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How to send hampers as a gift through the post

Every online, mail order retailer knows that sourcing a reliable courier service can be painstaking process. Anything less than your product arriving in one piece, is not an option. We’ve put together a few suggestions of how to send hampers as a gift through the post: a budget option, a mid range, and a luxury packaging option. Hopefully you’ll see that with the correct protective packaging, posting hampers is a cinch! If it’s sending bottles of wine or Champagne that you’re after? Read how to send wine bottles as a gift through the post.

Omnichannel Retailing

Last year the Guardian newspaper reported that in the last two weeks of the year, around £3.72bn was spent online. 35% of shoppers say they browse and shop online by use of their mobile phones this year. Buying online is comfortable and safe, convenient, fast. It’s also noticeably warmer than traipsing the chilly high-streets at that time of year.

Most of us have heard of the importance of multi-channel retailing by now. Making sure your offering can be shopped across more than one platforms has become vital in this day and age. So the question we get asked a lot at WBC is, how can local retailers, independent traders, wine shops, farm-shops and delis, get in on the online shopping act? Are there opportunities for you to offer customers a hamper delivery service of local produce, the likes Amazon could only hope to make as personal? The answer is undoubtedly, yes! But if you do decide to send hampers through the post, what’s the best way to send them? We’ve put together some options.

How can small business start online trading?

  • Offer customers ready-made hampers or gift-wrapped service at varying price points.
  • Offer special deals through social media sites like facebook and twitter.
  • Implementing a delivery service can capitalise on corporate gifting and branding.

Sending hampers with confidence

With WBC, sending hampers and jars as a gift couldn’t be easier. Ultimately it’s your choice how you send your hampers and deli gifts. Be sure to weigh up the risks, and discuss it with your courier in advance. We’ve come up with a number of options for ensuring your hampers not only make it through the courier network in one piece, but arrive looking as fresh as when you sent them.

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Card cartons and gift boxes

For an economy gift option, you’d be surprised how simple but effective card cartons can be!  latest ‘fad’ for wrapping hamper trays is even easier than fiddling about with cellophane and
heat shrinkable bags.

Available in a variety of useful sizes, cello wraps, lids and basket bags make light work of wrapping hamper trays. Of course wicker trays will always be a staple of our hamper packaging collection, but with a little know-how, try something different. It’s quick and easy to turn a conduit as ordinary as a wooden gift tray into a beautiful profit-generating gift with on-going use.

Many of out card trays come with cello-Lids designed to fit specific trays. The lids securely lock into place using unique tab closures. They give a highly professional finish, and are ideal for sending hampers as a gift through the courier network.

Don’t forget to shop our range of shred which protects the contents inside, while the corresponding protective outer is a perfect fit for ensuring your hamper arrives in mint condition.

Wooden Hampers Boxes

For a strong and sturdy option, wooden hampers are a great alternative. They also have the added
benefit of having an ongoing use once the contents have been devoured. Don’t forget to add shred
and the correct protective outer and consider topping it all off with a variety of finishing touches!

Shop Wooden Hamper Boxes

Wicker Baskets & Hampers

For the ultimate in luxury, wicker says it all. Take care to pack contents snugly, and even these can be sent easily through the courier system. Each product will have a recommended protective
outer, but some may need a little added shred.

Shop Wicker 

Protect your hampers

If the gift packaging above adds value to your products, then it’s protective packaging that keeps it arriving in tip top shape.

Whether you are sending a wicker basket, a wooden box, or sending a Christmas turkey, we’ve got you covered! We even offer special insulated shipping boxes for food and deli produce like cheeses and Christmas hams. Here are the tools you need.

Number 1 ballCardboard Protective Boxes

At WBC you’ll find a big selection of wholesale transit outers designed to help you send hampers safely & securely. Shipping boxes to your customers couldn’t be easier with our packaging materials, which include strong cardboard outers and even insulated boxes for cold goods. All WBC protective packaging is 100% recyclable. Shop protective transit outers.

Number 2 ballPackaging Supplies

You’ll even find a range of transit hampers ready to make their journey to your customers. From economy hampers and fluted boxes to the very clever letter box hamper! Shop transit hampers here.

Number 3 ballShred & Fill

Shredded paper and decorative fill for hampers comes in a multitude of colours. With SizzlePak shred, Very Fine cut shred, wood wool, and paper wool to choose from, all are a visually stunning way to present your gifts, fill void spaces and protect products in transit. Shop Shred & Fill

Number 4 ballPackaging Supplies

At WBC you’ll find a big selection of wholesale packaging supplies designed to help you deliver products safely & securely. Shipping boxes to your customers couldn’t be easier with our packaging materials, which include strong cardboard boxes, different types of tape, bubble wraps and protective sleeves for bottles or jars. Packaging supplies

If you’re sending wine bottles through the post but you’re worried about breakages, click here for our A to Z on ‘How to send a bottle as a gift through the post’ including links to our range of courier approved transit packaging.

There are 2 comments for this article
  1. chris dixon at 5:24 pm

    Hi therei saw your article on packaging up hampers to send in the post but im findign much trouble finding any actual couriers that will take food/gift hampers internationally! do you happen to know of any as all have said no so far! thank you chris

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