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Corporate Gifts Company Goes Global!

The seller of gift baskets offers web sites and customer service in multiple languages.

By Madeline C. Andre, July 8, 2014 /B2B/ International business-to-business e-merchant, which sells gift baskets online to more than 3000 corporate customers including NBCUniversal Inc., Cisco Systems Inc. and Stanley Black & Decker Inc., is expanding its reach in international markets as it racks up sharp increases in online sales.

It launched last week a German-language e-commerce site, making that its fourth foreign-language site along with sites in Spanish, French and Russian. It now operates five e-commerce sites in all, each with its own web address, including its English-language site at

The company also plans to soon launch a fifth foreign-language site, in Portuguese, and is considering two more sites, in Chinese and Arabic. Each of its foreign-language sites offers a “localized buying experience with language, currency settings and available payment methods designed for the particular audience,” says Dimitry Peregudov, chief gift officer.

The e-commerce company’s revenue, meanwhile, is on a strong growth track and expected to reach about $4 million this year, up about 36.5% from $2.93 million in 2013. The retailer delivers fruit baskets, flowers and personal or corporate gift baskets to customers in more than 180 countries.

Launched in 2008, the company has grown online sales by more than 600%, from $405,000 in 2009 to $2.93 million last year, Peregudov says.

Gift Baskets Overseas also offers customer service assistance for customers in five languages: English, Spanish, French, Russian, and German.

About 70% of the company’s total business is in B2B sales, Peregudov says, and most orders are placed from the U.S. to send to other countries. Earlier this year the company launched a B2B mobile site, which is currently only available in English. It also plans to release in 2015 a mobile app for consumers. corporate accounts also include brands such as Dell Inc., Microsoft Corp. and Walt Disney Co., which are ranked Nos. 10, 92 and 84, respectively, in the Internet Retailer Top 500, which ranks companies by the annual web sales.

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Honoring Office Professionals on Administrative Professionals Day!

The Wednesday in the last whole week of April is a day you’ll want to highlight. Whether you know it as Administrative Professionals Day or Secretary Day. This day gives your office a chance to celebrate and recognize your hard-working administrative team. Now, you should be showing your employees appreciation year-round. However, this week the public holiday shines a spotlight on your efforts to show your appreciation to your office MVPs.

This blog will give you a brief overview of the history of Administrative Professionals Day. We’ll also dive into tips on just how to spoil your hard-working administrative staff. You’ll get tips from the gifting experts on how to surprise your team with ideal gifts. This year, and every year, make Administrative Professional Day about ensuring your team knows just how much you appreciate them. This kind of recognition and reward is sure to drive up team morale and loyalty. After all, a happy team is a productive team!

A desk with office supplies and a note reading Administrative Professionals Day

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Business gift for Christmas

Is it Christmas time, or any other holiday, and you are having trouble thinking of a good gift to give to your colleague, boss or just someone you don’t know well enough to know what they like? Here’s some help to find the perfect gift.

First of all, think of what you know about the person you are going to give a present to. This will help you to form at least a small personality profile on them and then you can start brainstorming on what types of things they may like.

Then, decide how much you want to spend. If your budget is not big enough and you are giving a present to your boss, you can ask some of the co-workers if they want to chip in.

Don’t waste your precious time trying to find a shop to buy an appropriate gift. Online shop is a perfect choice.

It’s very convenient and fast to buy one of the pre-made gift baskets or even better, cheaper and much more thoughtful is to gather items separately and create your own custom gift-basket. This way you can truly personalize the basket and buy items you know they will not only like, but truly love (i.e. their favorite sweets/spirits/snack).

If you absolutely can’t think of any gift, give flowers. It’s a really universal gift for both men and women that suits any occasion.

Consumable or disposable items work well since the person won’t feel like the gift is ‘just taking up space.’ For this purpose suit for example spa kits, gourmet baskets, fruit baskets, spirits and sweets.

Your boss or a colleague will be much more impressed if you give the present not by yourself but order a special gift delivery.

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We do our best to perform every single order

Not all the deliveries go off without a hitch. Sometimes it’s really hard to perform the order of delivery because the recepient can be not at home. In such cases we do not give in and try to complete the delivery some other time or, if this doesn’t work, to contact our client and to find out more contact details of the recepient.

Our customers really apprecitate our concern in fast and quality delivery and write a lot of thank-you letters to our company.

Couple of days ago we attempted to deliver an order but all our multiple attempts failed. Anytime the deliveryman came, there was nobody home and there came no feedback to our voice mails. We found out some other contact details of the recepient and managed to perform the order at last.

The client was completely satisfied:
“Thank you so much for all your personal attention to this order!
Our information is that M and Madam Valat have received the gift basket!
We appreciate all your efforts in this. Thank you very much for your
attentive service.
Shirley B.”

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Gift Baskets Overseas Introduces the International Basket Builder®

Many people find that designing and making gifts is not only enjoyable but also more personal, hence the popularity of the D.I.Y. (Do It Yourself) trend. Gift Baskets Overseas, an online, international gift basket delivery company, joins the trend with its Basket Builder® tool, which allows customers to virtually design their own gifts.

When sending a gift basket to loved ones or business associates who live in another country, the idea of making a customized basket, filled with all their favorites, probably sounds impossible. However, with Gift Baskets Overseas’ Basket Builder® tool, users can select the recipient’s favorite flowers, food items, drinks, spirits, and keepsake gift items to make a unique gift basket, which will be assembled and delivered by local gift delivery agents in the recipient’s city.

The virtual assembly process is simple. First, the size of the basket is chosen: small, medium or large. The user can view a large selection of gift basket items in a column on the left side of the screen. To select an item, the user simply drags the icon into the basket in the center of the screen. As the user progresses, he or she may decide to change certain selections; simply dragging an item out of the basket area will automatically remove it from the arrangement. Users can watch the gift basket fill right before their eyes. Many Basket Builder® users enjoy the freedom of selection while benefiting from the user’s control over the basket’s total price.

Gift Baskets Overseas provides gift basket delivery to international destinations throughout the world, with a concentration on European destinations. Corporations, the company’s largest client base, find that ordering for all their clients at one time, despite geographic location, is a huge time-saver.

Gift Baskets Overseas has established a large network of florists that assemble and deliver gift baskets purchased on Gift Baskets Overseas’ website. By creating a network of established, reputable florists and having multilingual customer service representatives based in the United States, Gift Baskets Overseas takes the guesswork out of finding a florist for those who want to arrange for international gift delivery.

Corporate clients who send gift baskets to clients or business associates enjoy the variety offered in the BasketBuilder tool, allowing them to create a gift basket for an entire office or for an individual. Additionally, themed gift baskets can turn a typical basket into a memorable gift in the minds of influential clients.

The Basket Builder® is expected to find the height of its popularity with the typical D.I.Y. crowd of 21-45 year-olds. Whether the user wants to make a funky, trendy arrangement or a more traditional collection of items, the BasketBuilder™ can make it a reality.

About Gift Baskets Overseas:
Gift Baskets Overseas specializes in sending high-quality gift baskets throughout the world. The U.S. based company works directly with established, local florists and gift delivery companies, providing clients with secure payment options, online ordering convenience, and multilingual customer service representatives. Learn more at

David Skol
Director of Marketing
[email protected]

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