Posts Tagged ‘promotional products’

How to Bring Spring – and Organization – Into Your Office

Spring is here! When you live in a cold weather climate, the arrival of spring signals a fresh start. While January kicks off the calendar year, spring brings new ideas, big plans and a flurry of activity for you and your business. Business professionals everyone begin digging out from the winter doldrums and piles that […]

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 […]

7 Ways to Stay in the Know

“An investment in knowledge always pays the best interest.”  – Benjamin Franklin It takes time and effort to stay educated about all the new products, promotions, and selling tips. With a variety of lines, you have to be on top of a lot of information. Food gifts are an easy sell, but differ in a few key […]

Maple Ridge Farms by the Numbers! The 2015 Year in Review

Things have been so busy here at Maple Ridge Farms that we haven’t had a chance to take a moment and say “Thank You” to our magnificent distributors, your customers, and our dedicated staff for another exciting year! Together we were able to deliver an abundance of delectable gourmet gifts to welcoming recipients. This is […]

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 […]

Best Tradeshow Giveaways 2016 – Food!

You wouldn’t go fishing without bait, right? So why go to a trade show without offering an incentive to stop at your booth? At a recent nationwide trade show, PPAI Expo, we had people lined up to sample our English Butter Toffee and Sea Salt Caramels. Chocolate and other treats are sure showstoppers! We know […]

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 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 […]

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