Posts Tagged ‘holiday’

Definition: Kosher!

How would you define kosher?  When the average consumer answers this question, they often think that the food has been blessed by a rabbi.  However, that is a common misconception.  As the winter holidays approach, you may receive requests for kosher gifts for your customer or their recipients.  It’s beneficial to know what the term […]

5 Ways You Can Overcome Local Candy Companies this Holiday Season!

As the fourth quarter rushes in, many promotional products salespeople are reaching out and touching base with their customers that order holiday gifts.  When half of all business gifts purchased for the holidays are food gifts, one of the biggest hurdles is the statement “I was going to buy from the local!”  As a promotional […]

Time to Show You Care: 4 Ways Promotional Products Work for Valentine’s Day

Time is ticking away in 2016, and Valentine’s Day is right around the corner. When we think of holidays for which promotional products work we may automatically jump to the fourth-quarter, but Valentine’s Day is also a perfect match!  It’s not a secret that it’s never too late to show your appreciation to your customers […]

5 Questions to Shorten Your Fourth Quarter Sales Process

It is official – The fourth quarter is well underway, and crunch time for holiday gifts is fast approaching. We have 5 simple questions that will help you and your customers shorten the gift selection process.  Being proactive when sitting down to discuss their upcoming orders can help to get their minds in decision-making mode […]

The Often Asked Question… What is Kosher?

When customers think of fourth quarter gift-giving, they are often interested in sending gourmet food gifts to those on their shopping list.  Remind them that you are their best source to fulfill this need.  Having a large selection of delectable treats is an important key to your customers choosing you over a big-box or mail-order […]

The One-Two Punch: How to Compete with Big-Box Companies and Direct Sellers for Holiday Sales

The fourth quarter is quickly approaching, and chances are your clients are already starting to think about their year-end holiday gifts. Approximately, 50% of all businesses purchase food gifts for the holidays. Unfortunately, the promotional products industry gets less than 10% percent of the business food gift purchases for two reasons: First, most business gift […]

Gourmet Food Gifts: 4 Ways to Drive Repeat Sales

During our last blog post, we discussed 5 Easy Ways to Increase Customer Loyalty and keep them coming back. Well, there is a second side to the “Repeat Customer” coin! By educating your customers on various order programs and situations offering gourmet food gifts, you are helping them meet their marketing and promotion needs while […]

Fun Facts from the Farm! – Maple Ridge by the Numbers!

2014 was an eventful and exciting year.  And we have you to thank for it…  our wonderful distributors, your customers, and our devoted staff.  Together we tackled the craziness of another season, and together we were able to bring a bounty of delicious gourmet food gifts to recipients across the country. Now it’s time to […]

Is there still time?

This time of the season gets hectic for everyone, customers, distributors, and suppliers alike, and as part of the Promotional Products industry, we all get asked these questions every day:  “Is there still time to place an order?” and “What’s my cut-off for holiday shipping?” The answers are simple:  “Yes!” and “There isn’t one!” respectively.  […]

3 Buying Trends for Holiday Business Gift Giving

Last minute ordering If you have seen a trend towards later ordering of holiday gifts with your clients, you are not alone. Our experience shows that people are choosing to place holiday orders later every year. In 1999 50% of our holiday gift orders were placed after Nov. 8. In 2013 the half way cut […]

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