Monday, 9 March 2015

Mother's Day 2015 Is This Sunday, 15th March.

Hi Folks,

Just a quick reminder that Mothering Sunday in Ireland & the UK is this Sunday, 15th March 2015.

It really has snuck up on us this year. With there being 5 Sundays in March it is falling somewhat earlier than usual it seems.

Our flowering plant gift baskets were a real hit last year, and so we made sure to get extra plants freshly delivered today. Selina has been busy gift wrapping them & making them pretty for all your mums.

You don't just get flowers when you order with BasketsGalore, but flowers and more.You can choose Mother's Day Gift Baskets with a focus on sweet treats, savoury goodies or pamper products.

You can check out our full range here and there is still plenty of time to order, as we can delivery on a next day basis. Just make sure to get your orders in by 3pm on Thursday 12th March for a Friday delivery.

Monday, 29 December 2014

Baskets Galore's Sparkling Baskets For New Years

Everyone knows that the best time to receive gifts is after the rush of Christmas. So this year surprise someone with a lovely gourmet gift basket that will also help them celebrate the New Year in style. 

We have an extensive Gift Basket range which all include Champagne. Take a look at a few we have to offer.

Thursday, 25 December 2014

Baskets Galore Wishes Everyone Happy Holidays

Christmas is the most wonderful time of year. Everyone at Baskets Galore would like to wish you Happy Holidays and we hope you are having a lovely day with your friends and family. Let's spread the Festive spirit and share this message with everyone who matters to you.

Monday, 15 December 2014

Baskets Galore's Christmas Office Team

At Christmas the office becomes almost as busy as Santa's workshop with the office working hard to process orders and organise delivery for every Christmas Gift Basket. During the year we have 1 or 2 people max working on different processes but at Christmas each process needs a team of people.  

The different teams we need are as follows:

The Retail Team 
Roma & Victoria process all retail orders, from both online orders & phone orders. They also deal directly with the customers, organising if any customers would like any extra products or substitutions added to the gift basket. Shannon checks the addresses for each of the retail customers orders, then they are pasted on to the courier team.

The Corporate Team 
Andrea & Kate respectively take all corporate orders, from both online orders & phone orders. This means they also deal with any additional requirements for the baskets i.e. many companies like to send their own personalised compliments slips, Andrea & Kate would organise for these to be sent and packed in with the baskets. They also process the orders & check the addresses for each order and are then passed on to the courier team.

The Courier Team 
  • Chris processes all orders to be delivered by DHL, prints the labels & orders and sends them to the warehouse.
  • Scott processes all orders to be delivered by Nightline, prints the labels & orders and sends them to the warehouse.
  • Rihanna processes all orders to be delivered by ParcelForce, prints the labels & orders and sends them to the warehouse.
  • Lauren processes all orders to be delivered y DPD, prints the labels & orders and sends them to the warehouse.
The Customer Service Team 
Lynne, Gerry & Michael answers all calls from customers, they also track the deliveries to help customers know where their Christmas Gift Basket is.

The IT Team 
Luke, Simon & Laura maintain all systems and the website along with giving technical support for both the office & warehouse team.
Shannon & Andrea also manage the Social Media sites.

The Training Team 
Victoria & Roma also train new Christmas recruits to use all the courier software systems.
Now when you are ordering your Christmas Gift  basket you will know both the processes it goes through and who will be dealing with it.

Friday, 12 December 2014

Baskets Galore Helps With Shopping On A Budget

One of the main stresses at Christmas is trying to find the best presents for your friends and family when you are on a budget. Our Christmas Gift Hamper ranges have been created to ensure that the same quality and care goes into all our gift hampers, regardless of the price of the hampers. 

The only difference between our 3 tier budget gift hamper range is the number of products available and the types of products. Even our budget range has all the best quality products it has just been created as a gift for 1 to 2 people. The following showcases the different types of baskets available for the following budget ranges under €100€100+ &  €150+.

Monday, 8 December 2014

Baskets Galore's Plan to #MakeChristmasEasy

Christmas shopping can be very stressful for many people. One of the main reasons why we do what we do at Baskets Galore is too make buying gifts easy and stress free. So this got us thinking that every year we #MakeChristmasEasy. If you like the idea of making your Christmas shopping easy, then read on and I will explain how in 8 simple steps (technically you will only need to follow 4 steps we will then take care of it from then on.)

1. If you require some inspiration to find that perfect gift then you should visit our Pinterest page (This step is optional)
  • We have 3 specific pin boards for Christmas they include Family, Gourmet and Traditional

2. Visit the Christmas Webpage
  • You can shop by type of basket or by budget (below is the different options available)

3. Precede to Checkout & Register an account with Baskets Galore (total time spent = less than 5 mins)
  • You are asked to provide the following details
    • Your Full Name
    • Your Email Address
    • Your Country & Zip/Postal Code
    • Your Address & City
    • Your Telephone Number
    • A secure Password
(Remember to tick the SHIP TO ANOTHER ADDRESS box)

4. Add your chosen gift(s) to your Cart
  • You are asked to provide the following details
    • Shipping information
    • Shipping method
    • Payment method
(Remember to tick the add GIFT CARD MESSAGE box)

5. Your Basket/Hamper is then packed by the Warehouse team

6. Your filled Basket/Hamper is then hand wrapped and decorated with a ribbons

7. Your finished gift Basket/Hamper is then sent out for delivery

8. Your friend or family member enjoys their gifts

Friday, 5 December 2014

Baskets Galore's Christmas Stock Has Arrived

Baskets Galore are busy bees at Christmas time. We have to be so organised and make sure that the Christmas stock is ordered and delivered at the correct time, we also need to pre-pack non-perishable Christmas Gift Hampers to save time during the last few weeks of December, which is one of our busiest times of the year.

This year we have been so organised we placed an order for our Christmas Jams & Chutneys in the beginning of 2014. It is a year long process to receive our order because our supplier is a micro-producer who picks the fruit themselves in the summer and then spends the autumn months making it in small batches of 20. 

Our organic smoked salmon is so fresh that the earliest it can be delivered is the 17th December to ensure that it has an after Christmas shelf life. Our baked goods including mince pies and Christmas pudding are being made in small batches and delivered weekly to ensure that the stay fresh for our baskets. The baked goods have to come in early because mince pies are not just for Christmas, people want them in their hampers from November. 

The cheese is made fresh and delivered in stages to ensure ultimate freshness. We are the freshest Hamper company.  Christmas puddings in late October and that was the start of it, since then we have had lovely Christmas food pouring in.

You can find baskets full of this delicious food at our Christmas Gift Hampers page.