For example, I initially purchased the wrong kind of products to put in our gift basket, and had to replace everything. What I thought would be popular gift baskets, were actually not good sellers. Unfortunately at the time, we had printed brochures and business cards that promoted the gift baskets that we couldn't sell. That was money down the drain!
We also initially presented our gift baskets to the wrong decision makers, which wasted alot of time.
These were expensive lessons.
Eventually, I learned what worked well, and what didn't work, and I adjusted my business accordingly.
My gift basket business eventually grew to be one of the top gift basket businesses in the country. It grew from something we had in a spare bedroom, to a warehouse location with employees.
We ran it for 10 wonderful years. I then successfully sold it (for alot of money) to start a new adventure.
Because of the success we had, I began receiving telephone calls from people wanting information about how to start up their own gift basket company.
As the calls continued to come in, my husband and I decided to create a program aimed at helping people like you start their very own gift basket business. We wanted to develop a program that would allow people to avoid the costly pitfalls we endured and benefit from our years of experience.
10 Reasons why you should start a home-based gift basket business and join The Gift Basket Connectory
1. Everybody is a customer!
2. Tons of repeat and referral business.
3. Low start up cost. The Gift Basket Connectory is designed to save you money!
4. A home-based business means lower overhead, thus creating more profits!
5. No continuing franchise fees. The Gift Basket Connectory is not a franchise, so you keep all your profits!
6. Gift baskets are a fun business. If you’re going to be in business, enjoy it!
7. Work in the comfort of your own home.
8. Businesses and individuals love sending gift baskets. It's a time saver, it's always appreciated, and it sends the desired sentiment.
9. You are not alone! Work with a proven leader in the industry.
10. Most importantly, The Gift Basket Connectory can help make your dreams a reality!
"I was just starting out in the gift basket business and I was so overwhelmed as to what to do next. I became a member, and I found myself learning so much. It covered every aspect of this business, and put everything into perspective for me. I started my business with knowledge and confidence, and I honestly believe that your start up guide is the reason why"....................J. Fielder
Here is What You'll Find On the Inside:
Watch a video on how to make a gift basket
Set your creativity free and design profitable baskets your customers will love. This video will guide you from taking the order to making the gift basket. In this easy to follow, step-by-step video you will learn:
- How to choose gourmet and novelty products which compliment one another
- Suggestions on how to price your baskets
- How to arrange gourmet products and other novelty items in the basket
- How to operate a bow maker and create beautiful handmade, multi-color bows
- How to design dramatic and stunning gift basket presentations
- How to cheerfully and effectively take an order over the telephone
Find out what gift baskets sell the best
The gift baskets that people buy, depends on the market that you are going after. Find out what the most popular gift baskets are for your target market.
Watch a video on how to sell gift baskets to corporations
In the Sales Video you will learn through dramatized scripts the secret of the ‘soft sell’. It works! I’ll teach you:
- How to identify your target customer
- The ‘two-step’ method of getting fruitful appointments to show your baskets
- How to contact the person in charge of ordering gift baskets
- How to prepare for your appointment
- How to establish genuine credibility with your client quickly
- How to present a gift basket to a future customer and get the order
- How to lay the foundation for lasting relationships with your clients.
Avoid the costly advertising pitfalls. Get the facts on what kind of advertising works!
I've learned first hand from experience, what works and what doesn't work. Mistakes in advertising can be very costly!
Find out how much should you charge for your gift baskets
You deserve to make money. But what should you charge for your gift baskets? If you charge too much, you may lose customers. If you don't charge enough, you will be leaving money on the table.
Here's a secret formula to help you know what to charge for your gift basket business.
Get printable brochures that you can use to market your business
Creating a professional looking brochure featuring gift baskets your customers will want is a time consuming and expensive task. After designing many brochures over the years, I have discovered how to create a brochure that does much of the selling for you.
We've created brochures for you that are fully customizeable. You can simply add your name and contact information to the template, and print them off from your computer. You can also alter the pictures and the text within the brochures.
What could be easier?
Learn about the licenses you'll need
Every state has different rules and regulations, and we will guide you through the process.
One thing is for certain. You will need a sales tax license to buy merchandise at wholesale. We'll show you how to easily obtain a license.
Get a list of wholesale suppliers for the gift basket industry
In order to make money in the gift basket industry, you really have to buy your gift basket supplies at wholesale prices.
We have a list of preferred wholesale suppliers for the gift basket industry.
Get internet marketing and website help
Get a crash course on internet marketing. Learn how to promote your gift basket business on the internet.
Need a website? We've made templates for you that will make your life easier.
Get all the forms you need
Download your order forms, credit reference forms, and delivery signature sheets.
And get a complete Step-by-Step Guide on how to start your gift basket business!
Are you not sure about what to next to get your gift basket business going? The Six Week Success Guide is a day-by-day plan of action, which will get your gift basket business up and running in six weeks. This guide is designed to keep you on track. You won’t ever have to ask yourself, “What should I do next?”
You can take this action plan at your own pace.