Gift Basket Information http://giftbasketinformation.com Do It Yourself with Gift Basket Information Fri, 21 Mar 2014 14:37:36 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.8.2 http://i1.wp.com/giftbasketinformation.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/08/cropped-gift-basket-information-logo-centered.png?fit=32%2C32 Gift Basket Information http://giftbasketinformation.com 32 32 The Keys to Selling Your Own Gift Basket Business http://giftbasketinformation.com/keys-selling-gift-basket-business/ Sat, 15 Mar 2014 14:13:02 +0000 http://giftbasketinformation.com/?p=218 Sell Your Gift Basket Business Quickly The gift basket business can be lots of fun and quite lucrative. But alas, all good things must come to an end and eventually, you will probably sell your business when you’re ready to retire. I don’t have good news and bad news here… only good news. It’s really… Read More »

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Sell Your Gift Basket Business Quickly

The gift basket business can be lots of fun and quite lucrative. But alas, all good things must come to an end and eventually, you will probably sell your business when you’re ready to retire. I don’t have good news and bad news here… only good news. It’s really quite simple to sell your gift basket company, if you follow this advice:

  • Be realistic about what it’s worth. When you were in the business, you bought items as inexpensively as possible in order to make a profit. The person who buys your business will want to do the same thing, so cut them a good deal.
  • List your business on Gift Basket Information and Craigslist. This is the best part. Both the Gift Basket Information site and Craigslist allow you to list your business for free. Be sure to describe exactly what is for sale and what you’re asking for it.
  • Think about offering to sell your business in chunks. For example, you can sell all the product for one price, all the supplies for another, the actual business (name, website, logo) for another. Then, of course, offer the whole thing for a price that is lower than the sum of the parts so that people get a better deal for buying the whole thing.
  • Make it a priority to help the new owner succeed. If they’re new to the gift basket industry, offer them advice and help them navigate those crazy first few weeks. Remember our theme: We aren’t working against each other but with each other.

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Northwoods Cheese Company: Gift Basket Supplier http://giftbasketinformation.com/northwoods-cheese-company-gift-basket-supplier/ Fri, 07 Mar 2014 12:11:00 +0000 http://giftbasketinformation.com/?p=208 Northwoods Cheese Company Review Gift basket companies rely upon our suppliers to make our businesses work. We need quality products, at a reasonable price, that will make good gift basket material. People want their gift baskets to look good and to contain products that taste good. So finding a good gift basket product supplier is… Read More »

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Northwoods Cheese Company Review

northwest cheese company logo with a leafGift basket companies rely upon our suppliers to make our businesses work. We need quality products, at a reasonable price, that will make good gift basket material. People want their gift baskets to look good and to contain products that taste good. So finding a good gift basket product supplier is a difficult but important part of the gift basket business. When you find such a gift basket vendor, it’s important you hang onto them.

Northwoods Cheese Company is just such a company. They provide their customers with top-notch products at an affordable price. And then they go the extra mile to provide the best customer support. If you haven’t gotten to know Derek Thielke, with Northwoods Cheese Company, you’re missing out. Derek will treat you with courtesy and respect, and he’ll bend over backwards to make sure you get your product, get it on time and are satisfied with the product once it arrives.

Northwoods Cheese Company Meets Gift Basket Company Standards

When shopping for  gift basket products, you should have your own checklist of criteria to make sure a company meets your standards. Of course the list will look slightly different for each company depending on your philosophy, product line, pricing standards and customers. But some important factors to consider are:

  • pricing – Remember, your company has to make money too. So you’ve got to get products for a reasonable price.
  • taste – When it comes to food products, you only want to deal with companies that carry good-tasting food. Of course, you’ll have to try it first to make sure it meets up to your standards. (It’s a rough job, but…)
  • appearance – This one is often overlooked. Gift baskets are not just about sustenance. Gift baskets are an art-form, and you are dealing with a very visual product. Each product in your basket should add to the overall visual appeal of the basket.

Northwoods Cheese Company Supports Their Community

Something you often don’t discover about your gift basket product vendors is their community involvement. It’s hard enough researching the three items listed above. So let me tell you a little something about Northwoods Cheese Company. They support their community and provide jobs not only for their employees, but also for local citizens with disabilities. Northwoods Cheese Company partners with Greenco Industries Inc. to “enable people with disabilities to contribute back to the community and achieve dignity through work.” So your purchase of the Northwoods Cheese Company products is good for you, good for your company, good for the community and, of course, good for the lucky gift basket recipients.

Northwoods Cheese Company Products

So what does Northwoods Cheese Company produce? Below is a list of some of their products. The first one is going to come as a huge surprise to you:

  • Shelf-Stable Cheese – They have too many great flavors for me to name them all here, but some delicious products include: Garden Vegetable, Chipotle Cheddar, Swiss, Cheddar, Smokey, Hot Pepper & Cranberry Cheddar.
  • Shelf-Stable Meat – Once again, Northwoods Cheese has an abundance of meat products, but some of our favorites include: Beef Summer Sausage, Cranberry Summer Sausage, Beef Salami, Cajun Summer Sausage and Cheddi-Beef Sausage. They also carry venison, elk & bison as well as sliced pepperoni.
  • Delicious Gourmet Snack Foods – You could easily design a whole line of gift baskets using Northwoods Cheese products alone. Here’s a sampling of some of their other products: Gourmet Olives, Mini Toasts, Gourmet Pickles, Fancy Crackers, Assorted Mustards, Dipping Pretzels, Smoked Almonds, Kettle Popcorn, Wafer Rolls, Almond Toffee Wafers, Cookies, Caramels, Truffles, Trail Mix, Chocolate, Tea, Hot Cocoa, Coffee, Jams and Message Chocolate Bars.
  • Pre-Packaged Gourmet Gifts – This is one of my favorite Northwoods Cheese Company offerings. In addition to all their great products that go IN your gift baskets, they also have pre-packaged items that you can ship out as-is. They have cheese & sausage trays, cheese lovers assortment on cutting boards, snack baskets, holiday baskets and holiday gift boxes. These products provide all the benefits described above plus they provide employment for community members as well as save you time. (especially around the busy holiday season)

The above selections do not reflect the entire product line for Northwoods Cheese Company. Feel free to contact Derek and/or his staff to help you place your gift basket product order today. You’ll be glad you discovered Northwoods Cheese Company!!

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Gift Basket Company for Sale? http://giftbasketinformation.com/gift-basket-company-for-sale/ Wed, 05 Mar 2014 20:56:28 +0000 http://giftbasketinformation.com/?p=204 Do You Have a Gift Basket Company for Sale? Are you interested in selling part or all of your gift basket business? The Gift Basket Information website can help you sell your gift basket company, and it won’t cost you a penny. If you’re of a certain age, you may remember the old Swap Shop… Read More »

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Business For Sale

Do You Have a Gift Basket Company for Sale?

Are you interested in selling part or all of your gift basket business? The Gift Basket Information website can help you sell your gift basket company, and it won’t cost you a penny. If you’re of a certain age, you may remember the old Swap Shop radio shows where people listed products & services on the radio and it was usually free or very inexpensive. That’s what we’re doing on our Gift Basket Businesses for Sale web page on the Gift Basket Information website. If you have a gift basket company for sale, we’ll help you sell it or at least help you get the information out to prospective clients.

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Elite Gift Basket Convention Review http://giftbasketinformation.com/elite-gift-basket-convention-review/ Tue, 25 Feb 2014 16:40:08 +0000 http://giftbasketinformation.com/?p=185 Successful Elite Gift Basket Convention Elite Gift Basket Convention was a great event for gift basket professionals. It was held in Orange County California on February 20 to 22. The organizers of the event were Sherry Allen, Julie Taylor & Tammy Shapiro. All three are experts in the gift basket field and throw an incredible… Read More »

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Successful Elite Gift Basket Convention

Elite Gift Basket Convention was a great event for gift basket professionals. It was held in Orange County California on February 20 to 22. The organizers of the event were Sherry Allen, Julie Taylor & Tammy Shapiro. All three are experts in the gift basket field and throw an incredible convention. Events and sessions that were presented at the gift basket convention included:

gift basket photo from Elite Gift Basket Convention

Design n Dash Entry

  • Balloon Basics
  • Design-n-Dash Gift Basket Competition
  • Basket Basics
  • 3 B’s – Baby baskets, Birthday baskets & Bereavement baskets
  • Niche Gift Basket Marketing
  • Capturing the Corporate Gift Basket Market
  • Gift Basket Vendor Presentation
  • Gift Basket Events
  • Budget Gift Basket Designing
  • Gift Basket Q & A with vendors and gift basket convention faculty

Hands-on Gift Basket Convention

One of the highlights of the Elite Gift Basket Convention was the opportunity for hands-on gift basket activities such as the Balloon Basics class and the Design-N-Dash competition as well as the hands-on Basket Basics. Participants had the opportunity to build their own creations using products supplied by the convention organizers and the participating vendors.This allowed for creativity and guidance from the experienced basket-builders in attendance at the convention.

Gift Basket Vendors in Abundance

Another gift basket convention highlight was the vendor participation. Convention participants had the opportunity to meet the vendors, sample some of their products and even score some substantial discounts on gift basket supplies. Each vendor also spoke to the audience about their products and policies; this was quite helpful to new gift basket business owners and allowed them to make some connections with the folks who supply gift basket products.

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Gift Basket Company Guest Blog Posts Welcome http://giftbasketinformation.com/gift-basket-company-guest-blog-posts-welcome/ Wed, 19 Feb 2014 17:21:39 +0000 http://giftbasketinformation.com/?p=180 Gift Basket Blog Guest Posts The Gift Basket Information Blog is accepting guest posts from: gift basket companies gift basket supplies providers gift basket convention and conference providers gift basket customers gift basket hobbyists For guest post rules & requests, please visit our Gift Basket Blog Guest Posts page. Gift Basket Blog Guest Post Topic… Read More »

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Gift Basket Blog Guest Posts
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Guest Posts Welcome

The Gift Basket Information Blog is accepting guest posts from:

  • gift basket companies
  • gift basket supplies providers
  • gift basket convention and conference providers
  • gift basket customers
  • gift basket hobbyists

For guest post rules & requests, please visit our Gift Basket Blog Guest Posts page.

Gift Basket Blog Guest Post Topic Suggestions

Possible topics for inclusion in the Gift Basket Information blog are infinite. But some possible gift basket blog topics include:

  • How to start a gift basket company
  • 5 ways to succeed in the gift basket world
  • Creative gift basket ideas
  • The best gift basket supply companies
  • Where to get great baskets for a gift basket company
  • Gift basket money saving tips
  • Making gift baskets for beginners
  • Advance gift basket making tips
  • The best gift basket company publications
  • How to design a gift basket company website
  • Gift basket making as a hobby
  • Gift basket purchasing tips
  • Seasonal gift basket ideas
  • Recurring gift basket ideas
  • Healthy gift basket ideas
  • How to finance a gift basket company
  • Gift basket company storage tips
  • Home-based gift basket company tips
  • The best gift basket websites
  • The best gift basket conferences
  • The best gift basket conventions
  • Tax tips for gift basket professionals
  • Green gift baskets for the environmentally conscious entrepreneur
  • Marketing a gift basket company
  • Social media for gift basket companies

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2014 Gift Basket Convention http://giftbasketinformation.com/2014-gift-basket-convention/ Tue, 18 Feb 2014 12:04:25 +0000 http://giftbasketinformation.com/?p=176 Elite Gift Basket Convention The 2014 Elite Gift Basket Convention, in Huntington Beach California, starts on February 20 and ends on Saturday, February 22. In yesterday’s Gift Basket Information blog post, we highlighted the Thursday gift basket convention events. Today, we’ll take a look at Friday’s schedule of events starting with the 10:00 am conference… Read More »

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Elite Gift Basket Convention

The 2014 Elite Gift Basket Convention, in Huntington Beach California, starts on February 20 and ends on Saturday, February 22. In yesterday’s Gift Basket Information blog post, we highlighted the Thursday gift basket convention events. Today, we’ll take a look at Friday’s schedule of events starting with the 10:00 am conference registration. The Elite convention is being held at the Huntington Beach Radisson which is located right next to the John Wayne Airport. For those flying into John Wayne Airport, the convention is in a very convenient location. It is also located fairly close to Huntington Beach for a nice quick beach getaway in the morning or evening.

Gift Basket Balloons

One of the highlights of Friday’s gift basket convention events is the two gift basket balloon information sessions. The first one starts at 11:00 and is called the Balloon Basics Class. That is followed at 1:00 pm by a class called “Incorporating Balloons into your [gift basket] business.” These events will present everything you wanted to learn about using balloons in your gift basket business.

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Elite Gift Basket Convention http://giftbasketinformation.com/elite-gift-basket-convention/ Sun, 16 Feb 2014 18:40:42 +0000 http://giftbasketinformation.com/?p=173 Gift Basket Vendor Tour The Elite Gift Basket Convention is being held in Newport Beach, California on February 20 – 22. Gift Basket Convention events begin on Thursday with a Gift Basket Vendor Bus Tour. It starts at 7:00 am with the Floral Supply Syndicate where gift basket makers can get ideas for floral-themed gift… Read More »

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Gift Basket Vendor Tour

The Elite Gift Basket Convention is being held in Newport Beach, California on February 20 – 22. Gift Basket Convention events begin on Thursday with a Gift Basket Vendor Bus Tour. It starts at 7:00 am with the Floral Supply Syndicate where gift basket makers can get ideas for floral-themed gift baskets. Then, the gift basket bus heads into bustling Los Angeles to visit the Silk N Dollar and Four Seasons General Merchandise. After that, it’s back to Orange County for lunch at JDW Gift Basket Supply followed by a visit to Shinoda.

Gift Basket Convention Weather

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Huntington Beach Trail

Daytime weather conditions for most of the gift basket conference will be in the low to mid-70s according to the latest forecast. So it ought to be a great convention not only for learning about the gift basket business, but also for getting outside and maybe even to the beach. What could be better than a bike ride on the Huntington Beach Trail or the Santa Ana River Trail?

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Gift Basket Drop Shipping Companies http://giftbasketinformation.com/gift-basket-drop-shipping-companies/ Wed, 22 Jan 2014 21:48:22 +0000 http://giftbasketinformation.com/?p=170 Why Gift Basket Drop Shipping? There are many reasons why you’d want to use gift basket drop shipping? To begin, you may just need to drop ship gift baskets until you can build up your gift basket company inventory. Even after you’ve had your gift basket business running for a while, you may need gift basket… Read More »

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Why Gift Basket Drop Shipping?

There are many reasons why you’d want to use gift basket drop shipping? To begin, you may just need to drop ship gift baskets until you can build up your gift basket company inventory. Even after you’ve had your gift basket business running for a while, you may need gift basket drop shipping to fill out your gift basket offerings. It’s just one way to offer more gift baskets without the high overhead of making and storing a huge inventory of gift baskets.

Gift Basket Drop Shippers

Here is a partial list of companies that provide gift basket drop shipping:

Contact Us About Your Drop Shipping Experience

We’d love to hear about your experiences with drop shipping companies. Whether you are a gift basket small business, a storefront gift basket company, and online gift basket company or a gift basket customer. We’d love your feedback and information about drop shipping experiences. Please leave a comment below.

 

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Gift Basket Drop Shipping Reviews http://giftbasketinformation.com/gift-basket-drop-shipping-reviews/ Tue, 14 Jan 2014 13:01:16 +0000 http://giftbasketinformation.com/?p=165 Gift Basket Drop Shipping Companies Most gift basket professionals get into the business because they love making gift baskets. They enjoy creating gift baskets, decorating gift baskets and selling gift baskets. So why would someone use gift basket drop shipping and relinquish some of that gift basket creativity? Good question!! Here are some of the… Read More »

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Gift Basket Drop Shipping Companies

Most gift basket professionals get into the business because they love making gift baskets. They enjoy creating gift baskets, decorating gift baskets and selling gift baskets. So why would someone use gift basket drop shipping and relinquish some of that gift basket creativity? Good question!! Here are some of the possible reasons:

  • Lack of money for funding a gift basket startup business – It’s expensive to pull together all the supplies, tools, shipping resources, etc. at the beginning of your gift basket career. Some gift basket entrepreneurs may just want to use gift basket drop shippers as a way to fill out their in-store and/or online gift basket inventory until they can get to the point of creating and selling all their own gift baskets and gift boxes.
  • Lack of gift basket business space – Many gift basket companies start out as home-based gift basket businesses. That often means limited space for storing gift basket inventory and gift basket accessories. Gift drop shipping allows gift basketeers to start slowly until they can learn how to manage their gift basket creation space and possible add more room for their gift basket operations.
  • Lack of gift basket know-how: Let’s face it; there’s a lot to learn when starting your first gift basket business. You don’t just slap together a basket and drop it off at the post office. You’ve got to:
    • find gift basket product suppliers

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    • find gift basket accessories for making gift baskets
    • learn how to assemble gift baskets
    • discover how to ship gift baskets
    • keep monetary records for gift baskets
    • control your gift basket inventory
    • handle taxes for your gift basket company
    • advertise your gift basket business
    • build a gift basket website
    • manage your gift basket website
    • … and so much more!!

Is Gift Basket Drop Shipping the Right Choice for You?

Whether to drop ship gift baskets is a big decision. Many gift basket companies decide to start with a combination of their own baskets and drop ship baskets. This allows them to gradually grow into their gift basket business. But, just like the rest of your business, it’s best to look carefully and shop around before choosing a gift basket drop shipping company. Explore gift basket drop-shipping websites and ask lots of questions.

Share Your Experience With Gift Basket Drop Shippers

As always, rather than acting like the sole authority on an gift basket topics, I’d prefer to get input from all the experienced gift basket entrepreneurs out there. What kind of experiences have you had with gift basket drop shipping? Do you recommend drop-shipping gift baskets? Do you have any specific gift basket drop-shippers to recommend? We’d love to hear from you. Please share your comments.

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Please Share Gift Basket Tips & Tidbits http://giftbasketinformation.com/please-share-gift-basket-tips-tidbits/ Sat, 11 Jan 2014 21:07:50 +0000 http://giftbasketinformation.com/?p=162 What are Your Best Gift Basket Tricks, Short-Cuts & Tips? Do you have a great gift basket decorating idea? What about your best source for gift basket baskets? What have been your gift basket best sellers? If you’re part of the gift basket community, we’d love to hear from you. We’d like gift basket information… Read More »

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What are Your Best Gift Basket Tricks, Short-Cuts & Tips?

Do you have a great gift basket decorating idea? What about your best source for gift basket baskets? What have been your gift basket best sellers? If you’re part of the gift basket community, we’d love to hear from you. We’d like gift basket information from gift basket designers, gift basket crafters, gift basket sellers and gift basket buyers. There’s no need to be a lone gift basket maker. Not when there are so many talented gift basketeers out there with a world of gift basket knowledge.

Gift Basket Information Blog is the Place for Gift Basket News, Reviews and Ideas

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Share what you know and feel free to leave a link to your gift basket website, gift basket Twitter account, Gift Basket Facebook Page or Gift Basket Pinterest boards. We’d all love to learn from you and start our gift basket business networking. Remember that links back to your website help your gift basket website SEO. So make sure to subscribe to the GiftBasketInformation blog and add comments on occasional blog posts. We’re looking forward to your contribution. (knowledge, not money)

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