Gourmet Fruit Baskets
Giving Gourmet Fruit Baskets
Gourmet gift baskets are defined as a particular themed gift wrapped up in a basket with other items that fit within the chosen theme. Gift basket themes can range from Mothers’ day, fathers’ day, Easter, Christmas, weddings, baby showers, birthdays, anniversaries, to get sympathy baskets.
The gourmet gift basket is probably the most popular gift basket with items ranging from chocolates, cheese, wines, coffee, cheeses and fruits. Gourmet fruit baskets are very popular and can include simple, exotic, fresh handpicked fruits topped with hand-tied ribbons. Many providers of gourmet fruit baskets are actually companies started by families that have been growing fruit for generations. These companies hand pick from their orchards their largest and best quality fruit for their gourmet fruit baskets and sell their remaining fruit to retail outlets.
Orchardists may use several methods to deliver their gourmet fruit baskets to their customers. One such method is called drop shipping, which involves gift basket providers and gift basket website owners. The website owners, though they don’t make fruit baskets, offer them to their customers and have them delivered. For every gift basket sold, the gift basket company enjoys significant discounts from the gift basket providers. Keystone pricing is a common practice in the gift basket industry which involves gift basket website marking up their gift baskets to double their cost. Thus to ensure you get the best deal when purchasing your gourmet fruit baskets it is best to buy them directly from the providers.
The florist network is another way gift basket websites deliver fruit baskets to their customers. When the website owner receives an order for a gift basket pictured on their website, it is sent to a florist nearest the customer to ensure same-day delivery with the picture of the gourmet fruit basket that was purchased online. In addition the gifting website tells the florist exactly how much he will be paid for making and delivering the gift basket. One drawn back to this method is the florist therefore is responsible for picking out the fruit and other items that will go into the gift basket. Often the gourmet fruit baskets delivered using this method rarely live up to the picture on the website unless the florist is very professional and takes time to pick out quality fruit.
There are several factors considered when selecting a provider of gourmet fruit baskets. These include the size and quality of the fruit, the quality of the packaging, the delivery time of the basket and whether what is actually received when the basket arrives is a good reproduction of the picture on the website. Another factor is whether the gift basket service provider will deliver free of charge.
Gourmet fruit baskets are suitable gifts for every occasion and person and is usually well appreciated. If you have never given a gourmet fruit basket you should try it.
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