Here we provide you a guide to get you easily through the Christmas gift race, so your customers, business partners, and suppliers receive your company’s great Christmas gifts on time.
Would you like to express gratitude for your collaboration with customers, suppliers, and business partners?
Christmas gifts can be the way to go.
Christmas gifts are an excellent way to maintain and nurture a good business relationship. But you must be aware of the time-consuming process – especially if you want to make your Christmas gifts personal.
Therefore, planning is crucial to reach your goal without stress.
Here we give you a guide to get you through Christmas gift shopping, packaging, and shipping, so that you are ready for the hectic Christmas season.
1) Christmas gift shopping
You can buy your company’s Christmas gifts from many different webshops, which you can find through a simple Google search.
The selection is broad, and there are gifts for every taste and occasion.
We recommend that you find a webshop that offers a variety of delicacies or designer items which can be used for employees, customers, and business partners.
That way, you spend less time on Christmas shopping, as you only need to visit and order from one webshop instead of multiple.
By ordering from only one website, you also gain an overview and a convenience for yourself, as you will receive parcels from only one webshop and one carrier.
This is highly preferable as it will ease the stress and make the overall process of Christmas shopping easier for you.
With the Christmas purchases in place, there often comes a desire to personalize the Christmas gifts with a card or logo sticker. However, online retailers often do not provide this together as a complete package, so here you have to turn to Google again.
2) Personal Christmas card
The Christmas card is an important part of the Christmas present but, when the list of reciewers is long, the handwritten model does not seem that appealing.
A good alternative to a handwritten Christmas card is a Christmas card designed online.
You phrase your Christmas greeting yourself and make room for a possible name to be added to the card.
There are typically multiple options of Christmas cards to choose between, and you add images and logos yourself in order to make the Christmas card completely unique.
By sending a personalized greeting card with logo and self-added designs, you send just the right message to your customers, suppliers, and business partners.
We recommend that you find an online service that allows you to be a part of the process, designing and creating the text for the Christmas card. This can be found through a simple Google search.
Below, you can see a personalized digital Christmas card from Shipmondo. The Christmas card has been designed in order to align with our design, preference of colors, and with our logo.
3) Packaging and repackaging
When the Christmas presents arrive from the supplier, the existing packaging can be reused when you are sending them forward.
However, there is often a need for stronger and more solid packaging, extra padding materials in the boxes, and possibly gift wrapping before the parcels can be sent off to the recipients.
In order to save time and have the packages ready for takeoff, we recommend that you consider this when ordering the Christmas presents, so that you are ready with the extra padding materials and the repackaging.
That way, the next step on the road is made easier and more straightforward. There are a variety of different webshops that offer packaging, padding, etc. They can easily be found through a simple Google search.
When choosing packaging, you can advantageously look for green and sustainable alternatives.
It’s not only good for the environment, it also sends a signal about who you are as a company.
Sustainable initiatives are reflected in your brand.
Additionally, you should also be aware of the different requirements that different carriers have.
There might not necessarily be the same standards and requirements for packaging and parcel types. It is therefore important that you make sure that your parcels are compliant with the requirements of your carrier.
If you need information about specific carriers’ requirements, you can read more here when booking through Shipmondo’s shipping agreements, or else we recommend that you contact the specific carrier directly.
4) Send Christmas gifts: Easy preparation of shipping labels
When the Christmas presents have been wrapped and are ready for delivery, the last step is to get them sent off via the postal service.
Here you should preferably avoid buying shipping labels at the postal service. It is expensive and time-consuming to fill out shipping labels by hand.
Instead, use an online parcel post service.
For instance, through Shipmondo you can easily load a CSV- or Excel file with recipients’ addresses, and with a few clicks you can prepare shipping labels for printing on a standard A4 printer or label printer.
You can read more about our prices here and check out your options, or create a free account to see all the prices.
How to prepare shipping labels in Shipmondo
Preparing shipping labels in Shipmondo is easy. It only requires four simple steps:
- Log in or create a free Shipmondo account
- Prepare a CSV- or Excel file with recievers’ addresses and load the file into your Shipmondo account
- Bulk-create your freight and shipping labels from the imported addresses
- Print your shipping labels and submit the parcels to your nearest postal service or parcel shop
Remember to check the carriers’ christmas deadlines and ensure your packages arrive on time.
Shipmondo packs gifts
Need inspiration? See here how we pack Christmas gifts for our valued partners:
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