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Boodles of Baskets-Inner Workings

4 Dec | Cherylann | No Comments

Comparing Apples to Apples

I had a customer today ask me why our baskets were more expensive than a competitors. Honestly, initially, I was stumped on what to say. The second thing that came to mind was the old adage “you get what you pay for”. We had provided this customer with many years of service beyond reproach, as well …

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18 Apr | Cherylann | No Comments

How Stay at Home Mom’s Can Make a Little Extra Cash

When I started this business, 17 years ago, one of my main reasons for starting it, was so that I could be available to my 3 children, at the time, (child #4 arrived in year 2 of the business).  As an Early Childhood Educator, I wanted to be the one raising my children.  So I researched how I …

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21 Jul | Cherylann | No Comments

Largest Internet Gift and Basket Offerings in Canada

It has come to our attention, after many comments by our customers over the years, that we are, indeed, the largest internet gift and basket  company in Canada.   Not only do we offer fabulous gift baskets,candy bouquets, cookie bouquets, flowers and balloons at our two sites Boodles of Baskets and Gift Baskets Canada , but we also offer cookies, cakes, …

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16 Apr | Cherylann | No Comments

Gift Basket Supplies

I attended a food show late last week and was impressed with the wonderful offerings.  There are some unique new things on the market that I’m sure will please our customers.  Staying fresh and offering new items on a regular basis is a great motivator for me and I know my customers appreciate finding new …

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16 Mar | Cherylann | No Comments

Memories…or lack there of!

Although I am not very old (my kids might disagree), I am comfortably resting in the middle age catagory.  My memory however, hovers around that of a 100 year old!  I noticed my mind slowly retaining less and less information after the birth of my first child.  By the time my 4th child was born, …

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15 Mar | Cherylann | No Comments

Boodles of Baskets adds New Website

I bet you’ve been wondering where I’ve been for the past few months??? (well maybe you haven’t if you’re new to my blog pages), but anyway, for those of you who have been wondering, I’ve been very, very busy.  Doing what?  Well first there was Christmas….unless you’re in the gifting industry there is no way …

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26 Aug | Cherylann | No Comments

Gift Baskets Canada/Boodles of Baskets enters 15th year in business!

Boodles of Baskets, also known as is proud to announce that we are entering into our 15th year of business.  Surprisingly, we have come to discover that 15 years in the gift basket industry is a very impressive number.  For reasons unknown, there appears to be a high turnover of businesses in this industry.  It …

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18 Aug | Cherylann | No Comments

Chocolate Gift Baskets Canada 2009

The summer of 2009 (well at least until the beginning of August), could be nicknamed the summer that never was.  There were both positives and negatives in regards to this.  We were able to safely continue shipping our delicious chocolate gift baskets without concern that they would melt!  We saved on ice packs that we generally …

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15 Jul | Cherylann | No Comments

Gift Baskets, Business and Summertime

Summertime- just the word-ahhh-warm summer days, melting popsicles, walking barefeet in green grass.  It is a time we slow down, take vacations, bbq, get outside.  At Boodles of Baskets (also known as we too enjoy the relaxing pace of summer.  We try to ensure that everyone gets the vacation time they so richly deserve …

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29 Jun | Cherylann | No Comments

Gift Basket Companies succumbing to the poor economy

It is unfortunate that many gift basket companies are closing or changing hands more and more frequently.  Due to economic conditions many companies are being sold or simply closing.  Declining or poor sales are difficult enough to deal with, but marry that with years of poor ordering practices (too much inventory/losses due to expired product), unmanageable overhead and poor …

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