Are your customers aware of phone and delivery fraud problems? If not, here’s how to alert clients about gift basket scams so they trust your business.

Safety first

Many of my individual clients order gifts and baskets for surprise deliveries to friends and family members. For example, one person made mail pickups while my client was on vacation. Another took pets for daily walks.

I have to call such recipients ahead of time to ensure that they are home to receive gift baskets that cannot be left out in the open. When I call, one thing is sure to happen. The recipient wants to know who is sending the gift.

It’s a valid point in this security-conscious society. No one wants anything anonymous from people outside of their circle. News stories are talking about this topic, such as a delivery problem occurring in Kansas.

Create your method

It’s taken a while to get my system in place within my marketing plan, one that informs recipients about upcoming deliveries. Now I have a method that alerts people without telling them exactly who’s sending the gift, and it works brilliantly.

Such a method is mandatory as you begin receiving orders from corporate clients. The secret is part of the two-hour webinar, Get 5 Clients in 1 Week.

The webinar reveals how to get corporate accounts and how to keep them as you get more orders and easily operate your growing business.

Details about the webinar are here. It’s arrives immediately when you order.

Be a model for good service

Getting into Gift Baskets, by Shirley George Frazier. All rights reserved.

It’s important to notify your clients about scams that occur so your gift baskets are viewed as “safe” by every recipient.

I launch a yearly campaign that alerts my customers to the latest problems and how to combat it. This is part of customer service that you can provide to:

  • Keep clients aware of your business
  • Be seen as a model corporate citizen
  • Get media coverage every holiday season

    Now that you have ideas on how to alert clients about gift basket scams, what will be your system to tell recipients that you’re arriving with a gift without letting them know who’s sending it?

Shirley George Frazier
In the gift basket world, all roads lead to Shirley George Frazier, the industry's reigning expert and international authority. Shirley is chief basketologist at Sweet Survival LLC and author of the industry's best-selling books, How to Start a Home-Based Gift Basket Business, The Gift Basket Design Book, and Marketing Strategies for the Home-Based Business. Shirley works with manufacturers and retailers to successfully add gift baskets to their current revenue streams. Shirley is also a frequent speaker at events and instructor of the popular online course, Start Your Own Gift Basket Business. Contact Shirley to speak at your event or call 973-279-2799 to schedule a consultation.

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