There are many ways to ask for your customers to leave you a review. Whether it’s offering a discount on their next visit or simply printing “Leave Us a Review” on their receipt, the point is to get the idea in their head. Here are some great ways to reach out to your customers and ask them to leave you a review.

Send an Email:

Keep an email sign-up sheet on the checkout counter and offer a discount to customers who leave their email address on the sheet. Then follow up with an email asking them to leave a review. Below you will find a template you can use.

Dear Patron (or Customer Name),

On behalf of (name of company), I would like to personally thank you for your business. We appreciate the trust you place in our company and strive to achieve excellence for you and all of our customers.

If like many of our loyal customers, you had a pleasant experience with us, share it with others; leave us a review on Google Places.

If by unfortunate circumstances you had a bad experience with us, we would like you to reply to this email if you had a bad experience with us. We’re sorry and we would like the chance to repair our relationship with you.

Please let us know if we can enhance our service to you in any way.

Thank you,
(name of business owner)

Give Out a Business Review Postcard

Download and add your company information to this business review postcard for each one of the business review sites your company is listed on. Then print and shuffle the stack to get an even distribution of business reviews from a variety of popular business directories. Staple the postcard to every receipt you give out to encourage your customers to leave you a review.

Business Review Postcard

Additional Ideas for Getting Business Reviews:

Here are some other great ways to promote your business on the review websites of your choice:

1. Window Clings: Keep a window cling on your front window or door that lets your customers know which review site to find you on and asks them to leave a review.

2. Receipts: Promote a review site of your choice right on the receipt. Print the URL on the receipt as well so people know exactly where to find your business. Or staple a coupon with a request to leave a review to each receipt.

3. Samples: Give away free samples and encourage your customers to write a review about the product.

4. Incentive: Ask customers to bring proof into your store (on their smart phone or print out) that they left a review for you and they will receive a discount or free promotional item.