Understand Your Buyer > How to Engage  > Lagniappe

What is it?

Lagniappe is a fancy word used to describe the extra mile – it’s an unexpected “gift” presented at the point of purchase.


Why does it work?

It works because when clients buy they expect to receive what they’re paying for and no more. To receive something extra is a welcome surprise and helps to cement the buyer’s decision to buy.


How can you use it?

Depending on your offering, what could you offer your clients by way of a small gift at the point of purchase that will be of low cost to you but high value or novelty to your buyer?



  • A handwritten note of thanks.
  • A gift or freebie.
  • A personalised video.


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