Practical Uses for Custom Magnets

Isn’t it difficult to keep track of the many chores and service dates that come with homeownership? We definitely think so!

The good news is that custom magnets and stickers are an excellent way to stay on top of rotating and recurring tasks at home.

Today, we’ll share our favorite practical uses for magnets and stickers around the house.

Vehicle Oil Change Reminders

When you get your vehicle’s oil changed, place one of our no-residue clear stickers on your windshield. We’ll print a custom sticker designed by you; just leave a space where you can jot down the date of service.

Despite the importance of frequent oil changes, not all oil change service centers provide this handy, visible reminder. If your local place doesn’t, we encourage you to come prepared with your own sticker.

Water Heater Service Reminders

water heater magnet and plumber

If you’re like most homeowners, you can’t recall the date you last had your water heater serviced. However, we can create a reminder magnet or sticker that works well with a whiteboard marker.

All you have to do is place it on your water heater, then jot down your most recent service date along with your service company’s contact info.

Take it a step further by having us print the phone number for your favorite repair company right on the sticker or magnet.

We hope you never have a water heater emergency, but if you do, you’ll be glad you have the number right where you need it.

HVAC Service Reminders

Depending on your home’s location and type of system, your HVAC should be serviced every 6 – 12 months. Our custom reminder magnets or stickers are a great way to ensure that you remember when you last had this work completed, or alternatively, by which date you need to schedule it next.

Simply attach it to your HVAC system, then take a glance anytime you need a reminder.

Clean and Dirty Indicators for your Dishwasher

clean dishwasher magnet

Dishwashers are used daily in most homes, but it can be tricky to determine whether it’s been run or not—especially during the whirlwind of activity that occurs during the morning routine.

The solution is a simple magnet that you’ll place on your dishwasher. Like a domino, you’ll want one half to say “Clean,” while the opposite side says “Dirty.” Flip it 180 degrees, and suddenly it’s a breeze to figure out if your favorite coffee mug is ready to use on this rushed Tuesday morning.

If you have any custom magnet or sticker ideas in mind for your own home, Blue Bee Printing is here to create them for you! No project is too large or too small. Our extensive product offerings ensure that we’ll have the perfect material for any application.

If you have questions about your custom sticker and magnet order, please reach out to us. We love working with our clients on fun and creative personalized projects.

Custom Magnets and Stickers Replace Business Cards

Service and repair businesses need to promote themselves

a repair man fixing a washing machine

If you’re over 30, you remember the days of business cards. Most homeowners had a designated “junk drawer” with a stash of business cards near the front. When the water heater went out or the garage door was on the fritz, it was time to rifle through the cards to call for help.

We know you’ve learned the importance of digital marketing, Google business listings, and customer testimonials to guide clients to your business. However, we recommend that all service and repair companies also promote themselves with custom stickers and magnets.

Why use custom stickers and magnets for service/repair business promotion?

It is important (for all business owners) to advertise online with the goal of gaining new customers, but it’s equally or more important to retain the customers you’ve already worked so hard to bring in!

How can you effectively retain your current clients?

Stickers and magnets are an ideal replacement for business cards. To illustrate my point, I’ll share a personal experience.

Two years ago, my garage door had a broken spring. I grabbed my phone, and by a stroke of luck, I was able to find the service person who installed my garage door originally. He arrived quickly, repaired my garage door, and handed me his business card. I fully intended to hire him again; he did great work, offered fair prices, and remembered me well.

I failed to keep his business card or add his contact info to my phone.

The next time my garage door acted up, didn’t get so lucky online and had to hire a different company. While they did the repairs, they charged more, and the interaction didn’t feel as friendly or personal.

If my original garage door installer had placed a custom-made sticker on the garage door interior that included his contact information – he would’ve retained a customer and I could have saved time and money.

Most service and repair business owners are likely to have many customers who won’t be able to remember their name without a reminder. Every time you complete a repair, hand the client your business card, and let them know that you’ve also placed a sticker in a discreet place directly on the equipment you’ve just repaired or serviced.

Custom magnets work just as well if you’re working on anything metal—and can also be placed on a customer’s refrigerator.

a refrigerator with custom magnets

The goal is to have your information placed right where they can find it. Don’t let them be like me, using my phone to blindly search “garage door repair near me,” fingers crossed that I’d find the repair company I was looking for.

When your company offers fair prices and excellent service, your customers want to rely on you again and again. Make it easy for them by leaving a visible reminder of just who it was who arrived to help them out last time.

custom die cuts magnets

Designing a Magnetic Business Card that Stands Out

magnetic business card

If you’re looking for business cards that won’t get lost in the shuffle, magnetic business cards are a fun and effective option! Paper business cards get lost or thrown away, but magnetic cards stay secure on fridges, lockers, desk drawers, and any other metallic surface. Magnetic business cards become mini billboards for your business, ensuring that your skills, products, knowledge, or services are not forgotten. Here are a few qualities to aim for when designing an effective and attention grabbing magnetic business card.

1. Easy to Share

The great thing about magnets is they are easily transportable. Instead of holding a bunch of loose paper cards in your pocket, you can carry a stack of magnets with ease. Potential customers you hand your magnets out to can similarly carry the magnet easily in a pocket or purse. It is also easy to send out magnets in a promotional mailing. Their size and light weight makes them easy to fit in an envelope and cheap to mail out to a multitude of customers.

2.  Durability

Of all the different kinds of promotional items customers can receive, magnets tend to stand the test of time much better than others. T-shirts eventually get holes in them or, let’s face it, we “grow out of them.” Mugs and cups can break and are difficult to transport. Paper promotional items get quickly thrown away, eventually discarded, or unintentionally lost in the shuffle. The major benefit of a magnet is its sturdiness – strong enough to hold up to potential damage and it is less likely to get lost among other papers. A magnet can last a long time in your customer’s home or business.

3. Useful

Magnets are extremely useful. They can hold everything from important documents to kids’ drawings while also serving as their own tiny decorations. Magnets can be found on almost every fridge in America, becoming in-home advertisements directly absorbed by your customers every day. A magnetic business card that has a purpose in a customer’s day to day life is much more likely to stick around. Your card is sure to be on hand in the event a future customer ever needs your services.

4.  Low Cost, Endless Advertising

No matter how big or small your business is, magnets will easily fit into your advertising budget. And for the low cost, you get so much out of a magnetic business card! Not only are you creating a promotional item that your customers will actually find useful, every time your magnet is used, you’ll be getting free advertising. A magnet stuck on a fridge in a client’s home will be seen by everyone in the house as well as any visitors. This exposure multiplies for magnets displayed in businesses. You can end up with thousands of views of your “mini billboard.”

5.  Endless Customization

With Blue Bee Printing, if you can dream it, we can print it! Our online design tool allows you to choose from thousands of colors, fonts, and shapes to create the perfect magnet for your business card. You can upload your logo, use your exact business colors, and determine how you want to showcase your business. We offer die-cut options for fun, unique shapes to grab the attention of your customers. With so many customizing options, you can be sure to get the product you need to fit your business needs.

Our magnets can be so much more than just business cards. Blue Bee Printing will work with you to produce custom magnets to advertise your business. Magnets are also a great way to promote an upcoming event or to mark a business milestone.  Service call magnets can provide customers easy access to your services, hours, and how to get a hold of you. If your business already has a solid base of regular customers, let them show off their support by handing out a magnet of your logo with their next purchase. We can even create custom car magnet advertisements so you can market your business on the go! Every which was you look at it, custom magnets are a great way to promote your business.