Gift Basket Business Shipping and Delivery
One important consideration before you set up your gift basket business should be how you plan on getting your products delivered. There are a lot of solutions out there and it is important that you do some research to find the best options for your business.
In the gift basket industry it is traditional Cream Chargers Delivery for the customer to pay for delivery expenses and a charge is usually added to the bill to allow for this. Sometimes though, delivery expenses can be built into the overall gift basket price so that a package can be promoted as having ‘free delivery’.
There are four main delivery options including customer pick up, making your own deliveries, courier companies and shipping services. Each method is discussed further below.
Very few gift basket businesses have clients that will pick up the baskets that they have purchased. If you do have a store front in a reasonably busy area you may find that some buyers will want to pick up baskets. Unless you really don’t want the headaches associated with having customers come to your business premises then you may consider offering them the option to save on the delivery cost if they are prepared to pick up their purchases themselves.
Doing your own Deliveries
As the owner of a gift basket business you may decide to start off doing your own deliveries. This can be a great way to go as you will have a chance to see how customers react upon seeing your creations, you will be able to get some feedback and customers can put a face to your business which will possibly increase your chances of getting future orders.