Thursday, 17 March 2011

Gift Hampers - the perfect present?

With Birthdays and holidays being in such regularity there is always a need for good gifts. Every time it comes round you need to give some thought to the gift to ensure they will appreciate the effort, this can take a long time if you tend to be as specific as me.
Sometimes its easier to get a fairly broad gift, and tailor it to the recipient. This has worked wonders for card companies such as MoonPig. Now we are seeing this being taken across other areas of the market, for example you can now design and print your own tshirts on CafePress, customize your trainers with Adidas and many more.

We figured this revolution could be bought to the art of gift buying, which is why it was no surprise when we came across this range of gift hampers from a deli in somerset. Being a deli obviously allowed them to keep the freshest of products, and with such an extensive knowledge of the local area they also sourced some rare and unique items.
Next time you are having the dilemma of buying presents, consider buying a gift hamper for that special someone.

Small Business Promotion

Online promotion can be fraught with terror, and for small businesses that is sometimes enough to deter them completely. Speaking to some local businesses in Somerset, UK, I found a common phrase being repeated; 'once bitten, twice shy.
Obviously people have had bad encounters in this area before, however there is many things the small business can do for themselves. For example writing online articles to be published in an Article Directory is a smart way to promote any small business and educate consumers. The articles published in an article directory are usually fairly short, between 500 and 1000 words, and each one gives viewers more information about a product, company, or service you offer. This allows potential customers to gain access about your company or services without actually visiting your site. This increases your online presence and is usually the first step when promoting your business website.