, and thanking, can have positive physical effects on the sender, not just the recipient.
This study from two psychologists from the Universities of California and Miami, showed an association between gratitude and a person's wellbeing.
Participants were asked to write a few sentences each week focused on particular events. One group were asked to write things they were grateful for that had occurred during the week. Another group recorded daily irritations, and a final group were told to record events that had affected them, with no emphasis on positive or negative.
The research concluded:
"Compared with their less grateful counterparts, grateful people are higher in positive emotions and life satisfaction and also lower in negative emotions such as depression, anxiety, and envy. They also appear to be more pro-socially oriented in that they are more empathic, forgiving, helpful, and supportive than are their less grateful counterparts.”
Another recent study uncovered similar findings:
"Gratitude has one of the strongest links to mental health and satisfaction with life of any personality trait—more so than even optimism, hope, or compassion. . . Grateful people experience higher levels of positive emotions such as joy, enthusiasm, love, happiness and optimism. . . [They] can cope more effectively with everyday stress, show increased resilience in the face of trauma-induced stress, recover more quickly from illness, and enjoy more robust physical health."
We hear about this effect all the time here at Bonjoro. In fact, over 500 Bonjoro customers have sent more than 100 thank-you videos using our platform, and many of them report that as a team activity it has boosted morale and day-to-day productivity within their team.
Taking the time as an organisation, or as a team, to think about your approach to thanking customers can clearly have enormous benefits on internal company health.
3. It’s good for the recipient
"At times our own light goes out and is rekindled by a spark from another person. Each of us has cause to think with deep gratitude of those who have lighted the flame within us."
-- Albert Schweitzer
Whilst this quote can apply to love, family, chance encounters, support in a time of need, I think it's also applicable to simple thanking. We are so often disconnected from the companies we buy from, that something as simple as a thank-you note delivered with your package can light a flame inside you, make you feel valued, and make you feel that spark of human connection in what might otherwise be a faceless online interaction.
In fact, multiple studies have shown that thanking increases the wellbeing of the recipient. In August this year, the University of Texas released a paper on thanking the showed that "The gesture [of thanking] improves well-being for not only letter writers but recipients as well."
Think back to the last time someone thanked you properly, and it's not difficult to see why you should be thanking your customers, and sparking that little flame within them.
4. You set off a positive chain reaction
The 2010 study referenced earlier, showed that people who were thanked not only experienced stronger feelings of self-efficacy and self worth, but were motivated to engage in more 'pro-social' behaviour.
In effect, you thanking your customer for their order can set off a chain reaction where they feel compelled to pass on your message, or thank others themselves. Your 30 seconds sending a thank-you video to one customer, might cascade into 100 customers all thanking their customers too.
From the study:
“When helpers are thanked for their efforts, they stronger feelings of self-efficacy and social worth, which motivate them to engage in prosocial behaviour. In Experiments 1 and 2, receiving a brief written expression of gratitude motivated helpers to assist both the beneficiary who expressed gratitude and a different beneficiary.”
This is all fantastic, but how do can you translate these findings into your own business in a way that is both scalable and impactful?
Here are 4 quick tips we compiled for you, to help you thank your customers in a more systematic way. Check out our 8 best tools for delighting customers, and our customer delight white-paper for other potent approaches to delighting customers.
1. Use Bonjoro to send personalized thank-you videos:
We’re not going to lie, when it comes to thanking customers as a way of achieving positive business outcomes (like 5 star reviews, and repeat purchases), personalized videos is the number one most scalable, and powerful, thing you can do.
Just this month, we had two customers contact us to share how using videos to thank customers for orders had dramatically impacted their own business growth. One company, Munkstore, told us how Bonjoro videos had helped them get to #1 on Trustpilot for their category. You can watch an example video by MunkStore here - you can see how engaging and delightful this approach to thanking customers can be, hence the incredible outcomes they are seeing.
2. Throw in a little extra surprise! (aka: "package inserts")
This is something we’re seeing more companies doing. When someone buys from you, add a little extra surprise to their package to inject a bit more delight into the whole experience.
Shopify has an excellent blog on how to approach Ecommerce packaging inserts here. And this needn't just be the domain of Ecommerce - this applies to agencies, consultants, software companies, creatives, creators, charities and all sorts of entrepreneurs. A fairly small investment financially, but one that will make a big impression on your customer, and encourage trust and loyalty from Day 1.
3. Put your customer thanking in the most unexpected place
Some customer actions can get overlooked. You don’t just have to thank customers for spending their money with you. As a software company we like to surprise customers with little sprinkles of thanks at some more unexpected moments.
This GIF of our Chief Technology Officer, Mitch, took us 10 minutes to make, but when used as part of our Live Chat messaging it generates masses of engagement with customers, and provides a constant stream of insight from our customers which helps us build a better product.
Hey, and if you're a little unsure about GIFs, and how to use them in the business environment, we put together this bumper guide to using GIFs for sales and marketing 👍.
We even send bear-onesies to customers who hit 1000 videos sent. It’s silly sure, but the message is “we see you, we value you, and we want to show that we care!”
4. Systematise your approach to thanking
Here at Bonjoro, we do a thing called Thank-You-Thursday - every Thursday we send thank you videos to customers just as a way of showing appreciation.
It keeps us all aligned and ensures customers don’t fall through the cracks when it comes to appreciation. As our Founder Matt wrote last year, customer appreciation is critical to customer retention, so you better make sure that customers feel valued and loyal. Thanking them is just one way of ensuring this.
So, pick a day when you're going to thank your customers, and stick to it. You'll have a whole lot of fun, and you'll feel refreshed, energised and more connected with your customers than ever.
Have a little think about your own business. Is there a moment of your customer's journey that gets overlooked? Why not dial it up with a little thanks, because as the old adage goes: "a little thanks goes a long way". And this couldn’t be more true in business.
With Christmas just around the corner we went one step further and created some fun and festive backgrounds for you to use when sending thank-you videos to your customers. You can download them directly from our blog post here.
Everybody's favourite Operations Director, Grant, modelling one of our Christmas "filters"
12/12/2014: Give a Bonus of Heartfelt Appreciation This Year “'Mr. Demoulas writes a beautiful letter every year that each employee gets,' Gelvez said.