First to understand what we do NOT do - you need to understand what drop shippers DO do.
Drop shipping is a retail fulfilment method where by the company do not keep the products they sell in stock, instead when they sell said product the company purchases it from a third party manufacturer. The third party then has the item shipped directly to the consumer meaning the merchant never has the product in his possession
Although some businesses may think that this is an effective method, we here at Baskets Galore are not one of those businesses. Drop shipping can lead to problems such as inventory issues; by keeping all of the products that go into our gift baskets in the warehouse where they are assembled it is easy to keep a tab on stock levels. It becomes more difficult to keep an eye on stock fluctuation when relying upon other manufacturers to produce your products as they are also fulfilling orders for other companies meaning inventory is constantly changing.
Another problem that arises when using the drop shipping method is the increased cost of delivery and complications. When it comes to drop shipping it is likely that you do not get your products from just one manufacturer, you will use multiple different drop shippers to cover all of your stock, complicating your shipping costs.
Every gift basket we make is freshly assembled by hand in our warehouse by our dedicated team of staff. We take pride in the fresh assembly of our baskets, which is why we do not believe in drop shipping. For our business there are so many different elements which if left to drop shippers could be catastrophic!
By assembling the gift baskets in house it means that we can offer customisation. Say you see a basket which you quite fancy but your loved one is allergic to part of the contents. If you contact us we can substitute the item for something more appropriate. Or say maybe you wanted to add a bottle of wine to a gift basket, once again that is not a problem at all! The ease of having all the products available and ready to go makes tailoring the gift basket to suit the end receivers needs and preferences is effortless.
We are a family run business and believe that by making everything in house it gives us an edge on our competitors. We can monitor the assembly of each and every gift basket before it goes out, customise the contents to suit you and a company director personally inspects every single gift basket prior to giving it to the courier service! We believe it’s the little things that make our gift baskets so special and always strive to go the extra mile to make you happy.