While it’s important to allocate time sourcing the perfect corporate gift, it is just as important to research the best supplier to meet your gift giving needs.
There is nothing more frustrating seeing the ideal present and later finding out that the supplier cannot cater for your requirements.
From our experience as a corporate gift supplier, here is a tried and tested checklist of things to look out for when selecting the best company for the job.
It is very rarely that our clients – especially when sourcing corporate Christmas gifts – want a “one price fits all” solution.
Having multiple levels of staff and management to buy for (not to mention varying budget constraints) our clients look for a range of hampers at various prices levels.
Keep an eye out for those suppliers that offer gifts ranging from £10 to £5000, as these will be the ones that offer more flexibility when it comes to meeting your financial needs.
2. Keep it fresh
Can the supplier easily update its product offering to meet changes in taste, or do they sell the same products year round?
While some of our clients like to stick with the same corporate hampers over and over again, we have clients that like to keep things fresh every year.
To cater for these various needs, one year we may create a bespoke alcohol hamper, the next a mixture of savoury and sweet treats. In other cases we have even gone outside our product offering and sourced new ideas to meet our client’s requirements.
As we mentioned in our Personalised Corporate Gifts blog there is a lot of value to be gained from branding your corporate gifts.
If you want your gifts to stand out and have your personal touch then be vigilant of those suppliers that are able to brand products with your logo and company livery.
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A gift is well received, only if it is received on time!
Have peace of mind that your business gifts will be delivered to the right location, at the right time by sourcing suppliers who are experienced when it comes to logistics.
A good gift supplier needs to have intuition when it comes to thinking of logistic solutions that you may not have thought about.
5. Customer service
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Finally, customer service boils down to the supplier’s attention to detail when managing your account.
Things to watch out for are:
- Is there an immediate connection? Do you feel that a strong business relationship could be built with this supplier in the future?
- Do they go above and beyond to provide you with the best service imaginable?
- Are they flexible in their gift solutions? Do they go out with the norm to accommodate your needs, no matter what the situation?
If they are all these things then you are definitely onto a winner.
For more information on how Highland Fayre can supply your Corporate Gifts this Christmas then visit our Corporate Hampers Guide.