Platinum VIP Membership Details
Signing up as a Platinum VIP member is easy. All subscriptions are set up and managed through PayPal. Platinum VIP membership runs for one year only. Once your platinum membership expires, you can continue as a VIP member either through a monthly or annual subscription.
So exactly what do you get for your money? Unlike many other gift basket membership sites, we have information to completely cover running your entire business and not just the creation of gift baskets (and may I say we offer all of this at a fraction of the cost of others). So let's take a look in detail at what your subscription covers.
The business articles available on this site cover all aspects of running a home based business. From creating great looking gift baskets, to dealing with customers, marketing, general business, pricing, corporate clients, and some great business opportunities too.
Gift Basket Design
Helpful how to videos and articles showing all aspects of gift basket design, including how to stabilise products, a variety of wrapping techniques and how to make hand made bows. We even have some great tips for jazzing up regular pull bows.
Tips & Tricks
Access to some little known tips and tricks to make both gift basket design and running your business that little bit easier. And not forgetting some great tips on increasing your revenue.
There is no easier way to learn than to see exactly how it is done, and we cover this in a comprehensive range of helpful videos. These videos are not limited to gift basket design, but cover many aspects of running a gift basket business. It is never easy running a business and with so much information on what you should be doing, but very little information on how to do it, you are sure to find these videos extremely helpful.
Unlimited Access To Your Mentor
Your mentor is available for you whenever you need her (well at least during office hours, although she has been know to answer queries late at night on occasion). You can contact your mentor as often as you need to and ask as many questions as you like. Your mentor's mission is to help you every step of the way. She believes that she only succeeds if you succeed. Your mentor will guide and encourage you and although she does not have all of the answers all of the time, what she doesn't know she finds out and gets back to you as soon as she can with practical tips. She does not believe in a 'one size fits all' approach, but rather tailors responses and advice to your specific business model and business needs.
Monthly Telephone Consultation
You can book a monthly telephone conversation with your mentor (on top of your normal access). During your telephone consultation (typically an hour long). Your mentor will discuss your strategy and the actions you have taken over the past month and how they have worked for you, she will also revise (and advise on) the steps you can take over the next month.
Running a business sometimes requires the use of business tools or software. We have included a comprehensive selection of the most useful business tools (many of which are free to use) that will make your business more streamlined and easier to manage.
Comprehensive list of suppliers. From gift basket suppliers, to ribbons, shred, cellophane, gift basket products (gourmet food, baby products, soft toys, bath and body products and more....)
A huge range of document templates for you to use, including our unique pricing template, which is so easy to use. Simply add the cost price of the components of your gift basket and this template will calculate your selling price at a number of mark up percentages. Not to mention business plan templates, marketing plan templates, marketing strategy and action plan templates, and a cash flow forecast template that also calculates your break even point.
Monthly Q & A Webinar
We hold a monthly webinar (new feature to the association). In this webinar we aim to answer as many questions as we can about any aspect of business and gift basket design within an hour time slot. You will be invited to attend the online webinar each month at which time you will also be asked to put a list of questions that you might have to us.
Business Plan Review
We will review your business plan (even if it's only an a post it note) and set up a basic business plan, as well as a marketing plan, strategy and action plan. This will also help us to target you with information that is specific to your business model, your needs, and your business. We will also help you to set up your cash-flow forecast which will help you to determine how much you need to sell in order to cover your business running costs.
Ecommerce Website Setup
Ready for a website? We will set one up for you. Your website will be setup complete with pages (unlimited), your products, categories, blog, newsletter and social media integrations, search engine optimisation, and you can choose from loads of apps to add to your website to increase customer engagement. Optimised for desktops tablets and mobiles. Accept PayPal and credit card payments.
We will include full video training on how to manage your website, including adding and deleting products, setting up coupon codes, setting up and writing new blogs, adding and organising your contacts, how to use the email marketing facility, and any other apps that you may decide to add.
There is an ongoing monthly fee (payable to the hosting company) this is typically around £14 per month but can vary depending on whether you want to use any free or paid version of available apps, plus your annual renewal domain name registration typically between £5 - £10 per year (payable to the domain name registrar)
We will be in touch to discuss colours and layout and once you are happy with your website design, we will point your domain name to your brand new website and make your website live.
If you don't as yet have a logo we will design one for you. We will be in touch to discuss your colours and general ideas of what you envisage your logo to be.
Membership of the UK Gift Basket Association really is value for money, and you will find it extremely difficult (if not impossible) to find the same level of service and information anywhere else (and certainly not at such an amazing price).
Still not sure? Check out some of our reviews from other members.