Making the Most of Gift Baskets
Find ways to cut costs and encourage additional gift basket purchases to increase profitsMaking the most of gift baskets in your inventory not only means cutting the cost of producing them, but also increasing profits with an expanded selection and sales of related items. Whether you cater to customers looking for corporate gift baskets for clients and employees or those in need of gifts for special occasions, uncover new methods to boost sales and expand your clientele.
Every step of the sales process, from finding wholesale sources for your gift basket business to brainstorming add-on items to generate additional sales, can be improved upon to increase your business’ success. When deciding how you should go about making the most of gift baskets, endeavor to:
1. Uncover new wholesale sources to cost-effectively increase your selection of corporate gift basket or gourmet gift basket contents.
2. Sign up for classes and workshops that will hone your skills when compiling, wrapping and merchandising everything from food gift baskets to holiday gift baskets to custom gift baskets.
3. Find additional items like gift tags and sentimental greeting cards that your gift basket company can sell. Customers will appreciate the one-stop shopping as they purchase the items to personalize the gifts.
Use wholesalers to add new items to your gift basket inventory without overextending your budget
Discover ways to make your gift basket selection more appealing through instructional workshopsExperienced gift basket retailers, designers and learning institutions offer classes on the creation, design and marketing of gift baskets. The classes will keep you up to date on the latest styles, trends and colors. You can also use the new techniques as part of in-store classes to teach your customers how to design custom gift baskets for any occasion themselves.
Offer additional products to help corporate and individual customers personalize gift basketsAlthough your customers are ordering a business gift basket for an employee or a special occasion basket as a personal gift, who says the sale has to stop there? Add to the total by offering items like cards, tags or even specialty ribbon that clients can use to give each basket a heartfelt, homemade touch and help you make more from each gift basket sale.
- If you attend gift basket workshops or related events, take the opportunity to network with other retailers. Not only can you discuss the ways that they increase their gift basket sales, but you can also uncover new wholesale sources, hear company rumors and learn which distributors have a less-than-perfect customer service track record.
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