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Why thank you notes?

New friends matter when you’re a small business owner. Well-written and timely thank you notes foster relationships. When someone gets a card in their mailbox, they smile. Why do you think people have “thank you cards” hung up around their desks? We need other people to be successful, so why not work to cultivate positive relationships? A thank you note can do that quickly and easily. According to a study by Emotion, thanking people makes them more likely to continue a relationship, which leads to more opportunities for you. Unlike marketing campaigns and website updates, showing gratitude is free. It’s good for new relationships, and winds up being good for you, as well. Gratitude helps us treasure good experiences, deal with conflict, and build better relationships. Remember: Focus on the thank you itself, not on the materials it’s written on or the potential sale you’ll get.


What every thank you note needs


How to start? With a greeting, of course! Make sure to use the recipient’s name to make the note more personal. Suggestions:

  • Hi Steve,
  • Dear Steve,
  • Steve,
  • Hello Steve,

Thanking is the point of a thank you note, so do it right. Be genuine and specific, no backhanded compliments or funny stuff. Suggestions:

  • Thank you for helping me out with our 7 mile project. Your support made it happen.
  • Thank you for being there for me to talk things through. Your insights and advice made me decide to pursue a business loan.
  • Thank you for advice and for your generosity. Without it, I wouldn’t know where to start with social media marketing.

A robot can write a thank you note, but it won’t be very meaningful. That’s why you need to pepper in personal touches. Show that you remember details about the recipient’s life (without being creepy!). This shows that you not only listened to them, but care about their well-being. Suggestions:

  • I hope to see you at a Giants game this summer. I’ll let you know if I have tickets!
  • Take good care of your knee. Hope you’re up and walking soon.
  • Enjoy the sunshine in San Diego — I wish we could share a beer together at the beach.
  • Good luck working on your new blogging project — sounds exciting and I know you’ll do great.

Now wrap it up! Close with a greeting that feels comfortable to you. Suggestions:

  • Best,
  • Best Wishes,
  • Sincerely,
  • Thanks again,
  • With gratitude,
  • Keep in touch,


When to send thank you notes

Thank you notes can be sent at any time, but here are some common times that people send them:


  • After an interview. Thank the person who interviewed you. Thank them for their time and for their explanations of the job.
  • After a meeting. After an important meeting, thank the key players for attending and sharing their insights.
  • After events. You often meet new people at events, so thank them for the pleasure of their company and for sharing information with you.
  • Out of the blue. These are the best kinds of thank you notes — totally out of the blue!
  • After a referral. If someone refers a new client or customer to you, take out a note card and pen a thank you note. This will show your gratitude and encourage that person to continue to refer people to you.
  • During the holidays. The holidays are a great excuse to thank people for a great year together.

Here is a sample thank you letter and email message to send to a person who referred you for a job, with tips for what to include and write.

Have you experienced a successful phase in your life? Is there someone you may owe thanks, for providing you with their experience and lessons, and maybe even mentioning you to people who have helped further you?

If so, it would be nice to send a ‘Thank you for your referral’ note. Gratitude builds relationships.


‘Thank you for your referral’ notes to your previous manager


01Words can’t express how much I value your mentorship and allowing providing me with a great recommendation. I want you to know that my time working at the company shaped me, both as a person and a professional.
Thank you for your referral and I am glad I can count on you.


02Nothing is better than knowing someone you admire acknowledges your work. Thank you for your referral!
It means so much to me and the development of my career. You’ve been nothing but a great mentor and supporter of mine throughout the years.


03When I needed a referral, you were the first person I thought of. Of all the managers I had the pleasure of working with, nobody invested so much effort into making me a better professional.
On top of all that, your referral is very flattering. Thank you!


04No professional can develop without working under a skilled manager. I had the luck of developing my skills under your guidance, and it is a privilege to know you, both as a mentor, and hopefully a friend.
Thank you for your referral and the kind words.


05Guidance is everything. When I made mistakes and didn’t know what to do in certain situations, you still trusted me with important tasks.
Those trials and tribulations make this referral even more meaningful. Thank you!
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06Your management skills and work ethic made a lasting impression on me at the beginning of my career. Under your guidance, I learned how to be a better leader and a person that everyone can count on.
Thank you for your referral. I will never forget your kindness


07A note could never compare to the belief you always had in me. Despite taking this next step in my career, your referral was of instrumental importance and instills confidence that I am making the right choice.
It means a lot to me and I hope I can repay you for everything you did for me.


08I always felt I was ideal for [desired position] and I honed my skills in that direction, but it was your referral that helped me get the job. Thank you so much, it’s yet another show of your amazing support.
You’re the ideal manager and I’ve been lucky to work with you.


09The competition was fierce and even though I had confidence in my skills, just like you taught me, it was the referral that did the trick. There is nothing that makes me feel as lucky as having people like you in my professional life.
Thank you!


10Throughout my professional career, I’ve accepted and followed your advice. I will do so too at [new position], thank you for referring me and helping me improve.
It means a lot to me and I want you to know that.


Thank you notes for your professor


11Education is all about acquiring the right tools for the future. I appreciate your referring me for this new position, but also for teaching me to analyze everything and do my best, no matter the situation.
Your referral was unexpected and I am deeply thankful to you for it.
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12Your lectures were my first real contact with challenging situations and problems. During my time at [university name], I developed an aptitude for critical and rational thinking.
Your referral means so much to me and I cannot wait to express my gratitude in person, too.


13Mentorship is a rarity, so that fact that I have a mentor in you, means so much more than you’d know. Your teaching methods are unique and I still tell people about my experiences from college.
Thank you for your referral!


14Before anyone else did, you gave me a chance to grow and succeed by incessantly honing my skills. With your expertise, I found a passion.
This is why your referral means the world to me. Thank you and I want you to know it was a pleasure to be taught by you.


15Thank you so much for the referral you gave for me. It’s extremely flattering to be recommended by such a renowned expert.
Know that not one bit of my success would be possible with your effort and guidance.


16The very beginning of my experience with [subject] was at your lectures. You showed me what [your field] is all about and how can I change the world using my knowledge.
Your referral is the greatest compliment I could have received.


17Thank you for this referral and for all the times you put up with me when I wasn’t willing to work hard. Due to the support you gave me, I transformed my life and found a calling.
Everyone needs a professor like you!
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18Thank you for speaking so highly of me. It seems unbelievable that, of all people, you would refer me, but I know you would recognize my hard work and effort since they are qualities I learned from you.
I appreciate it, Mr. [name]. You are truly a professional.


19Nothing gives me more joy than knowing my dearest professor gladly recommended me. It’s perhaps the biggest compliment I could have received from anyone.
I appreciate the gesture and thank you for it.


20I’m writing this note in order to express my appreciation for you and the effort that you put into setting my on the path to becoming an expert in [field]. Your referral is just icing on the cake and something that I still cannot believe happened.
Your mentorship and support were something I never experienced from a professor before.


Concluding thoughts

It’s important to know your mentors that you appreciate their effort. A good word can improve your existing relationships.

We hope these notes will enable you to further strengthen the bond you have with the people you value. Modify them according to your personal taste and the situation, as well as the person.


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Referral Thank You Letter Samples

Here are some referral thank you letter samples you can utilize to help with your own wording.

When someone refers another person to your business or service, it is a testimonial to your value, and an implicit recommendation. Returning this kindness with a thank you note will help solidify the relationship and encourage more referrals in the future.

Dos and Don’ts


  • Be gracious and kind
  • Offer something of value if appropriate (discounts, re-referrals)


  • Explicitly ask for more referrals

It’s tacky to ask for additional referrals in your thank you note. By simply communicating your gratefulness, you’ll already be encouraging future recommendations.

Sample Letters

Referral From a Customer

Dear John,

I can’t thank you enough for referring your friend Jeff to my massage practice. That was too kind of you. I’m so glad I’ve been able to help you over the past few months, and I look forward to providing the same care to your friend.

I really do appreciate it so much. Referrals are the only way my business grows, and its so nice to know that you’ve enjoyed your experience enough to recommend your friend. I hope to see you soon. Your next session is on the house. :)


Referral From a Another Business

Dear Susan,

I just discovered that our newest client was referred to us through your firm. Thank you so much for the lead. We’re confident that we’ll be able to provide a lot of value for them. I’m so pleased that you thought of us.

I hope that I’ll soon be able to return the favor. I’ll be attending a networking event later this month, and if someone is in need of an outsourcing solution, I’ll make sure to send them your way. Thanks again Susan. We’re beyond grateful.


Referral For Employment

Dear Mr. Grover,

I really appreciate you taking the time to refer my application to Sanders, Marrow, and Price. You have been an integral reason that I’ve been able to secure my new role at the company. Please let me know if there is anything I can do to assist your company in the future.

Again, thank you so much. Your help and guidance has been a true blessing.

Sam Smith

Thanks for The Link

Dear Greg,

I’ve just discovered that you recommended my site on a recent blog post. Thank you so much for the kind recommendation. Please let me know if there is anything I can do to help you out in your venture. Your blog seems very helpful. I’ll recommend it to my readers the first chance I get.

Thanks again friend.

Best Regards,
Markus T.

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As you can see, a referral thank you letter doesn’t need to be paragraphs long. Consider mocking up a thank you letter template for continued use, if your business generates a lot of referrals.

Sending a written thank you note will produce good will and lasting dividends for your business. Also, it’s simply the right thing to do.

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20 Grateful ‘Thank You for Your Referral’ Notes

Customer referrals are important. In fact, referrals should be considered as an important metric to compare to organic traffic. People who are referred to your business are more likely to purchase from you than someone who sees an advertisement.

George Vasiliadis tells us how important referrals can be for business. “Research suggests that referred individuals are substantially more likely to make a purchase than those who happen upon your site. In fact, consumers are four times more likely to buy something when a friend recommends it.”

“Potential customers are more willing to believe their friends who have already used your service.” – AllBusiness

For those who like statistics, here are some that show you just how important referral marketing can be.

  • 84% of consumers start their purchases by asking for a referral
  • The majority purchase decisions are made from recommendations
  • 92% of consumers trust referrals when made by someone they know
  • 83% of people who have a positive experience are more likely to refer someone

The best part of a sales referral is cost. “Referrals cost you nothing to acquire,” writes Bill Cates. “The only cost of a referral might be a small thank you gift.”

“According to a study by Emotion, thanking people makes them more likely to continue a relationship, which leads to more opportunities for you. Unlike marketing campaigns and website updates, showing gratitude is free.” – Grasshopper

Thank you gift? That’s right. Properly thanking a person for a referral is a surefire way to get even more referrals. One of the best ways is through affordable appreciation gifts. Something we will discuss more later in this article.

So How do You Get Referrals?

One of the best ways to get referrals is to keep customers engaged. People you interact with are more likely to remember your business when someone asks for a referral. Family and friends are always asking for recommendations and you want to be the first one they think of when that happens.

“Satisfied and engaged clients give you referrals (sometimes without even asking).” – HubSpot

Statistics show that customers already make referrals. However, it is the number of referrals that you should focus on.

  • 61% refer 1 new lead
  • 34% refer 2 to 10 new leads
  • 5% refer 11 or more leads

Your goal as a business owner is to shift the percentage of people making one new referral to the column making 11 or more referrals. Keep people engaged by reaching out to them on a regular basis. You can do so through social media, email marketing, and even follow-up telephone calls.

Outside of keeping people engaged, it is important that you physically ask for referrals. Some people simply won’t do it unless you nudge them. In addition, a person may make a referral because they remember you asked. They feel as if they are fulfilling a favor by doing so. recommends ways to ask for referrals, including asking directly and thanking your referral sources. So now let’s look at why thanking a referral source can lead to more business.

Importance of Thanking Your Referral Sources

The first reason you need to thank referrals is because they have done a lot of work for you. It may seem like they only just recommended you, but they have actually saved you time by building trust.

“Referrals in the sales world are the very best way to grow your sales book of business for many reasons,” writes Lori Richardson. “The first one is that if someone whom you respect refers you to work with someone else, nearly half the “work” in building trust has been done.”

So, it is important to recognize them for a job well done. Building trust with customers is difficult and your sales referral source has essentially done that work for you.

Another reason to thank a referral is because they made you money. That’s right. They brought you a customer who otherwise could have gone to a competitor. Who knows? Maybe they would have come to you in the first place. However, the referral guaranteed they came to you which is worth showing your appreciation.

Finally, thanking a customer referral source can likely lead to more referrals. Sounds selfish, but its true. If you thank the 61% of people who refer one person, you may just push them into the 34% category of people who refer more than one.

Now that you know how valuable referrals can be; and, that you know thanking referral sources can lead to even more business, let’s look at the four ways you can properly thank a sales referral.

1. Sending a Thank You Note

This may sound old school but handwritten thank you notes are a great way to make someone feel appreciated. In fact, being old school is why most people appreciate them.

Many people don’t take the time to personally thank people. Or, they send out template thank you emails which don’t really feel like a true form of appreciation. A handwritten thank you note shows that you have that person in mind when writing it, not just sending out bulk letters to everyone who made a purchase.

There are many tips to writing thank you notes to referrals. Some of the most common include writing them immediately after a sale (don’t procrastinate), be personal and specific to the person you are writing it to, and keeping it short and to the point.

A short note of thanks that reflects the individual, and sent immediately after the sale, is a great way to let someone know they are appreciated.

2. Keeping the Referrer Informed

There is nothing worse than referring someone and then not knowing if they made a purchase or not. People like to know if their referral worked out both on the buying and selling end. Keeping the referrer informed is a great way to thank them as it shows appreciation.

You obviously cannot tell them specific details in most situations, but you can provide general updates. For instance, if you sell cars and receive a referral, you can always tell the referrer that you are working with the person they sent and will be looking at vehicles in the next week. These leaves out specifics but still makes them feel in the loop.

“People just naturally like to help each other, but especially when they know their efforts are successful. Let your contact know when a referral he or she has made comes through, and be as creative as you can.” The Business Journals

Keeping them informed can also help you with follow-ups to the sale. If someone they refer did not make a purchase, there’s a good chance the referrer will find out why. They will likely even follow-up with them and ask when they plan to go back to you. They effectively become an extension of your sales team.

3. Publicly Acknowledge the Source

People love recognition, especially when its public. Any chance you get to praise them in front of other people will bode well for future referrals.

“There are many ways you can go about promoting your referral activity publicly. You can add a referral box to your newsletter, create a referral news page on your web site, promote referrals in your blog posts, or tweet it to your followers on twitter.” – Duct Tape Marketing

Social media is a great way to thank people while acknowledging them publicly. Thank them in your posts and even include a picture of the person they referred (along with their purchase). Just on a side note, make sure you have the approval of the parties prior to doing anything publicly. Doing so without their permission could backfire.

4. Affordable Appreciation Gifts

Chances are you initially came here because you were looking for professional thank you gift ideas. Of course, that is our specialty so we saved the best for last. For those who are not aware of the impact you can have with an affordable appreciate gift, here are some statistics.

Households in the United States average owning 30 promotional products. This coming from a 2019 study by ASI. The same study also showed that more than half of people receiving a promotional gift are more likely to do business with the person who gave it to them. Finally, 85% of people who receive a promotional item remember the brand it represents.

The great thank about affordable appreciation gifts is they server as continued advertising for your brand. The person receiving the gift can enjoy the benefits, while at the same time projecting your brand to others every time they use it.

As an example, t-shirts generate an average of 3,400 brand impressions throughout their lifetime. This means that you thank you gift will not only be worn and appreciated by the recipient, it will serve as an advertisement for your brand where it will be viewed more than three thousand times.

If you want some professional thank you gift ideas, check out our article on thoughtful corporate gift ideas.

Final Thoughts on Thanking Customer Referrals

Referrals are the lifeblood of any business. If you treat the referral source with appreciation, you are likely to receive even more referrals in the future. Make sure you properly thank referrals, using things like thank you notes, public acknowledgement, and even personalized gifts. Doing so will show your appreciation.

From customized power banks to logoed apparel, we have plenty of items you can use as affordable appreciation gifts. Give us a call and we will put together a quote for the perfect items that will fit your budget.

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It would be nice to send a 'Thank you for your referral' note to let your mentors know that you appreciate their effort. Gratitude builds.

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