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Visions of Sugarplums

“Visions of Sugarplums” designed by Linda James, NC First step in holiday gift basket preparation? Gather all the odds and ends of late fall inventory and brainstorm for ways to move them as you roll out the yuletide gift line. … Continue reading

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Corporate Buyers

Sophisticated corporate managers are experts in their field and expect you to be the expert at gifts. Because these clients are experienced dealmakers, they also can easily get out of a deal. When you’ve secured a large order, provide a … Continue reading

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Selling in Uncertain Times

Watching the local news and the national news creates an air of uncertainty to business owners.  Here are some tips to work toward your goals during crisis periods and breeze through periods of doubt with your customers and your employees. … Continue reading

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Darling Baby

According to the Consumer Expenditure Survey from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, parents in the 25 – 34-year-old age group spent $5.2 billion on infant equipment, furniture and apparel. The 35 – 44 age group spent $3.4 billion. The two … Continue reading

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Glass Baskets

Mugs, jars, boxes, and totes offer flexibility with component choices, labor savings, and good value.  While decorative glass containers are not necessarily inexpensive in the short term, a refillable container for the desk is a good solution for corporations that … Continue reading

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Fruit Basket Turnover

By Debra Paulk          Eating a cookie makes me feel like I’m grinning inside. The glee that bubbles up from the sugar rush cannot be matched by any other food. Good chocolate gives off a rosy warmth; … Continue reading

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Big Thanks

Corporations often choose bundled gifts instead of gift baskets for staff appreciation. Omitting the basket reduces costs, both in supplies and labor. Instead of individual gifts, some corporations choose to send one large gift for the entire office that can … Continue reading

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Halloween Snack Cup

Halloween Snack Attack Bewitch your customers with this whimsical warm call gift, filled with Halloween goodies. Tag it with “Let us scare up some business for you with spooktacular gift ideas.”

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Gift Basket Mechanics

Gift Basket Mechanics Two Goals: 1. Elevate the products at rim-height of the container for better presentation and value. 2. Provide support and stability for the merchandise inside the basket. Some years ago a retailer in a chain gourmet store … Continue reading

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Stack and Pack It!

Give Customers What They Want . . . Just Stack and Pack It! Chocolate, coffee, bath salts and lotion . . . you’ve got it all wrapped up this spring! When customers call this season you can be ready for … Continue reading

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