8. The big reveal
Unwrapping a gift is even more exciting if attention has been paid to the quality of the packaging and gift presentation. Professional gift wrapping goes hand in hand with secure packaging to ensure that gifts arrive at their destination in the best condition.
9. Box clever
Whatever volume of gifts you are dealing with, storage space could quickly become an issue if everything arrives at the same time. Do you have somewhere safe and secure to keep items before you start that task of collating and packaging? You will need to check that your supplier holds the right licence if your gift includes alcohol. If you are sending perishable items, you need to know their shelf life and how they can be safely stored.
10. Wrap it up
Some gifts are intricate and harder to wrap than others. Trying to do this internally detracts from your day-to-day responsibilities and can take longer than you might expect. Experts in fulfilment can assemble packages at a much faster rate and ensure that your gifts look smart and are presented professionally.
11. Just in time
The final mile matters more at Christmas and with a fixed deadline, there is no room for slippage at the delivery stage. In 2021, Christmas Day falls on a Saturday so the last deliveries will be made on Christmas Eve. Royal Mail’s latest recommended posting date for second class mail is a whole week earlier on Saturday 17 December 2021. Bearing in mind the current pressures on logistics operations, it is worth factoring in some extra time to ensure that your gifts reach their destination on time.
12. Technical support
Gifting can be labour intensive, and it is challenging to keep track of stock and manage the distribution process without a little help from technology. Using a bespoke online platform set up especially for your brand will help you to manage the sourcing, storage, and fulfilment of your gifts at the touch of a button. You can keep all your up-to-date brand assets in a single location and track the entire process online from ordering to delivery.