Author: Gift Rep Sandy

Sandy Dell is an experienced independent sales representative for the gift industry. Having operated her own business for over ten years, she has gained valuable knowledge in working with gifts store buyers and producers. She is also co-owner of Gourmet Innovations which makes gourmet foods and gifts. "I have been on both sides of the counter", she tells her buyers. More than that, she understands the needs of the producer and the gift buyer and knows how to communicate to both groups!

Gift Marts and Showrooms

Gift marts and showrooms are very different from gift shows as they are accessible all year-long.  Showrooms, sometimes called “marts”, are large buildings with multiple floors of small to large cubicles where reps (and often a few distributors, importers, and…

Promoting Your Website

Promoting your website, along with your products or services, is a number one prioirity for small business.  In the sea of wholesale/retail, a small producer can get lost among the ‘big boys’ of retail. Long gone are the days of…