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!

What is a Manufacturer’s Sales Representative?

A Manufacturer’s Representative, also called manufacturer’s agent, manufacturer’s rep, sales representative, or sales rep – or more commonly, just “rep” – is a self-employed salesperson who contracts direct selling and marketing services to one or more related, but normally non-competitive,…

When Gift Buyers Don’t Buy

Sometimes gift shop buyers don’t buy products!  No matter how great and unique your product is or no matter how professional your packaging and presentation is, there will be times when you won’t even be able to interest a buyer…

Sales Presentation Follow Up

Following a sales presentation and/or order, make sure to always thank the buyer for their time.  Even if they did not purchase your product, a gracious gesture will leave the buyer with good feelings about you!  Next time you visit…

How to Find Gift Stores

A reader emailed me a few weeks back asking how to find stores to buy their line of greetings cards. After replying to his email, I realized there are probably more producers out there asking the same thing. So, here…