There’s never a better feeling than sending a beautiful baby hamper to a close friend, family member or important client at work when they've just had a new baby. What can make that feeling even nicer is knowing that you were able to save a bit of money in the process. With the current economy, we’re all trying to find ways to make our hard earned cash go a bit further. With that thought in mind, we’ve created a list of ways that can save you money when buying and sending food hampers.
Here’s our list of 7 ways to sending food hampers inexpensively, which we hope will be both helpful and time saving:
1) Create your own hamper
Instead of choosing baby hampers that have been pre-assembled and already thought out for you, why not choose the gifts that you know your recipient will love with a create your own baby hamper. You know what they’ll like and dislike, why not pick and choose the goodies they love? Sure makes a lot of sense when you think about it. If you have a limited budget, this is a great cost controller.
2) Hampers don’t need to be massive
You’re wanting to give a nice gift in the form of a baby hamper filled with beautiful baby gifts. Where is it written that one must make their hamper massive? It’s not written anywhere. So, choose a nice selection of items, keeping them related if you can, but keep the quantities down to a minimum. Always remember, it’s the thought that really counts.
3) Take advantage of sale products
Take full advantage of a baby hamper sale or clearance page. These are generally end of line baby gifts and you can pick up a real bargain!
4) Only send hampers within your country
Delivery costs are unfortunately one of those necessary evils that we all get burdened with. Some companies add the delivery cost at the end of your transaction where you can see it and others hide the delivery cost in the overall price of the hamper and tell you the delivery is free…which it never is. Sending hampers to other countries, increases the cost significantly. By sending hampers only within your country, the costs are not increased. If you need to send a baby hamper to another country, select a hamper company from that country first. Their delivery rates will be far less that a domestic company can offer.
5) Don’t send hampers on weekends
Delivery charges are quoted for Monday through Friday deliveries, because that’s when most courier companies deliver and they offer their most affordable rates. If you want to deliver a hamper for a Saturday delivery, you will pay dearly for that convenience. Avoid the extra cost and have it delivered the day before. Keep deliveries to weekdays and you will always save.
6) Keep personalised gifts to a minimum
Personalised baby gifts are more expensive than plain one's due to the costs involved in personalising those products. Choose un personalised gifts to keep costs to a minimum.
7) Are the products value for money?
Looking at the items put into hampers. Do they look a good selection of products. An item of clothing for baby (say a hat), a toy and maybe an accessory and then possibly a small gift for mum such as a luxury sachet of bath salts is a good budget yet impressive selection of gifts, which look great together!
I’m sure there’s many more ideas out there and I’d love to hear your comments on ways to keep costs down with sending baby hampers. What do you think?
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